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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ADx application in the Greater Banjul Area

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The Greater Banjul area in The Gambia faces several climate related hazards including sea-level rise and high temperature stress which...

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Socio-economic indicators of vulnerability to climate hazards in Nepal

This work on socio-economic indices was supporting research for the larger ACCCA project managed by UNITAR, which aimed to increase capacity to adapt to climate change in Nepal. 

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Creating or editing an article or case study on weADAPT is now a simple and intuitive process. Learn more how you can share your work on the platform here.

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ADx Greater Banjul Area

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ADx is a decision support tool to screen adaptation options. Users are able to access several methods to select the most appropriate...

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Knowledge brokers collaboration

Accessing robust and applicable climate change and development data in an usable format for a range of topics is very difficult. While there is an ongoing proliferation of resources,...

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Adaptation to Climate Change

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The Gambia, situated in West Africa, 13° 28.02' N and 16° 34.02' W, is located squarely in the river Gambia Delta, which effectively separates the country into two halves...

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

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Adaptation Decision Making

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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Climate Adaptation Learning Resources

Training modules on climate analysis, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning.
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Communicating Climate Risk

Improving access and creating innovative ways to communicate climate risk.
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Global Initiative on Community Based Adaptation (GICBA)

Collective learning on Community Based Adaptation
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Climate Services

This theme covers information and research for understanding and using climate data, communicating climate change and providing effective climate services.
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