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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 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 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 supports GCVCA fieldwork in Maxixe

MaxixeFollowing 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 a planning workshop to design and prepare for the participatory research assessment in December 2013, Dr Katharine Vincent is currently in Maxixe to support the team and provide technical backstopping as they undertake their fieldwork for their GCVCA as part of the BMZ-funded project on Engendering Disaster Risk Reduction.  In-keeping with CARE's other activities in Maxixe, the assessment has been designed to provide inputs to the future implementation of existing programming around Early Child Development and sanitation and hygiene to ensure that implemented projects support gender equality and use appropriate gender-sensitive processes in order to reduce vulnerability for both men and women.

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.

PROVIA releases guidance on assessing vulnerability, impacts and adaptation to climate change at COP 19

Provia guidanceMs Tracy Cull and Dr Katharine Vincent were part of an international author team, alongside colleagues from Syke, the Finnish Environment Institute, University of OsloStockholm Environment Institute and Global Climate Forum, who compiled the PROVIA guidance on assessing vulnerability, impacts and adaptation to climate change, which is being launched this week at a side event at COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland.  The guidance updates and improves existing guidance for assessing climate change vulnerability, impacts and adaptation, covering the range of available approaches, methods and tools; and is structured around the adaptation learning cycle.

Kulima director in Zambia to design qualitative monitoring and evaluation instrument for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience

Vic Falls bridgeDr Katharine Vincent is currently in Zambia to design and pilot the qualitative aspects of a baseline study and the design of the monitoring and evaluation framework, in conjunction with Oxford Policy Management and RuralNet, for the second phase of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR).  PPCR is funded by the Climate Investment Funds and implemented in the Kafue sub-basin by the African Development Bank and Barotse sub-basin by the World Bank, and aims to reduce vulnerability to climate change in Zambia through participatory adaptation, infrastructure development, and strategic programme support. The use of qualitative scorecards and focus group discussions with project beneficiaries (citizens and officials) is an innovative development in the monitoring and evaluation of adaptation activities.

Kulima authors finalise inputs to IPCC Working Group 2 report

IPCC LAM4The final draft of the IPCC Working Group 2 (Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation) report was submitted on Friday, with inputs from Kulima's directors.  Dr Katharine Vincent has served as a Lead Author on the Rural Areas chapter, and a Contributing Author to the Africa chapter, whilst Ms Tracy Cull has served as a Contributing Author to the Rural Areas chapter.  The draft will now undergo another round of government review prior to being finalised and released in 2014.  Dr Katharine Vincent is also a Lead Author on the Technical Summary for Working Group 2. 

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

Tracy trainingDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are currently in Maxixe, Mozambique, to run the third 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 Homoine 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. This course follows on from one held in Maputo in March, and the second held in Nampula in August.