Ep.5 Building climate change resilience in Africa - the story of Future Climate for Africa

Since 2015, Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) has brought together more than 200 researchers from over 20 countries to improve our understanding of Africa’s climate, how it is changing, and how it might change in the future. It has been five years packed with highlights and groundbreaking new knowledge on Africa’s climate, the threats climate change poses to the cities we live in, the water in our taps, the food we eat, the communities who grow it and so much more.

Stand in podcast host and Knowledge Manager for the Coordination Unit of FCFA, Beth Mackay interviews a panel of FCFA researchers to learn more about the work that has been done in the various project teams. These guests share about the wins and challenges of their respective projects as well as how they would like to see the work continuing in the years to come.

One of the key goals of FCFA was to produce a step change in the scientific understanding of Africa’s climate and make sure this has an impact on development. Did they succeed in this mission, how did they do so and what did they learn? You don’t want to miss this in depth look at the work of this impactful project.

The links you need to know about:

Video - Building climate change resilience in Africa - the story of Future Climate for Africa
Digi-book - A manual for Co-production in African weather and climate services
A critical reflection on learning from FCFA