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Registration is open for the first FOCUS-Africa project Stakeholder Workshop online - 9 December 2020, 09:00 – 12:30 CET (10:00 – 13:30 SAST)

The EU H2020 FOCUS-Africa project incorporates eight case studies within four sectors – agriculture and food security, water, energy and infrastructure – across the geographical region of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The main objective of the project is to develop sustainable, tailored climate services.

This first Workshop focuses on South Africa, with presentations from a selection of stakeholders interested in climate services for the country and opportunities for input.

Climate Change and Environment icon Climate Change and Environment
Food and Natural Resources icon Food and Natural Resources
Energy icon Energy
9 December 2020 - 9 December 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom
© FOCUS_Africa
The first Workshop, one of six, focuses on South Africa as the theme and 'host' country. Therefore, planned discussions will focus on the related food security case study to incentivise a wider local participation.  

Register at https://site.evenium.net/focusafricaworkshop/registration

Explore the full agenda at http://focus-africaproject.eu/2020/11/12/join-the-first-eu-focus-africa-project-stakeholder-workshop/

Specifically, the Workshop will provide an opportunity:

* to assess the user's perspective of climate related risks;
* to map the existing climate risk mitigation and adaptation measures and responses;
* to raise an awareness of climate services tools and knowledge; and
* to identify lessons learned from 2020 and COVID-19.

Presentations from a selection of stakeholders interested in climate services for the country include these speakers:

Dr. Mary-Jane Bopape is a Chief Scientist at the South African Weather Service responsible for Weather Research, and her research interest is in atmospheric modelling. She holds a PhD degree in meteorology with a focus on cloud microphysics modelling obtained from the University of Pretoria.

Nyiko Maluleke is a Chief Executive Officer for Buhle Farmers Academy in RSA. He holds an Honours degree in Agricultural Management, Project Management Diploma and several local and international certificates in Agricultural Business Management. He has been in the field of Agricultural Development for 25 years.

Wicky Mpumlwana is a Secretary General of the Black Farmers Association of South Africa (BFASA), a nationwide association composed of more than 4000 farmers ensuring that the black farmers benefit from government funding support programs, subsidies, land reforms and skills transfer.

Keywords

climate services, SADC, South Africa, Stakeholder Workshop