Monthly Archives: November 2013

PROVIA releases guidance on assessing vulnerability, impacts and adaptation to climate change at COP 19

Provia guidanceMs Tracy Cull and Dr Katharine Vincent were part of an international author team, alongside colleagues from Syke, the Finnish Environment Institute, University of OsloStockholm Environment Institute and Global Climate Forum, who compiled the PROVIA guidance on assessing vulnerability, impacts and adaptation to climate change, which is being launched this week at a side event at COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland.  The guidance updates and improves existing guidance for assessing climate change vulnerability, impacts and adaptation, covering the range of available approaches, methods and tools; and is structured around the adaptation learning cycle.

Kulima director in Zambia to design qualitative monitoring and evaluation instrument for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience

Vic Falls bridgeDr Katharine Vincent is currently in Zambia to design and pilot the qualitative aspects of a baseline study and the design of the monitoring and evaluation framework, in conjunction with Oxford Policy Management and RuralNet, for the second phase of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR).  PPCR is funded by the Climate Investment Funds and implemented in the Kafue sub-basin by the African Development Bank and Barotse sub-basin by the World Bank, and aims to reduce vulnerability to climate change in Zambia through participatory adaptation, infrastructure development, and strategic programme support. The use of qualitative scorecards and focus group discussions with project beneficiaries (citizens and officials) is an innovative development in the monitoring and evaluation of adaptation activities.