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Future Climate for Africa hosted the African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in October 2019 under the theme “dismantling the barriers to urgent climate adaptation action.” It brought together over 350 researchers gathering from 52 different countries across the African continent and abroad to discuss the latest research on African climate. It also provided the opportunity for many FCFA researchers to showcase their findings on the latest climate research from the FCFA programme.

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FCFA and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) hosted the first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Climate Change in Africa for early to mid career researchers in August 2019. The Edit-a-thon equipped researchers with new skills in how to edit and contribute effectively to Wikipedia, and therefore increase the global exposure and impact of their research on climate change in Africa.

Future Climate for Africa, together with leading climate journalists and experts from ICPAC, BBC Media Action and NECJOGHA hosted an online climate change journalist training for 30 African journalists in October and November 2020. The aim of the training was to increase journalists’ understanding of climate change and their capacity to report on climate change issues in Africa. 

From the 24th of November to the 1st of December 2020 participants gathered online for Wiki4Climate, a week of Wikipedia editing on climate change topics, organised by FCFA and CDKN and with support from experienced Wikipedia editors. The aim was to equip anyone interested in climate change with the skills to edit and add climate change content and examples (especially from the Global South) onto Wikipedia.

More than 100 participants attended the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) conference in Cape Town, South Africa from 4 – 7 September 2017. The primary goal of the conference was to facilitate exchanges on scientific progress of the programme spanning climate variability and change, various sectorial applications, and approaches to piloting novel climate services. It was an opportunity for the FCFA research community to deepen collaboration and learning to contribute towards the resilience of African communities to weather and climate change.

View the photo story from the event here.