Welcome to the June 2019 edition of the Future Climate for Africa newsletter
The following video presentations were recorded for the Fourth Africa Climate Resilience Investment Summit (ACRIS IV) hosted at the Sandton Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, from 05th - 07th March 2019.
As the Future Climate For Africa Program enters the final year of its research, it serves as an opportune time to look back and reflect on what has been achieved. This was no different for the team of researchers who attended the final UMFULA meeting, after 4 years of compelling research. The meeting was held from the 19th - 21st November on the shores of Tanzania’s coastline.
One of the toughest questions that climate scientists are hoping to answer for East Africa, is what will happen with the region’s tropical rainfall patterns and what that will mean for its two wet seasons. The most up-to-date findings draw together the results of 40 different climate models, giving policy makers in the region something of a roadmap which can help them plan towards a future where drought and flood events will become more extreme and less predictable.
When climate and social science researchers sat down with a roomful of city managers and technicians in the Namibian capital of Windhoek in August 2018, someone from the city’s wastewater treatment plant threw them a curve-ball: what, she asked, are the projections for when water temperatures in the city might climb beyond a certain point?
In our capitalist world, financial dimensions are often at least implicit in our decisions. We are accustomed to designing our projects within an allocated budget, ensuring that we are able to maximise value for money by ensuring optimal effectiveness and efficiency of resources.
In June 2018 around 1300 scientists, practitioners, community members and policy makers from all over the world gathered in Cape Town for a dialogue on adaptation solutions. I was among this group, participating in my first Adaptation Futures conference.
This blog examines the most effective types, methodologies and designs of training in order to build capacity to adapt to climate change in Malawi.
Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to climate change unless immediate action is taken to speed up the introduction of new and improved varieties, experts have warned.
CDKN and Future Climate for Africa hosted the public event Adapting Rwanda's economy to a changing climate at the Overseas Development Institute on 20th May 2016.