This post was originally published at PAEPARD and has been republished with permission.
Uganda National Council for Science and Technology hosted a 2.5 day workshop (two days’ workshop followed by half a day field trip). The selected proposals received a round of feedback in advance of the workshop from staff at UNEP DTU Partnership.
The workshop provided targeted information and guidance for early-career African researchers with a professional interest in the implications of
climate change for human health. The workshop pursued a predominantly training/workshop style and structure, with opportunities for researchers to work alone and in small groups to develop their research ideas, proposal and strategies. The workshop contained a mixed agenda with speakers from the public, private and academic sectors to provide guidance on:
- Identifying current research/knowledge priorities and gaps/needs regarding applied research into human health and climate change, as identified by speakers representing private sector, academia, civil society and local or regional policy-makers
- How to access relevant funding sources, where invited speakers introduced both private and public funding sources and provide practical recommendations on how to access such funding
- Group-based sessions where participants seeked advice and received coaching from the speakers on specific research ideas/proposals