The Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC) is a south-south, long-term capacity-building programme involving universities in LDCs. Its main purpose is to increase the capacity of LDCs to build their own capacity to address climate change through research, knowledge sharing and education. The first steps were taken at the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakech in 2016 under the leadership of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at Independent University, Bangladesh, and the Makerere University Center for Climate Change Research & Innovations (MUCCRI) in Uganda. The consortium now includes a core group of ten universities in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Ethiopia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, The Gambia, Senegal and Mozambique, which will function as hubs in a hub-and-spoke system aiming to reach universities in all LDCs.
For more information, please see www.luccc.org and the Report on the Planning Meeting of the LUCCC Partners (http://www.icccad.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Final_LUCCC_Bellagio-Workshop-2018_-Report.pdf).