Tuesday, August 13, 2013
EVENT: The Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013 Congress (LOCS 2013)
The Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013 Congress (LOCS 2013) will take place from October 30 to November 1, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The topic for LOCS 2013 is “Connecting Leaders – Accelerating Action – Gateway to Solutions”.
Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are the fastest growing in the world. Across Africa, these urbanisation trends present multiple new development opportunities and challenges at the local level, severely increasing pressure on the essential services, infrastructure and natural systems which underpin economies and social well-being. Security and access issues pertaining to water, energy and food are projected to be exacerbated through climate change, most affecting the vulnerable within society. These challenges call for innovative solutions – A transition in Africa towards embracing urbanization, responding to change and harnessing opportunities.
The City of Dar es Salaam, together with ICLEI Africa, is hosting a world-class Pan-African congress in October to identify and showcase innovative solutions and opportunities to the challenges of rapid urbanization, and realistic responses to climate change at the local government level.
The Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013 Congress (LOCS2013) will provide a unique opportunity for national government, business, development partners, research agencies, organisations and NGOs to engage directly with relevant African local leaders and experts in the context of building urban climate resilience.