Learning to Co-Produce (L2CP)

Learning to Co-Produce (L2CP)

University of Nairobi, Agence Nationale de l'Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie (ANACIM), Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD)’s Institute of Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR), Uganda National Meteorological Agency (UNMA), IGAD Climate Predictions and Application Centre (ICPAC), Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), Walker Academy at the University of Reading University of Bristol Oxford University and University of Sussex UK Met Office, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and King’s College London TAfrican Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (SWIFT), L2CP ACMAD, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) Nigeria, UNMA, Makerere University and Uganda’s National Meteorological Training School, Université Gaston Berger (UGB)
14 March 2024 – 14 March 2030

Learning to Co-produce (L2CP) is an on-line course designed for post-graduate meteorological students (or those engaged in studies related to meteorology, such as hydro-met and agri-met) to strengthen their engagement with decision-makers and users.

The project was funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)/ Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience (SHEAR) programme, within the programme’s Impact and Integration component. It was originally planned that the course would be developed and piloted through a series of face-to-face workshops. With the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, the team instead developed and piloted an on-line course.

Drawn from a wide range of experience of developing weather and climate services for different countries and contexts across West and East Africa, the course comprises 10 modules providing:

  • A background on the process and principles of co-production
  • Approaches for conveying key climate concepts to non-technical users,
  • Understanding the decision-making context and supporting users in appropriately using weather and climate information; and
  • Monitoring and evaluation to demonstrate the impact of weather and climate services.

The modules bring together theory and practice, with each module containing a series of practical exercises illustrated with case studies, films and animations, together with links to resources for in-depth follow-up. All of the course can be undertaken remotely.

Each module is designed to last around 1 hour with follow up assignments to be undertaken individually or in small groups. In the piloting, each block of modules was followed by a live follow-up where the L2CP team and course convenors provided feedback on assignments.


Intermediate (Some prior knowledge of any climate-related field required)

Language/s used in this training


Target Audience for the training

Master, PhD, Post-doc, Practitioners, Decision-makers, Policy-makers, Researchers

Other details

Costs / FeesNo
Funding SupportNo
Certificate of CompletionYes
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