Strategic communications and media for climate-smart agriculture

AICCRA is hosting a network-building and knowledge-sharing workshop for communications professionals based at our national and regional partner organizations, as well as representatives from some of Africa's leading media organisations. 

In the news

- EnviroNews Nigeria: Why journalists must be concerned about impact of climate change on agriculture

- Ghana News Agency: Climate reporting: What journalists are missing in the agricultural discourse

- Joy Online: Ghanaian Farmer TV host attends Climate Change and Agriculture Conference in South Africa


Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) works to deliver a climate-smart African future driven by science and innovation in agriculture.

To accelerate climate action, AICCRA will host this workshop together with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) to build the capacity of our partners in amplifying key messages that help scale climate smart agriculture.

We aim to connect them to leading African media organisations, so that together they can tell the stories we need to inspire a climate-resilient future for African smallholder farmers.

The workshop will run parallel sessions for these media and communications professionals, culminating in a joint session to build strategic partnerships between the two groups. 


  • Unpack the impact of climate change on African agriculture and food systems.
  • Explore how we can transform African agriculture and food systems for a more sustainable and climate-resilient future.
  • Discuss important national, regional, continental, and global initiatives to promote climate-smart agriculture. 
  • Investigate key developments, so that audiences can be prioritised. 
  • Horizon scan upcoming policy events (e.g., COP28).
  • Connect AICCRA partners, exploring how they can support national or regional programs.
  • Understand partners strategic priorities, and how communications can support these objectives, highlighting any challenges that must be overcome. 
  • Strengthen the capacity of participants in understanding how to develop communications strategies, and develop messages. 
  • Share skills so that participants know how to use digital tools to create compelling content for communications channels (e.g., social media).


Sabrina Trautman

Stella Kihara
Africa Centre for Development Communication

Rhys Bucknall-Williams
Global Communications & Knowledge Manager


Attendance is by invitation only. 

If you work with AICCRA and would like more information on AICCRA's Spring School and how to participate in a future session, please contact Rhys Bucknall-Williams.