As part of the Innovation for Adaptation to Climate Change (INNOVACC) project, a call for applications has been launched for doctoral students from universities in Cameroon. The five candidates selected by the initiative in May 2022 will conduct research on climate-related issues in the northern part of this Central African country.
To be implemented in five countries including Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, Morocco, and Botswana, the GermanWatch-supported project will ensure a move towards renewable energy is inclusive and people-centred. But there is a danger that the big shift from fossil fuel could still be controlled by the big conglomerate, leaving the poor behind.
The Guard-Africa Initiative will catalyse conversations towards the accelerating implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Niger, Cameroon, Zambia, Botswana, Morocco, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Gabon.
The Project also included 12 latrines with 2-drop-holes and 12 bathrooms, 2 cubicles per block according to spheres standard, sensitized 222,241 refugees on hygiene promotion, provided hygiene and dignity kits to 200 households respectively.
The effort is about more than lighting up the 11,000 villages that lack power; the partners hope to foster long-term social, environmental and economic benefits.