Monthly Archives: September 2012

South Africa Green Fund launches call for proposals

South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and the Development of Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) have opened a call for applications to the South Africa Green Fund.  Municipalities, provincial and national governments, private sector, research organisations, NGOs and other interested parties are invited to submit proposals under any of the three themes – green cities and towns, low carbon economy, and environmental and natural resource management.  Online applications will be accepted until 12:00 on 24th October.

Kulima and CSIR present training course in Zambia as part of SADC Climate Risk and Capacity project

Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull, together with Ms Claire Davis from CSIR, are presenting a 3-day training course on the use of weather and climate information in decision-making in Lusaka.  The training course forms part of the SADC-regional project, funded by USAID, on Climate Risk and Capacity, which released a recent handbook with new high resolution climate projections and information on impacts and adaptation in the region.  Following a process of needs assessment in March, the course will be attended by national government decision-makers, including technical staff from a number of ministries, and selected NGO representatives. This marks the second course in the series, following Mozambique last week.

Kulima and CSIR present training course in Mozambique as part of SADC Climate Risk and Capacity project

Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull, together with Ms Claire Davis from CSIR, are presenting a 3-day training course on the use of weather and climate information in decision-making in Maputo.  The training course forms part of the SADC-regional project, funded by USAID, on Climate Risk and Capacity, which released a recent handbook with new high resolution climate projections and information on impacts and adaptation in the region.  Following a process of needs assessment in March, the course will be attended by national government decision-makers, including directors from a number of ministries, and selected NGO representatives.

Kulima runs expert workshop as part of climate change and health project in Mozambique

Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull, together with colleagues from CSIR and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, are preparing for an expert workshop to be held next week in Maputo.  The workshop, to be attended by climate change and health experts, forms an integral part of the CDKN project on climate change, health, disasters and agriculture in Mozambique.  The purpose is to use expert judgement to assess the intersection between future climate projections and current disease prevalence, in order to determine high risks to the health sector from climate change in the future.