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C3SS at Africa Climate Week

Tags : Africa , Climate , Ghana , UN , 2019  

The Africa Climate Week is part of regional climate weeks that are held annually in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Asia-Pacific. This year, the Regional Climate Weeks serve as critical stepping stones to UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ UN Climate Summit 2019 in September.

Ghana together with the United Nations and collaborating partners hosted the 2019 workshop from 18th to 22nd March in Accra. The theme for this year’s event was “Climate Action in Africa: Navigating Change and Exploring Opportunities”.

This year’s event was to focus on how engagement between State and non‐State actors can be further strengthened in the key sectors for Africa (energy, agriculture and human settlements), including the role of future carbon markets to achieve enhanced climate action, towards the goals of sustainable development.

 

Members of the C3SS community including faculty, research fellows and some of our graduate students participated in the celebration where the Centre featured at the Africa Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (ACCAI) booth set up at the Accra International Conference Centre. On display were, information about faculty and student research at C3SS and details about graduate programmes run at the Centre.

 

1. C3SS support staff, Melissa Forson (left in red) answering questions from some workshop attendees.

2. Some C3SS graduate students in attendance with alumnus of our MPhil programme Mr. Roland Apambilla (3rd from left). He presented a poster titled “Climate Change Knowledge for Climate Action: Perspectives of Local Communities in Rural Ghana”.

3. Dr. Yaw Agyeman Boafo (right), C3SS Research Fellow and Mr. Roland Apambilla (left), C3SS Alumnus and PhD candidate at Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana.

4. Mr. Roland Apambilla (3rd from left) with C3SS graduate students after a session.