The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) is organizing a validation workshop to review all empirical methodologies for data collection and consolidate them with empirical models being developed for climate impact, adaptation and vulnerability assessments in ECOWAS. The workshop is scheduled for 8th – 10th April, 2015 in Accra , Ghana. Its overall objective is to bring together key stakeholders involved in climate change, agricultural production and trade, and food security issues to review data collection methodologies and draft agricultural climate-economic models for ECOWAS and make recommendations for their improvement.
This is a high-level technical workshop, which will bring together experts with good understanding of socio-economic and environmental contexts of ECOWAS. These experts also have proven experiences in biophysical and socio-economic methodologies to streamline issues relating to climate change, agricultural trade and food security.
The workshop is expected to draw participants from reputable organisations and institutions including ClimDev Africa, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Wageningen UR, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) as well as experts from other regional organizations (ECOWAS, UEMOA and Agrhymet), universities and research institutions.
This workshop forms part of UNU-INRA project on Climate Change, Agricultural Trade and Food Security in ECOWAS, which is being implemented with support from the African Climate Policy Centre of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ACPC-UNECA). The project aims to increase the capacity of ECOWAS to be able to mainstream appropriate climate change information into policies, development plans and frameworks to respond to the current and future impact of climate change in the agricultural sector.
Research Fellow – Green Economy
United Nations University – Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
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