We are pleased to on forward the below invitation to the: CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLIMATE SMART TECHNOLOGIES IN AGRICULTURE SIDE EVENT AT THE 1ST CCARDESA AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE WEEK, 20-24 June 2016, LILONGWE, MALAWI
The Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) is a Sub-Regional Organisation (SRO) with the mandate of coordinating agricultural research and development (R&D) in the SADC region. Its goal is to contribute to sustainable reduction in food insecurity and poverty in the region. CCARDESA is a subsidiary of SADC but operates as an autonomous organisation.
The CCARDESA Agricultural Science Week is a meeting in which agricultural organisations showcase products of their scientific activities and related work and provides a platform and represents the practical way for scientists and stakeholders in the region to meet and share research results, scientific information and lessons learnt from project implementation.
More than 200 participants from various stakeholders in the SADC countries and beyond are expected to attend the CCARDESA 1st Agricultural Science Week conference to be held from 20th to 24th June 2016 in Lilongwe, Malawi.
The SADC programme for Adaptation to Climate Change in Rural Areas in Southern Africa (ACCRA) which is based at the CCARDESA Secretariat and implemented by GIZ in the field of climate change adaptation in agriculture is contributing a side event on Climate Change and Climate Smart Technologies in Agriculture to the CCARDESA Science week.
Please find attached to this email the draft programme for the event for your information.
I, therefore, wish to invite you to the Climate Change and Climate Smart Technologies in Agriculture Side Event on 21.06.2016. You are also welcome to attend all other activities during the science week.
Please use the following link to register your participation (kindly let us know if you are registering ONLY for the side event or for the whole science week). We would highly appreciate if you could honour us with your presence. Please also feel free to pass the invitation to your colleagues and other stakeholders.
Due to limited sponsorship, you are kindly advised that you will be expected to fund your participation at the event. However, CCARDESA/GIZ will meet the cost of lunch and other costs directly related to the venue of the meetings.
You are kindly encouraged to visit the CCARDESA website for announcements and updates about the Agricultural Science Week.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further queries. We are looking forward to meeting you at the 1st CCARDESA Agricultural Science Week.