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Nexus Conference // African Climate Risks Conference 2019

The African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) is an open platform for sharing the latest African climate research among researchers, policy makers, practitioners and development partners. This years ACRC will be held from October 7 - 9 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The overarching theme is: Dismantling barriers to urgent climate change adaptation actions. One conference theme covers “Cross-cutting issues: water-energy-food-health nexus”.

Background

Africa is vulnerable to natural variations in climate and human-induced climate change. Climate projections for Africa show that the continent may be the second hardest hit by climate change impacts, immediately following polar zones. Adapting to climate variability and change is therefore key to achieving Africa’s development targets, and requires a coordinated and synergistic approach from a diverse range of actors across sectors, as well as better understanding of the drivers of risk and vulnerability.

The ACRC will offer a prime opportunity to promote the uptake of new data, tools and knowledge; brokering new research collaborations and more targeted donor support.

The conference aims to:

  • Disseminate results and share insights from new and on-going climate science and adaptation research in Africa;
  • Provide a forum to co-identify common priorities in the African climate research for development through African-led collective discussions;
  • Contribute to efforts to address barriers to more effective use of climate information to ensure greater impact and legacy of on-going research programmes by promoting the uptake of new data, tools and knowledge within planning and decision-making processes; and
  • Link researchers and the diversity of other actors important for moving research into policy and practice: decision-makers, national meteorological agencies, knowledge brokers, donors, NGOs, etc.

Conference Themes

  1. Latest research on climate science of Africa
  2. Latest research on the science and projections of future climate change in Africa
  3. Evidence for action: climate change risk analysis
  4. Delivering resilience in the face of climate change uncertainty
  5. Co-production of knowledge between science, business, policy, practice and local communities
  6. Information distillation and communication
  7. Mobilising investment in climate and weather services
  8. Cross-cutting issues: water-energy-food-health nexus

Date and Venue

  • 7 – 9 October 2019; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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