Sukaina Bharwani

Senior Research Fellow

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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Linking Knowledge Platforms to Facilitate Users’ Adaptation Journeys

This event explored why platform connections are important, how they can be made, and how they add value to a user’s adaptation journey.

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VKE5: Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation

Discussions at this event focused on ways in which CAPs can help support the national and international monitoring, reporting and evaluation of adaptation action. 

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Climate Training Theme on weADAPT

Climate adaptation training courses

Training courses on climate information analysis, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning recommended by weADAPT.

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FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 1-6 Summary

This is a summary article signposting the FRACTAL Learning modules 1-6 on inspirational adaptation cases in Africa.

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A framework for co-designing “transdisciplinary knowledge integration processes”

This paper seeks to reconceptualize climate services in light of the prevailing inability of existing climate information to spur needed policy and action. It focusses on the transdisciplinary knowledge co-production process rather than the output of a climate services product.

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Taxonomies developed for CCA & DRR

These taxonomies integrate terms from high level glossaries and keyword tags used in knowledge platforms to provide a foundation for interconnecting all related knowledge online.

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

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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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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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Transnational climate impacts

Climate change – and adaptation to it – will occur in a globalized, hyper-connected world. 
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Climate Finance

This theme focuses on how to ensure that climate finance serves to achieve meaningful, long-term change in economic and social development trajectories, particularly for developing countries.
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ASSAR

This 5-year research project seeks to better understand barriers and enablers to widespread transformative adaptation to advance adaptive livelihoods for vulnerable groups
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Disasters and Climate Change

Generating knowledge to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) with equitable, sustainable and resilient development, recognizing that development and DRR are interlinked.  
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