Sulem Hire 9, uses a rope attached to a jerry can to pull water from a borehole in Hadhwe sub-district. Sulem says because it’s the school break season she can help her family with household chores particularly needed in this difficult drought affected season. February 1, 2017, Hadhawe village, Somali regional state, Ethiopia. ©UNICEF Ethiopia/2016/Ayene

10 August 2021

Putting power, politics and people at the heart of climate resilience

In this explainer, Dr Catherine Fallon Grasham breaks down the concept of climate resilience, what it is and why it is political. She argues for anyone working on climate resilience to keep power, politics and people at the heart of policy and practice.

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Woman walking with donkeys carrying water during drought in Ethiopia. Credit: Ayene, UNICEF Ethiopia

3 August 2021

REACH Climate Resilience Report: Water security is critical to advance climate resilience

Dr Katrina Charles summarises key messages from REACH’s new Water Security for Climate Resilience Report. The report synthesis six years of interdisciplinary research on climate resilience and water security.

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8 March 2021

Building a better future for women by improving water in Kenyan schools

Nancy Gladstone, Professor Rob Hope, Dr Johanna Koehler, Florence Tanui, Cliff Nyaga, Dr Jacob Katuva This blog is based on research from REACH and the USAID Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership – read the full report. Today is International Women’s Day which recognises the role and contribution of women in all aspects of society. The […]

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