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Kulima director in Zambia to support development of forest adaptation project

afromontane forestDr Katharine Vincent continues her trip in Zambia this week by working to support the development of a project concept note for submission to the Least Developed Countries Fund.  Zambia is participating in the development of a regional programme on forests, rangelands and climate change adaptation, first conceived of at a regional workshop hosted by FAO and SADC in Johannesburg in June 2013.  The programme includes aspects of policy and strategy harmonisation; the establishment of comparable information and data management systems and vulnerability assessments; transfer of adaptation technology to support forest protection and regeneration; and enabling climate-resilient livelihoods for forest-dependent populations.

Kulima directors publish paper on indicators and loss and damage in Geography Compass

Geography CompassA paper by Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull has been published in the January 2014 edition of the online Wiley journal, Geography Compass.  Using indicators to assess climate change vulnerabilities: Are there lessons to learn for emerging loss and damage debates? investigates whether there is a role to play for the growing and evolving literature on vulnerability indicators to assess the risk of loss and damage, which has become one of the pressing debates within the international policy framework around climate change.

Kulima chosen to work with CARE Mozambique on engendering disaster risk reduction project

Kulima Integrated Development Solutions has been chosen by CARE Mozambique as an implementing partner in a BMZ-funded project on engendering disaster risk reduction.  Running until 2014, the project will develop new gender-sensitive vulnerability assessment methodologies and train personnel to facilitate their use in participatory vulnerability assessments in Homoine and Angoche districts.  After field testing, refinements will be made and the final gender-sensitive toolkit will be used to advocate for gender-sensitive disaster risk reduction.  Further training will also be conducted with national and local level government and civil society members in the hopes that gender-sensitive vulnerability approaches become standard in the future.

Kulima supports CARE in developing a project to engender disaster risk reduction in Mozambique

Kulima has been supporting CARE International in Mozambique to develop a project to engender disaster risk reduction in Mozambique.  Mozambique has a world class policy and institutional framework for disaster risk reduction, and a very effective National Disaster Management Institute.  At the national level, commitments have also been made to gender equality, but at the grassroots level women and girl children remain systematically disadvantaged.  This project aims to give them a voice through developing a methodology for gender-sensitive community vulnerability and capacity assessments, based on CARE’s well-established CVCA toolkit, and identify gender-specific vulnerabilities that can be remedied by other CARE projects and programmes.  The proposal for the 22-month project will be submitted to the German funder, BMZ.

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.