Jess Kavonic

Project Manager: UNA Rivers

Jess contributes to improving urban human well-being, strengthening local sustainability and improving climate resilience.

Jess Kavonic completed her Masters Degree in Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the University of Cape Town in 2013. Subsequently to joining ICLEI Africa she worked at the City of Cape Town focusing on a range of projects and programmes whilst engaging with communities to bridge divides between people and nature.
Jess is part of ICLEI’s Cities Biodiversity Center and manages the UNA Rivers Project.

workers tend to plants in restoration project in South Africa

Inspiring Climate Action in African Cities

This paper contains 17 case studies, each providing creative ways that various stakeholders have found to adapt to complex, interwoven climatic and social challenges. 

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Source to Sea catchment. Photo provided by: Bruce Sutherland (2014) (from the City of Cape Town)

FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 3

Adaptation Inspiration Theme: Applying an Integrated Catchment Management System to Cape Town

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

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Climate Knowledge Brokers

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is a growing alliance of around 400 leading global, regional and national knowledge brokers specialising in climate and development information.
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Disasters and Climate Change

Generating knowledge to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) with equitable, sustainable and resilient development, recognizing that development and DRR are interlinked.  
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Cities and climate change

Views on trends, challenges, findings and case studies of cities adapting throughout the world.
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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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Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Enhancing ecosystem services to support climate adaptation.
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