Day 1: Pre-OSC EMCR day (22 October 2023)
@ Kigali Convention Centre
The pre-OSC EMCR day's primary objectives are to build professional connections between EMCRs and prepare for the main Open Science Conference topics.
|8:30-08:35||Opening of the Symposium
Prof. Dr. Detlef Stammer, Chair WCRP Joint Scientific Committee
|08:35-08:50||Purpose, prospective outcomes of workshop & schedule
Dr. Hindumathi Palanisamy, Scientific officer, WCRP Secretariat
|09:00-09:30||Introduction to the World Climate Research Programme
Dr. Pascale Braconnot, Vice-Chair, WCRP Joint Scientific Committee
|09:30-09:50||Climate Resilience : How EMCRs from Africa are involved?
Dr. Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla, African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Kigali, Rwanda
|09:50-10:15||How do African countries and small states meet their global environmental commitments?
Prof. Maria Ivanova, Northeastern University, Boston, U.S.A.
|10:15 - 10:45||Short break|
|10:45 - 12:30||Break out session on OSC science themes
1). What are key climate research and knowledge gaps in the global South, and how can we advance climate science in and for the global South?
2). How do we create robust climate science information that is used at local scales?
3). How can EMCRs contribute to supporting policy making with climate science and knowledge, during the upcoming decade, also called the "decade of decisions?
|12:30 - 14:00||Lunch break|
|14:00 - 16:00||EMCR Workshop on ‘Effective science communication- from peer-reviewed articles, project proposals to public communication’|
|16:00 - 16:30||Short break|
|16:30 - 18:00||EMCR OSC poster presentation discussion|
DAY 2: Post-OSC EMCR event (28 October 2023)
EMCRs to regroup and discuss various concrete outcomes of the OSC.
- Brainstorm on a possible article based on the outcomes as well as how WCRP can help connect climate science and society through the EMCRs.
- Define a workplan, team and set deadlines on the plan.
- Discussions on ensuring active participation and integration of EMCRs within WCRP- examples through some short-term challenges/projects under the WCRP Light House Activities, etc.
|12:00 onwards||Meet up and lunch discussions with AIMS graduate students|
|13:30-15:00||Reflecting on the outcomes of the WCRP OSC and EMCRs’ role in WCRP|
|15:00 - 15:15||Short break|
|15:15 - 17:15||Brainstorm Session: Article on how WCRP can help connect climate science and society through the EMCRs|
|17:15- 17:30||Wrap up of the Symposium|
|From 18:00||Dinner organized by AIMS|
WCRP is also organizing two ‘Table Topics’ events in the evenings of 24 and 25 October that will be open to all EMCRs at the Open Science Conference. More information on the Table Topics here.
EMCRs will also be actively involved at the OSC main event. See main EMCR page for engagement goals.