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ItemBuilding Capacity for Sustainable Responses to Climate Change in Cities of Portuguese-speaking Small Island Developing States (Cabo Verde and São Tomé e Príncipe) - Final Technical Report(KSIDS, 2013) Costa, Anildo; Alves, Luis; Fortes, José; Alves, Melisa; Sanches, RuiSmall Island Developing States (SIDS) are highly vulnerable to climate change. In some locations coastal erosion is visible and the soil stability doubtable. The project objective is to contribute to the incorporation of climate change adaptation in long term urban planning, urban decision making processes, urban design and communities’ lifestyles. Flooding was identified as the major threat in Mindelo, while drought was the major concern in Sao Tomé. Sea level rise is a major threat in both locations. The project also produced technical papers on climate change in Portuguese that are studies and reflections on the current context. ItemEngenharia Natural- Técnicas e Casos de Estudo – Adaptabilidade a Cabo Verde(2012) Sanches, Rui; Martins, Rui ItemRelatório de Workshop de Lançamento do Projecto KSIDS em São Tomé(KSIDS, São Tomé, ST, 2010) Costa, Anildo; Pessoa, João; Alves, Luis; Fortes, José; Alves, Melisa; Sanches, RuiThe project KSIDS adopted as basic methodology the engagement of the main actors / agents in the research activities. Following the workshop held in Mindelo, Cape Verde, in June, the MARAPA organized an event in the same way to present the team and the project objectives and engage key stakeholders in Sao Tome. The main objectives of the event were the presentation of objectives, expected results and methodological approach. Also, it was an opportunity for the participants to contribute their concerns, expectations, advice and expertise to the project's success. During the discussion participants stressed the need for community involvement, lamenting the low participation of civil society and particularly the government. They also concluded that the project's success was contingent upon the political will of both central government and central government. Group discussions highlighted the overall perception of drought, temperature rising and coastal erosion caused by more frequent storms as the main climate changes recorded in recent years. ItemRelatório de Workshop de Lançamento do Projecto KSIDS no Mindelo(KSIDS, Mindelo, CV, 2010) Costa, Anildo; Alves, Luis; Fortes, José; Alves, Melisa; Sanches, Rui; Pessoa, JoãoThe project KSIDS adopted as basic methodology the engagement of the main actors / agents in the research activities. To start the engagement of agents, the technical team Sol & Vento decided to organize a launch event in the city of Mindelo. The event, open to general public's main objective was to present the team and project objectives. Besides, it was an opportunity to evaluate the impact and interest of Mindelo population and key institutions in climate change. The choice of format proved to be adequate and provided a long discussion and exchanges. The debate that followed the presentation of the project participants highlighted the link with the policy makers and the Board Municipality of San Vicente in particular as the main concern and a factor for success / failure of the project. In Overall, the groups agreed on the identification of hazards (floods, haze, rising sea level), vulnerable areas (downtown, coastal zones) and main responsibility (Municipality of San Vicente, civil society).