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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

Structure of the Event

The "Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa" will be organised in two main strands:

STRAND 1: Poster Sessions
Participating universities and organisations will be able to put-up posters describing their works and projects and to distribute the relevant information to the participants. The posters session will be the backbone of the event and will allow close, one-to-one contacts between the participants and the exhibitors.

STRAND 2: Presentations
A set of presentations, divided into four main themes will be organised, distributed over parallel sessions dealing with some of the issues of strategic value in the field of climate change adaptation. These are:

  • Session 1: Climate Change and Impacts on Droughts
  • Session 2: Scaling Innovation for climate change
  • Session 3: Adaptation and Resilience of Agriculture Systems to Droughts
  • Session 4: Information, Communication, Education and Training on Drought Prevention

The plenary and parallel sessions, as well as the social events, will provide participants with an outstanding opportunity to interact, network and learn about the latest ideas, projects and practices, mainstreaming drought adaptation in Africa.


The "Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa" will be held on 7th-9th October 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi is one of Africa´s major cities, and has many international connections. The schedule is as follows:

7th November 2017:
Afternoon: (16:00h) Registration and set-up of posters
Evening: free

8th November 2017
All day: Exhibition and visit to displays
Morning: Plenary and Sessions
Afternoon: Plenary and Sessions
Evening: Reception and networking
9th November 2017
All day: Exhibition and visit to displays
Morning: Plenary and Sessions
Afternoon: Plenary and Sessions 
Round-table with key experts & Conclusions with  the hand over of the Awards for the best papers

In order to ensure an efficient use of the time, delegates are kindly asked to organise their travel in a way that allows them to arrive in Nairobi in the course of 7th November 2017, and travel back on or after the 9th November 2017, so they can fully take part in the Symposium.

Fees and Charges

A discounted fee of Euro 250 /US$ 290 (professionals) or Euro 125/US$ 140 (for students) plus 19% VAT, will be charged to those who register until 30th June 2017 (early bird registration). After that, delegates will need to pay the full fee of Euro 300/ US$ 340 and Euro 150/ US$ 190 respectively (plus 19% VAT). The fee includes lunches and coffee breaks on 8th/9th November, as well as the evening reception on 8th November 2017. Furthermore, the fee includes a on-line copy of the book “Climate Change Adaptation and Droughts Resilience in Africa: “building resilience to climate change and droughts in Africa” to be made available to those authors whose papers have been peer-reviewed and accepted.

Organisations or individuals not able to pay this fee should contact the Secretariat so that it may be reduced in special cases. Interested people and organisations are encouraged to register by completing the application form provided. This is a self-funded event and the organisers are unable to pay any travel or accommodation costs of any kind. They are however happy to issue letters of invitation to support delegates to request funding for their participation.

Letzte Änderung: 13.09.17

An die Redaktion


Svenja Scheday 
International Climate Change Information Programme