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Narratives of adaptation signatures

National land use and development planning

The actors:

National government: previous exercises in national planning on climate change included the First National Communication, largely...

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Mapping vulnerability

Overview

Translating indicators of vulnerability for specific exposure units/stresses (e.g populations at risk of drought) into vulnerability maps, and then defining hotspots and indicators of...

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Learned lessons on key considerations for communicating climate risk

Learned lessons from developing climate risk communication strategies and implementing them on the ground have helped us to realize that the process of communicating risk needs to account for the...

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FKx 1: The linkages between disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation

This page shows the results of an experiment in collaborative knowledge generation, the Frontline Knowledge Explorer.  

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Climate adaptation in southern Africa: Addressing the needs of vulnerable communities

Southern Africa is faced by a number of weather and climate-related hazards, particularly cyclones, floods and droughts. The impacts and losses caused by these events are high because poverty and...

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Adaptation signatures

Signatures: seeing adaptation in an integrated way

One approach to understanding climate change adaptation is to focus on a typology of adaptation responses. For instance, many of the NAPA...

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Vulnerability definitions

The ordinary use of the word ‘vulnerability’ refers to the capacity to be wounded, i.e., the degree to which a system is likely to experience harm due to exposure to a hazard.

The...

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Short course training: Vulnerability-exposure exercise

The Exercise

For this session participants of stream 1 and 2 were distributed into groups. Each group focused on a case study. The following countries were selected for the case studies:

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Risk communication in the context of climate change

Partipatory video in Malawi

This set of articles review the fundamental concepts of risk communication and principles of communicating effectively, both in terms of...

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Multiple pathways

There have been many different experiences of NeWater Project partners in uncovering answers to our research questions. Depending on the goal, the context and the target audience there are...

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Lyambai Vulnerability and Adaptation Project (LYVA)

This is a description of the project, please see the page on the workshop report for the most recent details on the project, and the adaptation options identified by participants from the different...
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Key findings from Yemen NCAP Project

The key results and findings for the Yemen NCAP project are presented for each case study site following a brief overview of characteristics of each site. The discussion of key findings covers...

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ENDA Community Adaptation Pilot Action Programme

ENDA has been developing a network of pilot action projects across different ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa. These began in 2007 in the Upper Zambezi floodplain region of western Zambia...

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Circe foundation paper

Rationale

This interactive user guide is being developed to produce CIRCE project deliverable D13.2.1 Foundatation paper on adaptation options and screening. The rationale is that by...

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Actor-network mapping

Representing vulnerability as the relationships between human, institutional and geophysical actors draws upon Actor Network Theory in political ecology (Callon 1999). The various actors (human,...

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Tanzania NCAP Project

Mushi region with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background. Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim

Introduction

The Tanzanian NCAP report explains vulnerability by exploring the constraints and...

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Short course training: Robust decision making and uncertainty

A short course training module on robust decision making and uncertainty.

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ACCCA experiences: Risk communication, social learning and storyboard exercise

Lessons learned from ACCCA workshop in Cape Town

- The risks communicated by communities are usually 'peripheral' in that they often point to issues that are exacerbated by climate change as the...

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Mozambique NCAP Project

NCAP Mozambique: Climate Adaptation, Water and Disasters

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Living on the Margins

In fall 2008, a group of five undergraduate students and three graduate students participated in a seminar led by two faculty members from AESEDA and the Penn State Department of Geography, Dr....

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Key findings from Ghana NCAP Project

Climate Scenario Modeling

 

Projected evolution of average annual rainfall

Temperatures are expected to increase in Ghana, and by 2080 changes are expected to be the highest...

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Effectiveness of risk communication

In the previous section we have focussed largely on the part of the communication where you are providing information, but equally important is the act of receiving information within the exchange...

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Challenges and opportunities in communicating risk

Learned lessons from developing climate risk communication strategies and implementing them on the ground have helped us to understand better the challenges and opportunities associated with the...

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ACCCA experiences: implications of risk communication strategies for adaptation decisions

 The risk communication strategies implemented in the ACCCA project produced rewarding effects on several levels in that community concerns were given voice through multi-stakeholder dialogues...

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