International Conference about Climate Change and Food Security in Africa

4 January 2011

To identify scientific strategies and policy options for the future, the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) will organize the conference 'Impact of and Adaptation to Climate Change in Relation to Food Security in Africa'.

Climate change is expected to have a high impact on food security. This may specifically affect African countries, since predictions indicate that the African climate may be subject to more extreme conditions, and food security is already at risk in large regions of Africa.
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>To identify scientific strategies and policy options for the future, the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) will organize the conference 'Impact of and Adaptation to Climate Change in Relation to Food Security in Africa'. From 23-25 February 2011, the conference brings together in Nairobi, Kenya, the very best climate change scientists to exchange ideas and experiences on climate change impacts and adaptation in relation to food security in Africa. Together with NASAC the KNAW developed a joint three year programme for capacity building in Africa. This conference is one of the action points to be initiated from this collaboration work plan.
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>We invite all excellent African and Dutch scientists with a strong interest in climate change linked to food security to send in an abstract for this conference. Besides senior researchers also young scientists holding a PhD degree are invited to take part in the conference. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 31 October 2010. You can send abstracts to the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC). An organizing committee is responsible for the selection of candidates.
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>Travel- and accommodation costs will be covered for all selected participants. No conference fees will be charged.
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>For more information about the call and the conference, and the guidelines, please visit the NASAC website www.nasaconline.org or contact us via e-mail climatechangeconf@aasciences.org.