The Network for Anthropologies of Forecasting Weather and Climate
Showcasing and learning from Forecast-based Financing case studies (Adaptation Futures session)
19 June 14:15
2.41, Cape Town International Convention Centre
Forecast-based Financing (FbF) is an innovative financial mechanism for triggering humanitarian preparedness before a disaster, based on weather and climate forecasts. FbF has grown rapidly from initial pilots implemented by Red Cross Societies to a systematic humanitarian mechanism and processes embedded within government agencies. This session will take the form of a ‘marketplace’ where the audience is encouraged to move between and converse with different research teams showcasing 1) FbF in a variety of country-contexts (Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, Uganda and Zambia) , and 2) a breadth of different thematic topics from both applied and theoretical social and environmental sciences.
Session organiser: Liz Stephens (Reading)
Rapporteurs: Sara de Wit (Oxford), Harriet Aber (Makerere)