Generation Change Conference for early career researchers in climate change
The African Climate & Development Initiative (ACDI) hereby invites you to submit an abstract for the ACDI’s upcoming Generation Change Early Career Researcher Conference, taking place at Wolfson Auditorium, UCT Medical School Campus, Observatory, on 10 April 2019.
This conference is for students, early career researchers and practitioners under the age of 35. This is the age the National Research Foundation uses to define early career researchers, but more importantly this is the generation that will live in a drastically changed world unless there are drastic changes to fix the problem. But how do we change a system that seems stuck? How do we challenge the status quo for greater social equity and inclusiveness? How do we ensure that evidence is used to make decisions affecting our future?
In short, what ‘leverage points’ could bring about change in the system?
While this is the overarching theme of the conference, and we therefore invite you to present how your research findings show possible leverage points that could address the climate change challenge, we also invite you to submit any new research in the nexus of climate and development in the African context.
Submissions can include oral presentations, posters, panel discussions and short videos.
The conference will include a small expo of non-academic organisations working in the field, for graduates to explore their career options, and will be followed by a special edition of the ACDI’s monthly Development Drinks, to facilitate further professional networking among conference attendees.
NB: The extended deadline for abstract submissions is 11 March. Please click hereto register.
Participants are welcome to attend without submitting abstracts.
While there is no conference registration fee, participants will have to cover all of their own expenses in attending the conference. They will also need their supervisors to sign their letter of invitation.