Raising Risk Awareness in Ethiopia

Raising Risk Awareness in Ethiopia

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Date: 31st January 2017
Author: CDKN Africa
Type: Event
Countries: Africa, Ethiopia
Tags: attribution science, extreme weather events

The Raising Risk Awareness (RRA) project is assessing whether climate change has contributed to extreme weather events such as droughts, floods and heatwaves in several countries across East Africa and South Asia.

In collaboration with Ethiopia's National Meteorological Agency and the Addis Ababa University, the RRA team invites you to a two-day event focusing on the science of extreme event attribution, analysis of the 2015 drought in Ethiopia and the implication it has for decision-making, and its implications for rebuilding and resilience efforts following such an event.

The two-day event, on 28 February and 1 March in Addis Ababa, will bring together scientists, policy-makers and communicators to discuss extreme weather event attribution and the Raising Risk Awareness project's case study in Ethiopia.


Golden Tulip Hotel, Cameroon St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

28 February: Scientists’ workshop

Extreme event science, attribution methodologies, further research

1 March: Main workshop

High-level panel discussion, project overview and results, press conference, analysis for decision-makers.


Register your interest by filling in this form.


The ‘Raising Risk Awareness’ initiative brings together scientists from ‘World Weather Attribution’ (WWA) initiative – an effort led by Climate Central with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, University of Oxford, University of Melbourne and Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute – with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).

We are pleased to share with you some further reading on the RRA project:


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