Monthly Archives: March 2011

Formal launch of the ACCES report “Climate Change and Security in Africa: Vulnerability Report”

Africa, Climate Change, Environment and SecurityThe Institute for Environmental Security and The Centre, Brussels, will host a presentation of the recent publication “Climate Change and Security in Africa: Vulnerability Report” on 8th April in Brussels.

The document contains the results of research carried out in 2010 by several organisations participating in the Africa, Climate Change, Environment and Security (ACCES) Dialogue Process including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United National Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Global Water Institute (GWI), the Institute for Environmental Security (IES), Kulima Integrated Development Solutions, Madariaga—College of Europe Foundation, and the Peacebuilding and Crisis Prevention section of the Federal Foreign Office in Germany.

The publication also contains the report of the “ACCES Dialogue Forum on Climate Change and Security in Africa” held in Addis Ababa on 11 October 2010 as a pre-event to the 7th African Development Forum arranged by the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the African Union Commission, and the African Development Bank.

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Climate change and arable food production in southern Africa

Kulima, in partnership with the Climate Systems Analysis Group at the University of Cape Town, has just begun a new project in conjunction with Oxfam GB, looking at climate change and arable food production in southern Africa.  The project will involve working with subsistence and commercial farmers and farm workers in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and will report at the end of June 2011.

Workshop on Global Environmental Migration in the drylands

Kulima and the UK Government Office for Science Foresight Programme will be co-hosting a workshop in Johannesburg on 10-11th March 2011.  The event is part of the Foresight Programme’s Global Environmental Migration Project, and will bring together 25 experts from academia, government, and civil society to discuss the future implications of global environmental migration in the drylands.