Event | Sub-Saharan Africa | 30 August 2016

GenderInSITE Southern Africa: Applying the gender lens to Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Africa

Ebene Cybercity, Mauritius 05 July 2016

On 4-5 July, GenderInSITE's regional focal point for Southern Africa, the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) will jointly hold a communications event in Ebene Cybercity, Mauritius to introduce a policymakers' booklet on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Africa. The event, organized in collaboration with the Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, among other organizations, will be attended by an expected 60 representatives from across Africa.

The advisory booklet will analyze the current conditions relating to climate change in Africa and make recommendations for African governments to promote better mitigation and adaption strategies, including key policy actions and interventions specific to water, agriculture and food security, fisheries, coastal and urban zones, and human health. A session organized by GenderInSITE Southern Africa on Tuesday, 5 July will specifically address the role of gender in responding to climate change. This session, 'Gender and Technology in Climate Change: The Opportunities and Challenges in the African Context,' will take place from 9:40-10:00 and will be led by Ms. Stella Gama, Deputy Director of the Department of Forestry in Malawi.

This session and the entire event can be followed on ASSAf's Twitter account, @ASSAf_Official, where they will be live-tweeting the proceedings.