Tag Archives: adaptive capacity

Kulima director in Livingstone to train PPCR community facilitators and planning officers

LivingstoneDr Katharine Vincent is in Livingstone for two weeks as part of the assignment to support climate risk planning within phase 2 of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience. The second phase of PPCR extends mainstreaming of climate resilience into local level policies and strategies, and supporting participatory adaptation and canal clearing in the flood-prone Bartose sub-basin. In conjunction with a local consultant, she is running a training of trainers course for Climate Resilience and Adaptation Facilitators and District Planning Officers, who will then facilitate gender-sensitive climate risk assessments in communities, and the identification and prioritisation of adaptation activities for inclusion in local level development planning. 

Kulima runs training on gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis in Mozambique

GCVCA trainingDr Katharine Vincent is in Maputo for the next two weeks to run two courses on the Gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (GCVCA) methodology for CARE's government and non-government partners. These training courses are part of the project Kulima is undertaking with CARE Mozambique on Engendering Disaster Risk Reduction in Mozambique. So far CARE's critically-acclaimed Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis toolkit has been modified to be more gender-sensitive. Training courses have been run in its use for CARE staff in Nampula and Maxixe, who have subsequently used the methodology in order to conduct gender-sensitive CVCAs in the districts to inform future programming. 

Kulima director in Mozambique to facilitate GCVCA fieldwork design

Mozambique fieldworkDr Katharine Vincent is is Angoche, Mozambique this week to work with two teams from CARE around gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (GCVCA).  The teams were previously trained by Kulima in the use of the new gender-sensitive CVCA methodology as part of the BMZ-funded project on Engendering Disaster Risk Reduction. The Adaptation Learning Programme will be designing a GCVCA to further intial exploratory participatory research they have conducted in Nampula province; whilst a team from the CARE-WWF Alliance programme "Primeiras e Segundas" have chosen to use the GCVCA methodology to investigate livelihoods, vulnerability and resilience as part of a study for the Rockefeller Foundation.  Dr Katharine Vincent will be facilitating the fieldwork planning and preparation process for both teams in advance of their fieldwok in February.

Kulima director in Maxixe to plan a gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis

focus group HomoineDr Katharine Vincent is currently in Maxixe, Mozambique to work with a team from CARE to design a gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (GCVCA).  The GCVCA will be conducted by a team of participatory qualitative researchers from CARE who were recently trained by Kulima in the use of the new gender-sensitive CVCA methodology as part of the BMZ-funded project on Engendering Disaster Risk Reduction.  The results of the GCVCA will be used to inform CARE's future programming around Early Child Development and sanitation and hygiene.

Kulima runs third training course on new gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability Capacity Analysis methodology

Tracy trainingDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are currently in Maxixe, Mozambique, to run the third training course on the new gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability Capacity Analysis (GCVCA) toolkit, developed in conjunction with CARE Mozambique as part of the project on engendering disaster risk reduction, funded by BMZ through CARE Germany.  The course is being attended by CARE staff and partners from the Homoine district, who will then apply the methodology in order to inform the design of subsequent development interventions to reduce vulnerability and promote adaptive capacity of both men and women. This course follows on from one held in Maputo in March, and the second held in Nampula in August.

 

Kulima quoted in article “Gender relations are changing along with climate”

Venda woman farmerAn article written by Jaspreet Kindra and published today by IRIN cites Kulima and its involvement in the project on engendering disaster risk reduction with CARE in Mozambique.  The article, entitled "Gender relations are changing along with climate", highlights how socio-cultural construction of gender roles (what is approrpiate behaviour for women and men) determines how disasters affect men and women, and how understanding the reasons for differential vulnerability is essential to design responses that enable both men and women to reduce their disaster risk.

Kulima runs first training course on new gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability Capacity Analysis methodology

GCVCA trainingKulima is running the first training of trainers course in Maputo this week on the new gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability Capacity Analysis (GCVCA) toolkit, developed in conjunction with CARE Mozambique as part of the project on engendering disaster risk reduction.  The course will be attended by CARE staff from Angoche and Homoine districts, as well as government representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry for Women and Social Action, National Disaster Management Institute and Ministry for the Coordination of Environmental Affairs.  GCVCA is a participatory methodology that aims to empower communities as they identify the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of both men and women in the face of climate change, and will be used by CARE in projects in Angoche and Homoine throughout 2013.