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  • Fishing baskets in Katakwi District, Uganda

    9th April 2022

    Floods, droughts, locusts and Covid: a longitudinal study of the past 4 years in Katakwi, Uganda

    The NIMFRU project was designed to provide livelihoods impact-based flood forecasting. An extension on the project implemented in Katakwi District, Uganda, has meant that EfD Senior Associate James Acidri was able to return with Duncan Ongeng (Gulu University) to carry out a quantitative, longitudinal HEA study in one of the livelihood zones which was first […]

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  • Budongo forest Uganda

    17th March 2022

    Investigating the impacts of environmental Forest Landscape Restoration on local livelihoods in Uganda

    The TREETOPS project is looking at the impacts of environmental Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) work on local livelihoods in Masindi district, Uganda. Evidence for Development are working on this NERC funded project with the Walker Institute (University of Reading), Makerere University, Uganda and Ecotrust, the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda. Despite a recent focus on […]

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  • 12th March 2022

    New paper published on adaptation planning

    Evidence for Development’s Celia Petty is lead author of an new paper on adaptation planning, recently published in Frontiers in Climate, in the section on Predictions and Projections. The paper looked at the livelihood systems of lakeshore communities in Uganda and Kenya. Using the IHM and other research techniques we were able to identify specific […]

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  • 28th February 2022

    HEA and IHM online training: ALiVE I and ALiVE II

    Despite the prolonged periods in 2020 and 2021 when travel to Uganda was not possible, Evidence for Development pressed ahead with the planned HEA and IHM training of trainers, funded through an extension to the HyCRISTAL project, HyCX. Covid restrictions meant transforming these planned ‘in person’ training events to a remote learning experience, delivered on […]

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  • 10th January 2022

    Datakind: What have Earth Observation and Machine Learning got to offer?

    Evidence for Development celebrated the start of a new project with Datakind in December 2021, following a very rigorous selection process. As part of this new project, DataKind’s Data Ambassadors have been exploring whether machine learning can be used with geospatial datasets to create Livelihood Zone definitions. The aim is not to take local knowledge […]

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  • 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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  • 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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