Toolkits to assess climate and security Webinar


Funded by DGD, the KLIMSEC team is conducting policy supporting research on the topic of climate and security. Indeed climate change can be a trigger to conflict and vice versa, conflict can induce environmental degradation and climate change. KLIMSEC will organize a series of seminars in the context of this research to build awareness and capacity building on the topic of climate and security. Climate change is having a negative impact on the living conditions and the environment especially in Africa. To what extent does it also affect conflicts and security? What role can the Belgium Development Aid and its partners play?

On the program:

This third webinar will focus on tools to assess climate and security. Focus will be on the recent adaptations on the existing Fragility and KLIMOS toolkits, but also a few other promising tools will be presented.

Short Bio:

Thomas Vervisch is research fellow at the Conflict Research Group and the Governance in Conflict Network, both at Ghent University. He holds a PhD in Political Science on post-conflict reconstruction in Burundi. His current research focuses on development cooperation in fragile situations; risk and fragility; and conflict and development more in general. He has extensive experience with Belgian development cooperation and field experience in the Great Lakes and the Sahel region.

Bruno Verbist is a senior researcher at the Division Forest, Nature and Landscape at the KU Leuven (Belgium). He has a PhD in Bio-engineering (KU Leuven, 2008).

He is the KLIMSEC project leader and earlier of the KULeuven led interuniversity KLIMOS –consortium working on climate mitigation and adaptation.  He worked earlier > 9 years for ICRAF, the WorldAgroforestry Centre, first in Nairobi, Kenya and then Bogor, Indonesia.



The seminar will be held on-line and in English, but questions and discussion in Dutch or French are very welcome. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Date, time and place: 26 February 2021, 14:30-16:00


Participation is free, but please register upfront by using the online form available at

You will be sent a ZOOM link a day before the seminar takes place.

Aichi targets
19. Knowledge improved, shared and applied
26 February 2021