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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.

Webinar invitation: 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.

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.

Mini e-course: How to review IPCC Assessment Reports – webinars and guidance for climate experts

19 September 2019 // Knowledge creation and management

Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) will be hosting a second round of the mini e- course on Expert and Government Review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports. A first round was given for African experts in 2018. The objective of this course is to increase the involvement of expert reviewers from all developing countries (not only Africa) in IPCC reports, focusing on the first draft of the Working Group II report. The course will be delivered by distinguished international experts with extensive past involvement in the IPCC.

DFID Climate Mainstreaming Facility - Second call for Expressions of Interest

18 September 2019 // Climate Services, Knowledge creation and management

Prospective suppliers are hereby invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to be shortlisted to provide technical assistance for DFID’s Climate Mainstreaming Facility.