A delegation of graduate consultants from the John Hopkins University in the United States of America paid a courtesy visit to the International Center for Humanitarian Affairs (ICHA) climate team on 20th January 2023.
The four: Verónica Addai, Macda Gossa, Michelle Lee, and Julia Kresky, are currently undertaking a study in association with a US-based organization, TomorrowNow (tomorrownow.org) on the role of different stakeholders in developing solutions to support smallholder farmers.
They met Mr. Zachary Misiani – Climate Research Officer, Boneya Hassan – GIS expert, and Morris Makabe – Communications expert for discussions on ICHA’s climate research, data collection, and information processing for Early Action and interventions in various communities.
The team was briefed on some of the activities of the Climate & Research unit, Data, and GIS unit of ICHA and their previous climate-related research activities within the Kenyan context.
They also discussed the importance of collaborations with different stakeholders in the development of Early Action Protocols and Interventions to support smallholder farmers/HydroMet, future opportunities, and challenges among other things. They also reviewed the various perspectives and models of forecast-based financing.
The ICHA team received a formal invitation to attend a collaboration workshop planned for the end of February in Nairobi – Kenya.