Africa-EU Climate Change Research Platform: strengthening research capacities for applied research into human health and climate change

Benjamin Gyampoh, the Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) Programme Manager is in Uganda from 22-24 March to attend the Africa-EU Climate Change Research Platform: strengthening research capacities for applied research into human health and climate change workshop organised by CAASNet+.

His presentation will be titled “Identifying current research/knowledge priorities and gaps/needs related to climate change and human health, AAS’ experience with research capacity building under the CIRCLE Programme”

He will also provide guidance to the early-career academic participants gathered at the event, working in small groups.

This workshop brings together selected experts in the area of climate change research and research funding, from academia, the public and private sectors, to provide guidance and feedback to early-career academic researchers based in Africa. 

With a focus on research into the human health implications of climate change, we have invited researchers that are already pursuing, or interested in, applied research into various aspects of the climate change and human health nexus.

The workshop is expected to result in early career African academics (based in the East African region) pursuing research that better reflects the needs of the African health sector, industry and policy-making.

African researchers will be in a better position to secure funding through private sector and other sources, including the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 funding mechanism.