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Call for Papers: "African Cities: Climate Change and the Search for Resilience"

MIASA conference, University of Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique (24-26 October 2022)

This conference seeks to open an interdisciplinary dialogue and solicit models, strategies, and prescriptions for dealing with Africa’s urbanization, development, and climate pressure. It also seeks to highlight local initiatives aimed at building climate resilient cities in Africa. The key questions that the conference seeks to address include:

  • To what extent is the nexus between the urbanization process and climate change impacting the lives and livelihoods of urban residents in Africa?
  • Which sustainable urbanization initiatives/ indigenous knowledge/strategies exist in building climate resilient urban communities?
  • What lessons could be learned from these strategies/initiatives to build sustainable cities in Africa?

The conference covers issues around (a) Existing climate change models and the implications for African Cities; (b) urbanization and climate change impact on vulnerable populations in Africa -rural vs urban; and (c) Building sustainable cities in Africa – method and strategies.

Submission Deadline: 30th August 2022