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.