Africa Climate Conference 2013 Agrees Research Agenda

Africa Climate Conference 2013 Agrees Research Agenda

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21 October 2013

Africa climate scientists and user community representatives have crafted a common climate research agenda to inform decision-making, climate risk management and adaptation planning in Africa.

More than 300 delegates at the Africa Climate Conference 2013 (ACC2013) in Arusha, Tanzania, 15-18 October, adopted a statement identifying four priority areas for research in order to address critical gaps in our understanding of the African climate system and to bridge the divide between climate science and policy

  • Co-designed multi- disciplinary research for improving climate forecast skill and reliability, across different time and spatial scales
  • Filling the climate data gap
  • Capacity building at all levels
  • Mainstreaming climate services into decision making

The statement also stressed the need for a platform to coordinate major climate research initiatives working on Africa and to sustain implementation of the African climate research agenda.

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