The transition to a post- carbon economy presents Africa with a unique opportunity to plot a new trajectory and shift to being a hero in the global fight against climate change. It is UNU-INRA’s ambition to empower African institutions with the knowledge they need to seize this opportunity. However, it is not possible to plan for a post-carbon world without research, yet research infrastructure in Africa is limited and the knowledge that does exist is fragmented and not reaching the people that need it the most.
AFTER Carbon has therefore set out to bridge this gap. A Policy to Research Hub, bringing together a consortium of scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers and civil society groups within a transdisciplinary research programme to help turn post-carbon transition policy problems into solutions. Put simply, AFTER Carbon is a matchmaking service connecting experts to share knowledge and solve problems, ultimately helping to shape Africa’s position on the world stage.