Newsletter March 2020
Welcome to the March 2020 edition of the Future Climate for Africa newsletter showcasing the recent highlights and work of FCFA.
News in Brief
FCFA research on climate resilience featured at the 54th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum
FCFA attended the 54th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF54) that took place in Mombasa Kenya on 27th – 29th January 2020. The forum was convened under the theme “Managing Climate-Related Risks for Resilience” and FCFA had an opportunity to present and discuss their research on East Africa. Read more here.
Climate researchers from Africa and the UK discuss African climate model evaluation at LaunchPAD workshop
From 24 – 28 February LaunchPAD (Priority on African Diagnostics) held its first workshop in Cape Town, South Africa, which brought together climate researchers and early career fellows from the UK and African universities. LaunchPAD is a key part of the FCFA IMPALA legacy in improving, sustaining and progressing African climate model work and maintaining and extending the collaboration and network between British and African research institutions. The workshop provided an opportunity for LaunchPAD researchers and fellows to meet in-person, share their progress on model evaluation in different regions, and exchange feedback and ideas.
Co-production and understanding climate information needs at the Sixth International Conference on Climate Services (ICCS6)
FCFA attended ICCS6 in Pune, India from 10 – 14 February 2020. FCFA facilitated sessions on understanding user needs for climate information and principles of good co-production of climate services. Read more on FCFA’s contribution at ICCS6 here.
New UN CC:Learn mini e-course on ‘How to Review IPCC Assessment Reports’
This new mini e-course developed by FCFA in collaboration with SouthSouthNorth and Climate Contact Consultancy, is the latest resource showcased by the UN CC:Learn affiliation programme. The course aims at increasing the involvement of expert reviewers from all developing countries in the development of IPCC reports. In particular, it enables first-time reviewers and early career climate experts to understand how the IPCC reporting process works, and how they can contribute to its draft reports by providing review comments on specific chapters and sections, building on their specific knowledge, research and expertise. Enrol in the course here. You can also watch French and Spanish webinars on this topic on FCFA’s Youtube channel.
Researchers and practitioners contribute to climate information on Wikipedia
FCFA together with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) are producing a Wikipedia how-to guide and webinar for climate change researchers, practitioners, communicators and any others with access to climate change information who would like to share it more widely with the world on Wikipedia. Keep a lookout for the release of the how-to guide and webinar in the coming weeks and watch the video on Africa’s first Wikipedia edit-a-thon here.
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