UNU will contribute to the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 27–28 August 2016. Launched by Japan in 1993, TICAD aims to promote high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and partners, and mobilise support for Africa-led development initiatives. This year’s summit, which is being held in Africa for the first time, will focus on achieving the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and establishing strategic partnerships with development partners.
The CECAR-Africa project at UNU focuses on the semi-arid region of northern Ghana where ecological and climate change impacts have been severely felt in forms of unpredictable floods and drought. This project proposes effective and implementable measures to build an integrated resilience enhancement strategy, which can potentially be applied across Africa.