Ruth Butterfield

Director, SEI Oxford Centre

I am the director of the Stockholm Environment Insititue Oxford Centre. I am interested in how both physical and social systems cope with multiple challenges including climate and climate change. My areas of interest are climate change, agriculture, forestry, social and physical vulnerability, social learning and adaptation decision making.

Paper containers of Chibuku collected for recycling

Improved Waste Management through Public-Private Partnerships in Lusaka

The Manja Pamodzi project is a public-private partnership project that aimed to achieve sustainable development in Lusaka by changing the practices of citizens and reducing the amount of waste.

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Reconciling Water, Energy and Agricultural Sector Demands in Zambia

This project addresses the interconnected water, energy and food development challenges in Zambia at different levels.

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Nova Vida Housing Development

Building Happy and Integrated Neighbourhoods in Luanda, Angola

The Nova Vida Housing Development is a large housing development project undertaken for the Angolan government and is a good example of eco-town planning.

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Education tools for rural flood risk in Malawi

Stakeholder-Based Development Planning of the Shire River Basin’s Water and Natural Resources in Southern Malawi

The aim of the Shire River Basin Management Programme is to increase sustainable social, economic and environmental benefits by planning, developing and managing the basin’s natural resources.

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Meeting Ethiopia’s Development Goals by Addressing Links between Water, Energy and Food

In this project, SEI applied a 'nexus approach' to help policymakers achieve Ethiopia's Growth and Transformation Plans.

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Workers planting trees at the Buffelsdraai Community Reforestation Site

The Buffelsdraai Community Reforestation Project

This project aims to address the environmental risks associated with landfill by increasing urban biodiversity and maintaining natural buffer zones to foster climate change adaptation.

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

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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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SDC Climate Change & Environment Network

The CC&E Network provides a knowledge exchange platform for development practitioners, organizations and SDC staff and partners working in and around climate change and environment issues
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Drylands Resource Guide

This guide highlights research and learning for climate change hotspots, with annotations from ASSAR academics to guide you to the most relevant and useful information for your work.
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