Monthly Archives: February 2015

Malawi FCFA pilot case study undertaken by Kulima and the University of Leeds is released

FCFAKulima and the University of Leeds undertook one of four pilot case studies to inform the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme. Using the example of Malawi, the aim was to look at the actual and potential use of weather and climate information in planning decisions. Interim outputs from the project included a review of existing weather and climate information. The final report was compiled following a series of in-country stakeholder consultations and a workshop based on simulating planning decisions through the use of serious games. The final report and policy brief of the case study have just been released by the coordinators of the FCFA pilot programme, as well as a synthesis report and brief that build on the collective discussions of all the pilot case study teams at a workshop in Cape Town in October.

Kulima directors attend African Risk Capacity climate insurance inception meeting

fisherman heading homeDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are in Johannesburg today for the inception meeting of a new project with the AU specialist agency the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Ltd.  In partnership with the Frankfurt School (UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance), and with funding from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, the nine month project will work in seven African countries to assess the current state of adaptation planning (and adaptation planning good practice guidelines) and climate finance absorption capacity. This will inform preparation for the new Extreme Climate Facility (XCF), which is intended to support national level adaptation and disaster risk planning.

Kulima director running climate change workshops in western Zambia

ZNCCSOver the next two weeks Dr Katharine Vincent is running a number of climate change sensitisation and awareness raising workshops in western Zambia. Following on from the Training of Trainers for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience held in January, eight workshops will take place to cover the 14 districts of the Barotse sub-basin that are participating in phase 2 of PPCR. The workshops will be attended by district and council officials, members of the Barotse Royal Establishment, non-government organisations, and community leaders.  The purpose is to raise their awareness of climate change risks and opportunities as a precursor to more in-depth risk assessments, mainstreaming of climate resilience in local development planning, and support to adaptation actions.