Capacity Building

Capacity development

The specific objectives are to:
  • Build solid climate change knowledge based on facts and scientific evidence;
  • Promote climate change education, research and innovation;
  • Build the capacity of key stakeholders to become active participants in the response to climate change through training;
  • Build the capacity of young Africans with fellowship programmes by engaging university students and academics;
  • Enhance climate change research capacity in African universities and research institutions by offering research grants, supporting programme development and mainstreaming climate change related university curricula;
  • Build capacity and increase the awareness of African policy makers such as government officials, parliamentarians, negotiators, and regional economic commissions through direct short term training, seminars and roundtables;
  • Provide tailor-made climate change training programmes for journalists and media professionals;
  • Develop innovative programmes and initiatives such as national and regional networks, communities of practice and an African panel on climate change; support national panels so that knowledge generation in Africa is enhanced, and relevant platforms are developed and owned by Africans.
Expected achievements:
  • Improved capacity at national and regional level in research, analysis, formulation of policy to monitor and evaluate the impact of climate change on African development;
  • Improved research capacity of selected African universities to address climate change; 
  • Increased awareness of policy-makers, legislators and other selected stakeholders on climate change risks and their impact on socio-economic development;
  • Increased availability and more efficient utilisation of climate information and knowledge resources in support of Africa’s development;
  • Strengthened collaboration and networking for more efficient climate change information, knowledge and services sharing, and programme implementation.

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