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Kulima represented on editorial team for Frontiers in Climate Special Issue on Extreme Events in the Developing World

Dr Katharine Vincent is joining Drs Marta Bruno Soares and Chris Funk and Professors Emma Archer and Andy Dougill in editing a forthcoming special issue of Frontiers in Climate on Extreme Events in the Developing World. The special issue aims to collate case studies of extreme events in developing countries, with a clear emphasis on what may be learned from prediction, early warning, risk reduction and mitigation, preparedness, and response – particularly given future increases in occurrence of such events. Abstracts are due by 30 January 2020 with full papers to be submitted by 29 May 2020 on the Frontiers Research Topic page. Early career researchers and authors from developing countries are particularly encouraged to make submissions.

Fifth run of the Wits Introduction to Vulnerability Risk Assessment completed

VRA course map of expectationsDr Katharine Vincent and Dr Alec Joubert have just completed the fifth rollout of the University of the Witwatersrand’s short professional training course on Introduction to Vulnerability Risk Assessment in Johannesburg.  The National Qualifications Foundation (NQF) Level 5-rated course was attended by 11 vulnerability assessment professionals from various local municipalities and metros from across South Africa, as well as by a UN official from Nairobi.  Course evaluations praised the interactive nature of the course, and the quality of training material and presentations.  In particular Alec was praised for his ability to give a comprehensive overview of the nature of climate change in simple terms.  The course is next due to run on 26-30th September 2011, and more information is available on the Wits Enterprise website.