- Agroforestry Workshop – Kenya
- Role of small holder agroforestry systems in the arid and semi-arid region in combating climate change
- Monday, 18th December 2017 to Thursday 21st December, 2017
- Kisumu, Kenya
Applications are now been accepted from Early Career Researchers from the UK, Kenya and South Africa to apply to attend this workshop.
The programme, ‘British Council Researcher Links’ provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.
The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops, early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster/short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and partner countries. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.
All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.
The main objective of the workshop is to develop a sustainable network of researchers across the three countries to underrated the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of the Agroforestry system in Arid and semi-arid region and evaluate of potential of satellite remote sensing for systematic monitoring of this ecosystem.
Specific objectives are:
1. To share experiences of successful agroforestry interventions within and around the Forest-Agriculture Interfaces (AFI) and Arid And Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) ecosystem landscapes in relation to climate change (CC)
2. To discuss scientific tools (e.g. GIS, Remote Sensing & Satellite imagery analysis) and methods for carrying out, analysing & modelling CC evidence based process research
3. Explore the opportunities provided by the Sentinel satellites for routine monitoring of AFI
4. To understand the economic valuation of climate change mitigation & adaptation strategies using social, human and economic capital with a focus on AF.
5. To contribute to the global road map to reach climate finance targets e.g. the Green Bonds (GBs) Markets.
6. To discuss ways of enhancing environmental literacy with an aim to influence curriculum and policy changes in devolved systems of forest governance
7. To understand ways of developing a business case (s) for AF practices in different scenarios.
8. To define capacity building needs to enable countries act, addressing loss and damage associated with climate change.
9. Identify suitable funding mechanism (e.g. Global challenge Research Fund) and develop a framework for submitting research proposal to such funds. These will be achieved through a series of seminars and working group discussions during the workshop.
Send filled application form on or before the deadline of 30th August, 2017 to [email protected] (for Kenyan participants), [email protected] for UK participants and [email protected] for South African participants.