Archive for March 2010

Neil Squires
Posted 31 March 2010
In my last post, on the 10 March, I was getting ready for the CCS policy discussion, which was due to be held on the 11 March. However, there had been a red alert flood warning announced on the 9 March and on the 10 the Minister of Health postponed the meeting to visit the [...]

Simone Banister
Posted 30 March 2010
After COP 15, energy levels were pretty low. My best quote was that is was like an elephant giving birth to an ant! When I shared this with Dr Trotz, the Scientific Adviser at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), back in January, when we were discussing the region's reaction to Copenhagen, he really [...]

Ian Attfield
Posted 25 March 2010
It’s been a turbulent week in Nigeria, both politically and meteorologically, which has contributed to the challenges of my work in quite different ways.  Arriving in Abuja mid-week for meetings, the car radio news unexpectedly announced that the Federal Government Cabinet had been dissolved by the Acting President. This meant that all planned meetings and dialogue with the [...]

Vicky Seymour
Posted 22 March 2010
Last week I went to Manila, where over 300 representatives of developing countries, civil society, indigenous peoples, local communities and the private sector came together for the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Partnership Forum, a global conversation on the CIF, which I have talked about before here at DFID Bloggers. I was asked to write a guest [...]

Shantanu Mitra
Posted 18 March 2010
In Chennai recently to attend a conference organised by the Madras School of Economics and the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics, I was honoured to be asked to participate in a panel discussion (Challenges in Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation: Research, Training and Policy Possibilities) chaired by Professor MS Swaminathan, the agriculturalist largely credited [...]

Neil Squires
Posted 10 March 2010
The build up to one of the big twice yearly policy discussions between the Ministry of Health and its partners was well underway last week. The policy dialogue, known as the CCS (the coordinating committee for health),  will be held tomorrow on the 11th March. However, on Monday and Tuesday last week, health partners had [...]

Ian Attfield
Posted 8 March 2010
Just before Xmas, as reported on my 'back to basics' post, Kano State was just starting the data entry of the annual school census that the  Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) programme had been supporting.  My managers are always challenging me '.. Yes Ian that's great but what are the numbers, how many kids [...]