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Kulima and DRFN submit Vulnerability and Adaptation chapter for Namibia’s Third National Communication

SossusvleiKulima Integrated Development Solutions and the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia are submitting to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism the Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment chapter for Namibia's Third National Communication to the UNFCCC. This follows a period of backstopping the Vulnerability and Adaptation Multistakeholder Task Team and facilitating workshops that selected priority sectors, identifid the intended content and structure of the chapter, and consolidated findings through the choosing of indicators and identifying the extent of existing adaptation.  


Kulima directors present at Africa Climate and Development Initiative seminar

Malawi gameboardToday Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull presented the finding of their Future Climate for Africa Malawi pilot case study findings at the Africa Climate and Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town. In the seminar they highlighted findings on the use of weather and climate information in medium term (5-40 year) decision-making in Malawi, and reflected on the methodology of national level workshops (reported elsewhere in a blog for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network).  Their presentation was followed by Dr Chris Jack from the Climate Systems Analyis Group, who compared and contrasted the co-exploration approach taken by their pilot case study, which compared the coastal cities of Accra (Ghana) and Maputo (Mozambique).

Kulima organises Western Indian Ocean Climate Change Workshop in Cape Town

Ms Tracy Cull is currently in Cape Town for the Western Indian Ocean Climate Change Workshop, which Kulima has organised.  The workshop, convened by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) under the auspices of the Adaptation Partnership, has brought together over 40 Marine Protected Area managers and climate change policy decision makers from Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, and Tanzania.  The purpose of the workshop has been to identify the capacity requirements for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) within the Agulhas and Somalia Current Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) to conduct vulnerability assessments and build adaptive responses to climate change impacts within their management areas.