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Kulima director participating in DECCMA whole consortium meeting in Ghana

Accra coastDr Katharine Vincent is in Accra this week to participate in the whole consortium meeting of DEltas, vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration as an Adaptation (DECCMA) project. DECCMA is one project within the Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia programme. it 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-Brahmaputre; the Mahanadi; and the Volta. Kulima's involvement is to ensure gender is integrated throughout the project. The meeting will bring together all consortium partners to assess progress and share information on emerging findings, as well as offer targeted training for next steps.

Kulima director in Southampton with the DECCMA northern team

Ganges deltaDr Katharine Vincent is at the University of Southampton this week to work with colleagues in the northern team of the DECCMA project. DEltas, vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration as an Adaptation is one project within the Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia programme. It 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 (from proposal development to analysis). The meeting will focus on activities for the upcoming whole consortium meeting in Ghana.

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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.

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.

UK Government launches findings of the Foresight Migration and Global Environmental Change Project

The UK Government Office for Science in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has just launched the findings of the Foresight project on Migration and Global Environmental Change.  In addition to the project report, the evidence base includes 17 reviews of drivers of environmental migration, 21 state of the science reviews, 14 policy development reviews, 8 case studies, and 7 modelling reviews.  Prior to publication, findings were presented and discussed at 4 workshops, including one focusing on the drylands region, which was held in conjunction with Kulima in Johannesburg in March.  Tracy Cull and Katharine Vincent wrote the report from the drylands workshop, which is also now available.

Workshop on Global Environmental Migration in the drylands

Kulima and the UK Government Office for Science Foresight Programme will be co-hosting a workshop in Johannesburg on 10-11th March 2011.  The event is part of the Foresight Programme’s Global Environmental Migration Project, and will bring together 25 experts from academia, government, and civil society to discuss the future implications of global environmental migration in the drylands.