Senior Scientist in climate modeling and climate change of WASCAL, Dr. Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla has represented WASCAL at the just ended 7th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDVII), which took place in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

As a member of the panel discussion on “Climate Information Services in support to the NDCs”, Dr. Sylla advocated for a stronger continental political leadership for the generation of knowledge about the climate change impacts of 1.5oC and 2oC global warming on development sectors of Africa; the strengthening of the National Meteorological Services for a free and open access data culture as well as the development of robust climate information at different timescales for supporting the NDCs implementation.

CCDVII was under the theme “Supporting the Implementation of the Paris Agreement in Africa: From Policies to Action”. The three-day conference brought together stakeholders from governmental, scientific and academic divides such as the universities, regional climate centres and research centers; civil societies, development partners and private sectors, to examine Africa’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and to define actionable climate interventions.

The Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa was organized by the United Nations Economic Commission (UNECA) for Africa in partnership with the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).

Watch excerpt interviews of CCDVII and media interview of Dr. Sylla