The SPACES project has received a supplementary grant from SwedBIO to conduct community dialogues which are aimed at providing an engagement at the community level allowing an interface between perspectives, understandings and visions from community and higher levels as informed by SPACES research.
A fruitful planning meeting was held in Mombasa, Kenya from 15th to 16th November, 2016. The meeting engaged key people from both Kenya and Mozambique (more…)
The choice of poverty framework matters when assessing the contribution of ecosystem services to poverty alleviation
Björn Schulte-Herbrüggen attended the European Ecosystem Services Conference held in Antwerp, Belgium 19-23 September 2016 (http://www.esconference2016.e
Björn gave a presentation entitled “The choice of poverty framework matters when assessing the contribution of ecosystem services to poverty alleviation” summarising recent SPACES findings on linkages between ecosystem services (ES) and multidimensional wellbeing in rural Kenya. (more…)
The 2015-2016 El Niño was one of the strongest on record. Worldwide, more than 60 million people were affected by floods, droughts and other weather extremes linked to the El Niño event. Coastal Kenya experienced intense flooding, including the communities of Vanga (Kwale county), where the SPACES project has worked over the past few years. In April 2016, hundreds of families in Vanga were cut off from the outside by floodwaters, leaving them in dire need of health services, food, clean water and other basic items. Although we don’t know whether this terrible event is directly caused by El Niño, it is typical of the consequences of extreme weather events normally associated with the phenomenon.
The SPACES project has received a supplementary grant to work alongside another ESPA-funded project – CESEA – in identifying how people and ecosystems in southern Kenya have been affected by the recent El […]
Celia attended the Mangrove & Macrobenthos Meeting (MMM4), in the USA along the Atlantic Coast of Florida, July 18-22, 2016. She had a poster presentation on ‘Mangroves use in contrasting communities in eastern Africa: impacts on forest structure and options for sustainability’ which can be viewed hereposter-mmm4-11-07
Beatrice’s presentation “Small-scale developing country fish value chains: How can they inform strategies for poverty alleviation and sustainability?” can be viewed here…IIFET 2016 – Small Scale developing country fish value chain