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Side Event at the Thematic Sessions of the Africa Climate Week 2021:
From science to action - climate risk analyses to support adaptation policies and planning at a local level in sub-Saharan Africa

26 September 2021 16:00 – 18:00 (GMT+3 /EAT)

Agricultural production is highly weather-dependent in sub-Saharan Africa. The risk of yield losses increases even further under climate change, posing a threat to farmers’ income and livelihood. However, despite the availability of a wide range of adaptation strategies, information on their suitability at the local scale is limited.

Against this background, we cordially invite you to participate in the Side Event of the ACW 2021 “From science to action - climate risk analyses to support adaptation policies and planning at a local level in sub-Saharan Africa”. The objective of this session is to discuss ways towards risk-informed adaptation policy-making and actions for climate-resilient development. A recent collaborative research project in northern Ghana conducted a study that identified adaptation options suitable to minimize present and future climate impacts. Based on results from this study the event seeks to identify best practices and design principles for better integrating climate information into adaptation actions on a local and regional scale. 

To begin with, the event will provide two impulses coming from a practitioner and a scientist presenting their view on the need of climate information for adaptation planning. Secondly a round table will bring together representatives from science, international organizations, governments and practitioners working around the topic of agriculture in rural areas in northern Ghana and beyond. After a general discussion there will be sufficient room for your questions.

You are welcome to register to the event!

For any wishes or questions please feel free to get in touch with Paula Aschenbrenner

The agenda can be found  here !

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We would like to point out that within this meeting, personal data such as your contact details will be processed by us. This data will be processed exclusively for the purpose of contacting you and providing you with information in compliance with the EU-GDPR. Data economy, data minimization as well as your rights as affected parties are extremely important to us. If you have any objections, please contact Paula Aschenbrenner.

If you have general questions in regards to data protection @ PIK, you can contact our data protection officer at datenschutz@pik-potsdam.de at any time. Please read our Data Protection Policy carefully.  We are planning to record audio and video of the presentations, opening and closing sessions as well as of the discussions. For more details in regards to that, please read the termins below.


The conference will be executed based on the teleconferencing system Zoom provided by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ("Zoom"), 55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113. We are not planning recordings of speakers and participant discussions.  If you participate in discussions, you and your contributions to the discussion by audio, video and/or chat will be a part of the conference session and will be streamed using the Zoom infrastructure and might be transferred to the USA or other Zoom computing centers in the world. At the same time, to ensure compliance with EU data protection law, we kindly ask you to not film, take photos, record or further publish any material of the conference and the following discussion. Also please do not forward the Zoom link to third parties. Your participation in these Zoom sessions is not required by law or contract. If you do not provide us with your personal data for the purpose of these meetings, you cannot participate in the conference.  If your personal data are processed, then you are a data subject within the meaning of the EU-GDPR and you shall have rights vis-à-vis the Controller.

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