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Kulima director presents at UNFCCC Adaptation Forum 2016

Adaptation ForumDr Katharine Vincent participated in the UNFCCC Adaptation Forum, held alongside the 2016 Adaptation Futures conference in Rotterdam. The theme of the forum was "Adaptation under the UNFCCC after the Paris Agreement". The purpose was to inform participants of the adaptation aspects of the Paris Agreement, and for the Adaptation Committee to receive inputs from participants on methods to monitor adaptation with respect to the agreement. Katharine gave a presentation entitled "What can be done to effectively and efficiently recognize the adaptation efforts that have been undertaken by developing countries?" The entire session of presentations and discussion is available to view here.

 

Kulima finalising project on agricultural adaptation good practices

sunflower farmerDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are finalising a project that has identified good practices in agricultural adaptation from across the African continent.  The project is managed by Kulima and UNIQUE Landuse and Forestry, and is part of the GIZ support to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme. Over the last two years primary research was undertaken to document observed adaptations in various farming systems in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Togo and Zambia, as well as in South Africa. Six continent-wide best practices were then determined based on a transparent evaluation framework for good practices in agricultural adaptation, developed in early 2015. The project will produce an overall continent-wide report on the six good practices, as well as summaries of the findings in each country (for feeding back to those farmers, farmers' organisations, and other stakeholder who participated in the research). 

Kulima director in Maputo to facilitate stocktaking workshop on climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction

ACCRADr Katharine Vincent is in Maputo this week, working with Save the Children UK to facilitate a stocktaking workshop on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction activities. As the Mozambique lead for the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA), Save the Children UK has been undertaking various awareness raising and capacity building activities around climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and promoting their integration in development planning, at both national and sub-national level. They developed a participatory process which government then used to facilitate the production of Local Adaptation Plans, the first of which was produced for Guija district in the flood-prone Gaza province. The workshop brings together government and non-governmental stakeholders to assess progress to date and identify future directions and priorities for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction activities in Mozambique.

Kulima providing inputs to DECCMA’s research-into-use strategy

policymakersDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are providing inputs to DECCMA's research-into-use strategy. As a project of the Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia programme, ensuring practical applicability of research findings is of great importance. Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) has recognised this in one of its two main aims, which is "To deliver policy support to create the conditions for sustainable, gender-sensitive, adaptation". As a boundary organisation that typically works at the interface between science/academic research and practitioners/policy-makers, Kulima is well placed to provide inputs on how DECCMA can best meet this aim.

Kulima director in Rwanda to assess adaptation planning and climate finance absorption capacity

plumsDr Katharine Vincent is in Rwanda this week to investigate the status of adaptation planning and climate finance absorption capacity as part of a project for the AU Specialist Agency, African Risk CapacityThe project, funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network and undertaken in partnership with the Frankfurt School (UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance), is part of ARC's scoping for a new insurance product – the Extreme Climate Facility (XCF). XCF is intended to complement other climate finance mechanisms by funding adaptation and disaster risk reduction in participating countries. The project is assessing the state of adaptation planning and climate finance absorption capacity in seven African countries, and this visit follows last week's on to Kenya, and an earlier one to Malawi.

Kulima director in Kenya to assess adaptation planning and climate finance absorption capacity

fishing boats on LamuDr Katharine Vincent is in Kenya this week to investigate the status of adaptation planning and climate finance absorption capacity as part of a project for the AU Specialist Agency, African Risk Capacity. The project, funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network and undertaken in partnership with the Frankfurt School (UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance), is part of ARC's scoping for a new insurance product – the Extreme Climate Facility (XCF). XCF is intended to complement other climate finance mechanisms by funding adaptation and disaster risk reduction in participating countries. The project is assessing the state of adaptation planning and climate finance absorption capacity in seven African countries, and this visit to Kenya follows an earlier one to Malawi.

Kulima director in Malawi to investigate adaptation planning and climate finance absorption capacity

river bank stabilisationDr Katharine Vincent is in Malawi this week to investigate the status of adaptation planning and climate finance absorption capacity as part of a project for the AU Specialist Agency, African Risk CapacityThe project, funded by Climate and Development Knowledge Network and undertaken in partnership with the Frankfurt School (UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance), is part of ARC's scoping for a new insurance product – the Extreme Climate Facility (XCF). XCF is intended to complement other climate finance mechanisms by funding adaptation and disaster risk reduction in participating countries. The project is assessing the state of adaptation planning and climate finance absoprtion capacity in seven African countries, including Malawi.

Kulima directors attend African Risk Capacity climate insurance inception meeting

fisherman heading homeDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are in Johannesburg today for the inception meeting of a new project with the AU specialist agency the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Ltd.  In partnership with the Frankfurt School (UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance), and with funding from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, the nine month project will work in seven African countries to assess the current state of adaptation planning (and adaptation planning good practice guidelines) and climate finance absorption capacity. This will inform preparation for the new Extreme Climate Facility (XCF), which is intended to support national level adaptation and disaster risk planning.

Kulima authors guidance notes on Adaptive Social Protection for the Institute of Development Studies

ASP guidance notesThe Adaptive Social Protection Programme at the Institute of Development Studies has just released "Adaptive Social Protection: Making Concepts a Reality. Guidance Notes for Practitioners", written by Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull.  Adaptive social protection is a concept that builds on the synergies between social protection, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction to ensure that the livelihoods of the poor are resilient in the context of changing climate and disaster risks.  The guidance notes have been published at the end of the 2 year Adaptive Social Protection Programme, and translate research findings into tangible guidance aimed at practitioners in all three sub-disciplines who wish to expand their approach to one of aaptive social protection.

UNU-UNISDR-SEI Anglophone African Writeshop on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Dr Katharine Vincent and Tracy Cull will shortly be leaving for Accra, Ghana, where they will be acting as mentors at the UNU-UNISDR-SEI Anglophone African Writeshop.  The event, which aims to assist African early career scholars, practitioners and policy-makers to produce a paper of sufficient quality for submission to a peer-review journal, will be attended by 25 participants selected from an applicant pool of over 70.  Themes of the writeshop are climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.