WELCOME TO THE CENTRE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE STUDIES
The Centre for Climate Change Studies held a training workshop for Geography teachers from the Kinondoni Municipality after being approached by the Geography teachers’ group representative, Mrs. Nesta Mwamfupe who noticed that teachers in her municipality needed further professional development in order to better teach their students. In response, the CCCS team organized a 2 day training workshop which was attended by 50 primary school Geography teachers from the Kinondoni Municipality. The teachers were trained on climate change issues including the science of climate change, vulnerability and impacts of climate change, responses to climate change challenges and national and international initiatives addressing climate change impacts.
The Centre for Climate Change Studies was selected by the African Academy of Science based in Kenya as a host institution for the Climate Impacts Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) fellowship program funded by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) in collaboration with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). This is a four year program which will benefit academics and researchers (post-MSc researchers and post-Doctoral researchers) from partner institutions to undertake their research on impact of climate change in Africa on several thematic areas including; water, energy, agriculture, political economy and, health and livelihoods. The objective of the program is to improve research skills in early career African scientists through experiential learning under the guidance and mentorship of senior African researchers.
The Centre for Climate Change Studies admitted 56 students into its Master’s in Climate Change and Sustainable Development and 10 students into its PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development (By Thesis) for the school year 2014/2015.
Of the 56 students admitted into the Master’s program, 12 students are being sponsored under the Vulnerability, Resilience, Rights and Responsibilities: Capacity Building on Climate Change in Relation to Coastal Resources, Gender and Governance in Coastal Tanzania and Zanzibar and all 10 PhD students are being sponsored under the Vulnerability, Resilience, Rights and Responsibilities: Capacity Building on Climate Change in Relation to Coastal Resources, Gender and Governance in Coastal Tanzania and Zanzibar and Building capacity for REDD+ in East Africa for Improved Ecosystem Health and for Sustainable Livelihoods in Eastern Africa.
The Centre for Climate Change Studies carried out a three-day capacity building workshop on Project Design for the UNCCD in Malaika-Livingstone Hotel in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. The objective of the workshop was to train a group of Tanzanian experts involved in the implementation of the Rio Conventions on project design and to design a minimum of three full-fledged project proposals aimed at promoting the synergistic implementation of the Rio Conventions.