Tag Archives: Dr Katharine Vincent

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 supports adaptation at the African Development Bank

Dr Katharine Vincent is currently in Tunis as part of an assignment to support the development of adaptation projects and use of Global Environment Facility funding.  She will be working with the Environment, Energy and Climate Change department (ONEC3) of the African Development Bank to identify and formulate projects across the continent, in conjunction with the Bank’s sectoral departments, which are eligible for various funds under the trusteeship of the GEF – including the Least Developed Countries Fund, Special Climate Change Fund and Adaptation Fund.

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.