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September 2018

Discussion of the WEFS website/platform

September 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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April 2019

Penn State University African Studies Program 7th Annual Conference

April 17, 2019 - April 18, 2019
Pennsylvania State University

"Africa on the Rise! 60 years after 1960" The African Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University, 7th annual conference, on April 17th-18th, 2020, titled “Africa on the Rise! 60 years after 1960,” commemorates the “Year of Africa.” 1960 significantly cascades the independence of African nations, as no less than 17 countries gained their freedom from colonial rule in that year alone. Significantly, with the struggles for independence and decolonization, new nation states became mired in internal ethnic clashes, racial discrimination,…

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June 2019

UNFCCC Technical Expert Meetings on Mitigation (TEM-M)

June 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - June 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

The UNFCCC Technical Expert Meetings on Mitigation will be held at The Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB 50) in Bonn, Germany on June 20th and 21st from 11:00 to 19:00 (CEST). UNFCCC will be running a live webcast available to those not in physical attendance. The meetings aim to promote sustainability of the water-energy-food nexus to address the issues related to increasing demand for food from a growing global population which, in addition to climate change, is placing significant pressure…

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September 2019

Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program (SNIP) Fall 2019 Speaker Series

September 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar

Webinar with Ben Ruddell: Building a Food-Water-Energy Nexus Community for Transformative and Convergent Research Online via Zoom at: https://psu.zoom.us/j/344293712 SNIP Presentation (1)

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SNIP Speaker Series

September 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - October 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Pennsylvania State University

Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program (SNIP) Fall 2019 Speaker Series at Penn State "Building a Food-Water-Energy Nexus Community of Transformative and Convergent Research" Upcoming Events: Friday, September 20, 11:00 AM Seminar with Claudia Ringler, Deputy Director of Environment and Production Technology Division at IFPRI, entitled: "The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Insights from Global, Basin and Local Case Studies of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity in the Eastern Nile Basin" Friday, September 20, 4:00 PM Geography Coffee Hour with Claudia Ringerl, IFPRI, entitled: "Achieving…

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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
Webinar

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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