Tuesday, July 6, 2010

5th TWAS-ROSSA Young Scientists’ Conference on Exchanging Knowledge on Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability in Africa: The Role of Networking

TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World - Regional Office for Sub Saharan Africa, (TWAS-ROSSA), will hold its fifth Young Scientists’ Conference in Nairobi, Kenya from 6-8 December 2010.The theme of the conference is “Exchanging Knowledge on Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability in Africa: The Role of Networking.

The Conference will provide a forum for scientists to share their research findings on climate change in the region as well as outline effective networking mechanisms for the advancement of climate change research and implementation of scientific measures to reduce Africa’ vulnerability

Objectives of the Conference
  • Bring together scientists from various scientific fields in Africa to take stock of the advancements made in climate change research in the region.
  • Assess the impact of their research findings in as far as it is implemented by policy makers, development partners and society at large.
  • Assess the importance of collaboration/networking in climate change research.
  • Outline strategies for improving collaboration so as to achieve an interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral response to the challenges of Climate Change.
The Conference is open to Young Scientists (below 45 years of age) from Sub-Saharan Africa who, within their respective scientific fields, are working on Climate Change issues in the region. There will be keynote addresses in plenary sessions by renowned experts, followed by in-depth analysis in working group discussions. Selected applicants will also be requested to make presentations on their research work on Climate Change in the region. The sessions will be chaired by Senior Scientists who will also provide resource and guidance to the young scientists.

TWAS-ROSSA will cover travel (only from within sub-Saharan Africa) on economy class, accommodation, meals and local transportation for selected participants. This support has been made possible by TWAS Offices in Trieste, Italy. Self-sponsored participants should notify the TWAS-ROSSA office in advance i.e. when submitting their applications, that they will cater for their conference costs.

Application forms for the Conference should be filled and submitted electronically together with the applicants’ Curriculum Vitae. All applications must reach TWAS-ROSSA office on or before 1st September 2010. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Visit the YES Network's Community News webpage to download the conference announcement and conference application form.

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