Sukaina Bharwani

Role at SEI:

My interests include exploring indigenous knowledge and more specifically tacit knowledge. Eliciting and formalising this in a way that can be useful for understanding adaptation decision-making processes to help reduce vulnerability to climate change is a core component of my work

Role in weADAPT:

My role in weADAPT involves translating user needs (collated from our Knowledge Partners and networks) into the technical features that are of greatest value in facilitating work on climate adaptation.

Windhoek city stakeholders participating in the co-exploring language activity.

"Explainer" Guide: Co-exploring Terminologies

This brief explains why co-exploring language and terminology is important for creating a level playing field at the beginning of a multi-stakeholder engagement.​

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Learning Labs in Windhoek (video)

This video outlines how the Learning Labs approach brings stakeholders together to tackle climate change adaptation issues emerging in urban Africa. 

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Research Methods for Understanding and Supporting Decision Processes in African Cities

This paper explores how several decision-making "process" and "support " methods can lead to better informed climate change adaptation decisions in Southern Africa.

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Inspiring Climate Action in African Cities

This paper contains 17 case studies, each providing creative ways that various stakeholders have found to adapt to complex, interwoven climatic and social challenges. 

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The Tandem framework

The Tandem framework provides a holistic approach for the co-design of climate services. The seven-step approach is designed to help scientists, intermediaries and decision-makers collaborate.

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Embracing the uncomfortable silences in climate information exchange

This article shares experience from a workshop in Windhoek, Namibia, where climate and social science researchers sat down with city managers and technicians to discuss climate information needs.

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

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National Adaptation Planning

Designing robust, flexible adaptation strategies for national adaptation plans.
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Vulnerability

Guidelines and tools for assessing the social and biophysical vulnerability to climate change.
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Governance, institutions and policy

Advancing new insights into good governance for sustainable development in the face of social and ecological change.
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Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.
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Adaptation Decision Making

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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Climate Adaptation Learning Resources

Training modules on climate analysis, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning.
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