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Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) conference call
Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
24 May 2010 - 28 May 2010


The Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) announces the 2010 conference call at Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. The conference will involve plenary sessions, with presentations from renowned international scientists on topics covering recent advances in knowledge on climate change adaptation in the dry lands. Other events include roundtable discussions involving the scientific community and representatives of agencies working with pastoral communities as well as members of vulnerable communities in the dry lands.

Venue

Egerton University, Njoro (Utafiti Hall Complex)

Theme

"Pastoralism and climate change adaptation in Africa"


Sub-themes
  1. Production environment and animal adaptation
  2. Climate change, genetics of adaptation & livestock production in lowinput systems Climate Change Adaptation in Africa Conference Call at Egerton University
  3. Animal nutrition under a changing climate
  4. Climate change, indigenous breeds and livestock diversity
  5. Climate Change and the challenges of trans-boundary animal diseases
  6. Emerging responses to climate change adaptation in pastoral systems
  7. Gender and socio-economic issues in a changing climate
Goal of the Conference

To explore options and strategies in climate change adaptation and mitigation by vulnerable pastoral communities in arid and semi-arid lands, including scientific advances and global best practices in climate change adaptation, novel indigenous approaches in animal management and adaptive breeding by vulnerable communities in the dry lands.

Conference Aims
  1. To bring together stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, including scientists and international experts, research fellows, representative of local communities, policy makers, NGOs, CBOs and representatives of vulnerable communities, to discuss options and strategies for climate change adaptation and livestock production in lowinput systems in the dry-lands.
  2. To explore new research agenda and intervention measures geared towards building adaptive capacity and resilience to climatic extremes by vulnerable groups and communities.
Conference Programme
(tentative)
  1. Pre-conference tour (Lord Egerton Castle, Egerton University Botanical Garden)
  2. Opening Cocktail
  3. Key notes / Plenary sessions
  4. Scientific sessions
  5. Poster sessions
  6. Roundtables:
    1. Scientists & Representatives of Pas toral Communities
    2. Scientists & Reps of Agencies/ groups working with pastoral communities
  7. Gala Night/Closing Cocktail
  8. Post-conference tour (Lord Egerton Castle, Egerton University Botani cal Garden)
For more information, visit: www.ccaa.iccamnet.org

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