Monthly Archives: January 2014

Kulima directors publish paper on indicators and loss and damage in Geography Compass

Geography CompassA paper by Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull has been published in the January 2014 edition of the online Wiley journal, Geography Compass.  Using indicators to assess climate change vulnerabilities: Are there lessons to learn for emerging loss and damage debates? investigates whether there is a role to play for the growing and evolving literature on vulnerability indicators to assess the risk of loss and damage, which has become one of the pressing debates within the international policy framework around climate change.

Kulima supports GCVCA fieldwork in Maxixe

MaxixeFollowing Kulima's training of staff in the new gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (GCVCA) methodology in August 2013, and then the facilitating of a planning workshop to design and prepare for the participatory research assessment in December 2013, Dr Katharine Vincent is currently in Maxixe to support the team and provide technical backstopping as they undertake their fieldwork for their GCVCA as part of the BMZ-funded project on Engendering Disaster Risk Reduction.  In-keeping with CARE's other activities in Maxixe, the assessment has been designed to provide inputs to the future implementation of existing programming around Early Child Development and sanitation and hygiene to ensure that implemented projects support gender equality and use appropriate gender-sensitive processes in order to reduce vulnerability for both men and women.

Kulima director in Mozambique to facilitate GCVCA fieldwork design

Mozambique fieldworkDr Katharine Vincent is is Angoche, Mozambique this week to work with two teams from CARE around gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (GCVCA).  The teams were previously trained by Kulima in the use of the new gender-sensitive CVCA methodology as part of the BMZ-funded project on Engendering Disaster Risk Reduction. The Adaptation Learning Programme will be designing a GCVCA to further intial exploratory participatory research they have conducted in Nampula province; whilst a team from the CARE-WWF Alliance programme "Primeiras e Segundas" have chosen to use the GCVCA methodology to investigate livelihoods, vulnerability and resilience as part of a study for the Rockefeller Foundation.  Dr Katharine Vincent will be facilitating the fieldwork planning and preparation process for both teams in advance of their fieldwok in February.