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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Current vulnerability in Equatorial Guinea

Atom village (credit: Daniel Morchain)

Project summary

A regional baseline assessment to analyse vulnerability was conducted in five landscapes of the Congo Basin as...

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Equatorial Guinea case study

Forests in Equatorial Guinea. Image © WRI

Project background

Between 2011 and 2012, a regional baseline assessment to analyse vulnerability was conducted in five...

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Understanding the decision making context

This presentation summarizes the survey and interview responses on decision-making and decision-support tools (DSTs) for health and environmental change in the context of the Healthy Futures project

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Kilmun Forest Garden

Diversification of the tree species grown in commercial forests is an important way to improve forest resilience. The suitability of alternate species can be assessed in forest gardens like Kilmun.

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Análisis del contexto socio-institucional Bosque Modelo Araucarias de Alto Malleco

Este artículo sintetiza los resultados de un estudio que analiza el contexto socio-institucional en el Bosque Modelo Araucarias de Alto Malleco en los territorios de Lonquimay y Curacautín de Chile

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Análisis del contexto socio-institucional del Bosque Modelo Jujuy

Introducción

Este artículo sintetiza los resultados de un estudio que analiza el contexto socio-institucional en el Bosque Modelo Jujuy en Argentina, dentro del marco del proyecto EcoAdapt. El...

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