Times above are for the UK. Other time zones: 09:00-10.30 EDT; 13:00-14.30 GMT; 15:00-16.30 SAST

Cross-sectoral approaches to policy development are essential to meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which define the post-2015 development agenda. Coherent policy development requires strategic, logical assessment of interlinkages, trade-offs and opportunities within and across sectors and over spatial and temporal scales. However, for many countries realising policy coherence is challenging.

In this webinar, we’ll share new analysis of differing degrees of policy coherence to achieve sustainable development in the water, energy and food (agriculture) sectors, including meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Findings and recommendations will be illustrated with case studies of policy coherence for Tanzania, and Malawi, and local experience from Zambia in addressing this challenge.

Facilitator: Katharine Vincent (Kulima)

Host: Jean-Pierre Roux (SouthSouthNorth)


Andy Dougill (University of Leeds)
Andy Dougill is a Professor of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Leeds. He has core research interests in climate change adaptation and environmental sustainability monitoring approaches as applied to African agricultural systems. He has recently analysed cross-sectoral policy coherence in relation to climate change adaptation planning and NDC’s for countries across southern Africa and West Africa through studies funded by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) and the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme.

Joanna Pardoe (Grantham Research Institute)
Dr Joanna Pardoe is a Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. She works on climate change with a particular interest in governance, policy and institutional capacities at the national scale and vulnerability, adaptation and resilience to climate change and associated natural hazards at the local level. She holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Bonn, a MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management from the University of Oxford and a MA (Hons) in Geopolitics and International Relations from the University of Dundee.

Martin Sishekanu (Dialogue International; Zambia)
Martin Nyambe Sishekanu, is an agricultural and climate adaptation specialist. He has thirty-eight years’ experience in agricultural land-use planning; land and water management and conservation technologies; agroforestry; and agricultural extension services. Sishekanu has held various positions ranging from Land-use Planning Officer to Chief Agricultural Specialist (Land Husbandry) Department of Agriculture and is currently at Dialogue International; Zambia.

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