Associated Events

Associated Events are externally organised events that are happening in conjunction with Adaptation Futures 2018. These are some of the different events  that will be active during the Adaptation Futures 2018 week in Cape Town.

Please let us know more about your event happening in Cape Town in conjunction with Adaptation Futures 2018. Download and complete the form below

Workshop on Adaptation Finance in Agriculture in Sub Saharan Africa

Organisations SouthSouthNorth, Stockholm Environment Institute, Perspectives Climate Research
Contact person  Jessy Appavoo
Day and time  Friday 22 June
Venue  SunSquare Conference Facility
Open or closed to AF18 delegates?  By invitation

(If you would like to attend, please email Jessy Appavoo at

Summary The objective of the workshop is to explore opportunities to mobilising private investments for adaptation activities in the agriculture sector in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), based on experience in the region with public supported mechanisms, in particular on insurance for small-holder farmers, public-private partnerships with small and medium enterprises, and the development of specific large scale private investment schemes.

The questions that will guide the discussion at the workshop are listed below:

  • What can we learn from existing initiatives in SSA?
  • What are the opportunities for stronger private sector participation in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) implementation?
  • What set of recommendations are necessary for policy- makers at the national and international levels to enhance private sector participation in NDC implementation?
Number of attendees  25-30

FRACTAL learning retreat

Host organisation CSAG/ UCT
Partner organisations Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Contact person Alice McClure
Day and time Thursday, 21 June 17h00-20h00
Venue Level 2, room 2.41
Format Yet to be decided
Open or closed to AF18 delegates? Closed
Brief summary (200 words) Members of the FRACTAL team will reflect on what has been learned during the conference, and how this ties back into the broader programme and community of practice. Team members will also share lessons learned since the last learning retreat, which took place in November 2017 and plan the learning agenda for the year ahead.
Number of participants 15-20

Exploring ways of international cooperation in climate services for Africa

Host organisation The Joint Programming Initiative of the European Union, JPI Climate, that involves the major European Research Funding organisations
Contact person Petra Manderscheid

Day and time Monday 18 June 2018 10h00 – 13h00
Format Workshop
Open or closed to AF18 delegates? Open
Brief summary (200 words) The workshop will highlight elements of the just started flagship programme ERA4CS and some of its 26 climate services projects with a focus on Africa.

It will also present the outline of the recently started project, SINCERE, that is intended to strengthen international research cooperation with a special focus on Africa and Latin America.

It involves more than 20 partners, including the African Academy of Science and builds upon existing international networks in climate services provision like, for example, SASSCAL and WASCAL

The objective of this workshop is to discuss with researchers, as well as research funding organisations and policy-makers, enhanced ways of international cooperation in the field of climate services.

Number of participants Up to 80

What are we learning about climate information services delivery? Examining climate services from production to uptake

Initiative USAID-funded Learning Agenda on Climate Services in sub-Saharan Africa

Contact person Fatema Rajabali and Abby Love: ;
Day and time  Monday, 18 June 2018 from 9am-5:30pm
Venue  University of Cape Town
Open or closed to AF18 delegates?  By invitation

(If you would like to attend, please email Fatema Rajabali and Abby Love at;

Summary Building on the 2018 Adaptation Futures Conference theme, “Dialogues for Solutions”, the Learning Agenda on Climate Services in sub-Saharan Africa is organizing a one-day workshop to present preliminary research findings, garner feedback on its work to date, and foster dialogue between the climate services and adaptation communities. The event, hosted by the Climate Systems Analysis Group at the University of Cape Town, will bring together researchers, practitioners, private sector and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) actors to discuss climate information services (CIS) demand, supply, and emerging models for delivery.

More specifically, the event will cover:

  • Analysis of climate information services (CIS) users and their needs and demands for CIS
  • The supply side of CIS and ways to measure its sustainability
  • Emerging models for CIS delivery, including public-private partnerships.

You can read more about the event here.

Number of attendees  70 participants

UN Environment:  Country Level Impacts of Climate Change Workshop

Host organisation UN Environment, Kenya
Contact person Sean Khan
Day and time Monday 18 June 2018
Venue  CTICC
Format Workshop – round table
Open or closed to AF18 delegates? By invitation only
Brief summary (200 words) The CLICC initiative endeavors to improve on a common process for countries to present the impacts of climate change at the national level, drawing on existing national assessments and other research material. The aims are to:

• Facilitate global understanding of country-level climate impacts to support action on climate change, by informing national mitigation and adaptation planning, and international dialogue.

• Promote good practice and collective learning in assessing climate impacts.

This session is an opportunity to share experiences, improve the technical approaches for country level assessment and communication of vulnerability and impacts and; enhance country interest and future participation in the CLICC initiative.

Number of participants