Sunday, May 15, 2011


CALL FOR PAPERS: UNU-INRA International Conference on Sustainable Development of Natural Resources in Africa

The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA)’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of Africa's universities and research institutions to conduct research and produce well-trained, well-equipped and motivated individuals. These individuals should be capable of developing, adapting and disseminating technologies that advance food security and promote conservation and the efficient use of the continent's natural resources for sustainable development. To this end, UNU-INRA is issuing a call for papers for an international conference that it wishes to organize to highlight new research and community engagement on sustainable natural resource management and use. The conference will be held on 5 - 8 December 2011, Accra, Ghana.

This four-day bilingual (French/English) conference is a landmark event focusing on evolving approaches, tools, methods and principles addressing the challenges associated with increasing natural resource use and sustainable development in Africa. It will feature keynote speakers from across the continent and from other parts of the world. The conference will also provide a space for creative exchange of ideas, for networking and for forging collaboration between African researchers, corporate leaders, policy makers, media, and civil society groups.

More information (pdf).

Deadline: July 31, 2011

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