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Kulima directors finalising proposal for regional programme on forests, rangelands and adaptation

Cameroon forestDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are finalising the proposal for a regional programme on forests, rangelands and climate change adaptation in southern Africa. The programme will be submitted to the Global Environment Facility to be considered for Least Developed Countries Fund monies. Participating countries for which concept notes will be submitted include Malawi, Zambia and Madagascar in the first phase, and likely Angola, Lesotho and Tanzania in the second phase. The programme, which will be run in partnership with SADC and COMESA and implemented by FAO, aims to harmonise policies and strategies around climage change, forestry and fire management across the region; reduce the vulnerability of forest and rangeland resources and the populations dependent upon them; and to develop and implement a data management system that enables effective monitoring of the state of forest and rangeland resources at both national and regional levels. The programme was first conceived of at a regional workshop hosted by FAO and SADC in Johannesburg in June 2013.

Kulima director in Madagascar to run workshop on forests and climate adaptation

FAO workshopDr Katharine Vincent is in Antananarivo this week to facilitate a workshop of government representatives who will decide upon the particular design of activities to take place within the remit of a forest adaptation project in Madagascar. In conjunction with FAO, Kulima is supporting the development of a project concept note for submission to the Least Developed Countries Fund. A number of southern African countries, including Malawi and Zambia, are 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. 

Kulima directors in Zambia to run workshop on forests and climate adaptation

forestDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are in Lusaka this week to facilitate a workshop of government representatives who will be deciding upon the particular design of activites to take place within the remit of a forest adaptation project in Zambia.  In conjunction with FAO, they are supporting the development of a project concept note for submission to the Least Developed Countries Fund. A number of southern African countries, including Malawi and Zambia, are 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. This visit builds on an earlier scoping trip to inform stakeholders of the planned project.

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 co-facilitates workshop on forests, rangelands and climate change with FAO and SADC

FAO-SADC forestsDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull have been in Johannesburg this week to co-facilitate a workshop on forests, rangelands and climate change with FAO and SADC.  The purpose of the workshop, attended by representatives of 13 SADC countries, was to identify opportunities to develop a regional project eligible for Least Developed Countries Fund and Special Climate Change Fund monies.  Following on from the workshop a draft Project Identification Form will be developed and then elaborated in conjunction with participating countries and the SADC Secretariat.