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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 director in Livingstone to train PPCR community facilitators and planning officers

LivingstoneDr Katharine Vincent is in Livingstone for two weeks as part of the assignment to support climate risk planning within phase 2 of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience. The second phase of PPCR extends mainstreaming of climate resilience into local level policies and strategies, and supporting participatory adaptation and canal clearing in the flood-prone Bartose sub-basin. In conjunction with a local consultant, she is running a training of trainers course for Climate Resilience and Adaptation Facilitators and District Planning Officers, who will then facilitate gender-sensitive climate risk assessments in communities, and the identification and prioritisation of adaptation activities for inclusion in local level development planning. 

Kulima director continues trip to Malawi to wrap up ADAPT-PLAN project proposal

Malawi roadDr Katharine Vincent continues her trip to Malawi this week to hold a stakeholder workshop to finalise the project document for the ADAPT-PLAN project, on integrating adaptation into decision-making, which has been accepted at concept stage for funding by the GEF under the Least Developed Countries Fund.  This finalisation follows several rounds of consultations; at the district and national-level; and also presentation to (and endorsement by) the Climate Change Technical Committee.  The project sets up the institutional framework to encourage integration of adaptation into District Development Plans in 3 districts (Nkhata Bay, Ntcheu and Zomba) and 3 national departments (Agriculture, Water and Forestry) through the use of finance linked to identification and attainment of appropriate adaptation indicators.

Kulima director in Malawi to present project proposal to Climate Change Technical Committee

sunset over ShireDr Katharine Vincent is in Malawi this week to finalise the proposal development for the ADAPT-PLAN project, that integrates adaptation into development planning at national and local levels.  The concept has already been approved by the GEF as eligible for Least Developed Countries Fund monies.  Following the various district and national-level consultations undertaken during the PPG phase, the project proposal will be presented to the Climate Change Technical Committee at their 26th meeting on Thursday and Friday.  The finalisation of the project proposal will also require the firming up of intended partnerships and agreements on the co-financing aspects.

Kulima supports development of an adaptation project in Malawi

Lake MalawiDr Katharine Vincent is currently in Malawi to undertake the first of several scoping trips to develop a project that will ensure the integration of adaptation into development planning and national and district levels in the country.  The project concept was developed by UNDP and has been approved by the Global Environment Facility as eligible for Least Developed Countries Fund monies.  Stakeholder consultations are currently taking place at national level (in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management) and in the three districts (Nkhata Bay, Ntcheu and Zomba) in order to elaborate a project proposal and implementation plan.