The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP) will facilitate two workshops that will be run by the Climate Reality Project during the Durban Adaptation Charter (DAC) regional workshop from 14 to 16 October 2015.
The ACRP will be doing this by providing 12 trained climate leaders from South Africa to help facilitate each workshop. The two workshops are billed “Climate Reality Group: Communicating regional climate opportunities and challenges” and “Climate Reality Group: Communicating climate change”.
Under the leadership of Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), the ACRP works with climate leaders, governments, NGOs and scientists across the continent to create tools and resources to support a network of African leaders who mobilise communities from Algeria to Zimbabwe to find solutions to climate change.
The purpose of the regional workshops is to build and strengthen local government officials’ knowledge and understanding of the Durban Adaptation Charter.
Officials from various towns and cities across Southern African will benefit from the workshops through knowledge gained about the opportunities and challenges of climate change. They will also learn how to communicate effectively about climate change in the context of local government.
“Southern Africa plays host to some of the poorest nations in the world. These nations are also some of the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Providing government officials with the skills, knowledge and tools needed to adapt to climate change at a local level significantly improves the overall resilience of communities,” said Jeunesse Park, ACRP Branch Manager.