Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fund promotes African adaptation to climate change

A new fund will help Africans share their knowledge of adapting to climate change. AfricaAdapt, a network set up in May to aid the flow of information between stakeholders, launched a Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund on 16 June, offering grants of up to US$10,000 to projects testing new ways of sharing knowledge, such as theatre performances and radio broadcasts.

Fund promotes African adaptation to climate change

Padma, South Asia Regional Coordinator, SciDev.Net

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Scientific strategies can save dryland agriculture

Climate change will make Indian dryland agriculture harder, but a scientific strategy offers real hope, says William Dar, director general of International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), at Patancheru near Hyderabad in India.

Scientific strategies can save dryland agriculture

Padma, South Asia Regional Coordinator, SciDev.Net

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

India says no to emission cuts

Here is a link to a news report on SciDev.Net on the latest from India's minister for environment and forests on targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions;

India says no to emission cuts


And an earlier one published on 8 July on a hike in India's budget for climate research

India pours funds into climate, space research


Padma, South Asia Regional Coordinator, SciDev.Net

Monday, July 13, 2009

Padma's pics 2

Jorisna: Recommending a boat ride round the canal

Brrr.. Was that cold?

Never mind, the cold ain't going to beat us ladies
Jorisna and Leoni: Going green with ???

The Groupies once more


And Groupies again

Padma's pics

Groupies

Ladies day out

And more ladies

The South Asian Gang

And wasn't it a good day?

Thursday, July 9, 2009