Symposium 'GAPSYM14: Africa and its ecologies: people and nature in the age of climate change '

For whom
Alumni , Employees , Students
When
10-12-2021 from 08:30 to 19:00
Where
Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Africa Platform of Ghent University Association
Contact
Annelies.Verdoolaege@UGent.be
Website
https://www.africaplatform.ugent.be/event/gapsym14-africa-and-its-ecologies-people-and-nature-age-climate-change
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This is the 14th multi-disciplinary and international conference of the UGent Africa Platform.

This conference hopes to showcase how scientists, policy makers, engineers, artists, writers, opinion makers and educators anticipate these challenges and reflect on alternative trajectories of societal transformation.

Therefore its principal focus is on the impact of climate change on African cultures, landscapes and societies.

Academic presentations at the conference will cover any of these interdisciplinary sub-topics:

  • Climate projections for Africa Land and ecosystem degradation, climate change mitigation
  • Climate change & forestry
  • Climate change and agriculture
  • The burden of malnutrition in a changing environment
  • Climate change & conflict
  • Climate change & migration
  • Climate change & health
  • Climate activism in Africa, ecocriticism & the post-human turn