Posted by: africanpressorganization | 2 December 2008

South Africa / International Workshop of Experts on Global Environmental Change in sub-Saharan Africa

 

 


 

South Africa / International Workshop of Experts on Global Environmental Change in sub-Saharan Africa

 

PRETORIA, South Africa, December 2, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The ICSU Regional Office for Africa (ICSU ROA), in collaboration with the National Research Foundation (NRF) and its partners is organizing an international workshop of experts on Global Environmental Change (including Climate Change and Adaptation) in sub-Saharan Africa. The workshop will be held in Pretoria, South Africa, on 9-11 February 2009.
The workshop is open to researchers and policy-makers in public and private institutions and organizations (government, academia, industry, UN-agencies and NGOs) who are interested in contributing to the implementation of the ICSU ROA science plan on Global Environmental Change (including Climate Change and Adaptation) in sub-Saharan Africa.

The workshop will focus on the following themes
• Project GC01: Land Degradation, Biodiversity Loss and Human Well-being in Africa.
• Project GC02: Climate change and its impact on rainfall in Africa.
• Project GC03: Resilience of Food Supply Systems.
• Project GC04: Water Resources and their Governance.
• Project GC05: Atmospheric Composition Change.
• Project GC06: Africa’s Oceanographic Uniqueness
The programme will comprise of a limited number of keynote lectures and a poster session, with more time allocated to group discussions on preparation of research projects.Participants wishing to present posters are requested to submit their abstracts to the ICSU ROA secretariat before 19 December 2008.

See call for participation: http://www.icsu-africa.org/docs/iwegec_call.pdf

 

 

SOURCE : ICSU Regional Office for Africa (ICSU ROA)


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