Ben Smith

I work as an associate with SEI Oxford and have just finished a PhD at King's College London looking at factors influencing the effectiveness of ecosystem restoration, and the chanllenges posed by climate change. I have been involved in weADAPT since the very beginning editing content, building relationships and getting feedback from users on how to improve the site. I'm very excited by how much weADAPT now offers!

My interests are in the use of climate information to support adaptation, and in particular how to make information accessible in a credible and usable way. I am also very interested in developing work at the intersection of ecosystem restoration and adaptation, and the role restoration can play in ecosystem-based adaptation. 

At SEI I currently have a focus on training and capacity-building, but have also recently worked on screening donor portfolios for climate risks, and innovative approaches to visualising the networks of organisations working on adaptation.

Bahasa climate vulnerability assessment training

Bahasa training modules

Bahasa training module

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Lombok and the Philippines climate vulnerability training

Training modules SE Asia islands

Lombok and the Philippines climate vulnerability training

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Small Islands Climate Adaptation Training

This project aims to support the planning of locally relevant climate adaptation programmes and projects by providing a combination of face-to-face and testing of electronic learning opportunities.

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Healthy Futures

What is HEALTHY FUTURES about?

HEALTHY FUTURES is an international collaborative research project that aims to reduce the future burden of three water-related vector-borne diseases (VBDs) -malaria...

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The weADAPT experience

This note describes key weADAPT changes made since 2007, and identifies seven lessons/principles learned from the process of developing the platform to enable collaboration and sharing experiences.

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Adapting to multiple stresses in Sekhukhune, (South Africa)

Changes in the climate affect the nature, magnitude, and frequency of a number of existing stresses experienced. This case study documents these impacts in Ga-Selala, Sekhukhene, South Africa.

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Ben is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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National Adaptation Planning

Designing robust, flexible adaptation strategies for national adaptation plans.
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Vulnerability

Guidelines and tools for assessing the social and biophysical vulnerability to climate change.
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Governance, institutions and policy

Advancing new insights into good governance for sustainable development in the face of social and ecological change.
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Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.
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Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Enhancing ecosystem services to support climate adaptation.
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Adaptation Decision Making

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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