13 countries converge in Ibadan for climate change symposium

13 countries converge in Ibadan for climate change symposium

As representatives of different countries of the world gather at the ongoing Second Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa, taking place at the University of Ibadan, Co-Chairman, Organising Committee for the event, Dr Olawale E. Olayide, has said the symposium is unique and packed with a lot of scientific, sponsored and social sessions

According to him, the scientific session will feature technical presentations from renowned scholars within and outside the continent of Africa. The keynote address will be delivered by eminent Professor Walter Leal of Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and Hamburg University (Germany).

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka will host the esteemed delegates to a welcome cocktail. The cocktail will provide an avenue for informal networking and socialisation.

He noted that the initiative on Interconnections for Making Africa Great, Empowered and Sustainable (IMAGES) will be launched at the cocktail.

Also, the scientific sessions will feature the following sub-themes: Implementing Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas and Communities, Cities, Countries and via Outreach Programmes; Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Hazards (including droughts/floods); Climate Change and Agriculture Session: Information, Communication, Education and Training on Climate Change; and Climate Change and Health.

He said that the sponsored sessions are: Climate-Smart Agriculture & Data Challenge by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Socio-ecological Transformation and Climate Change in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES); Assessing Resilience to Climate Change in Africa by Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), and Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa by Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa.

Welcoming delegates to the event, Dr. Olayide said “On behalf of the organisers of the 2nd Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa, I like to welcome our esteemed delegates from 13 countries ((Sudan, Niger, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, South Africa, Cameroun, Benin, Ghana, Senegal and the United Kingdom) to the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. We are most grateful to God for the opportunity to host the symposium.”

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