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Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa 2016

12.02.2016

"Fostering African Resilience and Capacity to Adapt"
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 21st-23rd February 2016

The “Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa” is being organised by Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), Addis Ababa University, the Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP). The Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, mobilising African and non-African scholars undertaking research and/or executing climate change projects in the African continent.


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Wolfgang Weichenmeier (pixelio.de)

It is widely known that Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change. As the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has shown, climate change is expected to have widespread impacts on African society and Africans’ interaction with the natural environment.

There are also signs that? The impacts of climate change are already being felt, not only in terms of increases in temperature, but also in respect of agriculture (with lower crop yields) and the availability of water resources, among others. The links between climate change and the incidence of diseases -such as malaria- are also becoming clearer.

The above state of affairs illustrates the need for a better understanding of how climate change affects African countries, and for the identification of process, methods and tools which may help African nations to adapt. There is also a perceived need to showcase successful examples of how to cope with the social, economic and political problems posed by climate change in Africa.

It is against this background that the “Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa” is being organised by Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), Addis Ababa University, the Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP). The Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, mobilising African and non-African scholars undertaking research and/or executing climate change projects in the African continent.

The “Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa” will focus on “fostering African resilience and capacity to adapt”, meaning that it serve the purpose of showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practice in climate change adaptation in African countries, which may be useful or implemented in other countries in the continent

Come direct into contact with:
Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg)
Prof. Walter Leal (BSc, PhD, DSc, DL, DPhil, DLitt)
Head of FTZ-ALS
T +49.40.428 75-6313
F +49.40.428 75 60 79
walter.leal(@)haw-hamburg.de

Weitere Informationen:

http://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/veranstaltungen/africa2016.html
http://www.haw-hamburg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/FakLS/07Forschung/FTZ-ALS/Verans...

Dr. Katharina Jeorgakopulos | idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft

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