On 25 August 2016, UNU will organize the event Enhancing Resilience against Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa through Utilizing Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Nairobi, Kenya. Jointly organized by the University of Nairobi, The University of Tokyo, and Kenyatta University, this will be an official side event at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI).
This side event will highlight recent research findings and best practices to enhance the resilience of different socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) against climate and ecosystem changes at various scales in Africa, by combining both indigenous and local knowledge and modern science and technologies.
The event’s objectives are as follows:
For more information on this event, download the programme here.
13:30–13:40 Opening Remarks
Peter M.F. Mbithi (Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi)
Paul K. Wainaina (Vice Chancellor, Kenyatta University)
13:40–14:05 Keynote Presentation 1 “Enhancing Resilience against Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Sub-saharan Region: Development and Application of the Ghana Model”
Kazuhiko Takeuchi (United Nations University/The University of Tokyo)
14:05–14:30 Keynote Presentation 2 “Enhancing Resilience of Socio ecological Systems against Climate, Ecosystem and Socio economic Changes in Sub-Saharan Countries: Contribution of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme and its African Network of Biosphere Reserves”
Noëline Raondry Rakotoarisoa (Chief of section on MAB networking, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, UNESCO)
14:30–16:00 Case Studies Session
16:00–17:00 Panel Discussion “Lessons and Future African Way for Sustainable Development in Harmony with Nature”
Moderator: David N. Mungai (Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi)
Room ED 213, Education Building (also known as Confucius Institute)
The University of Nairobi (main campus)