BRIEF PROFILE OF THE SCAAC, 2020
Recent assessments of possible impacts of continued increases in temperatures at the global scale suggest that the risks of temperature rise of a projected 2 degrees-celsius would be more devastating than initially thought (IPCC, 2018). According to the IPCC (2018), such risks would depend on the geographical location, the magnitude and rate of warming, the levels of vulnerability and socio-economic development, and on the implementation of mitigation and adaptation mechanisms. While these factors vary greatly across the globe, the risks of temperature increases would be more severe in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly countries like Kenya that lie on the equator (Serdeczny et al., 2016). This is because due to its latitudinal location, the magnitude and rate of warming in this region is high (NASAC, 2015), and the inhabitants have low adaptive capacity which limits their ability to implement any mitigation or adaptation measures, leaving them vulnerable to climatic variability (UNDP, 2007).
In Africa, and Kenya in particular, climate change has been perceived as a problem rather than an opportunity that can be harnessed and exploited for sustainable socio-economic empowerment. Therefore the Sustainable Climate Action in Africa Conference (SCAAC), 2020 is an initiative to leverage the participation of Africa and other partners in climate action in order to accelerate the attainment of the Africa 2063 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Conference is an exciting, educative and informative annual event with a local and international rationale, aimed at maintaining lively dialogue and action on Climate Ambition. This Conference will begin with a keynote address on global climate change and action trends, followed by a series of presentations on the conference sub-themes.
- Identify options to consolidate, generate and harmonize Climate action and Food Security Information for use in decision making at all levels especially the community level
- Develop a framework/agreement on how existing national and international policies actions and frameworks can be supported to enhance addressing Climate action and Food Security and propose ways to enhance their impact at the grass root.
- Develop an agenda for action to prevent, mitigate and monitor Climate Change and food insecurity at the grass-root
- Develop mechanisms of strengthening response to climate change at the community level for food security
- Develop climate change adaptation information delivery mechanism (Action, investment level, returns)
The venue for SCAAC, 2020 will be at the University of Embu, Kenya. The University is located 130 km North-East of Kenya’s Capital, Nairobi and 4 km from Embu Town along the Embu-Meru Highway. The University is set in the lush South-Eastern slopes of Mt. Kenya, the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa. This exclusive location boasts of scenic topography and a blend of natural resources such as forests, rich agricultural land and clean water from springs originating from Mt. Kenya.
|Description||Cost (USD)||Cost (KES)|
|Early Bird Registration|
|East African Students||$ 35||3,500|
|East Africans||$ 50||5,000|
|International Students||$ 60||6,000|
|International participants||$ 80||8,000|
|East African Students||$ 45||4,500|
|East Africans||$ 65||6,500|
|International Students||$ 75||7,500|
|International participants||$ 95||9,000|
|On desk registration||$ 120||12,000|
CONFERENCE FEES PAYMENT DETAILS
Bank name: KCB BANK KENYA LIMITED-EMBU BRANCH
Bank Account Name: UNIVERSITY OF EMBU
Bank account Numbers:
KES ACCOUNT: 114 189 0933
USD ACCOUNT: 114 697 5716
Swift code: JW-KCBLKENX
Business Number: 41 88 88
Account Number: Your surname-SCAAC (e.g. johnson-SCAAC)
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CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENT
The Conference organisers invite all Conference participants to a Cocktail Party hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Embu, Prof. Daniel Mugendi Njiru, Ph.D., on the first day of the Conference at 5:00 p.m. at the University’s Charter Hall. The conference dates will be issued once the Covid-19 pandemic containment period is lifted
SECURITY & SAFETY INFORMATION
The Conference organisers have exercised due diligence to ensure that the Conference participants’ security and safety is provided for. General safety and security shall be assured for Conference participants while they will be a the Conference venue. Conference participants are encouraged to take measures to secure personal property. Read more…..
The Conference venue is widely connected to fast and reliable internet services using WIFI and LAN. The area mobile telephone network is strong and reliable with 3G and 4G internet provided by local mobile phone service providers.