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Welcome to the first issue of the IHACC Team newsletter! This is a space for the team to share important news and updates, stay connected, and learn about what's  happening in Uganda, Peru, and the Arctic. Newsletters will generally be sent on a quarterly basis. 
This issue at a glance:
  • IHACC photobank updates
  • New IHACC students!
 
  • Recent IHACC events & publications
  • Other team member updates!

IHACC UPDATES
IHACC PHOTOBANK 

The IHACC photobank has recently been updated with photos from Research Assistant Matthew King's photography work in Peru and Uganda. The photos from are also part of Matthew's Research Assistant work building the Adapt to Eat website with the community of Nuevo Progreso in the Peruvian Amazon, and the Batwa communities in Uganda. This work was also showcased at the Adaptation Futures conference in Cape Town in June. 

Here is just a small preview of some of the great photos! All photos are credited to Matthew King: 
EVENT PROFILES: RESULTS SHARING WORKSHOPS IN PERU & UGANDA

Peru
A results dissemination meeting was held in the Shawi community of Nuevo Progreso at the end of August 2018. The meeting was facilitated by IHACC team members Dr. Carol Zavaleta and Guillermo Lancha, and attended by community members, Indigenous leaders, and representatives from the Peruvian National Indigenous Development Association (AIDESEP). Information was shared about IHACC research and participant experiences surrounding nutrition and food security, among other topics. Read the full story on the IHACC website.
National Indigenous leaders and IHACC team members at the meetings in Nuevo Progreso, Peru.
Uganda
In July 2018, IHACC team members Didas Namanya (IHACC Principal Investigator, Uganda Ministry of Health), Grace Asaasira (Research Assistant, Makerere University) Kate Bishop-Williams (PhD student, University of Guelph), and Bianca van Bavel (PhD student, Leeds University) organized and facilitated a results dissemination workshop in Buhoma, Uganda. Full story coming soon on the IHACC website.
Group photo of workshop participants and facilitators at the nursing school, Bwindi.
NEW & FUTURE IHACC STUDENTS
New Peruvian PhD student recruited! 
Ingrid Arotoma has been selected to work with the Peruvian team on work related to Indigenous nutrition and climate change in the Peruvian Amazon. Ingrid will be based at Leeds and supervised by Dr. Lea Berrang Ford and Dr. Carol Zavaleta
New Ugandan PhD student recruited! 
Guilia Scarpa has been selected to work with the Ugandan team on work related to climate change and Indigenous nutrition. Guilia will be based at Leeds and supervised by Lea Berrang Ford and Shuaib Lwasa. 
New posting for Arctic PhD student 
IHACC is in the process of recruiting a PhD student to work under supervision of Dr. James Ford (Leeds) and Dr. Sherilee Harper (Alberta). The position will be focused on participatory climate modelling, ethnoclimatology, and human health in the Arctic, and will be primarily based in the UK. 
New posting for Ugandan PhD student 
IHACC is in the process of recruiting a PhD student through the Panorama NERC Doctoral Training Partnership competition, to work under supervision of Dr. Lea Berrang Ford at University of Leeds. The project is titled "Integrating local and Indigenous knowledge with climate modelling in Uganda: an 'ethno-climatology' approach". The deadline for applications is January 7, 2019. For more details about the posting, click here! 
NEW PUBLICATIONS!
Bishop-Williams KE, Berrang-Ford L, Sargeant J, Pearl DL, Lwasa S, Namanya DB, Edge VE, Cunsolo A, IHACC Research Team, Bwindi Community Hospital, Huang Y, Ford J, Garcia P, Harper SL. (2018) Understanding weather and hospital admissions patterns to inform climate change adaptation strategies in the healthcare sector in UgandaInt Journal Environ Res Public Health 15(11), 2402.

Zavaleta C, Berrang-Ford L, Ford, J, Llanos-Cuentas A, Cárcamo C, Ross NA, Lancha G, Sherman M, Harper SL, & IHACC Research Team. (2018) Multiple non-climatic drivers of food insecurity reinforce climate change maladaptation trajectories among Peruvian Indigenous Shawi in the Amazon. Plos One. On-line ahead of print.
TEAM MEMBER RELOCATIONS
Lea Berrang Ford & James Ford are at Leeds University in the UK
Lea is a Chair in Climate and Health at the Priestly International Centre for Climate, and is cross-appointed between the School of Earth and Environment and the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. James is a Chair in Climate Change Adaptation at the Priestly International Centre for Climate, within the School of Geography. 

Sherilee Harper is officially at the University of Alberta
Sheri has officially relocated from University of Guelph to the UofA in Edmonton. She is faculty at the School of Public Health, and a Canada Research Chair in Climate Change and Northern People's Health.

JAMES FORD ATTENDED 48TH SESSION OF THE IPPCC IN INCHEON, KOREA

This meeting considered the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. This special report is developed under the joint scientific leadership of Working Groups I, II and III with support from WGI TSU. Click here for more info!

PATRICIA GARCIA VISITED BOSTON TO TEACH AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Dr. Garcia is a Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and recently taught an 8-week course on leadership development in Global Health. For more information, visit the Harvard Chan School of Public Health website.

IHACC MEMBERS INVITED TO IPCC AR6

IHACC team members Mark New, Lea Berrang Ford, Sherilee Harper, and Shuaib Lwasa are invited authors on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 6th Assessment Report (AR6). They will contribute to chapters including:
  • CH 8: Urban Systems and Other Settlements
  • CH 14: North America
  • CH 16: Key Risks Across Sectors and Regions
  • CH 17: Decision-making Options for Managing Risk
  • Cross-Chapter Paper on Polar Regions

RELATED NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

 
UPCOMING EVENTS OF INTEREST
International Medical Geography Symposium (IMGS) :  June 30th - July 5th 2019, Queenstown, New Zealand. Abstract submissions and early-bird registration opens December 1st, 2018. Visit the IMGS website

ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting: Dec 10-14, 2018, Ottawa, Canada. Abstract submission is now closed, but early bird registration is open until November 7th. Visit the ArcticNet website 
Stay tuned for the next issue in Winter 2019  Click here to subscribe to the IHACC newsletter! 
 






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