UPDATE: The seminar is postponed due to the Corona crisis.
The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research at the University of Bergen and Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI) are organizing a one-day, invitation-only workshop entitled How climate change is shaping Africa. The workshop will take place at Litteraturhuset in Bergen from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 21 April 2020, ending with a workshop dinner. Norway’s minister of international development, Dag Inge Ulstein, has agreed to open the workshop, and Henrik Urdal – the director of PRIO – will give one of the keynote presentations.
The goal of the workshop is to identify new opportunities for cross-disciplinary research on climate change and African development in Norway. Structurally, the workshop will consist of two parts: 1) Invited keynote presentations covering policy, scientific challenges, and knowledge gaps and needs; and 2) Group work to discuss concrete opportunities for research proposals (identify relevant calls, construct proposal outlines). We also aim to write a policy brief or perspective article based on the discussions.
Programme (subject to change):
- 10.00: Opening keynote by Dag Inge Ulstein
- 10.15: Keynote presentation by Henrik Urdal
- 10.45: Two more keynote presentations
- 11.45: Break
- 12.00: Plenary discussion
- 12.30: Lunch
- 13.30: 6 x 10+5 minute presentations
- 15.00: Break
- 15.15: Group work
- 16.45: Break
- 17.00: Plenary discussion
- 18.00: Dinner at Colonialen