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First Africa Climate Change Communication Conference Kampala 2010

Improving Media understanding of Climate Change Information for Applicable Adaptation and Mitigation in

Announcement


International Climate Change Communication Conference for Africa 2010

May 31st - June 1st, 2010

Kampala, Uganda

East Africa

Call for Presentations

The Network of Climate Journalists in the Greater Horn of Africa (NECJOGHA) together with partners gladly announces the International Climate Change Communication Conference for Africa due to take place from May 31st- June 1st 2010 in Kampala, Uganda.

Recommendations at various International Climate Change meetings have underlined the importance of communicating Climate Change issues to the general public, policy makers, scientists and other stakeholders. This is particularly important for adaptation and mitigation interventions to combat Climate Change.

Africa in particular faces a unique challenge. Although it is least responsible for the man made actions that have triggered global warming and Climate Change it is the most vulnerable to these changes.

If you would like to make a paper or poster presentation at this conference, the proposal form is being sent to you electronically together with this announcement and other informational material. Proposal Abstracts for paper and poster presentations will be confirmed by March 31st 2010.

There is still time for you to write up the marvelous ideas that you have or will have implemented regarding climate change communication on adaptation and mitigation for your institution, community, country or region and indeed humanity. Suggested topics, formats, submission guidelines and information about the acceptance of your paper are included in these information materials.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Proposals are invited for Conference session presentations and poster sessions at the First Climate Change Communication Conference for Africa due in Kampala, Uganda.

The Conference will address:

The challenges and opportunities, of Communicating Climate Change in Africa, for adaptation by various sectors, including but not limited to Civil Society Organizations, communities and the general public. It will include training sessions on Capacity Building for the media and science communicators in general.


SECTOR SESSIONS:

  • Agriculture
  • Health
  • Policy and Governance
  • Social Economics
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Civil Society Organizations
  • Sustainable Development
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Gender
  • Energy

Proposals should include speaker's full names and title, professional occupation/job title, institution, address, phone, fax, e-mail, brief biographical information, and a topic related abstract of 250-500 words. E-mail your proposal to: ‘The Climate Change Communications Conference Africa 2010’- (necjogha@yahoo.com, farmingnews@yahoo.co.uk) by March 15th , 2010.

Conference Registration:

  • Early Registration $150 per participant (Closes 30th April 2010)
  • Late Registration $200 per participant (From 1st May 2010 )

Sponsorship:

Participants will sponsor themselves for this conference. Intending participants are advised to seek funding from various institutions well in time. There are limited scholarships for the media.

Program schedule, hotel registration, and much more will be communicated well in advance, to enable you ably prepare your travel to attend this exciting conference in Uganda.

For more information please contact Patrick Luganda, Conference Coordinator on email: patrick_luganda@yahoo.com , necjogha@yahoo.com or farmingnews@yahoo.co.uk Tel: +256 752 814 134

Dated _________________________________1st March 2010

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