The ICCA Research Support Group (IRSG) through the Institute for Climate Change & Adaptation (ICCA) and under the auspices of the Department of Earth and Climate Sciences, University of Nairobi, invites students at the University of Nairobi to a webinar on engagement opportunities ahead of COP27 which will happen from 8 -20 November 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
About ICCA Research Support Group (IRSG)
The ICCA Research Support Group (IRSG), which operates under the auspices of the Institute for Climate Change & Adaptation (ICCA), University of Nairobi, is a learning, research information sharing and exchange, and open dialogue platform for postgraduate students. The objectives of IRSG are:
- To build & develop the capacity of ECS research students to conduct evidence-driven impact research that is responsive to the needs of society.
- To build a strong generation of thought-leaders in climate, sustainability, and impact research through peer and cross-learning programs.
- To strengthen the link between academic research, industry practice, and decision-making through leveraging communication of research evidence.
- To provide a friendly platform to support ECS-UoN postgraduate students in terms of mentorship, research stress management, and general welfare.
Building on experiences and lessons learned from COP26 processes (pre, during, & post), the webinar will enhance the capacity of students to 1) use their research agency to influence climate action in Africa; and 2) leverage the COP27 platform, international research networks, and article 2.1 (c) negotiations in accelerating transformative adaptation research in Africa.
This webinar, therefore, seeks to improve the preparedness of the University of Nairobi students for COP27 and beyond.
8 June 2022 2 – 4 p.m. EAT