African Climate Risks Conference 2019

Mon Oct 7, 08:00 - Wed Oct 9, 18:00
UNECA Conference Center

Africa is vulnerable to natural variations in climate and human-induced climate change. Climate projections for Africa show that the continent may be the second hardest hit by climate change impacts, immediately following polar zones.

Climate change impacts are already constraining economic development. About 90% of all disasters caused by natural phenomena in sub-Saharan Africa are weather and climate related and their extremes can negatively impact a country’s GDP by 10-20% in the year of a disaster. This leads to reverse economic gains and a slow down of socio-economic growth and development.

Adapting to climate variability and change is therefore key to achieving Africa’s development targets, and requires a coordinated and synergistic approach from a diverse range of actors across sectors, as well as better understanding of the drivers of risk and vulnerability.

The African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) is an open platform for sharing the latest African climate research among researchers, policy makers, practitioners and development partners. The ACRC will offer a prime opportunity to promote the uptake of new data, tools and knowledge; brokering new research collaborations and more targeted donor support. It will also stimulate increased contribution of African experts to, and improve coverage of Africa, in the IPCC assessment reports; and bring together development partners to deliberate on how to improve programming to support African-led climate research and service priorities. The overarching theme of the ACRC is:

Dismantling barriers to urgent climate change adaptation actions.

The central focus of the agenda will be presentations on latest research on African climate and thematic sessions aimed at facilitating critical engagements between climate researchers, CIS providers, and users. The conference will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, oral and poster presentations and exhibition of innovative climate services.

A detailed agenda of the conference will be posted on the conference webpage in due course.

Registration for the conference is now open and is possible until 30th August 2019 for Early Bird category; and until 30th September for Standard registration category.

Regrettably, logistical limitations mean that onsite registrations will not be possible. Since there is limited space for posters and oral presentations, delegates are advised to register as soon as possible.

  • Conference attendance for the full conference / specific date selected
  • Coffee on arrival 
  • Morning and afternoon tea/coffee breaks
  • Lunch on each day of the Conference
  • Conference dinner reception (optional) – paid separately
  • Book of Abstracts
  • Branded Notebook
  • Pen
  • Conference Schedule hand out (daily programme)
Sponsored Participants registration: Delegates who have secured Conference Participation Grant will be provided with a code to access their registration and tickets.

Student registration: Students that are enrolled full-time in a college or university can register as a student for the reduced early career rate. Proof of status from the Registrar's office verifying full-time status is required to process your application. Please send proof of your student status to [email protected]

Part-time students, post doctoral and PhD candidates with an income, and others that cannot meet the above requirements are NOT eligible for the discounted student rate.

Please, go through the following table before you register. We have structured a comprehensive pricing schedule to provide you with the best return from the conference fee. Note that the rates have been subsidized with support received from DfID.

If you are unsure about the category you belong to, please contact us here: [email protected]


African Climate Risks Conference 2019
UNECA Conference Center
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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