Climate variability is not a new concept. Throughout history, we have lived with normal and uncertain natural events that have challenged our ability to develop and we had to learn to cope or adapt to these situations. What is new, however, is the magnitude of these climatic events and adapting to these changes in such a short period of time.
Developed nations don’t have a problem with implementing timely measures to safeguard their development, developing nations on the other hand are likely to be badly affected, and given that Africa has contributed the least to climate change – this is severely unjust. Climate change is happening at a speed beyond belief and is negatively impacting the lives and livelihoods of communities on the African continent.
Building a climate-resilient Africa means developing practices and activities that would benefit the continent under all potential climate change scenarios and can cope with uncertainties over future conditions. In this community hangout, we want to explore local or indigenous interventions that could provide immense benefits if mainstreamed into development planning. Join us in discussing this immensely relevant topic with experienced and insightful climate change experts and journalists. In our Africa community hangout, we will discuss:
- How to identify and tell stories of indigenous and community-based climate adaptation techniques
- Accelerating climate actions through science-policy-practice partnerships
- And finally how does Africa successfully scale and mainstream these local climate resilient interventions
Date: Thursday 3rd February 2022
Time: 3pm (GMT+3)
Meet our speakers
Rahma is a freelance Egyptian journalist and media trainer. She’s the founder of the Climate school initiative and the winner of Covering Climate Now’s Emerging Journalist Award 2021. She’s collaborated with Arab and foreign media, such as Asharq news, Scientific American (Arabic version), climate tracker, VICE, and ARIJ websites and networks. Rahma was one of Climate Tracker’s first media mentorship fellows and reported on COP26 through Climate Tracker’s COP26 Climate Justice Journalism Fellowship.
Anderson has 16 years of experience in climate and energy policy research, energy systems modeling, sectoral decarbonization, sustainable agriculture and forest management, market and value chain analyses as well as innovation and entrepreneurship. He has written 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and professional reports on these thematic areas of research. Program Leader (Stockholm Environment Institute Africa).
Gregory has 15+ years working experience gained as a researcher and an international development practitioner at the United Nations, international charities, the academia, the private sector and the media in sub- Saharan Africa. His core research interest is in policy analysis that links global discourses with local realities. His current work explores climate change adaptation, resilience, pastoralism, farmer-led irrigation development (FLID), climate-induced displacement and forced migration, common-pool resources (CPRs), sustainability and climate communication in Africa’s drylands.
Be sure to join our Africa Facebook group and our Africa Telegram channel to join in more discussions.
We can’t wait to see you there!