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Kulima director supporting gender training for CDKN in Cape Town

Cape Town city centreDr Katharine Vincent is in Cape Town this week to support gender training for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network staff based at SouthSouthNorth. The training is being run by Dr Virginie le Masson from the Overseas Development Institute as part of an overall initiative to improve gender integration in CDKN programming. The focus is on raising awareness of gender and how it affects climate-compatible development (and thus should be intergrated within project design and development); as well as improving gender-sensitivity within the organisation itself, and its policies and procedures. 

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 Norwich to present DECCMA’s approach to gender

Women in IndiaDr Katharine Vincent is in Norwich this week to present DECCMA's approach to gender at a training course on "Researching Gender: Concepts and Methods" at the University of East Anglia. The training course runs regularly but has been customised for the various projects taking place within the Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia programme. The DEltas, vulnerability and Climate Change; Migration as an Adaptation (DECCMA) project is working in three deltas: the Ganges-Meghna-Brahmaputra; the Mahanadi; and the Volta. The project recently published a working paper, written by Kulima, on DECCMA's Approach to the Incorporation of Gender.

Kulima director in Lusaka for conclusion of climate risk planning assignment

NamupandeDr Katharine Vincent is in Lusaka this week to finalise the assignment on climate risk planning with the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience in Zambia. The purpose of this assignment has been to build capacity for climate risk planning within the 14 pilot districts of the Barotse sub-basin. As such, a training course was designed and run with Climate Risk Adaptation Facilitators and District Planning Officers in order to faciltiate gender-sensitive climate risk assessments in communities, and the identification and prioritisation of adaptation activities. Climate change awareness raising and sensitisation meetings were subsequently held in eight districts to raise awareness of the risk assessment process and mainstreaming of findings in development planning.

DECCMA publishes paper on its gender approach by Kulima

living on waterDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull have produced a paper entitled "DECCMA's approach to the incorporation of gender". Kulima is part of the consortium undertaking the Deltas, vulnerability and Climate Change; Migration as an Adaptation (DECCMA) project, one of four funded by IDRC and DFID under the Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia programme. Kulima has been involved in DECCMA since proposal development stage, ensuring gender was integrated into the project concept.  Our current responsibility is to support the research teams in developing a gender-sensitive research design, use of gender-sensitive methods, and ensuring the analysis of findings is gendered. The paper provides an overview of how this process has occurred to date.

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 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 contributing to CARIAA-funded project on migration in deltas as adaptation to climate change

CARIAA logoKulima is proud to be part of one of the four consortia announced this week as successful under the IDRC– and DFID-funded Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA). CARIAA aims to improve the resilience of poor people to climate change in particular "hot spot" environments, namely semi-arid regions, glacier and snow pack-dependent river basins, and deltas. Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration as an Adaptation (DECCMA) is led by the University of Southampton (UK), Institute of Water and Flood Management at Bangadesh University of Technology and Engineering, Jadavpur University (India), National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Studies (Egypt) and the University of Ghana. Kulima will be integrating a gender perspective into the research agenda and policy engagement process, and developing adaptation funding proposals based on empirical project findings.

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 supports GCVCA fieldwork in Angoche

leaky bucket-smallFollowing Kulima's training of staff in the new gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (GCVCA) methodology in August 2013, and then the facilitating of 2 planning workshops last month to design and prepare for the participatory research assessment, Dr Katharine Vincent is currently in Angoche to support the teams and provide technical backstopping as they undertake thir fieldwork for their GCVCAs as part of the BMZ-funded prroject on Engendering Disaster Risk Reduction.  In-keeping with CARE's other activities in Angoche, the assessments have been designed to provide inputs to ongoing programmes, namely CARE's Adaptation Learning Programme and the CARE-WWF Alliance 'Primeiras e Segundas' on conservation and development.