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FCFA launches a critical reflection on learning from its activities-with inputs from Kulima

Future Climate FCFA learningFor Africa has launched "A critical reflection on learning from the FCFA programme." The report is led by Julio Araujo, Blane Harvey and Ying-Syuan (Elaine) Huang, with inputs from a wider team, including Kulima director Katharine Vincent. It highlights the nature of collective learning, experiences of leadership and capacity development and knowledge co-production and research uptake over the four years of applied research on improving climate information for use in medium-term (5-40 year) planning, which was undertaken by the five consortia under FCFA, including UMFULA-in which Kulima was a partner. It recommends that flexibility should be built into programme design, transforming research and knowledge mobilisation practice, investing in Southern leadership and capacity, and evaluating impacts.

New release “A guide to effective collaboration and learning in consortia” with inputs from Kulima

The BRACED programme, in partnership with Future Climate For Africa, CARIAA, PLACARD, Partners for Resilience and SHEAR, has just released A guide to effective collaboration and learning in consortia. Building resilience to rising climate risks, written by Bettina Koelle, Lucia Scodanibbio, Katharine Vincent, Blane Harvey, Maarten van Aalst, Sophie Rigg, Nicola Ward and Margot Curl. Reflecting their experiences in the partner programmes and beyond, the guide outlines 8 principles to build effective transdisciplinary collaborations, highlighting the roles for different parties at different stages throughout the intended lifespan of the collaboration. The guide is illustrated with vignettes, examples, and checklists.

Kulima director attending CARIAA Annual Learning Review

consortium meetingFollowing on from the Adaptation Futures 2016 conference, Dr Katharine Vincent is now in Wageningen for the Annual Learning Review of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) programme. The Annual Learning Review brings together the four CARIAA projects: ASSAR, HI-AWARE, PRISE and DECCMA. Kulima is one of the partners in DEltas, vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA). DECCMA focuses on the extent to which, and circumstances under which, migration is, and may be, used as an adaptation in three deltas: the Ganges-Meghna-Brahmaputra, the Mahanadi and the Volta. Kulima's involvement is to ensure gender is integrated throughout the project, and to play a role in ensuring that research findings are effectively communicated beyond an academic audience.