Workshops

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.

IPCC report on oceans and ice workshop, Samoa

July 29-30, 2019

Climate Analytics and the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) held this workshop in Apia, Samoa, allowing participants to review and discuss the draft IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere (SROCC). Representatives from Pacific island states, including UNFCCC and IPCC focal points, and members of the regional scientific community attended. Attendees discussed how the report could be strengthened from a SIDS perspective and lessons learned from the IPCC 1.5°C Special Report. Participants emphasised that regional governments can provide comments on the report and its findings.

 

IPCC report on oceans and ice workshop, Belize

July 8-9, 2019

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Climate Analytics, and Charles and Associates held this workshop in Belize City, Belize, to review the draft IPCC Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere (SROCC). A total of 17 participants attended, including representatives from eight Caribbean SIDS and from the University of the West Indies (UWI), reviewing the report and discussing pertinent issues for the region. Participants stressed the importance of the meeting for strengthening coordination among Caribbean SIDS on IPCC matters as well as the need to support regional scientists to become IPCC authors. Participants also discussed lessons learned from the IPCC 1.5°C Special Report.

 

IPCC report on land workshop, 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

 

Implementation workshop, Samoa

16-19 July, 2018

This Implementation Workshop in the Pacific was hosted at SPREP in Apia, Samoa. A total of 23 representatives from Pacific countries attended, from Cook Islands, the Republic of Fiji, the Federate States of Micronesia, the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, Niue, the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, the Republic of Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Samoa. Presentations by experts and discussions focused on: progress of the IMPACT project, climate finance and national adaptation plans (NAPs), regional and global climate tools, and the IPCC 1.5°C Special Report.

 

Implementation workshop, Antigua and Barbuda

July 2-5, 2018

Representatives from various Caribbean countries attended this workshop: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St.Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St.Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago. The topics presented and discussed included: progress of the IMPACT project, climate finance and implementation, project implementation priorities, regional research, tools developed under IMPACT and the IPCC 1.5°C Special Report.

 

Inception workshop, Samoa

August 28-30, 2017

Representatives from various Pacific countries attended this workshop in Apia, Samoa: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu. Project partners updated the attendees on available climate tools, including those produced under IMPACT, as well as opportunities for Green Climate Fund readiness support. A number of organisations provided further scientific input for the event: the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat and the University of South Pacific. Observer organisations attending: United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science.

Full workshop report

 

Inception workshop, Togo

May 30 – June 01, 2017

Representatives from a number of countries attended this workshop in Lomé, Togo: 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

 

Inception workshop, Jamaica

April 03 – 05, 2017

Representatives from a number of Caribbean countries participated in this workshop, which took place in Kingston, Jamaica: 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