Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship Program :: Center for Science and Technology Policy Research

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Sierra Gladfelter

Sierra Gladfelter

June 3 - August 23, 2016

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Sierra GladfelterAnticipating Disaster: Local Dependence on Formal Climate Information vs. Traditional Ways of Knowing

Executive Summary
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Notes from the Field

In Zambia, Sierra will be supporting the monitoring and evaluation component of the 'City Learning Lab processes’ Zambia Red Cross Society program. This includes supporting the facilitation and documentation of the First Lusaka Learning Lab for the Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) project, including contribution to the development of a learning framework and establishing a learning baseline, researching background materials and preparing reading materials in collaboration with the FRACTAL team and documenting learning during the Learning Lab interactions and compiling a learning report. In addition, Sierra will support ongoing field work activities of the Zambia Red Cross Society as well as contribute to the sharing of concepts for the ‘Forecast Based Finance’ project, compiling existing materials on forecast based finance, developing a participatory training course to illustrate the principles of Forecast Based Finance.