|DCP Training Programme, 19th June 2019||
Dear ICCA Ph.D. Students,
The Development Corridors Project (DCP) in which Prof. Dan Olago is a co-Principal Investigator has been carrying out an online training programme and intends to open it up to a maximum of TEN (10) Ph.D. students only from the ICCA.
Do let Purity and Prof Olago know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to join in for these sessions. If interested, let us know by 10 AM on Monday 15th June at the latest, though the principle will be first come, first served. The early bird catches the worm.
Session 6 (19th June): Do you really understand Environmental Impact Assessments? How is a Strategic Environmental Assessment different from an EIA? You can join this session to find out (Swenja and Jon)
We have a short blog post about some insights from the session (for World Environment Day), which can be found on this link: https://developmentcorridors.org/2020/06/05/tooling-up-to-act-for-nature/, and you can share the post through your own networks, where appropriate
|International Universities Climate Alliance||
CLIMATE RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES UNITE TO ACCELERATE ACTION
2nd April 2020: An International Universities Climate Alliance (‘Climate Alliance’) has been established to help communicate research insights on the most effective means to meet the unprecedented global challenge of climate change.
UNSW Sydney is facilitating the establishment of the Climate Alliance in its first year and has invited 40 of the world’s leading climate research universities to join the Alliance to date. Alliance members are to work together to identify the most effective ways to communicate research-based facts related to climate change to the public. Members will engage in work across climate change science, impact, mitigation strategies and adaptation.
Membership comprises a global network of universities, united by their dedication to producing critical climate research. The Climate Alliance benefits from a multi-disciplinary research focus around the most important research themes to enable greater engagement with policymakers, educators and business leaders looking to apply the latest research findings to accelerate climate action.
UNSW Sydney’s President and Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs initiated the creation of the Climate Alliance because of the vital role universities play in advancing the science and solutions in this field, saying “This new Alliance will be at the forefront of the international conversation around addressing climate change.”
Notwithstanding current urgencies around the coronavirus pandemic, the members decided not to delay formation of the Alliance due to the pressing and ongoing need to accelerate climate action.
Professor Matthew England, academic lead of the UNSW Climate Change Grand Challenge, hopes this alliance will encourage a new era in engagement between researchers and the public; “Worldwide interest to act on climate change is strong but the pace of action has been far too slow. The Alliance aims to accelerate the global response by being a leading voice for scientifically based mitigation and adaptation strategies.”
More information about the Climate Alliance can be found on www.universitiesforclimate.org
Climate Alliance Member Universities:
Arizona State University Sorbonne University University of Leeds California Institute of Technology
TERI School of Advanced Studies University of Manchester China University of Geosciences
Texas A&M University University of Melbourne Cornell University University of São Paulo
University of Nairobi Delft University of Technology University of Bern University of NSW
Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne University of Bremen University of Reading
King’s College London University of Bristol University of Southampton McGill University
University of East Anglia University of Tasmania Monash University University of Edinburgh
University of the South Pacific Nanjing University University of Exeter University of Waikato
National University of Singapore University of Ghana University of Washington New York University
University of Helsinki Utrecht University Oregon State University University of Hong Kong
Penn State University University of Illinois
|ICCA EXAMINATION DATE||
ATTENTION Ph.D. and MCCA CLASS for 2019.
End of semester examination will begin on 13th to 24th January 2020
Please note that ICCA 608 and ICCA 704 are conducted during the day from 9 am and not from 5.30-8.30pm.
|THURSDAY 28TH NOVEMBER,2019 PRESENTATIONS.||
There will be presentations on Thursday, 28th November 2019 from 2:30 pm at the Institute Climate Change and Adaptation Rm 101.
The following students will be presenting-:
1. Emily Kajuju Kimathi - Reg No. I58/6965/2017 - Proposal - "Assessing the potential impact of Climate Variability and Change on the distribution of Striga hermonthica in Western Region of Kenya"
2. Wephukhulu Daniel Wafula - Reg No. I58/82924/2015 - Concept Note - "Examining the Potential Impact of Human Activities, Climate Variability and Change on Kakamega Forest with special focus on Forest Fire hazards"
Please let keep time and all are welcome.
|AFRICA AND THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: DEFINING A ROLE FOR RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES 18th - 20th November 2019||
In 2017 the African Research Universities Association (ARUA) approved the establishment of a Centre of Excellence in Climate and Development (ARUA-CD). The ARUA-CD partners are University of Cape Town (Secretariat and Southern African regional hub), University of Ghana (West African regional hub) and University of Nairobi (East African regional hub).
Since then several engagements have been held in the three ARUA hubs with the latest being The Second Biennial Conference for ARUA to be held in the University of Nairobi from the 18th to 20th November 2019.
The planned conference theme is: AFRICA AND THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: DEFINING A ROLE FOR RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES