The Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) will host partner Universities of the African Research Universities Alliance, Centre of Excellence in Climate and Development (ARUA – CD) in a one-day Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on National priorities for Climate Change and Development under the theme Climate Resilience Development including Livelihoods, Migration and Scenario Planning.
The workshop which will be held on Wednesday, 12th February, 2019 will bring together practitioners and researchers to identify climate change and development areas and strategies that align with development priorities for Ghana. The workshop will also be used by the ARUA-CD partners to carry out initial mapping of research topics and identify opportunities for cross fertilisation of graduate degrees.
The workshop will be attended by ARUA-CD members from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
The Africa Research Universities Alliance, Centre of Excellence in Climate and Development (ARUA-CD) is focused on harnessing the advantages of comparative research that allows for both nationally specific insights, as well as exploration of similarities and differences across settings, leading to more general theory and evidence. ARUA CD’s research collaboration is anchored in comparative research across the three regions focused on: Enhancing knowledge systems for climate resilience; Sustainable energy for poverty reduction and Next-generation researchers and practitioners to address Africa’s socioeconomic development challenges associated with climate change.