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Courting complexity in climate services: Lessons from Participatory Scenario Planning

The Participatory Scenario Planning approach for seasonal decision-making at the local level has been adopted in 6 African countries and in SE Asia. This article discusses what makes it successful.

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M&E to enhance adaptation and reduce disaster risk

The PLACARD webinar examined some of the lessons learned from M&E emerging from CCA and DRR evaluation processes, and how we can ensure that learning can inform both practices.

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Using foresight to reduce climate vulnerability

Foresight can be a valuable tool in both climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, as well a useful method to integrate the two approaches.

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Helping decision-makers make sense of climate information

This report presents an overview of climate trends across the regions of Africa, and is distilled into a series of factsheets that are tailored for specific sub-regions and countries.

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IMPALA: Improving Model Processes For African Climate

The project aims to improve the ability of climate models to capture African climate systems, and thereby better enable decision-makers in Africa to use climate information.

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AMMA 2050: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis 2050

The AMMA-2050 team will investigate how physical processes interact to cause ‘high impact weather events’ such as storms and heat waves that affect lives and livelihoods.

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Gender, development and sustainability

Insights from research across SEI that has sought to narrow the gaps between knowledge, policy and practice on gender issues, and explore directions for the future.  

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Webinar: How to make poor people less vulnerable to natural disasters

In this webinar Stephane Hallegatte will explore the link between extreme weather and extreme poverty that underscores the urgency for policies that better protect the world’s most vulnerable.

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Using NDCs and NAPs to Advance Climate-Resilient Development

This article proposes a framework for mapping out the links between National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). 

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Increasing people’s resilience through social protection

This paper highlights how social protection programmes and systems can contribute to building the capacity of vulnerable people who are exposed to climate shocks and disasters.

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2016 ADA/UNDP Moldova Project Photobook

This photobook highlights activities from the "Supporting Moldova’s National Climate Change Adaptation Planning Process" including adaptation stories, publications and resources.

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Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development

This book documents emerging and innovative evaluation knowledge and practice for climate change and its links to sustainable development.

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Coastal ecosystem-based approaches for island nations

New web-based resources encourage the adoption of coastal ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA) as part of wider adaptation strategies of island nations.

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Experiential learning workshop

In January, a group of ASSAR’s research-into-use (RiU) coordinators and regional stakeholders spent a few days at the University of Cape Town to attend a three-day experiential learning workshop.
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HyCRISTAL; Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions

HyCRISTAL's goal is to understand the challenges and context of climate change impact at local level and to inform local-based solutions. The research focuses on East Africa. 

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Mass displacement and urban resilience

People displaced by conflict and disasters increasingly end up in urban areas. This Working Paper assesses the impact of mass displacement on the wellbeing of all urban residents.

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Dialogue for decision-making: the ‘City Learning Lab’ approach

The FRACTAL ‘City Learning Lab’ approach is designed to facilitate problem-solving at the intersection of climate change and urbanization trends across cities in Southern Africa.

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Strengthening gender considerations in the least developed countries

This paper discusses, and presents tools for and experiences in, integrating gender into adaptation planning and implementation, and the process to formulate and implement NAPs.

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Planning for NDC implementation: A Quick-Start Guide

CDKN and Ricardo Energy & Environment have developed a new ‘Quick-Start Guide’ to support planning for Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation.

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Integrating disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change

This brief describes a climate-integrated Community-based Early Warning System implemented by the Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) in Dakoro, Niger.

 

 

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Routes to resilience: Lessons from monitoring BRACED

This paper shares insights, reflections and lessons learned from designing, implementing and reporting against the BRACED Monitoring and Evaluation framework.

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Gender, development and sustainability

SEI’s work on gender aims to narrow the gap between knowledge and policy and practice. This article presents key insights from this work up to 2014, as well as key activities.
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The SEI Gender and Social Equity Programme

The core objective of this programme is to address knowledge and policy gaps related to gender and social equity in order to inform and advance sustainable development policy.  

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From risk to resilience

This report identifies five key principles for resilience building to ensure 2015 policy commitments are effectively implemented in vulnerable contexts.  

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