On Tuesday 31 May, the CSC Alumni Team hosted the latest webinar, ‘Mind the borders: Governing borderless climate risks’, delivered by Commonwealth Alumnus Martin Munene. The webinar addressed the CSC development theme, Strengthening resilience and response to crises.

The CSC’s Development in Action webinar series aims to highlight the work and research of Commonwealth Alumni across a variety of development impact areas.

About the speaker

Martin is the Founder and Director of the Africa Development Resources and Capacities Institute (ADRECI). Currently, he is completing a PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

Martin has over 10 years professional experience in diverse fields. Much of his experience is drawn from studying, managing, and implementing projects on various thematic areas including governance, gender and youth development, security and conflict management, climate and disaster risk, and natural resource management in Africa, Europe and Asia.

Martin is a 2014 Commonwealth Shared Scholar from Kenya. He completed his MSc in Disasters, Adaptation and Development at King’s College London.

Transboundary climate risk and governance

In this webinar, Martin shared his doctoral research examining transboundary adaptation governance in Kenya. Martin discussed the Paris Agreement and the recent Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and what this means in understanding the transboundary impacts of climate hazards in Kenya.

Through his webinar, Martin shared the growing concerns in policy, the new laws around climate change and adaptation, and the need to understand the local governance structure to implement policies.

The webinar presentation was followed by an interactive Q&A session with Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni.

You can watch the webinar and previous events in the series by visiting the CSC’s YouTube channel.

Join future Development in Action webinars

Webinars take place monthly and are open to all Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni.

To find out about upcoming webinars, please visit the CSC’s webpage