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  • Jan 20, 2014

    Planting a tree, learning how rain forms and playing games about the circle of life are among things that have helped many children understand and appreciate the importance of their natural surroundings.

  • Feb 1, 2018

    Aiming to tackle these issues, a UNDP-supported project – Strengthening Management Effectiveness and Generating Multiple Environmental Benefits Within and Around the Greater Kafue National Park and West Lunga National Park in Zambia - is working with rural communities to collectively manage natural assets as a shared resource and responsibility. The initiative is a partnership between UNDP and the Government of Zambia through the Forestry Department, under the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife at the Ministry of Tourism and Arts. It is being funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

  • Feb 1, 2018

    The collection and distribution of local rainfall information is helping smallholder farmers adjust their crop production methods to changing seasonal precipitation patterns. These stations also act as early warning systems for communities. Roida Zulu, 40, and her family live in Mambwe District in Zambia’s Eastern Province where the lack of rainfall has made it difficult for them to grow maize, their staple crop. Their indigenous knowledge of previously predicting the weather has resulted in low yields and sometimes even no harvest at all. “Many years ago, we predicted the weather and knew when to plant,” Roida recalled. “But these days, the weather is unpredictable. Now the dry season can bring continuous rain while the hot season is too wet.”

  • Feb 1, 2018

    In support of the Government of Zambia’s efforts to ensure that climate adaptation interventions in the agricultural sector are gender-responsive and transformative, UNDP in collaboration with FAO organized a skills development workshop in Siavonga, Zambia from 18 to 21 September 2017 on integrating gender into climate adaptation planning. The intervention was supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) as part of Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans programme (NAP-Ag).

  • Climate change is not just a concern for environmentalists anymore. Increasingly, more than 2,000 small-scale famers, mostly women from Zambia’s Kanzungula District in the Southern Province are taking a leading role in tackling the risks of a changing global climate that is leading to more severe weather.

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