Monthly Archives: June 2014

ADAPT-PLAN project document for Malawi submitted to Global Environment Facility

CPC SalimaThe ADAPT-PLAN project document for Malawi has been submitted to the Global Environment Facility in application for Least Developed Countries Fund monies. ADAPT-PLAN integrates adaptation into development planning through establishing an institutional structure that incentivises the incorporation of adaptive activities in district level planning (using three pilot districts) and within national level planning in the agriculture, water and forestry sectors. The project was initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management as part of its implementation of the forthcoming climate change policy, and is facilitated by UNDP, who led the production of the project document with technical inputs from Kulima Integrated Development Solutions.

Kulima director participating in expert workshop on transdisciplinarity

UNESCODr Katharine Vincent is in Paris this week to participate in an expert workshop on transdisciplinarity convened by the International Social Science CouncilSTART Secretariat, International Council for Science and South Africa's National Research Foundation, hosted at UNESCO's global headquarters. Bringing together various people with different experiences in transdisciplinarity, the purpose of the workshop is to design a training programme on the approach for consideration by the Belmont Forum.

Kulima directors in Bangladesh for DECCMA whole consortium kick off meeting

DECCMA meetingDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are currently in Dhaka for the whole consortium meeting of the Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) project. DECCMA is one of four projects under the Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) programme and comprises a consortium of the University of Southampton, University of Ghana, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science (Egypt), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and Jadavpur University in India, working in four deltas: Volta, Nile, Ganges-Meghna-Brahmaputra and Mahanadi. Kulima's role is to ensure that a gender-sensitive approach is taken to the planned research, and to facilitate the process of applying for international adaptation finance to support identified good practices in migration as adaptation.

Kulima director in Windhoek for vulnerability and adaptation assessment of Namibia’s Third National Communication

SwwakopmundDr Katharine Vincent is in Windhoek this week to run a brief training course on climate change, in conjunction with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, and then facilitate a working session of the vulnerability and assessment task team from the group compiling the Third National Communication to the UNFCCC. The process of vulnerability and adaptation assessment has been designed to build the capacity of Namibian nationals and feed into the related process of National Adaptation Plan creation. V&A task team members were identified at an inception workshop in March, whilst the training component will be attended by a variety of government staff from different departments.