More and more flooding in Ouagadougou Area (Burkino Faso)
In developing the AMMA-2050 proposal, the 2009 flood event in Ouagadougou quickly became a key reference point. Stakeholders wanted to understand whether climate change played a role in this damaging event, and importantly, whether it was likely to recur in the future. At the same time, scientists wanted to understand what was driving the apparent increase in heavy rain events.
We therefore brought together a team of researchers to analyse past records (including rain gauges, satellite measurements and reports of flooding in newspapers) to try to understand historical trends and place them in the context of global warming. The case study attached demonstrates the research, methods, anaylsis and learning of the AMMA-2050 team.
Using forum theatre as a tool in the dialogue between scientists, people and policy makers in AMMA-2050
This case-study aims to show how forum theatre can be a powerful tool in the dialogue between scientists, people and policy makers as well as its ability to bring up cultural and socio-political issues which would otherwise stay on the sidelines.
This case-study explores the value in taking a participatory and co-production focused approach to supporting climate adaptation in West Africa. We demonstrate the development and use of forum theatre to facilitate participation, dialogue and knowledge co-production between different stakeholders.
Strengthening the development of decision-relevant climate information
The impact of engaging in AMMA-2050 on partnering researchers
This case study documents changes in partnering AMMA-2050 researchers’ awareness of the importance of directly engaging with decision-makers to jointly develop decision-relevant climate information. The project has afforded researchers the opportunity to participate in and develop a range of participatory approaches, witnessing first-hand how greater appreciation of specific decision-making contexts and working with decisionmakers enables the development of climate-information that can better support decision-making.
AMMA-2050 researchers have highlighted how engaging with the project has strengthened their ability to produce decision-relevant climate information (FCFA Logframe Outcome Indicator 1 and Output 4.2) not just in terms of technical capacities, but also in more effectively engaging with decision-makers to better appreciate their needs and develop more useful science. This engagement has also resulted in indirect benefits for some researchers, including career promotion.
Strengthening scientists' capabilities to develop decision-relevant information
This impact case study highlights the cross-institutional development of knowledge and capacity building amongst African climate scientists partnering in the AMMA-2050 project. The case study highlights the value of strengthening scientific capacities to enable co-production of decision-relevant climate information, illustrating FCFA Area of Change 2