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Africa Climate Conference 2013, Arusha, Tanzania - Call for Abstracts

 The Africa Climate Conference 2013 (ACC-2013), will be taking place between 15-18 October, 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania. The Africa Climate Conference 2013, organized under the auspices of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC), will bring together decision-makers and climate researchers, scientists and practitioners from Africa and around the world, to jointly: 1) identify the state of knowledge on the African climate system, recognizing current gaps in climate knowledge; 2) define and drive an African agenda for future climate research that will inform adaptation decisions out to the mid- to end 21st Century; 3) develop a framework for mainstreaming climate information into decision making, as well as a network of experts who evaluate and interpret this knowledge for practical applications in areas such as agriculture ad food production, water resources management, climate risk management and adaptation planning, etc.  Registration is now open onlineAbstract SubmissionAll interested researchers and practitioners are invited to select a Conference Theme and submit a relevant abstract of at least 500 words and no longer than 1000 words as part of the registration by clicking on the registration and abstract submission link.The deadline for abstract submission to the Africa Climate Conference (ACC-2013) is set to May 31, 2013. Those selected for oral presentations will be notified by July 1st, 2013, and invited to produce extended abstracts to be included in the conference proceedings.Efforts are currently underway to secure funding for scientists and researchers to attend the ACC-2013, particularly young Africa-based researchers and female scientists. Preference will be accorded to those whose abstracts have been accepted. Interested participants needing funding assistance to attend the ACC-2013, should specify such need on their abstract submission form.Consult the Africa Climate Conference 2013 website for more details.
African Policy Climate Centre (ACPC)