In collaboration with the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) , the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) is organizing a two-day workshop to harmonize the sampling and data collection methodologies and models for its project on Climate Change, Agricultural Trade and Food Security in the East Africa Community (EAC) and the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS). The date is 6th – 7th April, 2015 and the location is Accra, Ghana. The workshop will bring together key stakeholders from EAC and ECOWAS as well as other experts of climate change, agricultural trade, and food security.
The African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) initiated two regional studies to assess whether agricultural production systems and trade policies in different economic communities can be adjusted to alleviate the impact of climate change on food security and thereby promote sustainable development. In the East African Region, the research is being implemented in collaboration with the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), and in West Africa, with the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA).The project is expected to increase the capacity of the East Africa Community (EAC), and the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), by mainstreaming climate change into their respective policies, development plans and frameworks to adequately respond to current and future impact of climate change. In order to guide the replication or application of the study in other regions of Africa, there is the need to match the methodological approach being employed in the ongoing project activities in the two regions.
Calvin Atewamba, PhD.
Research Fellow – Green Economy
United Nations University – Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
Tel.: +233-302-500396, +233-302-500792