Climate change learning alliance launches into action

Venue: Estella Country Hotel, Kira, Kampala.
Date: Thursday August 13 2015

Kampala, Uganda (10 August 2015) – The Climate Change Learning Alliance launches into action this week. As of now it will start its policy engagement to so ensure Uganda’s ability to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The members will gather on the 13th and 14th of August to make sure their action plans are clear and aligned. The Climate Change Learning Alliance will serve as a platform which influences effective policy formulation and implementation. Policies formulated with knowledge gathered by scientific evidence, which includes gender aspects when determining climate smart practices.

 

After having agreed on the working modalities and governance the Climate Change Learning Alliance (LA) will launch into action. During a two-day workshop the LA members will:

•   Raise awareness on climate change policy issues;

•   Share practices on engaging multi-stakeholders in natural resources management;

•   Share evidence on changing climate in Uganda;

•   Refine the learning alliance group action plans.

 

The Climate Change Learning Alliance is initiated by the The Policy Action for Climate Change Adaptation (PACCA) project. PACCA aims toinfluence 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.

 

By initiating this learning alliance, PACCA provides a platform for harmonizing, coordinating and consolidating efforts across sectors and actors to ensure that research evidence is put to full use to influence policy formulation and implementation processes. This unique Climate Change Learning Alliance brings together various stakeholders that include research bodies, climate change focal ministries, NGO consortiums, media houses, youth groups and others that are important in influencing policy decision making.

 

WHAT: CLIMATE CHANGE LEARNING ALLIANCE LAUNCHES INTO ACTION            

WHEN: 13th and 14th August 2015

WHERE: Estella Country Hotel, Kira, Kampala.

PACCA can provide more background information on both the Climate Change Learning Alliance and the PACCA research project. We can also provide a complete story after the workshop, including photo material.

PACCA forms a crucial part of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) policies and institution research work in East Africa.The PACCA project combines the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Bioversity International, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), NARO and MUCCRI. All institutes conduct research on how Uganda and Tanzania can best adapt to the challenges faced due to climate change. For more information please contact John Francis Okiror at +256 0782706501 or jfokiror31@gmail.com or Rebecca Nabatanzi at+256 774 006006 or r.nabatanzi@cgiar.org.