Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Sustainable Transformation
Sub-Saharan Africa
Middle East & North Africa
07 October, 2019 to 09 October, 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

African Climate Risks Conference 2019

Africa is vulnerable to natural variations in climate and human-induced climate change. Adapting to these impacts is key to achieving Africa’s development targets, and requires a coordinated and synergistic approach from a diverse range of actors across sectors, as well as better understanding of the drivers of risk and vulnerability. The African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) is an open platform for sharing the latest African climate research among researchers, policy makers, practitioners and development partners.

The ACRC will offer a prime opportunity to promote the uptake of new data, tools and knowledge; brokering new research collaborations and more targeted donor support. It will also stimulate increased contribution of African experts to, and improve coverage of Africa, in the IPCC assessment reports; and bring together development partners to deliberate on how to improve programming to support African-led climate research and service priorities. The overarching theme of the ACRC is: “Dismantling barriers to urgent climate change adaptation actions.”

The conference aims to:

  • Disseminate results and share insights from new and on-going climate science and adaptation research in Africa;
  • Provide a forum to co-identify common priorities in the African climate research for development through African-led collective discussions;
  • Contribute to efforts to address barriers to more effective use of climate information to ensure greater impact and legacy of on-going research programmes by promoting the uptake of new data, tools and knowledge within planning and decision-making processes; and
  • Link researchers and the diversity of other actors important for moving research into policy and practice: decision-makers, national meteorological agencies, knowledge brokers, donors, NGOs, etc.

 

For more information on the conference and registration procedures, please click here.

[This description was taken from africanclimaterisksconference2019.org.]