Dr Rondro Barimalala an oceanographer from Madagascar has been working on a model refining process for a number of years, after she specialised as a climate modeller through her doctoral and post-doctoral studies. More recently, this work has landed her a place on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) global panel of expert climate scientists.
In this video, FCFA interviewed a number of Early Career Researchers that have been part of the programme to get an understanding of their experience and how FCFA has helped in building their skills.
City-level officials and politicians inadvertently find themselves at the coal-face of responding to changing climatic conditions, as temperatures around the world continue to climb in response to rising carbon pollution in the atmosphere. It is therefore critical to provide these government officials and technocrats with reliable climate information that is easily digestible and can be integrated into their planning and policy making. Dr Izidine Pinto, a Mozambican climate scientist currently working with the Climate Systems and Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa, has spent the past two years trying to do just that.
Agriculture is the bedrock of the economy in a country like Malawi in southern Africa. It is one of the most important sectors driving the country’s gross domestic product. At a household level, home grown food is also central to many families’ ability to ward off hunger and malnutrition. A healthy agricultural sector needs ample water.
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
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.
The second day of ACRC 2019 started with an engaging opening panel discussion on the state of climate research for development in Africa.