Friday 27 October - Afternoon

To achieve transformation for a "sustainable Africa" through the  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Africa has to define pathways for each African country acknowledging the unique socio economic environment of each country. Africa can demonstrate leadership and innovation in sustainable development through science and research. To this end, it is also crucial to integrate what technologies can bring in terms of social capital and a sense of people-place interactions. In this context, inclusive innovation is required to spark long-term social transformation and environmental sustainability in Africa. Seeking input from the outcomes of the WCRP Science Conference itself, the goal of this session is to bring together a wide range of climate and social sciences experts, stakeholders to discuss science priorities for African EMCRs. This side event will include break-out sessions/parallel round tables discussions to identify 'pressing' science priorities of the five different regions in Africa and how programmes such as WCRP, Future Earth Africa with the involvement from regional and global EMCRs can help address these. 

Name of organizing project/institution: WCRP, Future Earth Africa, National Research Foundation of South Africa.


  • Hindumathi Kulaiappan Palanisamy -  (WCRP)
  • Nico Caltabiano - (WCRP) 
  • Faten Attig Bahar - (the University of Carthage and Future Earth )
  • Erica Key - (Future Earth Global secretariat ) 
  • Michael Nxumalo - ( National Research Foundation of South Africa and Future Earth Global Secretariat )

Targeted audience: Early and Mid Career Researchers from diverse backgrounds. Middle level and established researchers are welcome to help develop our expertise. 

Attendance: Open to all delegates registered for the WCRP Open Science Conference

Pre-Registration: Participation requires a confirmed registration for the WCRP Open Science Conference.  To pre-register to attend the side event, click here.



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