Monthly Archives: September 2013

Kulima director publishes paper in Regional Environmental Change

Regional Environmental ChangeDr Katharine Vincent is one of the co-authors, with Lindsay C. Stringer, Andrew J. Dougill, Jen C. Dyer, Florian Fritzsche, Julia Leventon, Mario Paulo Falcao, Pascal Manyakaidze, Stephen Syampungani, Philip Powell and Gabriel Kalaba, of a paper entitled "Advancing climate-compatible developmen: Lessons from southern Africa", which has just been made available in "early online" access version by the journal Regional Environmental Change.  The paper reports findings from a regional workshop held in November 2012 under the auspices of a Leeds University CDKN project, in which Katharine participated. 

Kulima undertakes national level consultations in Malawi for ADAPT-PLAN project

MalawiDr Katharine Vincent is in Lilongwe and Blantyre this week to continue national level stakeholder consultations as part of the preparation of a project document for a GEF LDCF-funded project on "Implementing urgent adaptation priorities through strengthened decentralized and national development plans" (ADAPT-PLAN) that will be implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Mangagement, with support from UNDP. These national level consultations build on district-level consultations and a workshop for the three target districts (Nkhata Bay, Ntcheu and Zomba) which defined tangible local adaptation activities and elaborated workplans for ensuring that adaptation is actively incorporated into the production of the next, and subsequent, district development plans.

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Kulima runs third training course on new gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability Capacity Analysis methodology

Tracy trainingDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are currently in Maxixe, Mozambique, to run the third training course on the new gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability Capacity Analysis (GCVCA) toolkit, developed in conjunction with CARE Mozambique as part of the project on engendering disaster risk reduction, funded by BMZ through CARE Germany.  The course is being attended by CARE staff and partners from the Homoine district, who will then apply the methodology in order to inform the design of subsequent development interventions to reduce vulnerability and promote adaptive capacity of both men and women. This course follows on from one held in Maputo in March, and the second held in Nampula in August.

 

Kulima continues stakeholder consultations for development of ADAPT-PLAN in Malawi

Malawi FlagDr Katharine Vincent is currently in Lilongwe to continue stakeholder consultations as part of the preparation of a project document for a GEF LDCF-funded project on “Implementing urgent adaptation priorities through strengthened decentralized and national development plans” (ADAPT-PLAN)" that will be implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management, with support from UNDP. A workshop will take place, attended by relevant technical staff from the three target districts (Nkhata Bay, Ntcheu and Zomba) in order to define tangible local adaptation activities and ensure that adaptation is actively incorporated in the production of the next, and subsequent, district development plans.