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.

Climate guidance - step-by-step

A case study using step-by-step climate guidance

This case study in Bagamoyo District, Tanzania, highlights how climate information can be used to support adaptation planning and policy-making in the rural agricultral sector. 

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Micca

The EX-ACT Tool

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

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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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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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culture land

Equitable Payments for Watershed Services

In the subcatchment of the Mfizigo River, a joint CARE-WWF Programme (2006-2011) promoted a PES scheme between the downstream buyers and the upstream sellers from Lukenge, Kibungo, Lanzi, Dimilo and Nyingwa villages.

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MICCA project in the South Ulugurus, Tanzania

This article will provide an overview of the MICCA Tanzania project initiative, which mainly focuses on the promotion of conservation agriculture and agroforestry at the community level and has a lifespan of 3 years.

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