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Commonwealth Science Conference 2021
February 23 - February 24
Join us at the Commonwealth Science Conference 2021. ARIN Convener Dr.Joanes Atela will be chairing and discussing in a panel on the following two conference sessions scheduled for 23rd, 10.00-11.00 UTC and 24th February 2021 17.00-18.00 UTC
- Day 1: Developing and strengthening networks of early career researchers (ECRs) to address global development challenges
- Day 2: Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction
About the conference
Co-organised by the Royal Society and the African Academy of Sciences, and funded by the , the Commonwealth Science Conference 2021 will take place virtually from 22-26 February 2021.
The conference will bring together outstanding early career researchers and leading scientists from across the Commonwealth to facilitate joint work on addressing global development challenges, to encourage scientific capacity strengthening in Commonwealth countries; and to influence the Commonwealth policy agenda.
This is the third Commonwealth Science Conference, with previous conferences having taken place in and in .
Under the overall theme of ‘Science for a resilient future’, the programme will include a wide range of perspectives from scientists from across the Commonwealth on the following sub-themes:
- Developing resilient energy systems – decarbonising energy consumption, mitigating climate change, and moving towards a circular economy
- Nurturing resilient ecosystems – maintaining and strengthening biodiversity, sustainable stewardship of the oceans, and adapting to a changing climate
- Building resilient societal systems – adapting to a changing climate, moving towards a circular economy, and addressing the health impacts of covid-19
Please send any enquiries to CSC@royalsociety.org.
Day 1: Developing and strengthening networks of early career researchers (ECRs) to address global development challenges session.
Dr. Karly Kehoe, President – College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Royal Society of Canada
Day 2: Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Session
Dr Joanes Atela, Convener- Africa Research and Impact Network, Kenya
Dr Felix Kalaba, Associate Professor of Environment and Development, Copperbelt University, Zambia
Dr Chandni Singh, Researcher, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), India
Dr Graham McDowell, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow / Project Leader, Canadian Mountain Assessment, University of Zurich / University of Calgary, Canada
Dr Rose-Ann Smith, Lecturer, University of the West Indies, Jamaica