Specific elements of the SPCR
include institutional capacity building, data collection, gap analysis, greening coastal infrastructure study, weather index insurance study, assessment of climate resilient livelihood options, climate vulnerability study in the 10 regions of the programme, and financial assessment.
The NIHR SPCR Director, Professor Richard Hobbs adds: 'The NIHR School for Primary Care Research is pleased to be supporting this ambitious new study, the funding for which was made possible after we had redesigned the way that the School funds its research to enable larger, collaborative, longer term research to compete with short term single centre studies.
Pleasingly, this major prospective research also builds on earlier research into symptoms that may predict cancer based on retrospective data, some of which was also supported by the NIHR SPCR.
Development of a participatory consultation process to be undertaken in the country, including effective communication of key messages on the results of analytical studies undertaken in the PPCR context, and on proposals for action on climate variability and change to be included in the SPCR.
Component 4: Formulation of the SPCR accompanying strategic investment plan built under
With a joint multi-disciplinary mission planned for August 2016, the Gambia intends to submit the final SPCR
to the PPRC governing body for endorsement in May 2017.
Component 2: Technical Studies to Support Preparation of the SPCR
The team will ensure national ownership of the SPCR through extensive national and sub-national consultations.
The country has signaled a strong commitment to support its citizens in building resilient agriculture, forests, and cities, and this new policy-based SPCR should go a long way toward ensuring that happens.
The SPCR will focus on creating an enabling environment for the countrys resilience to climate change, tackling climate change vulnerability and increasing opportunities and incentives for targeted sectors and stakeholders, including private landowners.