3rd Symposium on climate change adaption in Africa

23rd-24th January 2020: Africa 2030 – Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to handle the Challenges of a Changing Environment, Nairobi, Kenya


It is widely known that Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change. As the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has shown, climate change is expected to have widespread impacts on African societies,  and Africans’ interaction with the natural environment. There are also signs that the impacts of climate change are already being felt, not only in terms of increases in temperature, but also in respect of agriculture (with lower crop yields) and the availability of water resources, among others. The links between climate change and the incidence of diseases  – such as malaria – are also becoming clearer.

It is against this background that the Symposium “3rd SYMPOSIUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AFRICA”  is being organised  by the University of Nairobi (Kenya), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK),  the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP).

Under the title ”AFRICA 2030- STREGHTENING THE CAPACITY OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO HANDLE THE CHALLENGES OF A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT”, the event will discuss the means via which African nations may foster their resilience and their capacity to adapt, meaning that it will serve the purpose of showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practice in climate change adaptation in African countries, which may be useful or implemented in other countries in the continent.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th October 2019

Deadline for registrations: 30th November 2019

Read more about the symposium here

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