How we can respond to climate security crises in Africa?

How we can respond to climate security crises in Africa? Climate is clearly linked to conflict, and it can multiply and worsen instability and the threat of crises. However, there remains a lack of robust and, crucially, localized evidence on its exact role  something which is needed to inform responsive policy and programming

Scientists often present policymakers with evidence in inaccessible formats and without considering how the information should be prioritized, targeted or used to design programs. There’s currently a lack of tools that support decision-making and platforms capable of providing the timely, integrated, and policy-relevant evidence needed to design and monitor the impact of such interventions.  

Join us for our fourth webinar we’ll ask how we best respond to climate security crises in Africa and unveil our latest project; “The Africa Climate Security Crisis Observatory”, which aims to fill the current lack of tools that support decision-making and monitoring climate security threats. The observatory aims to fill this gap, by responding to the need for localized and integrated evidence. It will work rapidly and in real-time, keeping pace with the shifting nature of the links between conflict and climate.

Our moderator:

  • Mark Leon Goldberg, Editor, UN Dispatch and Host Global Dispatches Podcast

Our host:

  • Harold Roy Macauley, Director General, AfricaRice

Our speakers:

  • Arif Husain, Chief Economist, World Food Programme
  • Hon. Mohammed Guleid, CEO, Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) Kenya
  • Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodriguez, Research Director for Climate Action at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT and Head of Global Policy Research at the CGIAR Research Program on CCAFS
  • Sophie Desmidt, Policy Officer, Security and Resilience programme, ECDPM (European Centre for Development Policy Management)