12th African Regional Meeting

12th African Regional Meeting

28-30 November, 2022, Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by RCE Greater Nairobi

The 12th African RCE Regional Meeting will be held from 28-30 November, 2022 at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC) Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting will be hosted by RCE Greater Nairobi, the National Environment Management Authority Kenya (NEMA-K) and the Kenyan RCE Network, with the support of United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) under the theme 'Role of African RCEs in Climate Action'.

The meeting will be held in hybrid mode and bring together participants both globally, and those from the entire RCE Africa community to reflect on the actions undertaken by various RCEs in Africa in addressing climate change. It will be a forum for participants to share best practices and innovations in addressing change impacts.

The 3-day meeting will incorporate poster exhibitions, presentations and interactive sessions from participants. The interactive sessions will provide RCEs with a platform to discuss how to further strengthen and engage with Regional and National governments to focus RCE activities on climate change with a view to achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

 


DETAILS

Date/Time: 28-30 November, 2022

Location: Nairobi, Kenya and online (hybrid)

Online access:
Access via Zoom on 28 and 29 November (registration not required)
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82854646489?pwd=SjNiVlZZbmJ1c0Y1ZVVzMUp6Ni9Rdz09

Meeting ID: 828 5464 6489
Passcode: 487446

Programme: Tentative programme

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Financial Support
[Deadline: Sunday, 16 October 2022, 23:59 (JST)] **Applications for financial support are now closed**

For applying, it is required to:

  • Submit an RCE Project under the theme of 'The Role of African RCEs in Climate Action' through the RCE Portal
  • Submit the Financial Request Form to rceconference@unu.edu
  • Registration will also be necessary but can be done after the announcement of the financial support

Please view the Financial Request Form for more information.

Case Study Presentations
[Deadline: Monday, 31 October 2022, 23:59 (JST)] - **Applications for case study presentations are now closed**

For applying, it is required to:

  • Submit an RCE Project under the theme of 'The Role of African RCEs in Climate Action' through the RCE Portal
  • Complete Form A: Case Study Presentation and email it to RCE Greater Nairobi at coordinator-rcegn@ku.ac.ke

Please see Form A: Case Study Presentation for more information.

Exhibitions
[Deadline: Monday, 31 October 2022, 23:59 (JST)] - **Applications for Exhibitions are now closed**

The exhibitions will be open on 28 and 29 November for meeting participants to view. Exhibitors will also present their best practices in a session scheduled for Day 2, Parallel Session 3-a of the Regional Meeting. Please share your best practices on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

For youth participants, please note that the presentation of the exhibitions will be conducted during the Parallel Session 3-b for youth. Please refer to the tentative programme.

To apply for making an exhibition, please submit the description and materials of your exhibition to annthuos@gmail.com.

 

REGISTRATION
[Deadline: Monday, 31 October 2022, 23:59 (JST)] - **Registrations are now closed**

For in-person participation, please read through the general information guidelines before registration.

Please note, all in-person participants are required to register, including those who will apply for financial support, as well as those submitting to make a case study presentation or exhibition.

 

CONTACT
Host RCE: RCE Greater Nairobi (coordinator-rcegn@ku.ac.ke).

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