Monthly Archives: May 2016

Kulima director attending CARIAA Annual Learning Review

consortium meetingFollowing on from the Adaptation Futures 2016 conference, Dr Katharine Vincent is now in Wageningen for the Annual Learning Review of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) programme. The Annual Learning Review brings together the four CARIAA projects: ASSAR, HI-AWARE, PRISE and DECCMA. Kulima is one of the partners in DEltas, vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA). DECCMA focuses on the extent to which, and circumstances under which, migration is, and may be, used as an adaptation in three deltas: the Ganges-Meghna-Brahmaputra, the Mahanadi and the Volta. Kulima's involvement is to ensure gender is integrated throughout the project, and to play a role in ensuring that research findings are effectively communicated beyond an academic audience.

Kulima director attending Adaptation Futures conference in Rotterdam

adaptation futuresDr Katharine Vincent is in Rotterdam this week to participate in the Adaptation Futures conference. She will be presenting two papers.  One, entitled "Critical reflections on a co-production science-policy process: A case study from Malawi" will be in session SC 8.6 "Participatory processes and co-production of adaptation knowledge" on Tuesday 10th May from 1545-1730. This paper, co-authored with Professors Lindsay Stringer and Andy Dougill, as well as Tracy Cull and Diana Mataya, reports experiences to date with the FCFA pilot case study in Malawi and the current UMFULA project. The other, entitled "What can be done to effectively and efficiently recognize the adaptation efforts that have been undertaken by developing countries?" will be in session RT10 "Adaptation Forum" on Thursday 12th May from 1345-1530. It will outline potential methods to monitor adaptation efforts to inform the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee with respect to the Paris Agreement.

Kulima directors in Addis to present agricultural adaptation good practices to CAADP

nym and medicinal trees in nurseryDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are in Addis Ababa to present agricultural adaptation good practices to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).  The report arises from a project managed by Kulima and UNIQUE Landuse and Forestry as part of the GIZ support to CAADP.  Over the last two years primary research was undertaken to document observed adaptations in various farming systems in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Togo and Zambia, as well as in South Africa. Six continent-wide good practices were then determined based on a transparent evaluation framework for good practices in agricultual adaptation, developed in early 2015.