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CSIR and Kulima launch 2nd edition of Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa

handbookThe Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Kulima Integrated Development Solutions have today launched the second edition of "Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa" (edited by Claire Davis-Reddy and Katharine Vincent). The handbook provides accessible and southern Africa-specific overview of evidence for climate change, projected future climates, potential impacts across sectors, and responses to reduce risk (adaptation and disaster risk reduction). The 202 page handbook serves as a comprehensive resource for climate and development practitioners, students, researchers, and policy-makers. A 28 page executive summary highlights key findings targeted at policy-makers and is available in English and Portuguese. A short video animation accompanies the handbook.

 

Kulima supports drafting of Climate Change Plan of Action for the Health Sector in Mozambique

workshop presentation-MaputoDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull have been working with the Ministerio da Saude (Ministry of Health) to finalise a Climate Change Plan of Action for the Health Sector in Mozambique. The plan builds on a recent workshop attended by national and provincial level health representatives to identify actions and priority activities for the five year period from 2015-2019. That workshop was informed by a report summarising recommendations from two sources: a World Bank report into health sector priorities in Mozambique; and an earlier report resulting from CDKN-funded research undertaken by Kulima, in collaboration with the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane and CSIR, into climate change, health, agriculture and disasters in the country.

Kulima completes project on climate change, health, agriculture and disasters analysis in Mozambique

MaputoKulima Integrated Development Solutions, together with partners CSIR and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, have completed a project on climate change, health, agriculture and disasters analysis in Mozambique.  The project, funded by CDKN, comprised 3 work packages: a stakeholder and institutional analysis and scoping study; a qualitative analysis of how projected climate change may influence epidemiology of malaria and diarrhoeal diseases, including fieldwork in 4 districts; and assessing entry points into the existing Mozambican policy context for addressing future risks, taking into account good practice from other countries.  The final report is available here.

Kulima is in Maputo to launch a new project on climate change, health, disasters and agriculture in Mozambique

Dr Katharine Vincent is currently in Maputo to launch a new project on climate change, health, disasters and agriculture in Mozambique.  The project, funded by CDKN, was requested by the Government of Mozambique, who are keen to fill the data gap in research around how climate change will intersect with health status to create vulnerability to disasters in agricultural communities.  The steering committee comprises representatives from the Ministry of Health (MISAU), Ministry for the Coordination of Environmental Affairs (MICOA), Food Security and Nutrition Secretariat (SETSAN) and the National Disaster Management Institute (INGC).  The project will run from June until December, and is being implemented in conjunction with colleagues at the CSIR and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo.

CDKN launches “Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report” with comments from Kulima

In honour of the recent release of the IPCC’s Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX), the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) has launched a series of reports, “Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report” covering each of the Asia, Africa and Latin American and Caribbean regions.  Dr Katharine Vincent provided comments on the draft of the Africa report, which aims to pull out state-of-the-art knowledge about current and future impacts of climate extremes, and options for dealing with them, for the benefit of policy-makers, media, businesses and civil society stakeholders.