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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.

Kulima and CSIR present training course in Zambia as part of SADC Climate Risk and Capacity project

Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull, together with Ms Claire Davis from CSIR, are presenting a 3-day training course on the use of weather and climate information in decision-making in Lusaka.  The training course forms part of the SADC-regional project, funded by USAID, on Climate Risk and Capacity, which released a recent handbook with new high resolution climate projections and information on impacts and adaptation in the region.  Following a process of needs assessment in March, the course will be attended by national government decision-makers, including technical staff from a number of ministries, and selected NGO representatives. This marks the second course in the series, following Mozambique last week.

Kulima and CSIR present training course in Mozambique as part of SADC Climate Risk and Capacity project

Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull, together with Ms Claire Davis from CSIR, are presenting a 3-day training course on the use of weather and climate information in decision-making in Maputo.  The training course forms part of the SADC-regional project, funded by USAID, on Climate Risk and Capacity, which released a recent handbook with new high resolution climate projections and information on impacts and adaptation in the region.  Following a process of needs assessment in March, the course will be attended by national government decision-makers, including directors from a number of ministries, and selected NGO representatives.

Kulima trains WWF staff to undertake Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments

Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are currently in Lamu, Kenya, where they are training WWF staff to undertake Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments.  WWF manages the East Africa Conservation Network Initiative, which comprises 9 seascape/landscapes.  As part of its commitment to adaptation, WWF will be undertaking Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments in a number of its seascape/landscapes, including Lamu.  On completion of the training, Katharine and Tracy will provide on-site mentoring for the start of the participatory exercises in the community, and then provide off-site support in the analysis and writing up of the findings.

Dates announced for training courses in the CSIR-Kulima SADC capacity building project

Training course dates have just been announced for the USAID-funded project on Climate Risk and Vulnerability in Southern Africa, implemented by CSIR and Kulima.  The project aims to build the capacity of decision-makers across the SADC region to use weather and climate information in their decision-making.  Customised training courses are being developed, reflecting needs assessment visits undertaken in Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  The first training course will take place in Maputo from 12-14 September, the second one will take place in Lusaka from 19-21 September, the third will take place in Harare from 25-27 September, and the fourth one will take place in Windhoek from 9-11 October.

Kulima and CSIR plan training in use of weather and climate information for decision-making in the SADC region

Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull met this week with colleagues from CSIR as part of the USAID-funded project on Climate Risk and Vulnerability in Southern Africa.  The project, implemented by Kulima and CSIR, aims to build the capacity of decision-makers across the SADC region to use weather and climate information in their decision-making.  Needs assessment visits have now been undertaken in Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and the purpose of the meeting was to plan the structure of each customised training course, all of which are due to take place in September and October 2011.  The training courses will draw on the innovative downscaled climate change projections for the SADC region outlined in Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa (also produced as part of the project).

Adaptation Partnership publishes summary of Kulima-organised Western Indian Ocean Climate Change Workshop for Coastal and Marine Protected Areas

The Adaptation Partnership has released a summary report of the Western Indian Ocean Climate Change Workshop for Coastal and Marine Protected Areas.  The workshop, organised by Ms Tracy Cull, and convened by the United States Agency for International Development and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under the auspices of the Adaptation Partnership, brought together participants from nine Western Indian Ocean (WIO) countries and the United States in February in Cape Town to identify climate change capacity building needs for coastal and marine protected areas in the WIO region.  Presentations from the meeting are available on the Adaptation Partnership website.

Kulima and International Development conduct a third round of climate change training at the African Development Bank

Dr Katharine Vincent is again in Tunis where she is part of a team conducting climate change training at the African Development Bank.  The training, focusing on the impacts of climate change on energy and transport, forms part of a series that has been designed and run by Kulima and International Development East Anglia as part of a project to raise awareness of climate change and development issues among African Development Bank staff at a variety of levels.  The first set of trainings, for Executive Directors and Senior Managers, was held in October 2011.  The second set of trainings, for Managers, was held in January 2012 on climate change and agriculture and natural resources.

Kulima undertakes climate capacity building needs assessment in Mozambique

Last week Dr Katharine Vincent was in Maputo to meet with government and non-government representatives to assess the needs for climate capacity building in the country.  The needs assessment is a key component of the USAID-funded project on Climate Risk and Vulnerability in southern Africa, where customised training will be designed and run to promote the use of weather and climate information in decision-making.  As well as Mozambique, the project will take place in Mauritius, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.