Webinars • Climate Services for Risk Reduction in Africa (CS4RRA) Initiative

CS4RRA • Climate services for risk reduction in Africa

Climate Services for Risk Reduction in Africa (CS4RRA), is an initiative co-sponsored by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. CS4RRA aims to promote climate resilience in Africa and address the challenges that arise from it. Its overall aim is to identify priorities for concerted action based on knowledge, innovation and capacity building, through partnerships between countries in the South and between countries in the North and South.

A series of four webinars, bringing together African and European experts, is being organized in hybrid mode from September 2023 to May 2024 by the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL).

Objectives

  • Strengthen climate resilience in Africa in order to raise awareness about climate knowledge, identify key services for adaptation to climate change and disaster risk reduction
  • Examine potential areas for cooperation in research on climate risk management, resilience and adaptation in West Africa and thus defragment the programme landscape in favour of common goals and common impact of funding
  • Describe pathways and priorities for research, innovation and capacity development in the area of Climate Services for Risk Reduction that contribute to the new Innovation Agenda between African Union and European Union2
  • Identify actionable and complementary steps to boost KIC via trilateral or multilateral joint calls
    or actions (South-South and South-North).

Upcoming Events

  • WEBINAR #4 • CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE AND SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES

The objective of this CS4RRA webinar is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the issues, solutions and needs related to climate-smart agriculture and sustainable land use management in West Africa, helping all stakeholders develop effective strategies to meet the challenges of climate change and land use change in the region. This webinar will cover a range of topics to address the complex challenges and opportunities.

📆 15 May 2024

📍 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

👉 Registration on the WASCAL website

Past Events

WEBINAR #3 • CLIMATE IMPACTS AND RESILIENCE ACCORDING TO PRESENT AND FUTURE SCENARIOS

📆 February 8, 2024 – 08:00-17:00 GMT

📍Université Cheikh Anta Diop, UCAD, Dakar, Senegal

This third webinar aimed to understand climate change vulnerability and impacts to design resilient development pathways and effective climate services adapted to local contexts.

👉 Discover the programme on the WASCAL website

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  • WEBINAR #2 • CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES FOR EXCESSIVE WATER MANAGEMENT

📆 6 Novembre 2023

📍 Université Felix Houphouët Boigny (UFHB), Abidjan, Côte-d’Ivoire

This second webinar highlighted how climate and environmental services can play a vital role in providing the necessary information and supporting solutions to mitigate the impacts of excess water and build climate resilience.

👉 Find out more about the full programme on WASCAL’s website

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  • WEBINAR #1 • IMPPROVEMENT OF EARLY WARNING SYSTEM AND ADAPTATION MEASURES FOR DISASTERS RISK

📆 28 septembre 2023

📍 Université de Lomé, Togo

This first webinar focused on improving the early warning system and adaptation measures for disaster risk reduction in the West African region, around the themes of knowledge, prevention and communication of risks, development of adaptation measures, predictability of rainfall and temperature, and the relationship between science and policy-making.

👉 Find out more about the programme and the speakers on  WASCAL website

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Climate Chance is a partner of the CS4RRA initiative

Climate Chance is participating in the CS4RRA project and has joined its scientific committee, contributing in particular to the drafting of webinar reports, drawing on its knowledge of mitigation, adaptation and resilience issues on the African continent, via the Observatory of Climate Action in Africa. The partnership also relies on the association’s ability to mobilize the diverse « climate community » on the African continent.