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News from the field: the Betsimisaraka expertise

As a continuation of the work undertaken in Kenya, our team carries on with the protocol testing in Madagascar to further improve the methodologies for future global data collection. In April, LICCI core team members Xiaoyue Li and Vincent Porcher took a field trip to Madagascar to work with the Betsimisaraka people of Vavatenia. Residing […]

News from the field: Accounts from the Daasanach

Two members of the LICCI team (Victoria Reyes-García and André B. Junqueira) have recently returned from Kenya, where they have started working with the Daasanach people. The Daasanach are a semi-nomadic agro-pastoralist group that inhabit arid areas in southern Ethiopia and northeastern Kenya, in the surroundings of the Omo River Delta and the Lake Turkana […]

Call for applications is now OPEN!

We are seeking applications from Ph.D. students, early career scholars, and practitioners to join us for this exciting opportunity to work on local indicators of climate change impacts. We welcome applicants with background in anthropology, geography, ecology, and related fields working with indigenous populations or climate change topics to apply! Check out the Call for […]

COP24 paves way for operationalization of Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIPP), established in 2015 under the Paris Agreement (Decision 1/CP.21), is one step closer to its operationalization after parties to the UNFCCC agreed to launch a facilitative working group (FWG), which will be composed of seven party representatives and seven indigenous representatives.

LICCI meets other participatory European projects

In order to further explore the challenges and opportunities we will face, Petra Benyei (LICCI team member) travelled to Paris to attend the “Empowering civil society through participatory investigation?” European Round Table Workshop.

Survey to scientists completed

Before launching the LICCI project we conducted an online survey to capture “experts’ opinion” about the feasibility of incorporating LICCIs in climate change studies.

Call for applications: Master thesis within LICCI project

Are you looking for Master Thesis topic? Are you interested in climate change and neglected or underutilized crops? Call for applications is now open.

LICCI team complete and ready!

Coming from six different countries located across three different continents, the LICCI team met in November 2018 at ICTA-UAB to put their brains together and get their hands on the work of bringing local knowledge into climate change research.