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  • An arid landscape

    10th December 2020

    Adapting for Tomorrow’s Environment

    A new film ‘Adapting for Tomorrow’s Environment’ produced by our partner the Walker Institute describes some of the important work we are doing together in sub-Saharan Africa. In the film, EfD’s Patron Theo Sowa, CEO of the Africa Women’s Development Fund, describes the significance of the way in which we are working. She highlights the […]

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  • Workshop

    12th November 2020

    Strengthening capacity within Uganda for climate change mitigation and adaptation

    Evidence for Development has started work on HyCx, a new project which extends the HyCRISTAL programme of work, with the Walker institute, partners from Gulu University and stakeholders including farmers from Mukono district, Climate Action Network-Uganda (CAN-U) and the Uganda National Meteorological Agency. The HyCx project will strengthen capability within Uganda to take forward the […]

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  • 1st November 2020

    Cross-sector integration of climate science and livelihoods critical for effective Adaptive Social Protection

    A new paper published in Climate and Development and co-authored by EfD’s Dr Celia Petty on the work of the ASPIRE (Adaptive Social Protection: Information for enhanced Resilience) project, has highlighted the importance of cross-sector integration of climate science and livelihoods information to ensure effective and timely triggering of targeted social protection systems to support […]

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  • A sweet potato with tubers

    22nd October 2020

    Improving models of under-researched tropical crops

    Sweet potatoes are an important dietary staple and source of income across many parts of sub Saharan Africa, with some varieties providing an important source of Vitamin A for households. However, work to understand the potential impact that climate change will have on this crop and the people who depend upon it lags far behind […]

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  • 24th July 2020

    Redressing the balance: new work on climate change and its impact on livelihood staples in Uganda

    Since the early 1970s, enormous efforts have been made to improve the yields and resilience of the world’s major cereal crops: maize, wheat and rice. Although these crops are the mainstay of global food security, in many parts of the developing world the population relies on other crops such as sweet potatoes, and far less […]

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  • 30th June 2020

    Interdisciplinary capacity building with the Walker Academy

    Evidence for Development is working in partnership with the Walker Academy to develop a range of interdisciplinary on-line training courses, focusing on the impact climate change on society, and was closely involved in the design and delivery of the Academy’s most recent course, a 5-day online training, Climate Resilience Evidence Synthesis Training (CREST) . CREST […]

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  • 30th March 2020

    Supporting interdisciplinary PhDs

    Evidence for Development supports a number of interdisciplinary PhD students, whose work benefits from the use of quantitative household economy measurement and modelling. Our support includes supervision, training and development. Wolf Ellis: Case studentship, EfD and King’s College London Wolf, who is a former research officer at EfD, has progressed to the analytical and writing-up […]

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  • 28th February 2020

    Minimising flood impacts in Uganda: NIMFRU project update

    The NIMFRU project is bringing together data from multiple sources to better prepare communities and local disaster response agencies for flood events in Uganda. Currently work is taking place in the Katakwi district, where HEA and IHM baseline studies have recently been completed. Community engagement activities have provided farmers with detailed seasonal weather forecasts and […]

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  • ASP training Ghana

    31st January 2020

    Adaptive Social Protection training in Ghana

    Building on the initial interdisciplinary ASPIRE training in Dakar (April 2019) a further training for Met services, hydrology departments and other agencies involved in livelihood analysis and social protection took place in Accra in January 2020. The workshop was co-hosted by Ghana’s  National Disaster Management Organisation run and led by the Walker Institute with EfD. […]

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  • COP25

    18th December 2019

    COP25, Madrid

    COP25, the UNFCCC Conference of Parties, took place in Madrid this year. Celia Petty attended the important annual conference during week 2 of the negotiations on behalf of the Walker Institute. Alongside the political negotiations at COP, side events run by the Observer community (including UN agencies, NGOs and IGOs) provide valuable insights into current trends, projects […]

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  • 23rd July 2019

    Evidence for Development co-supervising new research student

    We are pleased to be supporting new PhD research which is investigating impact-based early warning systems in Uganda. EfD’s Celia Petty is co-supervising Faith Mitheu, a Kenya-based student, who has recently started work on her PhD: “A model for impact-based flood early warning in Uganda: linking data on hazard, vulnerability and exposure to develop impact-based […]

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  • Initial NIMFRU planning meeting in Kampala

    27th May 2019

    Importance of livelihood information in supporting policy decisions and targeting assistance: stakeholder meetings in Kampala

    Last week, Evidence for Development’s John Seaman, Celia Petty and Dai Clegg attended the final HyCRISTAL AGM in Kampala. During the meeting, EfD Senior Associate James Acidri (MP) gave the keynote speech in which he stressed the fact that climate change was already affecting the lives of millions of Ugandans and underlined the importance of […]

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  • ASPIRE training delegates discuss how they can work together to make livelihoods more resilient to climate change.

    1st May 2019

    Adaptive Social Protection training in Senegal

    Evidence for Development are delighted to have co-organised Adaptive Social Protection training in Senegal with the Walker Institute as part of the ASPIRE programme. ASPIRE is a DFID/World Bank Adaptive Social Protection project in the Sahel. The aim of this training, which took place at the end of last month, was to facilitate dialogue between […]

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  • Farmers ploughing their fields in Tigray, Ethiopia

    14th January 2019

    New PhD opportunity: Data synthesis and integration for improved climate impact assessment

    Torn between furthering your career by doing a PhD, and making a difference? You don’t need to be: “Data synthesis and integration for improved climate impact assessment” is a funded PhD co-supervised by Evidence for Development through the SCENARIO Doctoral Training Partnership. This project has the potential to have a big influence in terms of the new […]

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  • 30th November 2018

    Improving understanding of the livelihood impacts of flooding in Uganda

    Evidence for Development is delighted be involved as a research and training partner in an important new project: NIMFRU – National-scale Impact-based forecasting of Flood Risk in Uganda.

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