Climate Change Research Capacity Building Workshop
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.
- Africa-EU Climate Change Research Platform: Strengthening Research Capacities for Applied Research into Human Health and Climate Change - Dr James Haselip, UNEP DTU Partnership,
- African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetics Network - Mary Ann Cooper, ACELNet, United States
- How to Access Relevant Funding Sources for Climate Change Research in Practice - Ritah Rukundo, Regional Collaboration Centre, Uganda
- How to Access Relevant Funding Sources in Practice: Presenting Horizon 2020 - Melissa Plath, University of Jyväskylä (UniPID), Finland
- Identifying Current Research Priorities and Needs Related to Climate Change and Human Health: ATPS Case Study - Joseph Obua, Makerere University, Uganda
- Identifying Current Research/Knowledge Priorities and Gaps/Needs Related to Climate Change and Human Health: ATPS Case Study - Dr Nicholas Ozor, African Technology Policy Studies Network, Tanzania
- Identifying Current Research/Knowledge Priorities and Gaps/Needs Related to Human Health and Climate Change: AAS’ Experience with Research Capacity Building Under the CIRCLE Programme - Benjamin Apraku Gyampoh, African Academy of Sciences, Kenya
- Introduction to the Research Fairness Initiative (COHRED) - Dr Eric Mwangi and Jacob Njagi, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya; Prof Carel IJsselmuiden and Lauranne Botti, Council on Health Research for Development; Katharina Kuss, Spanish Foundation for International Cooperation, Health and Social Policy
- Renewable Energy Business Incubator (REBI) - Claire Kagga, REBI, Uganda