Monthly Archives: April 2015

Kulima and DRFN submit Vulnerability and Adaptation chapter for Namibia’s Third National Communication

SossusvleiKulima Integrated Development Solutions and the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia are submitting to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism the Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment chapter for Namibia's Third National Communication to the UNFCCC. This follows a period of backstopping the Vulnerability and Adaptation Multistakeholder Task Team and facilitating workshops that selected priority sectors, identifid the intended content and structure of the chapter, and consolidated findings through the choosing of indicators and identifying the extent of existing adaptation.  

 

Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change, Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) project website goes live

DECCMA websiteThe Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change, Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) project has today launched its official website. The project is one of 4 funded by IDRC and DFID under the Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) program to highlight adaptation options in different geographical environments. DECCMA is working in the Ganges-Meghna-Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh and India, the Mahanadi delta in India, and the Volta delta in Ghana.  Kulima directors Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are the gender advisors for the project, ensuring that the objectives, research questions, methodologies, and analyses are gender-sensitive. The project aims to use its empirical insights into migration as an adaptation to inform the development of gender-sensitive projects for international climate finance.

Kulima looks at use of ENSO forecasts in southern Africa

dam wallKulima is currently working on a project entitled “Southern Africa’s Hydro-Economy and Water Security” (SAHEWS), which is funded by the Belmont Forum’s International Opportunities Fund.  Together with consortium members from the Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environmentthe University of East Anglia’s Water Security Research Centre, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and UEA’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), they are looking at the use of El Nino Southern Oscillation forecasts in southern Africa.  This will contribute to the overall goal of the project, which is to look at ways of improving hydro-meteorological forecasting to meet agricultural, energy and other water demands under conditions of climate change.