Knowing our Changing Climate in Africa
This roundtable will bring together indigenous pastoralists and scientists to dialogue on knowledge of weather and climate forecasting. It is the inception meeting of a project for pastoral and herding communities in sub-Saharan Africa, launched as part of UNESCO’s Climate Frontlines Initiative.
Local communities of Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda are involved in this project, which aims at understanding pastoral peoples’ own knowledge of weather and climate, their forecasting skills, and their observations of environmental change. It will foster a dialogue between community members and climate scientists, and strengthen local capacities to engage with national policy-makers on climate change adaptation.