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Climate Change Research Capacity Building Workshop

Climate Change Research Capacity Building Workshop

Climate Change Research Capacity Building Workshop

The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) hosted the third and final workshop piloted under the “CAAST-Net Plus Climate Change Research Capacity Platform”, in Kampala, Uganda, from 22-24 March 2017. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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The 3-day event was kicked off by Hon. Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, Uganda's Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, which consisted of presentations, group and individual discussions on research priorities, knowledge gaps, and how to better focus research proposals in the area of climate change and human health. This was followed up with practical guidance on how to access research funding, including the pursuit of collaborations between African and European researchers. The workshop was concluded with a visit to the Ggaba Water Works located on the shores of Lake Victoria, to understand how the national utility is analysing and responding to the risks posed by climate change.

"The meeting was held in a largely informal setting to encourage open dialogue between invited speakers and early career academics. The atmosphere was collegiate and constructive which allowed for robust engagements on issues of common interest, building networks, and discussing overlaps and opportunities to collaborate," says Dr James Haselip of the UNEP DTU Partnership.

The event was chaired by CAAST-Net Plus representatives Dr Pamela Mbabazi from the UNCST, and Dr James Haselip from the UNEP DTU Partnership.


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CAAST-Net Plus is funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement 311806
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