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Climate Change Kenya

Danida - Agence danoise pour le développement international


Pays : Kenya

Code projet : 23-12-KU

Période d’exécution : Start date : 1 April, 2023 // End date : 31 March, 2028

Présentation partielle
The intensity of extreme weather events is on the rise everywhere causing disruption and often harm to our lives and livelihoods. In recent years, climate scientists have been able to measure the extent to which human-caused climate change is responsible for changes in the frequency and magnitude of such weather events. However, current studies predominantly focus on hazards affecting the global North and on understanding changes in weather patterns in isolation from socio-economic and political factors conditioning the resilience of a community. This raises a crucial question about how these advances in climate sciences can be combined with a human-centered approach to vulnerability to create climate-resilient societies. In this project, we address this increasing need for linking climate change attributions with vulnerability assessments by building a transdisciplinary framework that helps to disentangle drivers of climate-related disasters. This will create a much-needed basis to highlight the role of vulnerability and exposure rather than shifting human responsibility to nature. Through case studies in different rural and urban communities in Kenya, the project merges scientific developments in climate attribution science with social-political understandings of vulnerability and provides an novel framework to document disasters. Further, this combination will serve as a basis to push the frontiers of climate change communication and address problematic framings of disasters and weather extremes. Our proposed framework provides a platform for ensuring appropriate representations of the link between climate change, hazards, exposure and vulnerability to support adaptation measures and communication activities on climate risks.

Institutions participantes
Leader : University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark
Partenaires : University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD), Kenya Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), Denmark Kenya Red Cross Society, Kenya Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Financement : DKK

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