Participate in the Conference on Climate Change in Paris

We are very pleased to announce that the Institute of Research for Development (IRD) offers funding for researchers (including PhDs and Post-Docs), to participate in the UNESCO international conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” in Paris, from 7 to 10 July 2015.

As this conference will be the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), this call is an outstanding opportunity for scientists to promote their work and scientific activities.

The IRD (French Institute of Research for Development) will manage numerous Parallel Sessions during the conference (please refer to the thematic areas below), and invites researchers from Southern Africa to offer their contribution through oral presentations or posters. The IRD will fund registration, accommodation and transport to France for the selected candidates from Southern Africa - the call is not only open to South African researchers, but extends in the Southern Africa region.

The application process is very simple, as it only implies to send your application - abstract presenting the research thematic you target and the link between your research and the climate change issues - on the conference portal, at this address: (after creating your account).

The deadline has been postponed to 10 March 2015. Your proposal will be analysed by the scientific committee of the conference, and the acceptance of Contributions will be noticed at the end of March 2015. As soon as you have the reply, please contact us (, to advise if your application has been selected. We will then deliberate to decide who, among the selected candidates, will be funded to attend the conference.

The contribution must fit in one of the following thematic areas:

• Climate Smart agriculture
• Climate policies
• Tropical & Southern oceans
• Agriculture Adaptation
• Green transition & growth
• Freshwater resources
• Extreme Hydrological events: such as climate conditions for extreme hydrological events in the tropics : past, present, future; climatic and human impacts on river runoff in Africa - assessment and how to cope with changes
• Information for Decision-Making
• Interdisciplinary studies of Past Environment: such as the hydrological and climatic history of the tropical deserts
• Environmental and social changes in Sub-Saharan West and East Africa under a warmer climate: observation, future scenarios and adaptations.

publie le 16/03/2015

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