From 5–8 December 2011, the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) will organize an International Conference on Sustainable Development of Natural Resources in Africa, to be held in Accra, Ghana. Celebrating 25 years of UNU-INRA, this important conference will explore the theme of “creating a nexus between research and policy for sustainable management of Africa’s natural resources”.
The conference will investigate ways to harness land and water resources for improved food security in Africa, including options for mitigating and adapting to climate change. It will also consider appropriate frameworks for improving stakeholder collaboration and governance of the extractive industries. Furthermore, the conference will identify the key issues, opportunities and challenges for “green growth” that could provide insights for discussions at Rio+20 next year.
Specifically, the conference aims to address the following objectives:
For more information and registration details, see the UNU-INRA website.
International Programmes Building, University of Ghana