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The Climate Change Advocacy Toolkits
Now available for download are the toolkits based on the practical advocacy experience of civil society organisations associated with the Southern Voices programme.

Southern Voices on Adaptation

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The Joint Principles for Adaptation
Following the meeting in Nepal in late-April, the Southern Voices on Adaptation project released the first draft of the Joint Principles for Adaptation. The JPA can be used to help guide CSOs advocate for National Adaptation Policies, enter a dialogue with government, or to improve their capability building efforts.

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Civil Society climate advocates from nine countries in the Southern Voices programme will attend the COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco to promote effective and equitable adaptation approaches. From Nepal,…
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“Advancing National Adaptation Plans post-Paris” was the headline for the NAP Expo organised in Bonn by the UNFCCC. The NAP Expo is an important learning event for governments and other stakeholders…
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How can the Joint Principles for Adaptation best be used by partner-networks to improve adaptation policies? How can we strengthen ties and learning among partner networks? And how can SV-Adapt best…
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SV-Adapt welcome two new regional facilitators to our team: In Africa, Mr. Obed Koringo and in Latin America Mr. Alejandro Alemán. The new facilitators will carry on the work of strengthening the…
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A new phase begins for Southern Voices with the start of 2016. During the first two years from 2014-15 the main focus was on developing and testing the Joint Principles for Adaptation (JPA) – as a…
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Almost all of Southern Voices partner networks engaged in the COP21 in Paris as observers – and a considerable number as advisors to their Government delegations. This enabled us to host a Southern…
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At COP21 in Paris, partner networks attended from most countries where SV-Adapt is working. They were there engaging with their governments and other actors to promote an ambitious outcome of Paris,…
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The role and importance of NAPs in the negotiating text on the table for Paris is a cause for concern to Vositha Wijenayake – the Southern Voices regional facilitator for Asia. So she has prepared an…
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The Joint Principles for Adaptation is used by SVA-partners in many ways - no doubt the tool has more blades that have not yet been unfolded. Since the Joint Principles for Adaptation were first…
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The JPA have been updated in a final version to be presented in Paris at the COP21, based on inputs by Southern Voices partner networks and the advisory board. Read about the updated JPA here.…
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The Southern Voices Advocacy Toolkits and Joint Principles for Adaptation have now been downloaded in more than 14.000 copies. Climate change is currently high on the agenda for civil society actors,…
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A new report from CARE International, Food Tank and CCAFS – Cultivating Equality: Delivering Just and Sustainable Food Systems in a Changing Climate – shows how inequality determines who eats first…
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Southern Voices climate networks are using the Joint Priniplces for Adaptation to promote the inclusion of adaptation issues in the INDC’s, - the national commitments each country will submit ahead…
Six short videos, shot at a partner workshop in Nairobi, April 2015, present examples on how Southern Voices networks use the Joint Principles for Adaptation (JPA) in their national contexts. The JPA…
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Access to energy is a key challenge for many of the world's poor, in particular those living in remote rural areas. The International Network for Sustainable Energy, INFORSE, is promoting local…

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In Ghana, the Joint Principles for Adaptation (JPA) have been used both at local level and at government level to push for pro-poor adaptation: The Accra-based NGO, ABANTU for Development, has…
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On May 22nd The Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) in Malawi met with the National Technical Committee on Climate Change (NTCCC). CISONECC presented the Joint Principles for…
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Photo: Innocent Mbvundula/CARE Torrential rains flooded Malawi in January causing devastating damage to both infrastructure and crops. Adaptation to climate change is top of the agenda for Malawi's…
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The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to urgently assent to the Climate Change Bill 2014. The Northern parts of Kenya have suffered from a prolonged…
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Through the support of Climate Mali Network and as part of Mali's new environmental pact, AMADE Pelcode are advocating for use of a fuel efficient stove to minimise the degradation of Mali's…
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In Nigeria, efforts to introduce climate change policy have taken a back seat in the Government's priority list. The Climate Change Network – Nigeria have taken the approach of advocacy vists to…
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Tanzanian civil society organisations have begun planning the next stages in advocating for climate change action. Taking a focus on low carbon development, the workshop aimed to initiate a dialogue…
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Maiga Mouhamadou Farka runs us through how his network was able to put climate change at the forefront of the public's consciousness in Mali. Download the presentation here. video with English…
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In 2006, a young man rallied the youth of Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, to protest against a Dutch shipping company found to be dumping toxic waste in his hometown. That same man, Ange David Baimey now…
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16/06/2006 – Food production in Western Africa will be hit by more frequent and more extreme heat waves and droughts if the climate continues to alter at its current pace, according to a new report…
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27/09/2013 – In Stockholm today, governments of the world have signed off on the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which says climate change is happening now,…
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28/6/2013: Food production in Western Africa will be hit by more frequent and more extreme heat waves and droughts if the climate continues to alter at its current pace, according to a new report…
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22/7/2013: From 3 to 6 September, the CARE Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) and Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Programme (CCAFS) will host a CBA workshop in Cotonou, Benin.Go to:…
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18/05/2012: FEMNET has launched a new african web page on Women, Gender and Climate Justice. The webpage is dedicated to rural women for their role in farming which leads to food production and food…

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New report on Vietnam shows impressive results when NGOs effectively mobilise local people to take action on climate change and scale up their efforts to cover hundreds of villages. The…
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Integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment in climate projects takes time, effort and targeted action. Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) in Vietnam and their members have…
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Usha Nair, a former Southern Voices member working through INFORSE, is now involved in the Women's Global Call for Climate Justice as part of her job in All India Women's Conference (AIWC).…
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South Asia shows the way forward for regional cooperation on adaptation planning. Climate Action Network South Asia called on the heads of government to collaborate and coordinate their…
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Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), with partner networks of Southern Voices on Adaptation organised the Regional Workshop for Southern Voices on Adaptation, on 4th October 2014 at…
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On the 10th of February 2014, Climate Action Network South Asia in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Press Institute launched the inaugural training series, ‘Training on Climate Change and…
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Advocacy efforts are often a long-term outcome and immediate impacts are often difficult to measure. Though as participants attending the Monitoring climate change advocacy' workshop…

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For Nicaraguan Alliance on Climate Change (ANACC) – a Southern Voices partner network – the most remarkable results from using the Joint Principles for Adaptation (JPA) has been that it has…
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Water as a human right, disaster risk reduction, food sovereignty, biodiversity, climate change – all these and many other issues were debated when over 100 Nicaraguan CSO representatives…
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The inclusion of local people – especially indigenous groups – in adaptation planning is paramount according to Guatemalan CSOs. "The vision, traditional practices and ways of governance…
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The Salvadoran Roundtable on Climate Change joins the Southern Voices family as the first voluntary network. The Southern Voices invites Southern civil society actors to help test and…
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Last October, the members of the SUSWATCH, met in Managua for their annual meeting and one of the important points of the meeting was related to work of the Southern Voices on Adaptation…
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Ten organizations members of the Nicaraguan Alliance on Climate Change (ANACC) met in order to know the progress made and the steps to follow related to the development of Joint Principles…
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The Forum currently consists of four regional networks and several national platforms which together represent more than 200 civil society organizations in America. In the last four years,…
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"In case of doubt, the nature of support" in this case refers to the first of the seven principles of the framework law for regulating the reduction of vulnerability required before the…
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25/10/2013: The coordinated among its members and the continued support from CAN achieve the goal proposed by CANLA: successfully replicate new ads conclusive report of the…

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This video traces the development of the JPA at the CBA8 in Kathmandu, April 2014.

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