In collaboration with partner organisations, IMPACT organises regular workshops for stakeholders in the three regions – Pacific, Caribbean and West Africa – and holds regular Advisory Committee meetings during UNFCCC sessions.

The IMPACT project also held inception workshops to engage regional actors in co-designing the project in its early stages, contributing to ownership and effectiveness of the project within the different regions. Information on the three inception workshops – which took place in Kingston, Apia and Lomé – is available on this page.

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

May 27 – 28, 2019

Delegates from the organisations CILSS/AGHRYMET, UEMOA and ECOWAS as well as IPCC and UNFCCC focal points and key scientists from ten West African countries met in Ouagadougou to discuss the upcoming IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems (SR Land) at WASCAL Competence Center on 27 and 28 May. Participants discussed key issues for the region and ways of strengthening regional scientific cooperation at the event organised by Climate Analytics and WASCAL under the IMPACT project.

Media coverage:
RTB Burkina Faso
Burkina Info


Kingston, Jamaica

April 03 – 05, 2017

Countries represented at the workshop: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago. Scientific inputs were provided by the country representatives and colleagues from the University of the West Indies and the University of the Bahamas.

Full workshop report


Apia, Samoa

August 28-30, 2017

Countries represented at the workshop: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu. Further scientific input provided by: the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the University of South Pacific (USP). Observer organisations attending: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS).

Full workshop report


Lomé, Togo

May 30 – June 01, 2017

Countries represented at the workshop: Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. A number of institutions were invited to provide further scientific input and to discuss potential collaboration under the project: AGRHYMET (Application en Agrométéorologie et Hydrologie Opérationnelle), ACCAI (Africa Climate Change Adaptation Initiative), IPAR (Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rural), ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics), ASSAR (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions), University of Ghana/START, University of Gambia. The regional partner institutions ECOWAS, WASCAL and CILSS were also present and very engaged in the workshop.

Full workshop report ENGLISH
Full workshop report FRENCH