The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Open Science Conference (OSC) will take place in Rwanda in October 2023. It will bring together some of the brightest minds in climate science and related areas to showcase recent and significant advances in climate research, identify gaps and opportunities, and jointly develop plans toward a sustainable future.
The WCRP OSC occurs approximately every decade and takes years to plan. It would not be possible without the Science Organizing Committee, host and sponsors which are working very hard to ensure that conference attendees have a great experience and ensure that the climate science community has maximum opportunities to build new bridges with the research community in Rwanda and in Africa as a whole.
One of the most exciting and enriching aspects of this conference is the planned knowledge exchange between stakeholders in different sectors and career stages (politicians, graduate students, researchers, practitioners, etc.) This will facilitate collaborations that the WCRP OSC Science Organizing Committee hopes will prepare us for new ways of working in the years to come as we face challenges and look for opportunities in a changing climate.