GS14 RW 2018

Gender Summit 14 - Africa
“Climate Change through the Gender Lens: Focus on Africa”
Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda
19-20 March 2018


The Gender Summit - Africa in Kigali is 14th in the series but the second in Africa. It is led by African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, in partnership with science institutions across Africa. It builds on the discussions and recommendations from the first Gender Summit – Africa in Cape Town in 2015 and advances the institutional collaborations started then, and in particular the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Networks and the Next Einstein Forum.

The 2-day programme theme is: “Climate Change through the Gender Lens: Focus on Africa”, and includes a mixture of plenary and parallel sessions, as well as a poster exhibition, professional networking activities, and interlinked public engagement side-events. Speakers will include leading researchers from African countries, and international experts, leaders in innovation, influential policy makers, and champions of evidence-led sustainable, socio-economic development. They will discuss:
Opportunities and methodologies for interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaborations
Measuring and monitoring research performance, quality, and impact
Integrating the values of inclusion and sustainability into research and innovation agendas and projects
Strengthening co-operation between key actors in and outside the science landscape in Africa
Connecting the reality of the UN Sustainable Development targets with technological advancements, and the vision of the 4th Industrial Revolution
Science knowledge making and application in the context of priority political and policy drivers

Outline Programme

To see an outline programme, please see this page.

Call for Abstracts


Abstracts are invited from experts and practitioners reporting on new research, innovation and development interventions, under the general theme of Gender and Climate Change. The following topics are offered as a suggestion to the authors. Abstracts that will make the strongest contribution to the programme will be selected for inclusion in parallel sessions speaker panels, others will be selected either for a poster presentation or inclusion in the Book of Abstracts.

Suggested topics:

· Socio-cultural and environmental determinants of adaptation to climate change

· Mapping the footprint of climate change impact on biodiversity and ecosystems

· Novel interdisciplinary approaches for intervention measures

· Gender sensitive models and indicators for monitoring impact of climate change on health and wellbeing

· Gender relations and dynamics in protection of natural ecosystems and agro-biodiversity

· Best practice in empowerment of local communities and women for climate change mitigation and adaptation

Beliefs, concerns, and attitudes towards climate change adaptation and mitigation across different localities and communities

· Strategies, polices and technologies for gender sensitive and Africa focused interventions

Instructions for submission of abstracts

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