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Newsletter Issue 4, October 2011

 

1. Africa - working with the Rockefeller Foundation to support climate change adaptation

2. Africa Climate Exchange - linking climate scientists with stakeholders

3. Africa Climate Change Fellowship Programme - Walker Institute to host 2 researchers

4. Horn of Africa drought - our scientists comment

5. Walker Institute research features as some of the most important of modern times

6. Stakeholder engagement event - adapting to the increasing risks from floods and droughts

7. Knowledge exchange with the agri-food sector

8. See our new research web pages

 

1. Africa - working with the Rockefeller Foundation to support climate change adaptation

The Walker Institute and the Statistical Services Centre are supporting eight Rockefeller Climate Change Units in East and Central Africa. The aim of the work is to help develop climate change adaptation strategies for agriculture based on scientific evidence. More>>

 

2. Africa Climate Exchange - linking climate scientists with stakeholders

Dr Ros Cornforth (Department of Meteorology) is leading a NERC funded knowledge exchange initiative to develop better links between climate scientists, local communities in Africa, governments, NGOs and the private sector to increase climate resilience in Africa. The initiative aims to:

. Improve understanding of policy-makers' issues by climate scientists

. Improve understanding of climate information by policymakers

. Build a sustainable framework for continuing dialogue between policymakers, NGO decision-makers and climate scientists

More>>

 

3. Africa Climate Change Fellowship Programme - Walker Institute to host 2 researchers

The Walker Institute is the only institution outside of Africa to host researchers under the Africa Climate Change Fellowship Programme. We will be Hosting 2 Research Fellows working in the following areas:

. Urban adaptation to climate change

. Climate change and crop production.

More>>

 

4. Horn of Africa drought - our scientists comment

After 3 seasons of below average rainfall, will this autumn's rainy season bring an end to the drought in the Horn of Africa? Dr David Grimes reports on the current conditions and talks about how his group's research is helping to understand rainfall over Africa. More>>

 

5. Walker Institute research features as some of the most important of modern times

Our research on Queensland rainfall features in "Big Ideas for the Future", a report published by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Universities UK which highlights leading research projects taking place across UK universities.

Read press release>>

More about our research on Queensland rainfall>>

 

6. Stakeholder engagement event - adapting to the increasing risks from floods and droughts

See the presentations and read the recommendations from our event for stakeholders, held on the 23rd June 2011. More>>

 

7. Knowledge exchange with the agri-food sector

Dr Tom Osborne has been awarded a 2 year NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship to work with the agriculture and food sector. More>>

 

8. See our new research web pages

Read about our research areas and priorities here>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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