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Kulima director in Malawi to support design of climate resilience programme

Malawi marketDr Katharine Vincent is in Malawi this week with colleagues from LTS International and the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership to support the design of a climate resilience programme. The programme, which is likely to last 5 years and be supported by a number of donors, aims to bring together various interventions in the resilience, livelihoods, social protection and humanitarian assistance spheres in order to enable climate-resilient development in Malawi. The week will involve consultations with various government and non-government stakeholders. Katharine's particular role is to assess the political economy to inform effective design, and to ensure that the approach is gender-responsive.

Kulima authors guidance notes on Adaptive Social Protection for the Institute of Development Studies

ASP guidance notesThe Adaptive Social Protection Programme at the Institute of Development Studies has just released "Adaptive Social Protection: Making Concepts a Reality. Guidance Notes for Practitioners", written by Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull.  Adaptive social protection is a concept that builds on the synergies between social protection, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction to ensure that the livelihoods of the poor are resilient in the context of changing climate and disaster risks.  The guidance notes have been published at the end of the 2 year Adaptive Social Protection Programme, and translate research findings into tangible guidance aimed at practitioners in all three sub-disciplines who wish to expand their approach to one of aaptive social protection.

Kulima organises Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance Regional Conference

Kulima has organised the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) Regional Conference, taking place in Nairobi from 26-28th September.  ACCRA is an ambitious consortium (Oxfam, Care, World Vision, Save the Children and ODI) working to improve global understanding of adaptive capacity and promote disaster risk reduction, social protection and climate change adaptation in Ethiopia, Uganda and Mozambique.  The conference will bring together over 60 policymakers, civil society representatives and other key actors, including Uganda’s Ministers for Disaster Preparedness, Environment and Local Government and high level government representatives from Ethiopia and Mozambique, to identify common solutions to the challenges posed by climate change.