In Djetkoram village, Niger, Catholic Relief Services counters conflict and promotes stability through a Cash-for-Work project, which distributes cash tolocal community memberspeople recently displaced by Boko Haram violence in exchange for work on community projects. The majority of displaced people are seeking refuge in local communities, putting a strain on already vulnerable host families coping with the effects of climate change and poverty.
In a crowded banquet hall in Niamey, a dozen people gather around a large piece of paper, chatting excitedly in Hausa and French. They are a diverse group - farmers from hours outside the capital, radio broadcasters, extension agents, meteorologists, government officials and a smattering of NGO workers.
This study is designed to contribute to the operationalization of Niger's National Framework for Climate Services by filling knowledge gaps related to climate information services (CIS) end user needs.
This bulletin, developed by the USAID-funded Climate Information Services Research Initiative (CISRI) project in conjunction with a local journalist, highlights outcomes from a series of systems mapping workshops in Niger.
Under the USAID Learning Agenda on Climate Services in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Climate Information Services Research Initiative (CISRI) is looking at the user end of climate information to build a knowledge base of factors impacting the uptake and use of climate services.
This document provides information on renewable energy lending in West Africa that is being supported through the USAID Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) project.