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Kulima director in Zambia to train on mainstreaming climate resilience into Integrated Development Plans

training workshop in MonguDr Katharine Vincent is in Mongu in Zambia this week to run a training course on mainstreaming climate resilience into Integrated Development Plans. Integrated Development Plans are spatial planning documents lasting 10 years which are developed by all districts. As part of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience seven districts in Western Province, together with national and provincial planning staff from the Ministry of Local Government and Housing and the Ministry of Development Planning, are being trained on the process of mainstreaming climate resilience into the planning process. This follows on from earlier workshops to mainstream climate resilience into District and Ward Development Plans, and training on the process of Gender-sensitive Climate Risk Assessment.

Kulima director in Zambia to work with Pilot Program for Climate Resilience

PPCR bannerDr Katharine Vincent is in Lusaka this week as part of the climate risk assignment with Zambia's Pilot Program for Climate Resilience. She is attending the PPCR annual meeting in Siavonga and will be working with the national consultant. Their role is to design and deliver a training of trainers to the NGOs in the Barotse sub-basin. The NGOs will be responsible for facilitating gender-sensitive participatory vulnerability and risk assessments in communities, and the identification and prioritisation of adaptation activities for inclusion in local level development planning. 

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 Director in Tunis to mainstream climate change in AfDB’s water and sanitation portfolio

African Development BankDr Katharine Vincent is in Tunis this week, working with the water and sanitation directorate at the African Development Bank to mainstream climate change into their portfolio. This assignment involves screening the current Africa-wide portfolio of water and sanitation projects for climate risks, and developing guidelines which must be followed in the development of future projects to ensure that their intended results will not be undermined by projected climate change, nor that they will inadvertently increase vulnerability. Training in the use of the developed guidelines will be provided to the relevant water and sanitation task managers at the end of the assignment.

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.

Kulima director in Mozambique to facilitate GCVCA fieldwork design

Mozambique fieldworkDr Katharine Vincent is is Angoche, Mozambique this week to work with two teams from CARE around gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (GCVCA).  The teams were previously trained by Kulima in the use of the new gender-sensitive CVCA methodology as part of the BMZ-funded project on Engendering Disaster Risk Reduction. The Adaptation Learning Programme will be designing a GCVCA to further intial exploratory participatory research they have conducted in Nampula province; whilst a team from the CARE-WWF Alliance programme "Primeiras e Segundas" have chosen to use the GCVCA methodology to investigate livelihoods, vulnerability and resilience as part of a study for the Rockefeller Foundation.  Dr Katharine Vincent will be facilitating the fieldwork planning and preparation process for both teams in advance of their fieldwok in February.

Kulima director in Maxixe to plan a gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis

focus group HomoineDr Katharine Vincent is currently in Maxixe, Mozambique to work with a team from CARE to design a gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (GCVCA).  The GCVCA will be conducted by a team of participatory qualitative researchers from CARE who were recently trained by Kulima in the use of the new gender-sensitive CVCA methodology as part of the BMZ-funded project on Engendering Disaster Risk Reduction.  The results of the GCVCA will be used to inform CARE's future programming around Early Child Development and sanitation and hygiene.

Kulima runs second training course on new gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability Capacity Analysis methodology

trainingDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are currently in Nampula, Mozambique, to run the second training course on the new gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability Capacity Analysis (GCVCA) toolkit, developed in conjunction with CARE Mozambique as part of the project on engendering disaster risk reduction, funded by BMZ through CARE Germany.  The course is being attended by CARE staff and partners from the Angoche district, who will then apply the methodology in order to inform the design of subsequent development interventions to reduce vulnerability and promote adaptive capacity of both men and women.

Kulima directors present at SADC RVAA Climate Change Seminar

RVAA Climate Change SeminarDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull have been in Durban for the SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis Climate Change Seminar.  Organised by the SADC RVAA programme, and attended by members of southern African national Vulnerability Assessment Committees and partners, the purpose of the seminar is to raise awareness of climate change.  Katharine and Tracy gave a presentation on introduction to climate change and projected impacts for the SADC region; and also chaired and facilitated a thematic session on innovations in climate change and livelihoods. 

Kulima delivers climate change training course for local government officials in Gaza province, Mozambique

Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are in Xai Xai, Mozambique this week, to deliver a two-day climate change training course to local government officials in Gaza province.  The training has been commissioned by the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance, as part of their second phase of programming.  ACCRA is currently working in Guija district in Gaza province, and has found that, whilst there is enthusiasm for addressing climate change issues, effective engagement with the issues is severely impeded by lack of technical understanding and capacity.  It is hoped that this training course will enable climate change to be more effectively considered in sub-national planning and development processes.

A blog summarising the training was posted on the ACCRA website on 20th November 2012.