The Fifth International Conference on Climate Services has been started. The overarching theme of the Conference is Innovation and Capacity Building. It is jointly organised by the Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town and the CSP secretariat at the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS). It will focus on capacity building development (including formal and non-formal education, infrastructure, institutional capacity, etc.), with a particular focus on activities and persistent challenges in Africa.
Capacity building, including formal education is key elements of climate services implementation and sustainability, and will also be a major focus of the conference. The conference will give attention to professional educators of climate science, sustainability, mitigation and adaptation, and how we can grow their capacities and harvest and develop further those already working in the area. The opportunities for new collaborations in training, capacity development, and education will be explored.
Dr. Dagmar Bley, from German Aerospace Center, DLR Project Management Agency, the Vice Chair of ERA4CS, a member of JPI Climate participates in a dedicated session and be available for exchange at the market place of the Conference.
More information on the conference website.