Tag Archives: adaptation finance

Kulima participating in costing of South Africa’s National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Dr Katharine Vincent is working as part of a team led by CowaterSogema to cost South Africa's National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (which also acts as the National Adaptation Plan under the UNFCCC). The aim of the costing exercise is to highlight the business case for investment in adaptation in South Africa, for use both within national government and to seek alternative sources of adaptation finance. The strategy has a 10 year lifespan as is due to be formally adopted in 2019. The team are applying mixed methods to cost the strategic interventions, which will then be presented to a stakeholder workshop prior to finalisation.

Kulima contributing to gender and climate change training in Botswana

Dr Katharine Vincent is in Gaborone this week, contributing to a day of training on gender and climate change. The workshop has been organised by the Botswana National Designated Authority, with the support of the Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership (a programme supported by DFID and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation), and aims to build capacity to develop project concept notes and proposals that are successful in receiving resources from the Green Climate Fund. Katharine will be outlining the Green Climate Fund's Gender Policy and Action Plan, and running interactive exercises to enable participants to identify opportunities to make climate change projects gender-responsive.

Kulima working with Urban Earth to support adaptation projects in South African provinces

Dr Katharine Vincent is part of a project team led by Urban Earth which is working on an assignment as part of GIZ's Provincial Climate Change Support Programme. The aim is to support the development of adaptation project proposals from six of South Africa's provinces. Kwazulu Natal, Mpumulanga, Limpopo, Gauteng, Northwest and the Northern Cape have all identified priority projects out of their provincial adaptation strategies that are related to water and climate change. Kulima's role is input to the development of financial proposals based on appropriate adaptation finance sources. 

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.