From 15 –17 August 2011 an International Student Conference on Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge Systems will be held in Johannesburg.
Despite being the most vulnerable continent to climate change, African countries are not effectively participating in the search for sustainable solutions against its adverse effects and their contribution to the global pool of knowledge is very minimal. Research on climate change adaptation and mitigation has not been informed by the existing wealth of indigenous knowledge nor has it focused much on validating/affirming indigenous knowledge systems. There have also been very limited concerted efforts to solicit the opinions and initiatives of students and the youth, especially from the south, as an important sector of the global academic community. It is in this recognition that the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, in collaboration with its partners is organizing an International Student Conference on Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge Systems.
The objectives of the conference are:
The conference themes are:
For more information visit the conference website.
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