As part of the planned activities in the FRACTAL project for Lusaka, the inception workshop was held on 6th September 2016 to engage stakeholders working in the water and energy sectors in the City of Lusaka. This was followed by the first learning lab session on 7th September 2016 to discuss the burning issues within the City of Lusaka around the energy and water sector. This report covers both the inception workshop and learning lab activities.
The city dialogue was a follow-up engagement from the learning lab, which was held in September 2016. At the learning lab, climate change issues were discussed with various stakeholders from the water, energy and food sector. At this event, stakeholders in Lusaka called for continued dialogue on climate change and water issues in the city. This dialogue brought together researchers and practitioners in the field of water and climate change from Zambia and South Africa.
Lusaka training of city councillors (January 2017)
The training that was carried out in January 2017 was conceptualized within the FRACTAL project, which has the main goal of integrating relevant climate information into city level decision making. The opportunity to provide this training was identified by Brenda Mwalukanga, the embedded researcher in Lusaka.
The first Maputo Learning Lab was held 06-07 March 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Maputo. The meeting was attended by approximately 30 representatives from government entities, foreign and international NGOs, scientific entities, civil society, among others. Environmental problems caused by climate change and variability in the municipality were presented and the possible solutions thereof discussed as well as existing projects and programmes. This report covers the learning lab activities.
The first Windhoek City learning lab, which took place on 14 &15 March 2017, brought together stakeholders from a variety of organisations with the objective of framing relevant “burning issues” that would become the foci (pilot studies) for FRACTAL in Windhoek. This report covers the learning lab activities.