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Kulima directors contributing to new SADC Climate Risk and Vulnerability handbook

SADC_R&V_handbookDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are working with CSIR to produce a second edition of the popular publication Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A handbook for southern Africa (also available in Portuguese). The first edition presented novel high resolution climate projections (produced through both statistical and dynamical downscaling), vulnerability, impacts and adaptation, including case studies from across the region. It was also used in customised training courses in Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. The second edition will provided updated climate projections, sector-based impacts and responses, and new sections interrogating climate policy, the linkages between adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and climate finance opportunities. 

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

Zambia flagDr Katharine Vincent is in Zambia 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 follows earlier visits to Rwanda, Kenya and Malawi.

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.

Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change, Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) project website goes live

DECCMA websiteThe Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change, Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) project has today launched its official website. The project is one of 4 funded by IDRC and DFID under the Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) program to highlight adaptation options in different geographical environments. DECCMA is working in the Ganges-Meghna-Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh and India, the Mahanadi delta in India, and the Volta delta in Ghana.  Kulima directors Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are the gender advisors for the project, ensuring that the objectives, research questions, methodologies, and analyses are gender-sensitive. The project aims to use its empirical insights into migration as an adaptation to inform the development of gender-sensitive projects for international climate finance.

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 directors in Bangladesh for DECCMA whole consortium kick off meeting

DECCMA meetingDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are currently in Dhaka for the whole consortium meeting of the Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) project. DECCMA is one of four projects under the Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) programme and comprises a consortium of the University of Southampton, University of Ghana, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science (Egypt), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and Jadavpur University in India, working in four deltas: Volta, Nile, Ganges-Meghna-Brahmaputra and Mahanadi. Kulima's role is to ensure that a gender-sensitive approach is taken to the planned research, and to facilitate the process of applying for international adaptation finance to support identified good practices in migration as adaptation.

Kulima directors in Malawi for forest adaptation and Future Climate For Africa

seasonal forecastDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are in Malawi this week undertaking consultations for two current projects.  In conjunction with FAO, they are supporting the development of a project concept note for submission to the Least Developed Countries Fund.  Like Zambia, Malawi is participating in the development of a regional programme on forests, rangelands and climate change adaptation, first conceived of at a regional workshop hosted by FAO and SADC in Johannesburg in June 2013. Consultations will take place in order to determine the nature of country-specific activities within the broad remit of the regional programme.  They are also undertaking consultations, in partnership with the University of Leeds, with relevant stakeholders in food security, social protection and disaster resilience as part of the Malawi case study for the Future Climate For Africa programme.  This project is concerned with identifying the weather and climate needs of decision-makers.  The consultations will focus on understanding decision-making processes in order to design scenarios and simulations that will form the basis of a workshop in August.  A background paper on the weather and climate data availability and sources has been published. 

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.