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Kulima undertaking consultations to inform a Regional Strategy for Mainstreaming Gender in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation for IGAD

Dr Katharine Vincent is in Nairobi this week to undertake consultations with stakeholders to inform a Regional Strategy for Mainstreaming Gender in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region. This follows on from a consultative dialogue that she facilitated last week, attended by the gender, DRM and CCA focal points from the majority of the IGAD member states. After Nairobi she will travel to Uganda to continue consultations there. The assignment, in partnership with Cowater International, is due to be complete by March 2020.

Kulima works with African Development Bank to develop an adaptation project in Uganda

Dr Katharine Vincent is currently in Kampala to undertake preliminary meetings with stakeholders to define an adaptation project concept for submission to the UNFCCC Least Developed Countries Fund.  Addressing priorities identified in Uganda’s National Adaptation Programme of Action, the project will likely have components relating to the water, agriculture and health sectors.  Meetings will be held with the Climate Change Unit in the Ministry of Water and Environment, other relevant government representatives, development partners and civil society organisations.

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.