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GEO Mountains Workshop: Interdisciplinary Monitoring, Data, and Capacity Sharing Across East Africa


GEO Mountains Event

Event location

University of Rwanda, Nyarugenge Campus
Rwanda, KN 7 Ave

This event is one of a series of engagements that GEO Mountains is undertaking during 2023 under the Adaptation at Altitude Programme. Overall, the work seeks to provide a platform to bring together data providers and data users from a range of disciplines working across the mountains of East Africa.

Following preliminary discussions, the proposed foci of the workshop are as follows:

  • Exploiting existing climate data and information (gridded products, in situ time series, and climate change perception survey results) to conduct an intercomparison/evaluation of the utility of spatio-temporally complete gridded products in East African mountains, and;
  • Capacity sharing, such that local scientists and other stakeholders are able to conduct such analysis efficiently, and gain a sense of ownership of such work. In this way, a major knowledge gap regarding the reliability of remotely-sensed and other gridded climate data products (e.g. model reanalyses) in the region will be addressed, and capacities of scientists working in the region will be enhanced.


Draft Agenda (TBC):

  • Welcome and introductions;
  • Update on recent GEO Mountains activities
  • Presentation on East Africa Adaptation Solutions booklet and videos, plus links to monitoring activities (ARCOS)
  • Hands-on climate data intercomparison/evaluation workshop
  • Launch of ongoing data intercomparison/evaluation activity and discussion regarding plans to share the capacity building materials developed more widely
  • Plans for joint publication/sharing the results
  • Invitation to participate in (online) consultation on Essential Societal Variables in mountains;
  • Conclusions and next steps.

Save the date: Friday, 27 October 2023

Organized by:

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UNEP logo UNESCO logo cropped ARCOS logo Landscape Technical University of Kenya logo


Supported by:

 SDC logoAdaptation at Altitude logo

Cover image by Sergey Pesterev

supported by

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