The World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Open Science Conference

Advancing Climate Science for a Sustainable Future

  • Date
    23.10.23 > 27.10.23
  • Time
    09:00 am > 05:00 pm UTC+02:00
  • Location
    Kigali, Rwanda
  • Registration

The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) will host the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Open Science Conference 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda, at the Kigali Convention Centre, from 23-27 October, 2023.

This once-in-a-decade event gathers stakeholders to address pressing issues like climate change and environmental concerns, focusing on the latest climate science developments and sustainable pathways. Themes encompass climate research advancements, human-climate interactions, and co-produced climate solutions.

With over 40 sessions and daily high-level Dome Plenary Sessions, the conference aims to draft the “Kigali Declaration,” a statement to be presented at COP28 in the United Arab Emirates from November 30 to December 12, 2023.

CGIAR’s Participation





CGIAR participation

October 23 12:50 pm – 1:5o pm TBC
CGIAR ClimBeR: Early Warning, Early Action, Early Finance (AWARE) Platform Initiative
Innovative program ClimBeR enhances resilience, forecasts, and mitigates climate-induced impacts.
  • Giriraj Amarnath, CGIAR
October 23 4:00 pm – 18:00 pm TBC
S24: Within theme 2 -Human Interactions with Climate
Presentation: Detection and attribution of compound climate extremes in Africa
  • Engdaw Mastawesha Misganaw, UNOOSA
October 26 08:30 am – 10: 00 am Dome
Dome Plenary: Climate Change Solutions
Feeding the future global society: challenges for food security
  • Aditi Mukherji, CGIAR
October 26 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Room MH3
S32: Capacity development for climate services
Presentation: enabling capacity to improve climate information services in West Africa: experience and lessons learnt through AICCRA project.
  • Ciniro Acosta, the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

View the full program here.