Post by John Francis Okiror and Rebecca Nabatanz
Kampala, Uganda, 11 August 2015 – A learning alliance that brings together policymakers, researchers, and development practitioners to influence effective policy formulation and implementation on climate change and food security kicks off its activities with a two-day planning meeting on 13-14 August. in Kampala, Uganda.
During the meeting, members of the Climate Change Learning Alliance will refine their action plan for engaging policymakers to ensure that Uganda is better able to adapt to the impact of climate change. This involves putting in place policies formulated with knowledge from scientific evidence and which adequately address gender issues, when determining climate-smart practices.
The members will agree on the working modalities of the alliance and how it will:
- Raise awareness on climate change policy issues.
- Share practices on engaging multi-stakeholders in natural resource management.
- Share evidence on changing climate in Uganda.
The alliance is an initiative of the Policy Action for Climate Change Adaptation (PACCA) project. PACCA aims to influence and link policies and institutions from national to local level for the development and adoption of climate-resilient food systems through the integration of the scientific community with policy actors.