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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.

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.

 

Kulima directors author paper on coping and adaptation in Climate and Development journal

Climate and Development coverDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull, together with co-authors Diana Chanika, Petan Hamazakaza, Alec Joubert, Eulalia Macome and Charity Mutonhodza-Davies, have published a paper entitled "Farmers' responses to climate variability and change in southern Africa – is it coping or adaptation?" in the journal Climate and Development, published by Taylor and Francis. The paper arises from research conducted for Oxfam and contributes to theoretical debates on the differences between coping and adaptation based on empirical evidence from five southern African countries: Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It concludes that whether particular strategies represent coping or adaptation is context- and scale-specific, but has implications for policies and programmes intending to support adaptation in the future.

 

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

trainingDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are currently in Nampula, Mozambique, to run the second 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 Angoche 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.

Kulima completes project on climate change, health, agriculture and disasters analysis in Mozambique

MaputoKulima Integrated Development Solutions, together with partners CSIR and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, have completed a project on climate change, health, agriculture and disasters analysis in Mozambique.  The project, funded by CDKN, comprised 3 work packages: a stakeholder and institutional analysis and scoping study; a qualitative analysis of how projected climate change may influence epidemiology of malaria and diarrhoeal diseases, including fieldwork in 4 districts; and assessing entry points into the existing Mozambican policy context for addressing future risks, taking into account good practice from other countries.  The final report is available here.

Kulima begins project to develop plan of action on climate change for Mozambique’s Ministry of Health

MaputoFollowing on from the completion of the CDKN-funded project on climate change, health, disasters and agriculture in Mozambique, Kulima and partners (CSIR and the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane) will continue to support the Ministry of Health (MISAU). The project extension will develop a plan of action and a prioritised and costed policy research agenda on climate change, using a stakeholder consultation that builds on the findings of the first project. The plan of action will build upon the implications of the first study for the forthcoming Health Sector Strategic Plan, whilst the prioritised and costed research agenda should facilitate MISAU and MICOA to better elaborate the health action plan section of the recently-announced National Climate Change Strategy.   

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

GCVCA trainingKulima is running the first training of trainers course in Maputo this week 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.  The course will be attended by CARE staff from Angoche and Homoine districts, as well as government representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry for Women and Social Action, National Disaster Management Institute and Ministry for the Coordination of Environmental Affairs.  GCVCA is a participatory methodology that aims to empower communities as they identify the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of both men and women in the face of climate change, and will be used by CARE in projects in Angoche and Homoine throughout 2013.

Kulima writes guest blog on Mozambique flooding for CDKN

urban MaputoIn a guest blog, published today on the CDKN website, Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull outline the extent of flooding from heavy rains in Mozambique, and ask why it is receiving so little media coverage.  The physical magnitude of flooding has reached similar proportions to the year 2000, yet despite this, the international media is barely reporting the issue.  Floods began in mid January in the south of the country (around the Limpopo basin), and have subsequently occurred in the central region (Zambezi basin) and to the north (Cabo Delgado and Niassa provinces), affecting 250,000 people to date.  Mozambique's National Disaster Management Institute has responded, with the assistance of humanitarian partners.

Kulima chosen to work with CARE Mozambique on engendering disaster risk reduction project

Kulima Integrated Development Solutions has been chosen by CARE Mozambique as an implementing partner in a BMZ-funded project on engendering disaster risk reduction.  Running until 2014, the project will develop new gender-sensitive vulnerability assessment methodologies and train personnel to facilitate their use in participatory vulnerability assessments in Homoine and Angoche districts.  After field testing, refinements will be made and the final gender-sensitive toolkit will be used to advocate for gender-sensitive disaster risk reduction.  Further training will also be conducted with national and local level government and civil society members in the hopes that gender-sensitive vulnerability approaches become standard in the future.

Dr Katharine Vincent attends workshop in Mozambique as part of Leeds University CDKN project

Dr Katharine Vincent was invited to participate in a workshop in Mozambique for a CDKN-funded project implemented by Dr Lindsay Stringer, Professor Andy Dougill, and Dr Jen Dyer from the School of Earth and Environment at Leeds University.  The purpose of the workshop was to share emerging findings from the project on assessing institutional and governance partnerships for climate-compatible development in sub-Saharan Africa.  Representatives from the four project countries – Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe were present.  Kulima’s attendance was to identify synergies with our CDKN-funded project on the impacts of climate change on the health sector in Mozambique.