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Focus on Climate in Africa: two upcoming conferences

2013 August
by naberman

Source: IFPRI/Borber Bule

In October 2013, two back-to-back conferences will be held on climate change in Africa, the Africa Climate Conference 2013 and Third conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa. These conferences will provide a unique opportunity for scientists, policymakers and other stakeholders to strengthen the ability of African climate science to support regional climate resilience and adaptation policies and decisions. Details on these conferences are below.

Based on a qualitative study undertaken by this project, Aiveen Donnelly will present her results at the CCDA–III on “Potential for Group-Based Approaches to Enhance Security of Assets for Women to Manage Risk under Climate Change: A Participatory Rural Appraisal in Ethiopia.”

The Africa Climate Conference 2013 (ACC2013), Arusha, Tanzania, 15 – 18 October 2013

  •  The aim of the conference is to bring together stakeholders to craft an Africa-wide agenda for climate research and to explore climate research priorities, identify information needs for early warning and adaptation, enhance the networking of climate scientists, and support capacity development.

The Third Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA–III), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 21 – 23 October 2013

  • The theme is “Africa on the run: can the opportunities from climate change spring the continent to transformative development?” It will also prominently feature the outcomes of the Arusha conference.