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Evidence for Development were pleased to attend the Adaptation Futures conference in Cape Town this week for the first time. Adaptation Futures is a major international bi-annual event which brings together communities of professionals interested in climate change adaptation.
The students who took part in in the Climate Services Academy and Training (CSAT) programme EfD was involved in developing with the Walker Institute earlier in the year, presented work from their overseas placements at a showcase event at the University of Reading today.
Over the last few weeks, Household Economy Approach (HEA) and Individual Household Method (IHM) fieldwork studies have been completed in the Homa Bay, Kisumu District of Kenya. This work forms part of the assessment of climate change impacts in Lake Victoria basin within the HyCRISTAL project.
Earlier this week, Dr Celia Petty and Dai Clegg participated in the HyCRISTAL AGM in Kampala, Uganda. HyCRISTAL is a Future Climate for Africa project, which is developing methodologies for new climate research to support the resilience of rural communities vulnerable to climate change, with an emphasis on the sectors of agriculture and fishing, and in the context of other drivers of change such as shifts in land-use and population growth.
The UNHCR Seeds for Solutions (SfS) project is designed to enhance the economic security of both Malian refugees and the host community in the Sahel region of Burking Faso, through interventions in the dairy sector and support to micro-enterprise initiatives. Evidence for Development have been involved in assessing the impacts of the SfS project since […]
Evidence for Development is delighted to be involved in a new project with the Walker Institute: Adaptive Social Protection: Information for Enhanced Resilience (ASPIRE). The project is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID); other consortium partners include the UK Met Office and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
Evidence for Development is working with the Walker Institute at the University of Reading to deliver the Climate Services Academy (CSAT), an exciting new initiative which is training postgraduate research (PGR) students in Evidence Synthesis to inform policy and business decision-making.
As part of our commitment to research and capacity development for poverty alleviation, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, EfD is participating in the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) Africa Hydromet Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In March, EfD’s John Seaman spoke alongside experts from Médecins Sans Frontières and the King’s Institute of Cancer Policy on a panel examining health care in conflict zones at King’s College London’s sold-out ‘Post-2015 Development Challenges in Conflict Zones’ conference. You can listen to the podcast on the CSD 2015 website or watch an interview with […]
Evidence for Development staff and associates have been very active since the start of the year conducting studies, publishing research and participating in conferences and consortiums. Here’s a taste of what we’ve been doing. Fieldwork March marked the completion of the second phase of a study with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the University of […]
An EfD article has been published in the Journal of Climate Risk Management, outlining the Household Economy Approach (HEA) and its application for managing the impacts of climate change on poverty and food security in developing countries. You can read the full article on Science Direct. We’ve also recently posted two new blogs: a piece on […]