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September 2019

8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration

September 24, 2019 - September 28, 2019
Cape Town, South Africa

We proudly invite you to Cape Town for the 8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration from 24-28 September 2019, jointly hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the South African Water Research Commission. We are excited to bring together colleagues from across Africa and around the world in this spectacular setting to discuss and debate the many issues and challenges inherent in planning, designing, implementing, and monitoring successful restoration programs in all biomes and on all continents.

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October 2019

African Climate Risks Conference

October 7, 2019 - October 9, 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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…

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PIM Webinar: Changing Farm Structure and Rural Transformation in Africa

October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenter: Thomas Jayne, University Foundation Professor of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University The rise of medium-scale farms in Africa is affecting the region in diverse ways that are difficult to generalize. Many such farms are a source of technical change and commercialization of African agriculture; they attract agribusiness investment and improve market access conditions for all nearby smallholders. However, medium-scale land acquisitions may exacerbate land scarcity in favorable rural areas, raise land prices, and crowd out…

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November 2019

Conference: Prevention and management of conflicts linked to the governance of natural resources in West Africa: opportunities and challenges

November 12, 2019 - November 14, 2019
Niamey, Niger

The Civil Peace Service and the Frexus project, both implemented by the GIZ, are organizing an international conference on the theme: “Prevention and management of conflicts related to natural resource governance in West Africa: challenges and opportunities.” The conference takes place between November 12th and 14th 2019 in Niamey, Niger. The conference aims to inform and create synergies between different actors from West Africa and elsewhere, sharing their capacities in the prevention, reduction and transformation of conflicts related to the…

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January 2020

Brown Bag Seminar

January 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pennsylvania State University

Event Link Here: Brown Bag Seminar  

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March 2020

Food Loss and Waste – Can we end it by 2030?

March 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Co-Organized by IFPRI, Champions 12.3, Embassy of Denmark in Washington, DC, World Resources Institute (WRI) MAR 12, 2020 - 09:30 AM TO 11:00 AM EDT With just ten years to go before the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDG 2030) is to be met, eliminating food loss and waste is increasingly urgent. Building on the 2019 inaugural event, this special event will discuss whether, as a global community, we can or will end food loss and waste and presenters will share on their efforts to reach SDG…

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AGEP Winter School: An interdisciplinary perspective on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

March 16 - March 18
Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Langer Grabenweg 68
Bonn, 53175 Germany
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UPDATE: Event Cancelled "Following the recommendations concerning health precautions, the Nexus Winter School is canceled for now. We very much regret the situation and hope to be able to offer the event again in the course of the year." Interdisciplinary Workshop for students, DAAD Scholarship Holders and young researchers. Overall topic of the workshop is the scientific coverage of the so-called water, energy and food nexus by an interdisciplinary approach. With this interdisciplinary approach the interlinkages, similarities but also differences of…

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7th Climate Change Online Conference (CLIMATE2020)

March 23 - March 30

Overview The Research and Transfer Centre ‘Sustainability and Climate Change Management’ (FTZ-NK) of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, will convene the seventh Climate Change Online Conference (CLIMATE2020). Taking place exclusively on the internet, CLIMATE2020 is guided by and will contribute to SDG 13 (climate action). Specific themes to be addressed include: Resilience and Capacity Building; Intelligent Climate Policy and Governance; Education, Awareness and Adaptation; Climate Finance and Access to Funding; Intelligent Climate Planning, Small Islands and Developing Countries;…

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E-Learning Course: RE-Thinking Access to Energy Business Models: Ways to Walk the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Talk

March 26 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 pm

RE-Thinking Access to Energy Business Models: Ways to Walk the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Talk Background The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Africa Office Energy Unit and the Ecosystem Division (Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities) in collaboration with the Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa (RES4Africa) are joining forces to organize a series of online webinar trainings on the WEF Nexus. The first training will take place on Thursday, 26 March 2020, from 2:00-3:30…

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Webinar: Why increasing the role of renewable energy mini-grids is essential to transforming agricultural productivity and food security in Africa

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Why increasing the role of renewable energy mini-grids is essential to transforming agricultural productivity and food security in Africa About this Event TOPIC: Why increasing the role of renewable energy mini-grids is essential to transforming agricultural productivity and food security in Africa Discussion of lessons learnt from policy innovations and programmatic interventions from Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda  WELCOME REMARKS : Dr. Ousmane Badiane, Malabo Montpellier Panel Co-Chair PRESENTER: Prof. Nuhu Hatibu, Regional Head (Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda), Alliance for a Green Revolution in…

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