Morning Plenary (9:00-10:00)

Opening of the Conference
Chairs: Detlef Stammer and Helen Cleugh (Conference Chairs)

Welcoming and Opening Remarks

  • Helen Cleugh (Co-Chair of SOC)Welcome to the Open Science Conference from WCRP
  • Welcoming remarks from Rwanda hosts
    • Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya (Minister for Environment): Welcoming remarks
    • Hon. Gaspard Twagirayezu  (Minister of Education) (TBC)
  • Amina Mohammed (Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group) - Remotely: Opening Remarks

The Urgent Need for Climate Action

  • Macharia Kamau (Special Envoy of former President Uhuru Kenyatta on the EAC-led Peace Effort on Eastern DRC and Commissioner, Office of the Former President of the Republic of Kenya; International Science Council): Sustainable development goals perspective (Title to be confirmed)
  • Lina Yassin (Researcher - Climate Change, International Institute for Environment and Development): Leveling the playing field: The crucial role of Climate Science in empowering vulnerable nations
  • Detlef Stammer (WCRP Chair): Climate change: A challenge for the World

WCRP Open Science Conference Overview - Conference Chairs


Evening Dialogue (18:00-18:45)

The Needs of, and Opportunities for the Global South
: Juliet Kabera (Director General, Rwanda Environmental Management Authority)

  • Barend Erasmus (Dean of the University of Pretoria‚Äôs Faculty of Natural/Agricultural Sciences): Emerging trends and opportunities for climate action in Africa (Title to be confirmed)
  • Carlos Nobre (Senior researcher, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil) - Remotely: The needs of, and opportunities for, the Amazon 

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