Monica Coll Besa

I am a Research Associate of  the Stockholm Environment institute (SEI) Oxford Centre in the UK. I am a transdisciplinar researcher with a passion for research communication and the use of creative and practical approaches to achieve social change. My work focuses on the social aspects of climate adaptation, particularly at the science-policy-practice interface in developing country contexts (especially in Africa but not limited to).

My diverse work and interests include climate services, ICTs and climate risk communication; climate knowledge brokering; adaptation decision-making; social learning, social change and monitoring, evaluation and learning; the integration of community-based and ecosystem-based adaptation approaches; vulnerability and livelihoods; and adaptation and mitigation synergies (mainly climate-smart agriculture and climate resilient development in urban contexts). I also have a strong interest in the links between climate change and gender aspects, especially with regards to differentiated vulnerability and gender-sensitive adaptation strategies. 

I am the editor of the Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation theme, the Ecosystem-based adaptation theme, and the EcoAdapt Network of weADAPT and I provide strategic support to the development of weADAPT.

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EcoAdapt - Social dynamics during adaptation planning

This report is based on studies of the EcoAdapt project on ecosystem-based strategies and innovations in water governance networks for adaptation to climate change in Latin American Landscapes

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iModeler manual: a quick guide for fuzzy cognitive modelling

This paper introduce Fuzzy Cognitive Modelling (FCM) and provide step by step guidance and tips for using iModeler (both qualitative and quantitative approaches) and was used in the EcoAdapt project

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Dinamicas socio-ecologicas en Latin America

Proyecto EcoAdapt: Análisis de las dinámicas socio-ecológicas de la cuenca Perico-Manantiales de Jujuy, Argentina

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EcoAdapt: Socio-institutional context analysis

As global warming continues many Latin American countries face critical water scarcity issues. See this study on socio-institutional context of three countries in the region.

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Identifying Salient Drivers of Livelihood Decision-Making in the Forest Communities of Cameroon

Abstract

This paper describes a participatory and collaborative process for formalising qualitative data, using research from southeast Cameroon, how these results can provide input to an...

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Assessing current social vulnerability to climate change

Executive summary

This paper describes a participatory methodology used to assess the current vulnerability of local communities in the Congo Basin. Vulnerability has been studied...

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