14th African Regional Meeting

14th African Regional Meeting

28 - 30 August 2024, hybrid, hosted by RCE North Rift

(Photo credit: Mr Evans Kiplagat Moi)

The 14th African Regional Meeting will be held in a hybrid format from 28 to 30 August 2024 in Eldoret, Kenya. The meeting will be hosted by RCE North Rift and the University of Eldoret in collaboration with the National Environment Management Authority of Kenya (NEMA) and the Eldoret National Polytechnic under the theme ‘the Role of RCE in Climate Action, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’.

The regional meeting aims to mobilise various stakeholders, including local communities, academic institutions and governments to engage actively in ecosystem restoration, waste management, sustainable livelihoods, and the adoption of renewable energy and green financing to address climate change through ESD. The regional meeting will also empower youth and women in mainstreaming ESD and SDGs in the African region. Furthermore, the meeting will ignite a discussion to address climate vulnerability, promote sustainable development practices in the African region and highlight the importance of collaborative efforts of all African RCEs.

RCE North Rift is situated within the Great Rift Valley, encompassing six counties: Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, West Pokot, Nandi and Baringo. These counties collaborate under the North Rift Economic Bloc (NREB) in the northern part of the Rift Valley in Kenya. RCE North Rift has successfully collaborated with various local stakeholders through knowledge exchange and capacity building and implemented innovative solutions to advance climate change adaptation and mitigation through ESD.

The meeting will take place at the Eldoret National Polytechnic and the University of Eldoret in Eldoret, Kenya, an area renowned for its stunning natural beauty and rich ecological diversity. An optional field visit will provide participants with opportunities to explore the region's cultural and social heritage and to engage with local communities.


Date/Time: 28 to 30 August 2024

Location: Hybrid

In-Person: The main campus, University of Eldoret, P.O. Box 1125-30100, Eldoret, Kenya

Online: the Zoom details will be provided by the Secretariat of RCE North Rift

Programme: Tentative programme  

Guideline: Guideline for the Regional Meeting



Registration: Please register through the online form (https://x.gd/AUV0Gby Tuesday, 20 August 2024 (EAT) * 

Note: spaces for in-person participation are limited, so early registration is recommended.  

Accommodation: For the details, please refer to Document



Presentation Times:

  • Day 1: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Day 2: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

(Deadline for application: Tuesday, 30 July 2024 (EAT) )

The 14th African RCE Regional Meeting invites participants to submit abstracts that address the main theme and any of the sub-themes listed below to make a presentation

To apply for a presentation, RCEs are required to submit the following: 

  • Abstract of 250-350 words
  • Complete the online registration form (https://x.gd/AUV0G
  • Email submission to the Secretariat of RCE North Rift: rceconference2024@uoeld.ac.ke
  • Theme: ‘Role of RCE in Climate Action, Education for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals‘
  • The sub-themes are as follows: 
  1. Sub-theme 1: Mainstreaming of Gender, Youth and Communities in linking Climate action with ESD and SDGs
  2. Sub-theme 2: RCE Multi-Stakeholder partnership as hubs for ESD in Climate action and climate financing
  3. Sub-theme 3: Enhancing food security and sustainable livelihood through climate action
  4. Sub-theme 4:  Translating SDGs and issues into local actions to address climate change
  5. Sub-theme 5:  Waste and pollution control
  6. Sub-theme 6:  Role of RCEs in addressing Biodiversity loss

Additional Information

  • All accepted papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the Africa Review Journal.
  • Presenters with accepted abstracts are required to pay a conference fee (details in the document).


  • The conference organizer will contact applicants regarding the outcome of their application via email.


For more details, please refer to the relevant document provided by the secretariat of RCE North Rift