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Day 3 African Climate Risks Conference: Final day sees emphasis on the emerging opportunities and challenges for dismantling barriers to climate adaptation action in Africa

15 October 2019 // Climate adaptation, Climate information, Climate research, Knowledge creation and management

The last day of ACRC 2019 kicked off with an important keynote address and panel discussion on the state of climate information services in Africa. Filipe Lúcio, (Director, Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)) in his keynote address highlighted the urgency of climate action for Africa, importance to build and improve monitoring and evaluation and to build the capacity of climate services in Africa.

Day 1 African Climate Risks Conference: Urgency of climate adaptation action for Africa stressed by high level speakers on first day of ACRC 2019

08 October 2019 // Climate adaptation, Climate information, Climate science, Knowledge creation and management

Day 1 of the African Climate Risks Conference began with over 350 researchers gathering from 52 different countries across the African continent and abroad (including the UK, Europe, and America) to discuss the latest research on African climate.

Lead authors of the IPCC Special Reports on Land and Ocean share valuable insight with journalists at a briefing session at the African Climate Risks Conference

08 October 2019 // Climate information, Knowledge creation and management

FCFA sponsored a number of journalists to attend the journalist training on the IPCC Special Reports on Land and Oceans at ACRC2019. One of the journalists, Isaiah Esipisu, shares his thoughts on the briefing.

NOW LIVE: A Manual for co-production in African weather and climate services

02 October 2019 // Climate information, Knowledge creation and management

This manual outlines the building blocks and principles for implementing co-production as well as guidance on finding the value in good co-production. The manual is supported by a suite of case studies of co-production drawn from across Africa. These case studies demonstrate how implementing the principles and building blocks play out in practice.

Co-producing useful climate information can be quick and affordable

01 October 2019 // Climate information, Knowledge creation and management

Compiling user-friendly and accessible climate information to support policy making and planning in Africa, which draws on the expertise and perspectives of many different partners, doesn’t have to take years to produce and or be expensive.

Theatre troupe helps gather climate knowledge in Senegal

20 September 2019 // Agriculture, Climate information, Knowledge creation and management

Fatick is in the heart of the peanut basin in Senegal, about 130km south-east of the capital, Dakar. The town perches on the edge of one of the many thin green tributaries that snake down from the desert and feed into the Saloum River which spills out into the Atlantic Ocean at a massive delta on the coast.

Impact Based Forecasting is set to save lives and livelihoods in East Africa

02 September 2019 // Climate information, Extreme weather, Livelihoods, Marine and Coastal

George Achia reports on an initiative to alert fisherfolk and other users of Lake Victoria to sudden severe weather – so that they can avoid harm to health and livelihood.

Spotlight on Future Climate for Africa Journalist Fellow: Sophie Mbugua

21 August 2019 // Climate information, Knowledge creation and management

Future Climate for Africa recently supported BBC Media Action and NECJOGHA at a climate scientist - journalist workshop in Tanga, Tanzania. FCFA journalist fellow with Climate Home News, Sophie Mbugua attended the training. Below she shares with FCFA her passion for climate journalism, her plans for the future and her reflections on the workshop.

Watch this webinar: An Embedded Researcher approach to integrate climate information into decision-making in southern African cities

16 August 2019 // Cities, Climate information, Knowledge creation and management

Building the climate resilience of African cities fits squarely within the category of complex problems that may benefit from taking a transdisciplinary approach to co-producing actionable knowledge between multiple actors and disciplines.

Why I believe climate change researchers should contribute to Wikipedia

14 August 2019 // Climate adaptation, Climate information, Climate science, Knowledge creation and management

When you search for “climate change adaptation” in Google, the Wikipedia page on the topic appears in the top 3 search results. Wikipedia ranks the importance of the page “high”, namely that it is about “well-known issues”. However, when your browser opens the page, the first thing the viewer sees is an alert box highlighting that the article has issues. In terms of quality and completeness, the page is rated “C”, meaning that “considerable editing is needed to close gaps in information”.