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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

7th - 9th November 2017: Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya


Consistent with the need for more cross-sectoral interactions among the various stakeholders working in the field of climate change adaptation in Africa, the aims of the “Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa” are as follows:

  • I. To provide research institutions, universities, NGOs, government agencies and enterprises from across Africa with an opportunity to  display and present their works in the field of climate change adaptation, with a focus on droughts;
    To foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of climate change adaptation projects, especially successful initiatives and good practice across the region, showing how droughts can be better managed;
  • II. To discuss solutions that can enhance deployment of available climate solutions on a large scale in developing and how to build capacity of local innovation ecosystem to adapt these solutions
  • III. To discuss methodological approaches and experiences deriving from case studies and projects, which aim to show how initiatives to handle droughts may be implemented in practice;
  • IV. To network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for cooperation

Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences available today. To this purpose, the book “Climate Change Adaptation and Droughts Resilience in Africa: “building resilience to climate change and droughts in Africa” will be published, with all accepted papers. This will be a further volume of the award-winning book series “Climate Change Management” published by Springer, which since its creation in 2008 has become the world´s leading book series on climate change management. The decision of the editors as to which papers may be selected and undergo peer review for the book is final.

Profile of Participants

Delegates attending the  "Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa" will come from a cross-sectoral range of areas. These are: 

  • 1. members of NGOs working with climate change;
  • 2. researchers at universities and research centres;
  • 3. farmers´ associations and  organisations;
  • 4. representatives from companies; 
  • 5. representatives from UN and national development and aid agencies working with climate change adaptation and funding/ executing projects on the ground;
  • 6. members of social movements;
  • 7. project officers and consultants;
  • 8. other people interested in the topic.

The participation of doctoral students is warmly encouraged and supervisors/advisers are kindly requested to facilitate their participation. The sort of international exposure and the rich content of this Symposium, will be beneficial to their training and to their future careers.

It is believed that this wide range of participants will help to outline the need for and the usefulness of integrated approaches towards climate change adaptation and drought resilience in Africa, and hence contribute to the further consolidation of this thematic area.

Letzte Änderung: 02.02.17

An die Redaktion


Svenja Scheday 
International Climate Change Information Programme