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.

Micca

The EX-ACT Tool

Study to assess the mitigation potential of agriculture and forestry development projects.

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Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA)

The Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Programme (UN-FAO) aims to help developing countries transition to climate smart, low carbon emission agriculture.

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EADD: Climate-smart agriculture in Kenya

EADD project in Kaptumo

The East Africa Dairy Development Project (EADD) is a regional industry development program implemented by Heifer International and a consortium of partners...

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Equitable Payments for Watershed Services

Bean being grown on fanya juu terraces in Lanzi

Project Context

The project site is located in the Uluguru Mountains (UM).These mountains have Watershed and...

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MICCA project in the South Ulugurus, Tanzania

Climate-smart practices with adaptation and mitigation potential in smallholder farmer systems

MICCA Overview

The Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Pilot...

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Climate-smart agriculture in Tanzania

Summary

The main goal of the MICCA Global Programme is to empower local smallholder farmers to contribute towards creating a low carbon emission agriculture pathway for the future.  MICCA...

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