Tom Downing is advising the Global Adaptation Institute on development and use of an index on adaptation. The GAI approach seeks to evaluate the relative risk (a classical vulnerability model) against the institutional readiness for adaptation investment with a particular target of national decision making and private investment. Juan Jose Daboub (left) is the CEO of the Institute, with Jose Maria Aznar (centre) chair of the Institute's board.
The Global Climate Adaptation Partnership, with the University of Bath and the University of Manchester, has recently received an award from the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB). TSB's objective is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation.
Dr Mehjabeen Abidi-Habib has agreed to speak at the dinner marking the end of the Oxford Adaptation Academy in August 2014. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Sustainable Development Study Centre of Government College University (GCU), Lahore, Pakistan and Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University.
A workshop 'Transforming Climate Adaptation Innovation and Hotspots' will be taking place in Nairobi on 12th February hosted by the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership. It will focus on climate adaptation innovation and progress in Kenya, particularly at the sub-national level, and how this relates to the global context.