Monthly Archives: April 2013

Kulima begins project to develop plan of action on climate change for Mozambique’s Ministry of Health

MaputoFollowing on from the completion of the CDKN-funded project on climate change, health, disasters and agriculture in Mozambique, Kulima and partners (CSIR and the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane) will continue to support the Ministry of Health (MISAU). The project extension will develop a plan of action and a prioritised and costed policy research agenda on climate change, using a stakeholder consultation that builds on the findings of the first project. The plan of action will build upon the implications of the first study for the forthcoming Health Sector Strategic Plan, whilst the prioritised and costed research agenda should facilitate MISAU and MICOA to better elaborate the health action plan section of the recently-announced National Climate Change Strategy.   

Kulima director attends expert workshop on assessing climate change vulnerability in fisheries and aquaculture

PACFADr Katharine Vincent is currently in Windhoek attending an expert workshop on assessing climate change vulnerability in fisheries and aquaculture.  The workshop, convened by the Global Partnership for Climate, Fisheries and Aquaculture (PACFA) and UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), aims to pull together knowledge on vulnerability assessment methodologies and how they can be applied to the fisheries and aquaculture sector as part of an adaptation planning process.  Katharine will be presenting on the PROVIA guidance for assessing climate vulnerability impacts and adaptation, as well as contributing to discussions from her extensive experience of vulnerability assessment methodologies.

Dr Katharine Vincent presents at workshop on climate change and disaster reduction education

WitsDr Katharine Vincent made a presentation on "Climate change education: progress and next steps" (by skype!) at a workshop entitled "Higher education and climate change: Awareness, access and knowledge sharing across EU and non-EU programs" held at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.  The workshop was hosted by the Global Change Sustainability Research Institute and forms part of the Erasmus Mundus program LEAN-CC: Linking European, African and Asian Academic Networks on Climate Change, which involves 5 European and 5 non-European universities on climate change education.