Climate change is expected to hit developing countries the hardest. Its effects—higher temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, rising sea levels, and more frequent weather-related disasters—pose risks for agriculture, food, and water supplies. At stake are recent gains in the fight against poverty, hunger and disease, and the lives and livelihoods of billions of people in developing countries. Read More »
This year’s DM competition calls for innovative solutions toward Climate Adaptation. The 3 sub-themes are:
1) Resilience of Indigenous Peoples' Communities to Climate Risks
2) Climate Risk Management with Multiple Benefits
3) Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management
And, if you happen to based in the Washington area, you may be interested in the opportunity below:
Need young, energetic people to volunteer their time for a good cause - food will be provided and you will get to know all about innovation in adaptation to climate change
The Development Marketplace global Competition on Climate Adaptation (DM2009) was launched in late March and the proposals are due by 18 May 2009.
We are seeking junior development professionals to assist with the initial screening of projects based on eligibility criteria from 22 to 29 May (excluding the weekend). Familiarity with climate change adaptation would be extremely helpful. You will work with a team of 10-15 other junior staff, learn about climate adaptation and of course have fun!
Being a DM Screener provides an opportunity to engage with professional peers from inside and outside the Bank to vet innovative ideas on climate change. The key themes for the DM 2009 are: Resilience of Indigenous Peoples Communities to Climate Risks, Climate Risk Management with Multiple Benefits and Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management.
If you are interested please contact Adriana Bianchi (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a short CV/bio and contact details.