Friday, May 27, 2016


5th May 2016
Two forthcoming PROVIA papers

Two PROVIA papers are currently under preparation. One paper traces the VIA research process from the first IPCC assessment report up to the fifth IPCC assessment report. Another paper evaluates the communication strategies in climate change impacts and adaptation.

The two papers will be published on this website by mid-2016.

27th November 2015
PROVIA side-event on Monitoring and Evaluation of Adaptation: challenges and opportunities at CoP-21, Paris, France

Date: 5th December, 2015
Time: 14:00-15:30
Venue: in Salle 2, Africa Pavilion
For detail information click here.

CLICC side-event on Global understanding of country-level impacts to support action on climate change: the CLICC project at CoP-21 Paris, France

Date: 2nd December, 2015
Time: 10:30-12:00
Venue: Room Brussels, European Pavilion
For detail information click here.

A presentation on CLICC: Facilitating global understanding of country-level climate impacts by Jacqueline McGlade

Date: 8th December 2015
Time: 13:30-15:00pm
Venue: Vietnam Pavilion
16th November 2015
Invitation to submit offers to host the Fifth Adaptation Futures Conference 2018

The biennial conference seeks to enhance knowledge base by bringing together research scientists, policy makers and practitioners from developed and developing countries to share knowledge about adaptation challenges and opportunities.

We would like to offer to co-host at your institute PROVIA’s Fifth International Adaptation Futures Conference, which we plan for 2018. If you are interested and would like apply then please see the attached call below.

Invitation to submit offers to host Adaptation Futures Conference 2018.
13th September 2015
PROVIA Visiting Fellows Announcement

PROVA, in partnership with START, introduces a new and exciting opportunity for young professionals and researchers to engage in PROVIA through the PROVIA Visiting Fellows Programme. This announcement is for the programme’s inaugural round, and invites young professionals and researchers from Africa and Asia to apply. Each fellow will be matched with a mentor at a host institution, based on compatibility between the fellow’s qualifications and research interests, and the mentor’s areas of expertise and current projects. The fellow will spend a total of four weeks in residence at one of the host institutions. Travel and accommodation for this fellowship will be covered. Also, Fellows are expected to attend the May 2016 Adaptation Futures Conference in Rotterdam. Fellows’ cost of attendance and conference fees will be covered as part of the fellowship.

Click HERE to read more and to apply. The application deadline is 20 November 2015.
1st September 2015
PROVIA 2015 opens call for nomination for the PROVIA international Scientific Steering Committee

The PROVIA Nominations Committee welcomes both self-nominations and nominations by a third party to the Scientific Steering Committee. A completed nomination package must be received by 20 October 2015, 12:00 noon Nairobi time.

Please refer to the Nomination call in order to be considered.
7th July 2015

The session explored how risk-informed decision can be made available to the end users, issues and challenges to overcome barriers in using scientific knowledge into policy and actions. Results of UNEP’s Climate Early Warning System (CLIM-WARN) project showed possible options how to deliver early warning through the available means, such as web-based early alert SMS to mobiles. A synopsis on how PROVIA helps to fill the knowledge gaps in Vulnerability and Impact to support effective adaptation.

Click here for the event flyer.
24th June 2015
STAP and PROVIA Technical Workshop on Strengthening Scientific Knowledge Base for Measuring, Monitoring & Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the GEF and PROVIA decided to undertake a joint effort to strengthen the scientific basis for measuring, monitoring and evaluating climate change adaptation.

The zero-order drafts of three commissioned papers were presented and discussed at the Technical Workshop held in Mumbai in January, 2015, and hosted by the All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG). The three technical papers will explore different aspects of the problem, including: the M&E of programmatic and institutional interventions; establishing two-way linkages between project-level indicators and national-level outcomes; drawing lessons from M&E of development interventions for climate change adaptation, and addressing the data and information needs for M&E.

The workshop report.
24th June 2015
PROVIA and Global Adaptation Network (GAN) discussed possible collaboration at the GAN forum meeting on 6-7 March 2015. Tryp Hotel, Panamá City, Panamá

At the forum, an overview was given of the four regional adaptation knowledge networks that are linked to GAN: REGATTA, APAN, AAKNET, and PROVIA. Possible collaboration on how PROVIA can work with GAN on building a platform that provides CCA knowledge to a larger group of actors was discussed. The GAN Secretariat welcomed PROVIA approach to share useful VIA knowledge through the GAN and its regional network.

Effective communication session was also organized for PROVIA to understand most effective communication practices. It is crucial for PROVIA to find ways to improve the level of communication between scientists and end users of information. The participants were requested to fill out an individual survey form with examples of good and poor practices in CCA communication from their own experiences.

The GAN Forum report.
4th December 2014

The Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) and the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan (NIES) organised a joint side event on Thursday, 4th December from at Japan Pavilion during the COP20/CMP10 in Lima, Peru. The title of the session was 'Recent developments in Adaptation Planning'.

The event was Co-Chaired by Dr. Saleemul Huq (Co-Chair PROVIA Scientific Steering Committee) and Dr. Izumi Kubota (NIES). The Speakers: Dr. Saleemul Huq, Dr. Izumi Kubota, Dr. Radley Horton, Dr. Alexander Bisaro.

To view the event flyer Click Here.

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