Africa Climate Conference 2013, 15-18 October - Arusha, Tanzania
The Africa Climate Conference 2013, organized under the auspices of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC), will bring together decision-makers and climate researchers, scientists and practitioners from Africa and around the world, to jointly: 1) identify the state of knowledge on the African climate system, recognizing current gaps in climate knowledge; 2) define and drive an African agenda for future climate research that will inform adaptation decisions out to the mid- to end 21st Century.; 3) develop a framework for mainstreaming climate information into decision making, as well as a network of experts who evaluate and interpret this knowledge for practical applications in areas such as agriculture ad food production, water resources management, climate risk management and adaptation planning, etc. The expected outcome from the Conference is a set of concrete research proposals to address the critical gaps in our knowledge of the African climate system, led by regional and national institutions and experts, to provide science-based climate knowledge that will inform decision-making out to the mid- to end 21st Century in Africa in the many sectors affected by climate variability and change.
All interested researchers and practitioners working on the African climate are invited to submit an abstract of at least 500 words but no more than 1000 words, presenting their frontier research findings on the relevant Climate Research frontiers identified for this Conference. Information on the themed Research Frontiers and abstract submission is online at: http://www.climdev-africa.org/content/acc2013CallforAbstracts. Registration and abstract submission can be made at: http://www.climdev-africa.org/acc2013part/register .
The deadline for abstract submission to the Africa Climate Conference (ACC-2013) is set to May 31, 2013.
Those selected for oral presentations will be notified by July 1st, 2013, and invited to produce extended abstracts to be included in the conference proceedings.
Efforts are currently underway to secure funding for scientists and researchers to attend the ACC-2013, particularly young Africa-based researchers and female scientists. Preference will be accorded to those whose abstracts have been accepted. Interested participants needing funding assistance to attend the ACC-2013, should specify such need on their abstract submission form.