Enhancing Resilience against Climate & Ecosystem Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Event
  • DATE / TIME:
    2016•08•25    13:30 - 17:00
    Location:
    Nairobi

    On 25 August 2016, UNU will organize the event “Enhancing Resilience against Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa through Utilizing Indigenous and Local Knowledge” in Nairobi, Kenya. Jointly organised by the University of Nairobi, The University of Tokyo, and Kenyatta University, this will be an official side event at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI).

    This side event will highlight recent research findings and best practices to enhance the resilience of different socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) against climate and ecosystem changes at various scales in Africa, by combining both indigenous and local knowledge and modern science and technologies.

    The event’s objectives are to:

    • share recent research findings and best practices to enhance resilience of SEPLS against climate, ecosystem, and socio-economic changes
    • strengthen international networks for further research and capacity development to implement relevant goals and targets indicated in the Sustainable Development Goals
    • discuss future action plans to promote collaborative research, capacity development, and social implementation

    For more information, see the event announcement on the UNU-IAS website or download the event programme.