Recent work

Since Garama was established in 2012 we have undertaken work for AfDB, DFID, USAID, IIED, ODI, ITAD, IMC, MWH, the governments of Cambodia and Mozambique, and the University of East Anglia.

Recent work has included the following:

  • Identification of lessons around adaptation and resilience for the DFID-funded StARCK+ programme in Kenya, and input to the StARCK+ final evaluation.
  • Organisation of a conference in South Africa on Transformational Adaptation in the Agriculture Sector in East and Southern Africa for the DFID-funded Vuna programme, and the preparation of a discussion paper on the same topic.
  • Input to the development of the theory of change, M&E framework and log-frame for the Vuna programme.
  • Leading on the review and refinement of the Key Performance Indicators for the UK’s International Climate Fund as part of the Climate Compass programme.
  • Delivery of tailored training courses on climate change adaptation, and adaptation M&E, for the African Development Bank, the Government of Mozambique, ITAD, MWH and ODI.
  • Leading on the methodological development of the Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD) framework with IIED, including preparation of working papers and briefing notes on key topics, and practical step-by-step guides for adaptation monitoring, evaluation and learning.

In addition, we run regular training courses on Adaptation and Mainstreaming, and Adaptation Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, here in the UK. We intend to expand our training activities in the near future, and hope to offer these and other courses outside the UK.

In addition to our regular consultancy activities we often collaborate with research partners and other organisations. Our Director, Nick Brooks, is working with colleagues at the University of East Anglia and elsewhere on what we can learn about adaptation to rapid and severe climate change by examining archaeological and palaeo-environmental records from the last period of global climatic reorganisation, which occurred between about 6400 and 5000 years ago, and involved a number of decadal to centennial scale periods of pronounced climatic disruption. We were recently represented at Oxfam’s Resilient Solutions symposium in Oxford, UK, where Nick Brooks was a member of the panel on ‘transformation’. Read the blog post he wrote for Oxfam on this topic here.