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Climate resilient researchers: essential skills to work with wicked problems

Join us for a critical exploration of global climate resilience and adaptation research.

Date
08 - 09 Mar 2023
Location
Online

There is growing recognition of the need to re-think how we undertake adaptation and resilience research to urgently address the shifting challenges of climate change and climate variability. The ACU believes that inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches are needed to inform vital research on climate change. 

Join us for one of two collaborative and interactive online sessions to critically explore some of these research approaches. Everyone interested in this type of research is encouraged to attend, especially those in the early stages of their academic careers, as well as those who want to share their experience with the next generation of researchers.

These sessions will aim to:

  • Explore the range of resilience and adaptation research being undertaken  
  • Highlight the obvious and less obvious competencies needed to do this work
  • Create connections and establish partnerships between early-career researchers
  • Add to the adaptation research community

We will be running two virtual events on two consecutive days, with the aim of making the events accessible to attendees in multiple time zones.


Dates and times

Wednesday 8 March 2023

  • UK: Wednesday 8 March, 21:00 UTC
  • Kingston, Jamaica: Wednesday 8 March 2023, 16:00
  • Suva, Fiji: Thursday 9 March 2023, 09:00

> Sign up for the first event here

 

Thursday 9 March 2023

  • UK: Wednesday 9 March, 11:00 UTC
  • Nairobi, Kenya: Thursday 9 March 2023, 14:00
  • New Delhi, India: Thursday 9 March 2023, 16:30

> Sign up for the second event here

 


Agenda

  • 0-5 minutes: Introduction
  • 20 mins: Presentation on adaptation research
  • 15 mins: Facilitated small group discussions
  • 25 mins: Whole group dialogue 
  • 10 mins: Next steps
  • Event officially ends
  • 30 mins: Optional breakout rooms:
    1. Adaption research networking
    2. ACU CCRN Early Career Researchers network (only open to CCRN members)

Event coordinators

  • Dr Kate Lonsdale, University of Leeds, UK
  • Dr Jackline Nyerere, Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • Professor Nii-K Plange, Fiji National University, Fiji
  • Mr Joel Saunders, University of Durham, UK
  • With support from the Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network

 

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Dr Kate Lonsdale

Wednesday facilitator

Dr Kate Lonsdale

Dr Lonsdale is currently one of two UK Research and Innovation Champions for the UK Climate Resilience Programme. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Leeds in the UK, and Director of Climate Sense, a consultancy that specialises in supporting the development and adoption of climate change adaptation standards.

Dr Jackline Nyerere

Thursday facilitator

Dr Jackline Nyere

Dr Nyere is a Senior Lecturer of Educational Leadership and  Policy at Kenyatta University, Kenya. Her focus is on the internationalisation of education, and education for sustainable development. Jackline is currently a co-investigator in the Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate project. Her other recent studies include the role of higher education in building a sustainable African Society.

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