Welcome to the December 2020 edition of the Future Climate for Africa newsletter showcasing the recent highlights and work of FCFA.
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News in Brief
FCFA podcast series: the African Climate Breakdown – stories about climate change
The episode reflects on key research from FRACTAL, HyCRISTAL and UMFULA. We discuss water resources in Windhoek, Lusaka, the Lake Victoria basin and the Rufiji river basin.
Wiki4Climate – improving the global knowledge on climate change through Wikipedia
From the 24th of November to the 1st of December participants gathered online for Wiki4Climate, a week of Wikipedia editing on climate change topics, organised by FCFA and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and with support from experienced Wikipedia editors. The aim was to equip anyone interested in climate change with the skills to edit and add climate change content and examples (especially from the Global South) onto Wikipedia. The event brought together 118 editors working on 642 climate-related Wikipedia pages and contributing over 2400 edits. Read more here.
Building climate change resilience in Africa – the story of FCFA
FCFA participates in virtual poster presentation at the UNFCCC Research Dialogues
Online climate change journalist training
Future Climate for Africa, together with leading climate journalists and experts from ICPAC, BBC Media Action and NECJOGHA hosted an online climate change journalist training for 30 African journalists in October and November. The aim of the training was to increase journalists’ understanding of climate change and their capacity to report on climate change issues in Africa. Read more here.
Learning session webinar: Reflecting on effective approaches to research uptake
The learning session provided an overview of the novel approaches from FCFA, Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and engaged with participants during interactive breakout sessions to further interrogate how we can strive towards more effective research uptake and knowledge brokering in the future.
Save the date – Learning session webinar: Promoting leadership opportunities for Southern climate researchers
FCFA will be hosting a rich and interactive discussion on the barriers and enablers to improving Southern leadership and how these lessons can inform improved design models for future programmes.
Date: Tuesday,19 January 2021
Time: 15:00 to 16:30 (SAST)
Save the date in your calendar and watch out for the registration email in January 2021.
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