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Are you interested in understanding how Africa’s climate is changing, what the impacts will be on the continent, and how Africa can better adapt and prepare for climate change? In this podcast series, we will delve into these details through sharing ground-breaking research from the Future Climate for Africa programme. So listen in as we talk about the science, impacts and adaptation options through Africa’s climate change stories...

For more information visit: https://futureclimateafrica.org/.
Future Climate for Africa is funded by the UK Government's Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC).

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Are you interested in understanding how Africa’s climate is changing, what the impacts will be on the continent, and how Africa can better adapt and prepare for climate change? In this podcast series, we will delve into these details through sharing ground-breaking research from the Future Climate for Africa programme. So listen in as we talk about the science, impacts and adaptation options through Africa’s climate change stories...

For more information visit: https://futureclimateafrica.org/.
Future Climate for Africa is funded by the UK Government's Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC).

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

    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

    • 45 min
    Ep.4 Making Africa’s agriculture more climate resilient

    Ep.4 Making Africa’s agriculture more climate resilient

    In this fourth and penultimate of the ‘African climate breakdown’ podcast, we explore some of the work being done to make Africa’s agriculture more resilient. Think about the cup of tea you had over breakfast today - perhaps you didn’t think about climate change as you took that first sip. Listen in to find out more about how climate change is impacting tea farming in Africa, amongst other things in the agricultural sector.

    Podcast host, Dr Suzanne Carter speaks with Neha Mittal, Adeline Barnaud and Dorothy Tembo Nhlema about the impact of climate change on agriculture and what it means for food security for those of us on the receiving end of the food chain. They also discuss some of the innovative ways they have engaged role players in these conversations.

    You can also look forward to hearing from Dr Grady Walker - a Senior Research Officer from the Walker Institute at the University of Reading. Dr Walker implemented another creative technique with farmers by using film making to initiate dialogue about climate impacts on their farming with local government and policymakers.

    The links you need to know about:
    https://futureclimateafrica.org/

    • 41 min
    Ep.3 Tackling climate change in African cities

    Ep.3 Tackling climate change in African cities

    In this third episode of ‘The African climate breakdown’ brought to you by FCFA, we explore tackling climate change in African cities.

    Podcast host Dr Suzanne Carter and co-host Brenda Mwalukanga delve into the fact that cities are particularly at risk to the impacts of climate change. Rapid population growth, as well as rapid environmental, economic, and social change which present their own issues, all are magnified by climate change. They are joined by Genito Maure & Maimouna Bologo/Traore in this fascinating discussion.

    You can also look forward to hearing from Dr. Wilma Nchito who was part of the FRACTAL project and a lecturer in the Geography department at the University of Zambia who weighs in on the topic of climate change in African cities and how they have approached this work in the city of Lusaka.

    The links you need to know about:
    https://futureclimateafrica.org/
    http://www.fractal.org.za

    • 41 min
    Ep.2 How climate change is impacting Africa’s water availability

    Ep.2 How climate change is impacting Africa’s water availability

    In this second episode of ‘The African climate breakdown’ brought to you by FCFA we explore how climate change is impacting water availability in Africa. How are African cities dealing with water availability issues and what else needs to be done?

    Podcast host Dr. Suzanne Carter and co-host Kornelia Iipinge unpack the fact that many cities across Africa are dealing with water issues, examples such as Cape Town’s Day Zero may be an indication of the types of crisis African cities may face if they do not plan for climate change. Our two hosts are joined by Brenda Mwalukanga and Dan Lapworth to discuss how the city of Lusaka is adapting to water resource needs in the city and how work being done in the Lake Victoria basin in Kenya on water resource management is impacting the cities in this area.

    You can also look forward to hearing from Julien Harou who is the chair in water engineering at the University of Manchester and is one of the co-investigators for the UMFULA project. The UMFULA team has been doing research on how governments should consider climate change in the planning of developments within river basins in Tanzania and Malawi. Julien shares what the research is showing.

    The links you need to know about:
    https://futureclimateafrica.org/
    https://twitter.com/future_climate
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/future-climate-for-africa-fcfa

    • 40 min
    Ep.1 How is Africa's climate changing?

    Ep.1 How is Africa's climate changing?

    In this first episode of ‘The African climate breakdown’ brought to you by FCFA we explore what climate science is and how Africa’s climate is changing, how that affects communities, and what can be done to create a climate-resilient future.

    Podcast host Dr Suzanne Carter and co-host Dr Rondro Barimalala unpack what climate science involves and have an insightful panel discussion with climate scientists, Dr Caroline Wainwright and Dr Conni Klein.

    You can also look forward to hearing from climate scientist Dr Owiti Zablone who provides an overview of the ground-breaking climate research from FCFA.

    The links you need to know about:

    https://futureclimateafrica.org/
    Future Climate for Africa is funded by the UK Government's Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC).

    • 34 min
    Trailer - The African climate breakdown: Stories about climate

    Trailer - The African climate breakdown: Stories about climate

    Are you interested in understanding how Africa’s climate is changing, what the impacts will be on the continent, and how Africa can better adapt and prepare for climate change? In this podcast series, we will delve into these details through sharing ground-breaking research from the Future Climate for Africa programme.

    Future Climate for Africa is funded by the UK Government's Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC).

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