UCLA Africa's Readiness for Climate Change Conference

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Call for Papers
February 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Health and Health Care, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Human Rights

The UCLA African Studies Center and the Earth Rights Institute invite you to engage with us in the 2021 virtual Africa's Readiness for Climate Change (ARCC) Conference. The inaugural forum will take place April 19 - 23, 2021, and will expand an integrated vision of “Green Development” in Africa that is both ecologically and economically sustainable, emphasizing local solutions to climate change developed by African stakeholders in urban and rural communities. ARCC 2021 will assemble interdisciplinary panels of scholars, scientists, industry leaders, climate change innovators, youth activists, and policy-makers to discuss the most successful sustainable development projects. These key contributors will identify priorities for research and implementation, and collaboratively develop a five-year action plan. If you are conducting climate change research or leading an initiative aligned with one or more of the conference’s envisioned themes, we encourage you to submit a proposal.

General themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Climatizing Public Health Discourse
  • Precarious Lives and Climate Refugees
  • Women, Gender and Climate Change
  • Indigenous Environmental Knowledge
  • Clean/Regenerative Energy Infrastructures
  • Environmental Justice Policy
  • Language and Eco-Narratives
  • Biodiversity and Permaculture
  • Environmental Arts Activism
  • Geontologies and Human Life-Worlds

Proposals deadline:  February 28, 2021

To submit a proposal to present at the Forum, visit https://www.international.ucla.edu/asc/article/206676

Registration to attend ARCC is now open at https://www.international.ucla.edu/asc/article/206676

ARCC Keynote Speakers (subject to change): 

  • Elizabeth Wathuti, Founder, Green Generation Initiative
  • Nnimmo Bassey, Director of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (Nigeria)
  • HE Sidique Abou-Bakarr Wai, Ambassador to the US from Sierra Leone
  • Ousmane Aly Pame, President Global Ecovillage Network Africa, Founder/President REDES (Network for Ecovillage Emergence and Development in the Sahel



Contact Info: 

Sheila Breeding

Budget and Program Manager