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

11th-13th September 2019: 3rd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation, Akure, Nigeria

Structure of the Event

The “3rd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” is organised in two main strands:

Strand 1: the posters 

Participating 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 will allow close, one-to-one contacts between the participants and the exhibitors. 

Strand 2: the presentations

A set of presentations, divided into six 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 Literacy, Information and Communication
  • Session 2) Technological approaches to Climate Change Adaptation/Innovative Approaches towards Low Carbon Economics
  • Session 3) Food Security and Climate Change: Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change
  • Session 4) Climate Change and Health
  • Session 5) Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience Extreme Events/Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
  • Session 6) Climate Change Policy and Governance
  • Session 7) Implementing Climate Change Adaptation in Communities, Cities, Countries and via Outreach Programmes

A final session, to be held on Friday, will close the event and will lead to an Award being given to the best papers.


The schedule of the “3rd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation”  is as follows:

Wednesday 11th September 2019

  • Morning: Arrival and set-up of displays
  • Afternoon: 14:00-17:00- Plenary Session
  • Evening: Reception

Thursday 12th September 2019

  • All day: Exhibition and visit to displays
  • Morning: Plenary and Sessions
  • Afternoon: Plenary and Sessions
  • Evening: Dinner

Friday, 13th September 2019

  • All day: Exhibition and visit to displays
  • Morning: Plenary and Sessions, Round-table with key experts  & Conclusions
  • Afternoon: 14:00- Final Session and hand over of the Best Paper Awards

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 Akure in the course of Wednesday the 11th September 2019 at the latest, and travel back on or after the 13th September 2019, so they can fully take part in the Symposium.

The mixture of 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 aimed at mainstreaming climate change adaptation, worldwide.

Fees and Charges

A discounted fee of € 250 will be charged to delegates who register until 30th January 2019 (early bird registration). After that, delegates will need to pay the full fee of € 300. The reduced fee for MSc/PhD students is € 100. The fee includes free lunches and coffee breaks on 11th-13th September 2019 and free electronic access to the book “Climate Change Adaptation: addressing poverty and ensuring sustainable livelihoods”, expected to be launched soon after the Symposium.

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.

For registrations cancelled up to 30 days before the event, a 50% refund may be provided. For cancellations made  less than 30 days no refund are possible, since all arrangements have been made and a seat cannot be resold. Thank you for your understanding.

Letzte Änderung: 30.06.19

An die Redaktion


Dr. Mihaela Sima
Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy
E-mail: simamik(@)