Inception Workshops

To ensure that IMPACT project works as effectively as possible for each region, co-design of the project through the early and effective engagement of regional actors is essential. To this end we held inception workshops in the three regions – the Pacific, West Africa, the Caribbean – with main objectives to generate ownership of the project through the early and effective engagement of regional actors, stocktaking of on-going and planned initiatives, and identification of gaps and needs regarding scientific support. The discussions held will be the basis to identify key areas in which the IMPACT project can provide support.

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.

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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).

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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.

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