Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)

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Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)

Time: August 15, 2011 to August 17, 2011
Location: Johannesburg
City/Town: Mbarara
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Phone: Tel/Fax: + 27-183892294, Fax: +27-866975797
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Prof. Hassan O. Kaya (Chair), North-West University, South Africa
Latest Activity: May 3, 2011

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Event Description

The African Young Scientists Initiative on Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge (AYSICCIK)
IKS Centre of Excellence, North-West University, P/BagX 2046, Mmabatho 2735
South Africa,

The objectives of the conference are:

  • To create an international platform for students and youth to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of climate change research and the role of indigenous knowledge systems in climate change adaptation and mitigation;
  • To facilitate the building of a sustainable Young African Scientists Network on Climate Change research initiative;
  • To inform the formulation of the African Young Scientists Initiative on Climate Change (AYSICC) based on indigenous knowledge systems.

The conference themes are:

  1. The Role of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation;
  2. Climate change and vulnerable groups (women, children, disabled, etc,);
  3. Climate change, food security and health;
  4. Climate change, Migration and social conflicts;
  5. Climate change, land, water and other natural resources management;
  6. Climate change and biodiversity management and conservation.

The conference provides students and youth with the opportunity to present their research papers at an international level. Interested students and youth should submit an abstract of at least 250 and not more than 300 words by 31 May 2011 preferably per email to climateiks(at), copy to kayah.kaya(at) and ankeweisheit(at) Students, who like to apply for travel grand, should be max 35 years old and apply by 08th May 2011.

Schedule of Key Dates:

Deadline for Abstracts for scholarship application 

08th May 2011

Deadline for Abstracts                                                     

31st May 2011

Information of Acceptance                                             

15th June 2011

Submission of Full Paper                                               

15th July 2011

Award of Scholarships                                        

05th August 2011

Conference Dates                                                 

15th -17th  August 2011

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