From agriculture to education to public health, the CSC’s Evaluation Team illustrate the breadth of the areas in which Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni are working as part of their efforts to tackle the far-reaching impacts of climate change.
Commonwealth Alumnus Sirazoom Munira is currently supporting the Government of Bangladesh in its ongoing Presidency of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and Vulnerable Twenty (V20) as a Programme Officer for the CVF and V20 support program of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) based in Dhaka. In this article, she shares insights into her role with the CVF and V20 and Bangladesh’s leadership on national and global climate change commitments, ahead of COP26.
Emmanuel Mudaheranwa explains how his set of renewable energy scenarios will contribute towards Rwanda’s plans to achieve high-income status by the year 2050.
Sunday Sarah Fortunate, a Climate Change specialist, highlights her involvement in building relationships and accelerating the sharing of climate change knowledge among stakeholders across Uganda.
Countries must develop systems to monitor, respond, and build community resilience in the face of intensified natural disasters and severe weather patterns caused by climate change. Commonwealth Alumnus Carrol Margaret Helena Chan highlights the importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in preparing for natural disasters in the Pacific.
Adetunji Alex Adekanmbi explains how his work will increase the accuracy of the predicted impact which environmental change will have on the further release of carbon stored in soils, and how regenerative agricultural methods can mitigate the acceleration of climate change by helping to retain carbon in the ground.
Courtnae Bailey discusses the difficulties in securing financial investment for climate change adaptive projects within the Caribbean Small Island Developing States, and suggests ways to attract private investment which will, in turn, help build resilience to climate change.
Following field investigations in 2019, Josiane Gakou Kakeu sheds light on the successes and limitations of REDD+ pilot initiatives in Cameroon, which aim to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
Ngao Mubanga, an Environmental Specialist working with The World Bank, explains the main driving forces of deforestation in Zambia, and argues for the use of sustainable agriculture management and forest conservation through incentives such as carbon finance.