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.

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ACCCA Nigeria

The Nigerian coast is one of the low lying lagoonal Western African coasts, which is likely to experience severe impacts from flooding as a result of rising sea levels and climate change. Nigeria also has low adaptive capacity due to its limited experience with adaptation techniques. Livelihoods are now recognized as a key element in people’s adaptive capacity and vulnerability to climate-related stresses. 

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ACCCA Bangladesh

Photo from UNITAR Project Report

This project aims to develop a community-driven adaptation plan of action, as well as to facilitate the mainstreaming of climate...

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Climate projections for Mongu

Change in rainfall at Mongu for the period 2046-2065 from a range of climate models

Looking at the graph above there are periods in the year where there is agreement...

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ACCCA Afram Plains

ACCCA Ghana poster

The broad purpose of this project is to design and implement successful and sustainable climate change adaptation strategies that address food...

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Maradi Climate Projections

Change in precipitation for the period 2046-2065

Uncertainty over the driving forces of current W. African climate, such as the W. African monsoon, the role that land...

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ENDA Communities Niger Project

Dry river bed in Maradi District

This ENDA Communities project is working with several communities in Maradi District to develop adaptation actions to support food...

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