Monthly Archives: February 2014

Kulima runs training on gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis in Mozambique

GCVCA trainingDr Katharine Vincent is in Maputo for the next two weeks to run two courses on the Gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (GCVCA) methodology for CARE's government and non-government partners. These training courses are part of the project Kulima is undertaking with CARE Mozambique on Engendering Disaster Risk Reduction in Mozambique. So far CARE's critically-acclaimed Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis toolkit has been modified to be more gender-sensitive. Training courses have been run in its use for CARE staff in Nampula and Maxixe, who have subsequently used the methodology in order to conduct gender-sensitive CVCAs in the districts to inform future programming. 

Kulima Director in Tunis to mainstream climate change in AfDB’s water and sanitation portfolio

African Development BankDr Katharine Vincent is in Tunis this week, working with the water and sanitation directorate at the African Development Bank to mainstream climate change into their portfolio. This assignment involves screening the current Africa-wide portfolio of water and sanitation projects for climate risks, and developing guidelines which must be followed in the development of future projects to ensure that their intended results will not be undermined by projected climate change, nor that they will inadvertently increase vulnerability. Training in the use of the developed guidelines will be provided to the relevant water and sanitation task managers at the end of the assignment.

Kulima supports GCVCA fieldwork in Angoche

leaky bucket-smallFollowing 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 2 planning workshops last month to design and prepare for the participatory research assessment, Dr Katharine Vincent is currently in Angoche to support the teams and provide technical backstopping as they undertake thir fieldwork for their GCVCAs as part of the BMZ-funded prroject on Engendering Disaster Risk Reduction.  In-keeping with CARE's other activities in Angoche, the assessments have been designed to provide inputs to ongoing programmes, namely CARE's Adaptation Learning Programme and the CARE-WWF Alliance 'Primeiras e Segundas' on conservation and development.