The Food Agriculture and Natural resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), in partnership with the Training Centre in Communication, conducted a successful three days training workshop on "Climate Change Leadership and Policy Advocacy" under the auspices of its two Climate Change projects, AfricaInteract and the Climate Change Tripartite Programme (COMESA-EAC-SADC). The COMESA-EAC-SADC project aims to contribute to the consolidated and unified African position on climate change through creation of awareness among the decision makers while the Africa Interact project, provides a platform for enabling research-to-policy dialogue in Africa, and aims to enhance the resilience of livelihoods to the adverse effects of climate change through informed policy making for adaptation to climate change.
The objectives of the training workshop were to equip climate change champions with advocacy content and skills; share and empower champions with Climate Change knowledge generated by FANRPAN and its partners.
The AfricaInteract project is funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and coordinated by the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) under the auspices of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) in collaboration with ASARECA, COMIFAC, ENDA and FANRPAN in East, Central, West and Southern Africa, respectively.
By the end of the workshop, participants managed - from the to produce policy briefs, news stories, opinion editorials, info-graphs, fact sheets, feature stories and e-newsletters based on Climate Change Adaptation studies done by FANRPAN and its partners. These will be shared with the relevant stakeholders.
Participants were also taught new ways of using web 2.0 for Policy Advocacy and to re-brand their online images to suit their roles as Climate Change Policy and Advocacy Champions. For more information on the studies that produced the reports used at the workshop, please see the attachced documents