Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa

  • 27th October 2017
  • by secretary

16-18 October 2017. Nairobi, Kenya. Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa. This Symposium was organized by Strathmore University in Kenya, the Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP). 

It was  a truly interdisciplinary event, mobilizing aid workers, donors, scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental and non-governmental agencies, undertaking research and/or executing projects focusing on drought prevention, management and resilience in Africa.

It showcased experiences from research, field projects and best practice to foster climate change adaptation among countries in the region, with a focus on droughts, which may be useful or implemented elsewhere.

New techniques and technologies for climate smart agriculture have already shown some great potential and impact in Africa. Beyond agriculture, other climate-related sectors have seen a similar surge of innovation. From the clean energy sector with advances in solar power and battery storage to the water sector with new point-of-use water purification systems.

Flyer (9 pages)

Scientific Committee

  • Professor Alan C Brent, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Professor Boaventura Cuamba, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
  • Dr. John Koku, Central University College, Ghana
  • Professor Pantaleo Munishi, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
  • Professor Justice Nyamangara, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe
  • Dr. Adebisi-Adelani Oluyemisi, National Horticultural Research Institute, Nigeria
  • Professor Nicholas Oguge, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr Menas Wuta, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Scientific Support
Svenja Scheday, International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP)
Cooperating Organisations
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
World Health Organisation (WHO)
International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP)