This project aimED to advance knowledge on processes for strengthening climate change analytical and communication skills among experts from the hydrological/impact modeling and policy communities, using participants from Climate Change and Water (CCW)-supported projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia as the target group. The work centred around two workshops, which aimed to enhance understanding of learning pathways for integrating climate information (current trends and future projections) into decision making on water resource management and the development of a community of practice. The effort engaged a broad spectrum of experts, from water resource managers who work primarily on technical resource concerns to those whose expertise spans the interface of policy and practice.


Project activities included: a desktop (scoping) study and preparation of pre-workshop e-learning support materials; an initial workshop with IDRC- partnered technical experts to explore climate data in the water resource management context and develop emergent climate messages; a consolidation, further e-learning development and delivery phase prior to; a second workshop involving technical experts and IDRC-partnered experts who work at the policy interface.


Time frames: 2 year project, from March 2014 to February 2016

Funder: The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)  

Partners: Kulima Integrated Development Solutions

For further details: Contact Anna Steynor


Project materials:

Briefing paper: Improving science-society communication – Insights from the IDRC Climate Change and Water programme

E-learning modules