August 18, 2020   •   News

Welcome to the 2020 CLIFF-GRADS Science Collaboration webinar Series!

On 12 August 2020, the GRA and CCAFS successfully hosted the first of 12 webinars. This series will build technical capability, transfer knowledge and facilitate international collaboration for CLIFF-GRADS Alumni. They provide a platform for students in the programme, in particular the Round 3 Alumni, to present their PhD research and collaborate with their CLIFF-GRADS peers. In addition, the series will host a series of guest speakers including:

  • Sir Peter Gluckman (Chair of INGSA and president-elect of ISC),
  • Olia Glade (Director, MRV Systems at GHGMI),
  • Dr Andreas Wilkes (Associate Expert, UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use GmbH),
  • Professor Chevalier Dr. John R. Porter (Emeritus Professor of Agriculture and Climate Change, University of Greenwich), and
  • A panel of farmers from the WFO Gymnasium Programme

The welcome session provided an overview of the history of CLIFF-GRADS and it’s objectives in the context of global agriculture emission management in a changing climate. We heard first-hand experiences from CLIFF-GRADS Alumni Samuel Anuga of Ghana, Titis Apdini of Indonesia, Florencia Garcia of Argentina and Yuri Gelschleichter of Brazil. The session included an introduction to the resources available to support new CLIFF-GRADS awardees as they begin to prepare for their scientific and technical training.

To register for upcoming webinars, please click here. Sessions intended for the students will be restricted to CLIFF-GRADS Alumni only.

The presentation slides are available here.