An abstract of the Rockefeller Foundation supported Project under the Climate Smart for Rural Development Initiative
Project Title: Strengthening East African Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Capacity through Training Research and Policy Intervention.
Grant number: 2009 CLI 323
Name of the Organization: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences – Makerere University.
Name of Contact Person: Prof. Samuel Kyamanywa and Dr. Patrick Okori
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, patrick.okori @yahoo.com.
Telephone: +256 – 772-220000/0772683623
1. Form an Advisory Climate Change Panel, with resident Senior Advisor.
2. Review curricular to include climate science and climate change adaptation.
3. Undertake critical research on climate change adaptation within the framework of a competitive grant scheme.
4. Create regional community of practice on climate change adaptation in Agriculture to increase knowledge-sharing and collaboration on capacity development, research and policy engagement
5. Engage collaboratively on policy issues related to climate change adaptation.
1. Select a chair for the panel, advisory members, put in place a coordinating unit
2. Develop Climate change supported and inclusive Undergraduate and MSc programs.
3. Develop a database of agricultural climate change adaptation projects, execute a competetive grant scheme and award 5 research projects and fund researchers to attend climate change conferences.
4. Participate in review existing networks and present research findings from collaborative efforts.
5. Define clear communications strategy on climate change, train scientists and researchers how to communicate with government officials, and, attendance at and presentation to select parliament committees with regional networks.
Given that Makerere University Faculty of Agriculture’s graduates go on to become agricultural science professors, practitioners and government officials, by training the future scientists, practitioners, and policymakers the programme strives ultimately to influence the future of climate change work and policy in the region.
1. Chair for panel selected, committee formed, Coordinating Unit formed with the Programme Coordinator, Administrator and the Climate Change Expert.
2. Curriculum for both undergraduate course and MSc Program reviewed and approved by senate.
3. Database of ongoing projects on agricultural climate change adaptation in place as well as funding for 5 research projects supported and researchers funded to attended climate change conferences.
4. Existing networks reviewed and results of the study presented for wider collaborative efforts.
5. A clear communication strategy on climate change developed, scientists and researchers trained on how to communicate with policy makers and engage with policy institutions such as the Parliament
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