Monthly Archives: February 2013

Kulima writes guest blog on Mozambique flooding for CDKN

urban MaputoIn a guest blog, published today on the CDKN website, Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull outline the extent of flooding from heavy rains in Mozambique, and ask why it is receiving so little media coverage.  The physical magnitude of flooding has reached similar proportions to the year 2000, yet despite this, the international media is barely reporting the issue.  Floods began in mid January in the south of the country (around the Limpopo basin), and have subsequently occurred in the central region (Zambezi basin) and to the north (Cabo Delgado and Niassa provinces), affecting 250,000 people to date.  Mozambique's National Disaster Management Institute has responded, with the assistance of humanitarian partners.

Kulima directors author paper on writeshops in Environmental Development

Environmental DevelopmentDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull, in conjunction with co-authors Emma Archer van Garderen and Alex O. Awiti, have published a paper on writeshops in the latest issue of Environmental Development.  The paper argues that writeshops, in which experienced published researchers provide mentorship and support to African academics to produce papers of suitable quality to succeed in the peer-review process, are essential to improve the outputs of African scholarship.  The paper builds on Kulima's experience as mentors in the SEI-UNISDR series of writeshops in 2011.