Webinar: Bridging the science-policy gap through an online knowledge sharing platform

Venue: Online
Date: Wednesday August 12 2015

1400 – 1500 hrs. East African Time

1300 – 1400hrs South African Time

( Use time converter to find difference between your location and Nairobi, Kenya)


The Climate and Agriculture Network for Africa (CANA) is a knowledge sharing web based platform by a network of partners drawn from the region. CANA brings together policy makers, researchers and practitioners within climate science and agriculture who are seeking to build resilience within African agriculture. The platform fills an important niche by linking climate change and agriculture policy processes with key research and development actors from Africa. The platform will ensure timely sharing and access to information by partners involved. Currently, the CANA platform has 28 registered network organizations but the number is expected to grow in the future. CANA promotes collaboration amongst institutions and partners online and will bring together an increasing group of players within the climate change and agriculture sectors to be involved in conversations on the establishment of best practices for African agriculture.

Key themes in CANA include:

  • Building resilience to climate change
  • Low emissions development
  • Financing climate adaptation
  • Policies for adaptation
  • Climate-Smart Agriculture
  • Gender and Equity

We propose to hold a series of online training sessions to open up CANA for use amongst the increasing group of players within climate science and agriculture sectors.



East African Time              Topic                                                 Presenter

1400-1405                      Welcome and Introduction                        Catherine Mungai (CGIAR Research Program on

Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security – CCAFS)


1405-1415                      CCAFS/ Regional Learning Partnership     James Kinyangi (CCAFS)


1415-1425                     How research can inform policy  Victor Orindi (National Drought Management

Authority – NDMA)


1425-1435                    Introducing CANA                                     Vivian Atakos (CCAFS)


1435-1445                    CANA Forum Pages                                 Grace Katiku (Pamoja Media Africa)


1445-1500                     Questions and Answers                           Catherine Mungai (CCAFS)



Language: The webinar will be delivered in English.


The session is open to anyone interested in sharing climate and agriculture information relevant to Africa with the different groups of stakeholders.Places are limited.  If you are interested to attend the webinar, please sign up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4112150766420030721

You will receive a confirmation e-mail with a URL access upon registration.

Contacts: For more information, please contact Vivian Atakos (v.atakos@cgiar.org)  or Grace Katiku (grace.katiku@pamojamedia.com).

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This Webinar is sponsored by:

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