The weADAPT Team

Published: 14th August 2012 12:06Last Updated: 28th November 2016 17:29
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Introduction

 weADAPT is developed and maintained by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Content is curated both by SEI and a network of Knowledge Partners as shown below. Find out more details about these Knowledge Partner collaborations

Strategic and technical coordination

Theme and Network Editors

weADAPT Editors are instrumental in co-creating the knowledge base and community within the platform, since the goal is for it to be co-managed by many organizations. 

Name of Theme or Network

Editor

Type

AfriCAN Climate

Martha Bissman (WIP Renewable Energies)

Network

Martha is a Senior Project Manager in the fields of sustainable energy and water supply, project financing and climate change communication.

C3D+                   

Cristina Rekakavas (UNITAR)

Network

Cristina works at UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) and is the coordinator of the Climate Change Capacity Development project (C3D+).

Global Initiative on Community Based Adaptation

Helena Wright (ICCCAD)

Network

Helena completed her PhD at Imperial College, focusing on climate change finance. Her research interests include climate finance effectiveness, international negotiations on climate change, and climate change impacts in developing countries. She is working at Imperial and is affiliated with ICCCAD. 

Oxfam Climate Change Adaptation Initiative/ ASSAR

Jesse De Maria Kinney (Oxfam)

Network

Jesse is the climate change adaptation programme coordinator for Oxfam GB. He coordinates Oxfam's role, as the cross-regional research-into-use lead, in the ASSAR (Adaptation At-Scale in Semi-Arid Regions) consortium.

Adaptation Decision Making

Richard Taylor (SEI)

Theme

Richard is a researcher at SEI Oxford working on climate adaptation decision-making and social simulation modelling.

Adaptation without Borders

Magnus Benzie and Henrik Carlsen (SEI)

Theme

Magnus is a researcher at SEI Stockholm with a focus on climate change adaptation.

Henrik joined SEI Stockholm in January 2014. His main field of expertise is decision making under uncertainty, with an emphasis on climate change adaptation.

Climate Adaptation Training

Tahia Devisscher (SEI)

Theme

Tahia is a researcher at SEI Oxford and interested in decision-making processes related to adaptation and governance of social-ecological systems.

Transforming Development and Disaster Risk

 

Rajesh Daniel and Albert Salamanca (both SEI)

Theme

Rajesh joined SEI’s Asia Centre in August 2013 as communications coordinator. He is a writer, researcher and filmmaker with more than 15 years of experience on issues of natural resources governance in Southeast and the Mekong Region. 

Albert is currently a researcher at SEI Asia where he is involved in a number of initiatives. He conducts research on the intersection of flooding and migration and the social construction of risk in Laos as well as the political economy of water flow in Bangkok. Together with partners in Indonesia, he also works with farmers on the governance and management of the Bali Cultural Landscape, a World Heritage Site listed in 2012.

Economics of Climate Adaptation

Anton Cartwright (African Centre for Cities)

Theme

Anton is an SEI Associate and has postgraduate degrees in Development Economics, and in Environmental Change from the University of Oxford, in addition to an undergraduate BSc in Agriculture, which he took in South Africa. His work focuses on the relationship between environmental degradation and human poverty.

Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Tahia Devisscher (SEI)

Theme

See bio above in the Climate Adaptation Training Theme

Forests and Climate Change

Toby Gardner (SEI)

Theme

Toby is a researcher at SEI Stockholm and has a background in tropical ecology and conservation and has spent much of the last fifteen years working on problems of how to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystem services in a variety of different human-modified systems. He has a specific research focus on the eastern Brazilian Amazon.

Innovative ICTs for Communication Climate Risk

Michael Rastall and Sukaina Bharwani (both SEI)

Theme

Michael is undertaking studies at UCL and is also working as a knowledge manager of weADAPT. Sukaina is a researcher at SEI Oxford and interested in exploring indigenous knowledge and more specifically tacit knowledge. She is also involved in weADAPT; translating user needs into the technical features that are of value in facilitating work on climate adaptation.

National Adaptation Planning

Christian Ledwell (IISD)

Theme

Christian is the media and communications officer for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network. He works for the Network's secretariat, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), based in Ottawa, Canada.

Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation

Monica Coll Besa (SEI)

Theme

Monica is a researcher at SEI Oxford and interested in both community-based and ecosystem-based adaptation approaches, including vulnerability and livelihoods, adaptation and mitigation synergies (mainly climate-smart agriculture and REDD+), and adaptation decision-making and governance

Transforming Governance

Åsa Persson (SEI)

Theme

Åsa has been a researcher at SEI Stockholm since 2001. A human geographer by training, she received her PhD degree in environmental policy from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2007.

Urban Adaptation to Climate Change

Anna Taylor (SEI and African Centre for Cities)

Theme

Anna works part-time at SEI Oxford. Having been in Oxford for 4.5 years, these days she work mainly out of Cape Town, South Africa, doing her PhD research and moving between the university and the local municipal government as part of the Mistra Urban Futures programme.

Using Climate Information

Anna Steynor (CSAG)

Theme

At the Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town Anna is involved in stakeholder engagement, with the aim of bridging the gap between climate science and society.  Her particular interests lie in the involvement of stakeholders in developing decision-relevant tools, the development of climate services within Africa and processes of adaptation.

Vulnerability

Ruth Butterfield (SEI)

Theme

Ruth is the director of the Stockholm Environment Institute Oxford Centre. Her research interests are climate change, agriculture, forestry, social and physical vulnerability, social learning and adaptation decision-making.

The Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA)

Léa Doumenjou (Oxfam)

Network

Léa is the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) programme officer since September 2013, but has also been involved on the communications; grant management and admin side of the project since August 2011.

Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia

Albert Salamanca (SEI)

Network

See bio above in the Disaster Resilience Theme.

Small Islands and Climate Change

Albert Salamanca (SEI)

Network

See bio above in the Disaster Resilience Theme.

EcoADAPT

Tahia Devisscher and Monica Coll Besa (both SEI)

Network

See bio above in the Climate Adaptation Training Theme (Tahia) and Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation Theme (Monica).