Monthly Archives: January 2016

Kulima director participating in IPCC expert meeting on the Task Group on data and scenario support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA)

Palais des NationsDr Katharine Vincent is in Geneva this week to participate in the IPCC Expert Meeting on the Task Group on Data and Scenario for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA). The purpose of the meeting is to consolidate inputs from various parties on the future role of TGICA in relation to the needs of the IPCC, and in the context of an evolving landscape of climate climate-related data and scenario provision. Katharine will be contributing to a panel regarding data, technical guidelines and capacity building needs in the context of emerging climate services. This follows her participation in a meeting in July 2015 in New York. Ultimately the workshop report will be presented to the upcoming 43rd session of the IPCC in April in Nairobi.

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Kulima director participating in UMFULA meetings with project partners in the UK

UMFULA teamDr Katharine Vincent is in the UK this week to meet with colleagues at the Universities of Leeds, Sussex, Oxford and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. The "Uncertainty Reduction in Models for Understanding Development Applications" (UMFULA) project is part of the Future Climate for Africa programme, and concerned with improving climate services in Africa. Following on from the inception meeting in Cape Town in November, the meetings are concerned with planning fieldwork in Malawi and Tanzania and formalising stakeholder groups with which UMFULA hopes to work.

Kulima directors participating in DECCMA whole consortium meeting in the UK

DECCMA logoDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are in Southampton this week to participate in the whole consortium meeting of the DEltas, vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) project. DECCMA is one project within the Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia programme. It focuses on the extent to which, and circumstances under which, migration is, and may be, used as an adaptation in three deltas: the Ganges-Meghna-Brahmaputra, the Mahanadi, and the Volta. Kulima's involvement is to ensure gender is integrated throughout the project, and to play a role in ensuring that research findings are effectively communicated beyond an academic audience. The meeting will bring together all the consortium partners to assess progress and share information on emerging findings, as well as offer targeted training for next steps.