Julia Barrott

weADAPT Knowledge Manager; SEI Research Fellow

As a weADAPT Knowledge Manager I work with the wider weADAPT team to manage and curate content for, and support the ongoing development and design of the weADAPT platform. I also foster current and new collaborations with internal and external partners.

In my role as a researcher, I am involved in the Adaptation at Altitude programme funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Stepping-Up Knowledge Exchange between Climate Adaptation Knowledge Platforms (KE4CAP) project, the SEI Initiative on Integrated Climate and Development Planning, and the TR2AIL 'Travel Tracker' tool aimed at aiding researchers and practitioners to reduce their carbon footprint. I also assist the Knowledge Management Director at SEI and play a key role in supporting organisational learning, particularly in relation to the development of tools and services for stakeholders. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in any of these projects.

I was involved in the EU H2020 PLACARD project between 2016-2020, where weADAPT Coordinator Sukaina Bharwani and I explored ways to transform information and knowledge management for climate action. Read more about this here. I am passionate about supporting knowledge exchange and brokering for enhanced learning, collaboration and coordination on climate action. This is work we are taking forward - please get in touch with Sukaina and I if you are interested in collaborating on this.

I hold a Masters degree in Environmental Geoscience from Imperial College London and a DPhil in Earth Sciences (past climate reconstruction over northwest Africa) from the University of Oxford. I joined SEI in September 2015 in order to pursue a research path relevant to sustainable development and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Find out more about my work here: https://www.sei.org/people/julia-barrott/ 

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VKE5: Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation

Discussions at this event focused on ways in which CAPs can help support the national and international monitoring, reporting and evaluation of adaptation action. 

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Building a global database of CCA solutions for mountain regions

This article describes how the Adaptation at Altitude team are building a global database for climate change adaptation (and related) solutions for mountain regions, and invites interested parties to provide input on the design of the database.

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Climate Training Theme on weADAPT

Climate adaptation training courses

Training courses on climate information analysis, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning recommended by weADAPT.

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KE4CAP Survey

This article gathers information and knowledge from across the KE4CAP project to date, with a focus on a survey of climate adaptation knowledge platforms in late 2020.

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VKE4: Enhancing knowledge exchange

Discussions at this event focused on approaches being used by CAPs to better communicate with users to ensure the provision of information and data suitable to meet their needs.

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VKE3: Maintaining relevance

Discussions at this event will focus on approaches being used towards retaining relevance in an ever-changing world in terms of technology, data, policy requirements and knowledge provision. 

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

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Adaptation in Mountains

Mountains are highly vulnerable to climate change. They also provide numerous essential services. This theme explores how mountains and mountain communities can be made more resilient.
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Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platforms

This Network, managed by the KE4CAP project, provides a space for adaptation knowledge platform operators and managers to connect and learn from one another.
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Community Based Adaptation

This theme aims to support and connect people working to empower communities to adapt to climate change and features monthly collaborative learning CBA forums.
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Y-Adapt

Y-Adapt is a curriculum for young people that helps them to both understand climate change and to take practical action to adapt to the changing climate in their community.
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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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Gender and Social Equality

This theme aims to deepen engagement on issues of gender and social equality in the context of environment and development, foster collaborations and strengthen capacity.
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