In February 2018, Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme’s AMMA-2050 research consortium held its annual meeting at the Agropolis centre in Montpellier, France. The meeting was part of the annual review and planning process carried out with team members from Senegal, Burkina Faso, France and the UK.AMMA-2050 is working to better understand high impact weather events across West Africa with a focus on climate smart agriculture in Senegal and flood resilience in urban areas in Burkina Faso. The project aims to support planning, policymaking and practice under changing climatic conditions. The annual meeting included four days of robust engagements including:
- A training session for consortium members on engaging stakeholders in-country.
- Keynote speeches to introduce other projects that could be potential collaborators for AMMA-2050. These included presentations by Prof. Christof Bouvier on the RainCell project working on flooding in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso and Barbara Evans on the water, sanitation and hygiene work of FCFA’s HyCRISTAL in east African cities.
- On-going cross-fertilization of ideas across different work packages in the project to coordinate contributions to project delivery.