2019 in pictures
December 18, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, a selection of pictures brings us back to some of the key events and milestones that marked START’s year.


An inception meeting for the ProGREEN (Promoting Gains in Renewable Energy) project took place in Dakar, Senegal, in March 2019. The meeting brought together experts from Senegal and Burkina Faso to begin working on assessments of solar and bioenergy in the two countries. More


START issued its strategic plan 2019-2024, outlining three focus areas that will further START’s long-term commitment to capacity development, leadership in science, and championing of regionally driven approaches for capacity development. More


Together with the Humanitarian Response and Development Lab (HURDL) at Clark University, START has established a memorial fund in the name Dr. Sheila Navalia Onzere. This fund will honor Sheila’s legacy by bringing greater visibility to African women social scientists working in development and by connecting them with new opportunities to showcase their work. More


A Digital Belt and Road (DBAR) regional consultation and networking workshop co-organized by START’s Temperate East Asia Regional Center (TEA-START) explored use and benefits of big Earth data to tackle sustainability challenges in South East Asia. More


START’s Mzime Ndebele-Murisa shared reflections on the first ever Wikipedia edit-a-thon on climate change in Africa that took place in Cape Town in August. More


Over 170 participants from 16 countries met to discuss the availability, potential, and limitations of different data sources and methodologies for the monitoring and study of land use and land cover changes in South/Southeast Asia. The event was organized as part of the Global Observation of Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) program. More


The START Southeast Asia Regional Center (SEA-START) shared the results of a study on climate change adaptation for rice-based agricultural systems in the central Chao Phraya River Basin. More


Together with the University of Ghana and Future Earth’s Sustainable Water Future Program, START convened an expert consultation to elicit broad input on education and training on water security in Africa. More


In 2019 START published two issues of ProSus magazine, featuring reflections, research and stories on climate change adaptation in semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia, and on a program building resilience to climate change in African cities. More
To mark the 10th anniversary of the African Climate Change Fellowship (ACCFP) program, we asked ten alumni to share their experiences and insights – what has the fellowship meant to them? How has it impacted their personal and professional growth? More
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