Publications

The triple differential vulnerability of female entrepreneurs to climate risk in sub-Saharan Africa: Gendered barriers and enablers to private sector adaptation

Research article by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Elena Castellano, Shaikh Eskander, Dorice Agol, Mamadou Diop, Declan Conway, Elizabeth Sprout on 15 Jun 2022

The authors of this paper conduct a systematic review to synthesize existing knowledge on differential vulnerability of female entrepreneurs in Africa to climate risk, in relation to their sensitivity to extreme climate events and their adaptive capacity.


Can insurance catalyse government planning on climate? Emergent evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Research article by Swenja Surminski, Jon Barnes, Katharine Vincent on 22 Feb 2022

This paper explores how climate risk information produced in the context of insurance-related activities can support public climate adaptation planning. The central contribution is to outline how relevant climate risk information can translate into behaviour change, and the drivers and barriers that influence this in Sub-Saharan Africa.



Creating useful and usable weather and climate information – insights from Participatory Scenario Planning in Malawi

Working paper by Dorothy Tembo-Nhlema, Katharine Vincent, Rebecka Henriksson Malinga on 9 Sep 2019

This paper outlines experiences with Participatory Scenario Planning (PSP), which has been used in Malawi as a method to bring together producers and users of weather and climate information to co-produce sector-specific advisories of weather information to make it both useful and usable to the different user groups, including farmers. read more »





Identifying opportunities for coherence between the intended Nationally Determined Contributions and the Sustainable Development Goals: the case of ECOWAS member states

Working paper by Philip AntwiAgyei, Andrew Dougill, Thomas Peprah Agyekum, Lindsay Stringer on 6 Jun 2017

While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) are two of the most important policy frameworks of the twenty-first century so far, the interactions and trade-offs between them have not yet been analysed, especially in sub-Saharan African countries. Such analyses are of paramount importance if member states of the Economic Community […]