NVAS Africa Day 2018 in Zeist: Responding to climate change in Africa

Poster NVAS Africa dayThis Africa Day is organized by the Netherlands Association of African Studies NVAS.

Climate change is a theme that urgently needs to be addressed. The consequences of climate change are experienced worldwide, but the African continent appears to carry the heaviest burden when it comes to adapting to climate change. To explore how climate change could be addressed in Africa, the Netherlands Association for African Studies (NVAS) organizes the NVAS Africa Day 2018 entitled ‘Responding to climate change in Africa’ in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature. The NVAS Africa Day 2018 takes place on 20 October 2018 at WWF Netherlands’ climate-neutral head office in Zeist.

The Africa Day 2018 presents two key note lectures: one by Bart Geenen (WWF) on Fresh Water, and one by Professor Marja Spierenburg (Radboud University) on Nature Conservation. Four panel sessions will zoom in on the following themes: nature conservation, rural livelihoods and communities; (technological adaptation and) climate change; urban sustainability and migration. These lectures and panel sessions are in English. During the entire Africa Day there will also be ample opportunities for informal discussions, a visit to the information market and taking part in workshops. Dr Karin Nijenhuis is the moderator of the day.

Come to the NVAS Africa Day 2018 and share your knowledge! Order tickets for the NVAS Africa Day.

The NVAS will not be able to cover costs for international travel or hotels, but speakers of accepted abstracts can participate in the NVAS Africa Day programme at a reduced (student) rate. Do not hesitate to contact the organizers in case you have any questions: Michiel van den Bergh: nvas.afrikadag@gmail.com

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Date, time and location

20 October 2018
10.00 - 17.00
WWF Netherlands head office, Driebergseweg 10, 3708 JB Zeist