Symposium "Adapting Africa to a Changing Climate"

Wed, 19 May 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management"  at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, and the  International Climate Change Research and Information Programme (ICCIRP) are pleased to invite African climate change specialists, and specialists from other parts of the world working on matters related to climate change in Africa, to attend the on-line Symposium "Adapting Africa to a Changing Climate".  Apart from the opportunity to become familiar with a set of initiatives focusing on climate change and agriculture, climate change and water supplies  and on studies on vulnerability and resilience from across the continent,  the publication "African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation" will be launched during the event.

Attendance to the Symposium "Adapting Africa to a Changing Climate" is free of charges. However, a  selection of participants, based on the need for a balanced representation from the various African regions, types of expertise, thematic interests and gender, may be made. Selected participants will receive further details on the final programme and on how to access the event a few weeks prior to the event.

The registration is closed now. In case of urgent inquiries, please contact franziska.wolf (at) haw-hamburg (dot) de


10:00 – 10:05    Welcome & Introduction
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Wulf
Vice President Research, Transfer and International Affairs
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

10:05 – 10:10    BMZ: Opening remarks
Dr. Stefan Oswald
Director General Department 2, Marshallplan with Africa, displacement and migration
Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
10:10 – 10:15    BMBF: Opening remarks

Dr. Olaf Pollmann
Environment and Sustainability Unit/Climate, Policy, International Affairs 
DLR German Aerospace Center, Germany

10:15 – 10:20     The Contribution of WASCAL to Climate change adaptation in West Africa
Dr. Moumini Savadogo
West African Service Centre in Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)

10:20 – 10:25    Transition to presenters 

10:25 – 10:35    Adaptation to climate change: Opportunities and Challenges from Zambia
Dr. Felix Kalaba 
Copperbelt University 

10:35 – 10:45    Rethinking climate smart crop management through geo-information systems
Hilda Manzi
Geo-Spatial Research International 

10:45 – 10:55    Triple Helix as a Strategic Tool to Fast-track Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Kenya: Case Study of Marsabit County 
Dr. Izael Da Silva
Strathmore University 

10:55 – 11:05    Climate Change Adaptation Mechanism for Sustainable Development Goal 1 in Nigeria
Dr. Erimma Orie
National Open University of Nigeria

11:05 – 11:15    Bioeconomy for climate action in Africa: Current state and future directions
Oluwaseun Oguntuase 
Lagos State University 

11:15 – 11:25    Ecological engineering to mitigate eutrophication in the flooding zone of the river Nyong, Cameroon
Dr. Norbert Tchouaffe Tchiadje
Pan African Institute for Development

11:25 – 11:35    Climate Change and Land Use Management in The Gambia
Prof. Siddat Yaffa
University of The Gambia 
The Gambia

11:35 – 11:45    The Uncertainties in Rainfall and Water Resources in Maghreb Countries under Climate Change
Dr. Mohamed Meddi
National Higher School of Hydraulics 

11:45 – 12:00    Official Launch of the “African Handbook of Climate Change” and Closing 
Prof. Dr. Walter Leal
Head of the Research and Transfer Centre Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany


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