Monthly Archives: July 2012

Dates announced for training courses in the CSIR-Kulima SADC capacity building project

Training course dates have just been announced for the USAID-funded project on Climate Risk and Vulnerability in Southern Africa, implemented by CSIR and Kulima.  The project aims to build the capacity of decision-makers across the SADC region to use weather and climate information in their decision-making.  Customised training courses are being developed, reflecting needs assessment visits undertaken in Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  The first training course will take place in Maputo from 12-14 September, the second one will take place in Lusaka from 19-21 September, the third will take place in Harare from 25-27 September, and the fourth one will take place in Windhoek from 9-11 October.

Kulima supports adaptation at the African Development Bank

Dr Katharine Vincent is currently in Tunis as part of an assignment to support the development of adaptation projects and use of Global Environment Facility funding.  She will be working with the Environment, Energy and Climate Change department (ONEC3) of the African Development Bank to identify and formulate projects across the continent, in conjunction with the Bank’s sectoral departments, which are eligible for various funds under the trusteeship of the GEF – including the Least Developed Countries Fund, Special Climate Change Fund and Adaptation Fund.

Kulima supports CARE in developing a project on water and sanitation in northern Mozambique

Kulima has been supporting CARE International in Mozambique to develop a project on water and sanitation in northern Mozambique.  Mozambique is currently falling short of meeting the Millennium Development Goal on halving the number of people without access to water and sanitation.  Cabo Delgado province, in the north of the country, has the highest levels of child stunting, and regularly suffers from outbreaks of diarrhoeal disease and cholera, particularly in the aftermath of tropical cyclones and floods.  The proposal is based on the use of CARE’s Community Led Total Sanitation methodology to improve access to water and sanitation, and will be rolled out in around 25-30 villages in the province.  The project will last for 3 years, until 2015.