Tag Archives: adaptation finance

Kulima director running adaptation training with WWF in Nairobi

Dr Katharine Vincent is in Nairobi this week running training for WWF's Africa Adaptation Initiative. The training will bring together representatives of WWF offices and their civil society partners from across the continent, including Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, and DRC. In terms of content it will cover vulnerability risk assessments, mainstreaming climate change, identifying and selecting between adaptation options, and accessing adaptation finance. 

New viewpoint published on the role of sovereign insurance in disaster risk management

Climate and Development has just published a viewpoint article entited "Sovereign insurance to incentivize the shift from disaster response to adaptation to climate change – African Risk Capacity's Extreme Climate Facility". The article, led by Kulima director Dr Katharine Vincent, arose out of project between Kulima and the Frankfurt School (UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance) that took place between 2015-16. The project developed criteria for evaluation of adaptation investment plans to be submitted by countries participating in a new sovereign climate insurance product under African Risk Capacity, the Extreme Climate Facility (XCF). The viewpoint argues that there is a role for leveraging private finance through insurance as part of the range of risk management strategies required to adapt to climate change.

DECCMA publishes review of adaptation finance initiatives by Kulima

DECCMA deltaDECCMA has published a scoping report of adaptation finance initiatives in Bangladesh, Ghana and India, authored by Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull. DEltas, vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) is one of four projects under the Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia programme. A key component of the research is to investigate successful adaptation options in deltas. One of DECCMA's goals is to then support countries to develop proposals to international adaptation finance sources to further enable successful adaptation within the context of stated policies.

Kulima director in Zambia to design qualitative monitoring and evaluation instrument for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience

Vic Falls bridgeDr Katharine Vincent is currently in Zambia to design and pilot the qualitative aspects of a baseline study and the design of the monitoring and evaluation framework, in conjunction with Oxford Policy Management and RuralNet, for the second phase of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR).  PPCR is funded by the Climate Investment Funds and implemented in the Kafue sub-basin by the African Development Bank and Barotse sub-basin by the World Bank, and aims to reduce vulnerability to climate change in Zambia through participatory adaptation, infrastructure development, and strategic programme support. The use of qualitative scorecards and focus group discussions with project beneficiaries (citizens and officials) is an innovative development in the monitoring and evaluation of adaptation activities.

Kulima director in Malawi to present project proposal to Climate Change Technical Committee

sunset over ShireDr Katharine Vincent is in Malawi this week to finalise the proposal development for the ADAPT-PLAN project, that integrates adaptation into development planning at national and local levels.  The concept has already been approved by the GEF as eligible for Least Developed Countries Fund monies.  Following the various district and national-level consultations undertaken during the PPG phase, the project proposal will be presented to the Climate Change Technical Committee at their 26th meeting on Thursday and Friday.  The finalisation of the project proposal will also require the firming up of intended partnerships and agreements on the co-financing aspects.