2nd climate change and population conference on Africa

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN); University of Ghana (UG)
Date:
03-07 Jun 2013
Location:
Ghana (Accra)
Venue:
University of Ghana, Legon

Theme: Climate change risks and development at crossroads-sharing lessons

This development knowledge conference is intended to break the huge barriers that have existed amongst potential stakeholders over the years. It represents a call for state and non-state actors from industry including manufacturing and ICT, private businesses, and civil society to join researchers in Accra to pursue a new partnership agenda on threats posed to humanity by climate change. We believe that Energy usage (including electricity, fuel, mechanisation, etc) is a uniting factor when it comes to climate change because the whole of society depends on some form of energy to develop.

The subthemes represent the issues to be discussed at the conference and under which presentations will be made, and considered non-exhaustive, share what you have:

  • Population and environment in developing countries
  • Urbanisation and flood risk implications for coping in coastal zones
  • Green growth and policy challenges in coastal zone management
  • ICT, climate risk communication and public awareness framing
  • Government sector policy experiences with climate change
  • Civil society and NGO sector experience with climate change
  • Industry and private business sector experience with climate change including finance
  • International diplomacy, climate change and adaptation finance
  • Gender, poverty and climate change mainstreaming
  • Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the context of climate change
  • Agriculture, fisheries and food security in the context of climate change
  • Sustainable energy and emissions reduction including REDD+
  • Climate change, water and sanitation, and health in developing countries
  • Indigenous knowledge systems and climate change adaptation


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Event fee

Non-Ghanaians - $260, Ghanaians - $160, Ghanaian students - $80

What is included in the event fee

Registration fees include conference materials and bag, tea, coffee, snacks, lunch, receptions, conference dinner, venue and official fieldtrip.


Target audience

The conference is opened to all persons in all sectors and disciplines in Ghana, across Africa and the rest of the World, including:

  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Financial Institutions
  • Industry and Business
  • Civil Society Groups
  • Private Sector Institutions
  • State /Government Agencies
  • Research Institutions
  • Academia
  • Media and Communications
  • International Missions
  • Indigenous Society
     


How to register

Please apply online.

Deadline to register is 15 May 2013


Keywords

Themes:
Civil Society/NGOs, Climate Change, Environment, Gender, Governance, Economics of DRR, Indigenous Knowledge, Food Security & Agriculture
Hazards:
Flood
Countries:
Ghana
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