18 October 2017: Nepal National Climate Change Support Programme

Garama has been contracted by Landell Mills to provide input to the DFID-funded programme supporting the transition from Phase I to Phase II of Nepal’s National Climate Change Support Programme. We will support the mainstreaming and M&E of resilience and adaptation into policy and individual Local Adaptation Plans of Action (LAPAs).

18 October 2017: Adaptation and Resilience Learning from StARCK+

Earlier this year we produced two reports (one long and one summary report) on adaptation and resilience learning from DFID’s StARCK+ programme in Kenya. These reports are now available online at, along with a similar learning report on Access to Energy and Emissions Reductions, by Matt Spannagle.

18 October 2017: Transformational Adaptation and Agriculture

In January 2017, Garama organised a conference on transformational adaptation and agriculture in East and Southern Africa, for the DFID-funded Vuna programme. To support this conference, Garama’s Director, Nick Brooks, prepared a discussion paper on this topic, which addressed the concept of transformational adaptation in general, and looked at examples of transformational adaptation in the recent and distant past, as well as exploring the potential need for such adaptation in East and Southern African agriculture in the future. This paper is now officially available on the Vuna website here.

1 July 2017: Oxfam GB Resilience & Transformation symposium

We recently participated in Oxfam GB’s June 2017 symposium on Resilient Solutions in Oxford, where our Director, Nick Brooks, took part in a panel discussion on ‘transformation’. The event is covered in this article on, in which we get a mention. Following the session on transformation, we were invited to submit a blog post for the Oxfam website on transformational adaptation. The post is an extract from a longer blog post here on the Garama website on transformational adaptation, which takes a long-term perspective on the implications of rapid and severe climate change.