Tuesday, October 13, 2015


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.
22nd October 2014
PROVIA online consultation on VIA issues

PROVIA has launched an online consultation to gather public opinions on the most important issues and challenges in climate change Vulnerability, Impact and Adaptation (VIA). The aim is to collect and analyses public opinions that allows us to develop long-term strategic programme. We would like to reach out to a wider community from all over to know the issues and barriers in VIA for effective adaptation.

This survey aims to reach out especially to experts, practitioners, policymakers and civil society, and to understand challenges and needs that will help to develop robust action oriented activities for the benefit of society.

To access the survey Click Here.


Vacancy announcement: Future Earth Executive Director
Future Earth is seeking an Executive Director to head its new globally distributed secretariat. The closing date for applications is Monday 13th October 2014, 17:00 CEST. Click here for more information.

PROVIA 2014 opens call for nomination for the PROVIA international Scientific Steering Committee
PROVIA Nominating Committee welcomes both self-nominations and nominations by a third party to submit qualified names for consideration. Kindly refer to the Nomination call in order to be considered.

PROVIA priority activities for 2014 and 2015
PROVIA Interim Scientific Steering Committee reviewed PROVIA’s work plan and approved new activities. The Committee will be commencing these activities under “PROVIA priority activities for 2014-2015.

PROVIA GREEN ROOM EVENT: Climate Science for Adaptation Policy at the first United Nations Environment Assembly(UNEA)
During the First United Nations Environment Assembly, 23-27 June 2014, Nairobi, Kenya, PROVIA will organize a GREEN ROOM EVENT on 25 June, 15:00-15:45. The event focuses on PROVIA in the global climate service landscape and PROVIA priority activities for 2014-2015.

The Provisional Agenda for the Event can be found here.

Fifth Interim Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA)
The 5th PROVIA Interim Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) meeting took place on 10-11 May 2014, Fortaleza, Brazil to discuss aspects of PROVIA’s work plan for 2014- 2016.

Press release of the meeting can be found here.

priority activities
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