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Kulima director participating in workshop on climate information for development

Cape TownDr Katharine Vincent is in Cape Town this week for a workshop on communication, interpretation and use of climate information for development led by Professors Suraje Dessai (University of Leeds) and Coleen Vogel (University of the Witwatersrand). Katharine will act as a mentor alongside Drs Joe Daron, Admire Nyamwanza and Rachel James. The workshop brings together early career researchers from the UK and South Africa under the British Council Researcher Links programme, which aims to enable interaction, shared opportunities for learning, and the building of research links for future collaboration.

Kulima contributes to PROVIA guidance on vulnerability, impact and adaptation assessment

Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull have been part of the international team of scientific experts assembled to review the guidance on vulnerability, impact and adaptation assessments. The task comprises one of four work streams of PROVIA – Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation.┬áThe revised guidelines, which will be published in December 2012, will serve as a much needed update of earlier IPCC Guidelines, UNEP Handbook (1994 and 1996 respectively) and other publications. The first draft has gone out for international expert review and comments are sought from interested parties by 30th June 2012.