To help bridge the gap between climate science and agricultural science, CCAFS is holding a capacitation workshop on how to use climate scenarios, modelling, and analogue tools to build the resilience of agricultural production systems. The workshop, titled "Using Climate Scenarios and Analogues for Designing Adaptation Strategies in Agriculture," will be held on 19-23 September in Kathmandu, Nepal.
CCAFS and its regional partners have been jointly developing scenarios as a platform for the exchange and application of knowledge and experience between actors across West Africa. The development of regional scenarios is a crucial first step in the CCAFS strategic futures process. Scenarios are alternate, plausible futures that capture uncertainties and systems complexity in a coherent and plausible yet surprising and challenging fashion. Through its scenarios process, CCAFS aims to provide and then use scenarios that function as alternate future contexts in which state and non-state actors in the region can explore policies, strategies and technologies toward better food security, environments and livelihoods.
The purpose of this workshop, organized by the CGIAR program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food security (CCAFS) with its partners at the Society for International Development and the PANOS network for development journalism, is to bring together key private sector and civil society actors from the East African region to explore strategic planning for the future of food security, environments and livelihoods under crucial socio-economic and climate uncertainties. To do this, these key regional actors will develop a strategic vision and explore feasible strategies towards this vision by testing them using scenarios of plausible alternate futures. The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for private sector and civil society members to learn about strategic planning and to develop new regional partnerships.
CCAFS Coordinating Unit - University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Rolighedsvej 21, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark, phone +45 35331046; Email ccafs [at] cgiar [dot] org, EAN 5790000279012
Lead Center - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)