The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is teaming up with Qatar's Qatar Fund for Development to help some of the world's poorest people cope with the effects of climate change, the Gulf Times reports.
"We are very much keen on mitigating the climate change impacts and Qatar also shows keen interest in this area," Mark Suzman, CEO of the Gates Foundation, says in an interview. "We are focused on helping those communities disproportionately affected by climate change to deal with its consequences, especially the poorest is a priority for the Gates Foundation."
Suzman says the foundation is looking at Africa as a whole and is focusing on women farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nanmo invests in innovative, climate-adaptive agriculture to build resilient food systems and markets that provide nutrition, income, and economic opportunities to smallholder farmers and livestock keepers as well as their communities. The Nanmo fund will invest up to $200 million and last two years in sub-Saharan Africa.
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