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NEW VIDEO: Future Climate for Africa's Early Career Researchers discuss their capacity development

11 November 2019 // Climate research, Knowledge creation and management, Livelihoods

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.

We are not short of climate knowledge, let’s act on it!

04 November 2019 // Climate information, Knowledge creation and management, Politics and Governance

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.

New manual supports shared climate knowledge production and information exchange in Africa

25 October 2019 // Climate information, Climate research, Knowledge creation and management

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.

Africa is staring at a disaster heist, experts warn at African Climate Risks Conference

21 October 2019 // Extreme weather, Knowledge creation and management

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.

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.

Watch the recording: City Learning Labs for dialogue and decision making

14 October 2019 // Cities, Knowledge creation and management

This webinar provides an overview of the City Learning Lab approach as a collaborative method for framing climate-related problems and solutions. The concept of City Learning Labs is based on the principles of social learning labs: processes that engage a variety of stakeholders in finding solutions for a specific question or problem that they all perceive as relevant and urgent.

Day 2 African Climate Risks Conference: Engaging discussions continue on climate change in Africa

09 October 2019 // Climate adaptation, Climate research, Knowledge creation and management

The second day of ACRC 2019 started with an engaging opening panel discussion on the state of climate research for development 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.