The United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has increased its support to enable three participants to attend the Oxford Adaptation Academy this year.
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.
Adaptation Academy participants can advance on-going projects whether work or study-related. Stefan Wray from the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs was a participant in 2013. He wrote that "The Oxford Adaptation Academy exposed me to the most current thinking about climate change adaptation and resilience. And it helped me refine my career objectives as I enter this new and expanding field."