Sukaina Bharwani

Senior Researcher and Strategic and Technical Coordinator of weADAPT

I have a background in both social anthropology and computer science, which provides me with a unique perspective on climate change adaptation issues (risk, perceptions and behaviour) and I look for innovative methods to link qualitative and quantitative data and methods to further climate adaptation research. My interests include co-exploring and formalising local knowledge and more specifically tacit knowledge in a way that can be useful for understanding what drives adaptation decision-making to help reduce vulnerability to climate change.

My current research includes supporting urban adaptation in southern Africa through transdisciplinary knowledge co-production processesconnecting and visualising communities working on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe, contributing to the field of climate services, and supporting the design of effective science, policy and practice events through training and capacity development.

weADAPT Co-ordinator:

I coordinate the strategic and technical development of weADAPT.  My role in weADAPT and my research on knowledge management involves breaking down knowledge silos and reducing knowledge fragmentation by translating user needs (collated from our Knowledge Partners and networks) into the features and functionality that are of greatest benefit to climate adaptation research, practice, learning, collaboration and knowledge exchange.

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weADAPT at 15: How Research, Policy and Practice Community Members Use the Platform

How has weADAPT's community used the platform during the last 15 years? What impacts have been made? Learn about all of this and more in this article about weADAPT impacts. 

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weADAPT's 15th Anniversary: The Future of Climate Change Adaptation

SEI marked the 20th anniversary of the Oxford Centre and the 15th anniversary of weADAPT with an event that addressed goals for and barriers to adaptation, and ideas to achieve greater progress.

 
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Principles for Co-Producing Climate Services: Practical Insights from FRACTAL

Explore principles for co-producing climate services based on FRACTAL project evidence and experiences through this working paper.

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Is the New IPCC Report a Game Changer for Adaptation? SEI's Response to AR6

Read SEI's response to the IPCC AR6 WGII report exploring what's new, what's missing and whether it is a game changer for adaptation.

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weADAPT Survey 2021 Results - A Brief Insight

Learn about the results of the weADAPT survey 2021 to understand how weADAPT is used and how will be improved in 2022 to meet different user needs.

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Co-producing climate information for Windhoek decision making

This working paper provides an overview of a project that sought to co-produce, communicate and share climate change information to improve decision-making processes for adaptation in Windhoek, Namibia.

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

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Climate, Food Security and Agriculture

Climate change is already noticeable through extreme weather events such as droughts and floods, water scarcity and changes in rainfall patterns as well as greater CO2 concentrations in the atmosph

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Adaptation in Mountains

Mountains are highly vulnerable to climate change. They also provide numerous essential services. This theme explores how mountains and mountain communities can be made more resilient.
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Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platforms

This Network, managed by the KE4CAP project, provides a space for adaptation knowledge platform operators and managers to connect and learn from one another.
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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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