Saturday, February 25, 2017


4th October 2016
Evaluation of Strategies to Communicate Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation Climate Change Science – Report prepared by Griffith University

The project “Evaluation of Strategies to Communicate Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation Climate Change Science” was undertaken through the PROVIA work program for 2014-2015. The Project aim was to better understand the most effective strategies to ensure that users engage with research and adopt the outputs from research. The Project seeks to answer the following questions:
  1. What are the most effective communication methods to reach users?
  2. What are the barriers to effective communication?
  3. What are the factors that contribute to success?
The research was undertaken through two linked activities:
  • A series of workshops and linked surveys to gather direct user feedback from policy makers, decision-makers and practitioners.
  • A literature search.
This report provides a description of each of the research activities undertaken, data captured and an analysis of outcomes. The workshop and survey research activities are first described within the context of a review of current practice. This is followed by the results of the literature search in the form of an annotated bibliography. Case studies to demonstrate effective communication strategies for climate change adaptation are also included in the report. These are based on examples highlighted by workshop and survey participants as examples of good communication from different geographic regions.

Click here to view full report.
8th June 2016
Future Earth – PROVIA – IPCC workshop

Future Earth, PROVIA and IPCC organized a scientific workshop in Stockholm, Sweden from 29-31 August 2016, bringing together 70 international researchers from three Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The workshop was co-sponsored by IPCC. It was jointly hosted by the Future Earth Hub in Sweden and the Stockholm Resilience Centre with financial support from the IPCC, MISTRA and Stockholm Business Region.

The workshop aims to reflect on the lessons learned from the Fifth IPCC Assessment (AR5) and develop an integrated research agenda that helps mobilize the research community to produce timely, policy relevant knowledge for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The workshop will identify knowledge gaps and areas where international coordination of research can crucially add value. It also aims to inform the scoping for the structure and priorities of the IPCC AR6. Both a workshop report for IPCC and a peer reviewed paper will be produced.

More information can be found here.

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
 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 email

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's 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.

priority activities
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