Are you attending Adaptation Futures? Do you want to learn how to edit Wikipedia and contribute climate research and information to the world’s largest online encyclopedia? Future Climate for Africa and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network are hosting a climate change Wikipedia edit-a-thon after Adaptation Futures in New Delhi, India, on 1 May 2020.
The One Planet Fellowship is a $20 million initiative dedicated to supporting research on climate change adaptation. The Fellowship is an academic mentoring scheme which targets the next generation of African climate scientists. Applications close on 31st March 2020.
New UN CC:Learn Affiliated Resources Support Scientists in Participating in the IPCC Assessment Processes
The new mini e-course on "How to Review IPCC Assessment Reports – Webinars and Guidance for Climate Experts", developed by Future Climate for Africa (FCFA), in collaboration with South-South-North and Climate Contact Consultancy, is the latest resource recognized by the UN CC:Learn affiliation programme.
The role of knowledge brokers (also called intermediaries or connectors) is often highlighted as a key enabling factor in bringing together producers and users of weather and climate information to improve the understanding between both groups and work towards improving weather and climate services. Suzanne Carter and Beth Mackay, SouthSouthNorth (SSN), explore what knowledge brokers do in a co-production context and three criteria for success.
Using Wikipedia to accelerate climate knowledge: new video documenting Africa’s first edit-a-thon on climate change
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) have launched a video on Africa’s first Wikipedia edit-a-thon on climate change held in Cape Town in August this year.
We are excited to share with you Future Climate for Africa's final newsletter for 2019 showcasing the recent work of FCFA in what has been a busy and productive last few months.
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.
FCFA sponsored a number of journalists to attend the African Climate Risks Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in October. Below, journalist Sophie Mbugua reflects on her experience.
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.
Disasters in Africa are set to worsen, the World Meteorological Organization has warned. But such a doomsday outlook can be avoided if developed countries united in reducing carbon emissions and stopping the 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature climb.