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Newsletter June 2019




June 28, 2019


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Welcome to the June 2019 edition of the Future Climate for Africa newsletter

News in Brief

Meaningful exchanges between decision-makers and researchers on East African Climate at the HyCRISTAL annual meeting

From the 21st to 22nd May 2019 HyCRISTAL hosted its research into policy meeting in Kampala, Uganda. The two-day meeting provided a platform for exchanges to take place between climate scientists, climate researchers and decision-makers on the topic of climate change in East Africa drawing from the extensive research that has been undertaken by HyCRISTAL. Read more here.

African Climate Risks Conference Registrations

FCFA are excited to announce that conference registration and grant applications officially open for the African Climate Risk Conference (ACRC) in July 2019. The ACRC will offer a prime opportunity to promote the uptake of new data, tools and knowledge; brokering new research collaborations and more targeted donor support.

AMMA-2050 presents their ground-breaking findings on climate change in West Africa to key stakeholders in Senegal at final annual meeting

The AMMA-2050 research group met for their final annual meeting in Senegal from 10 – 14 June attended by researchers from West Africa, the UK, and France. It provided an opportunity to discuss, share and think about the research from the individual streams of work and to solidify the key messages of AMMA-2050 as a whole. Read more on the outcomes of the meeting here.

CP4-Africa climate model shows enhanced future changes in wet and dry extremes over Africa

A new paper by the IMPALA researchers presents the results from climate change experiments with a convection-permitting (4.5 km grid-spacing) model for the first time over an Africa-wide domain (CP4-A). The model realistically captures hourly rainfall characteristics, unlike coarser resolution models, and shows future increases in dry spell length during the wet season over western and central Africa. This research was recently featured in the Guardian – read the article here.

FCFA will be hosting Africa’s first-ever Wikipedia edit-a-thon on climate change in Africa

FCFA is partnering with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network to host the first Wikipedia edit-a-thon on climate change in Africa. The aim of the event is to boost the quality and accessibility of information on climate change on the world’s largest online encyclopaedia. The edit-a-thon will bring together approximately 30 researchers, as well as veteran Wikipedia editors, to update and add content related to climate change in Africa. The three-day event will be held from 6 August – 8 August 2019 at the SouthSouthNorth office in Cape Town, South Africa.

Collaboration as the key learning: how we did it in UMFULA

At the end of UMFULA’s penultimate year, the team gathered to assess the work accomplished so far and, as part of this, reflected on how they worked and what they could learn to inform the remaining time of the project. This blog explores the outcomes of this reflection, and how FCFA facilitated collaboration in UMFULA.

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