Monday, May 19, 2008

Young African scientists at IGBP congress

International environmental researchers and policymakers met at the 4th International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Congress held in Cape Town from 5 to 9 May 2008 to provide a forum for researchers to share scientific agendas, concerns and resources. The theme of the congress was “Sustainable Livelihoods in a Changing Earth System”. IGBP is an international research programme supporting a global network of earth system scientists. A special session for Young African Scientists, funded by START, was convened by Dr. Jane Olwoch of the University of Pretoria and Dr. Philippa Huntsman-Mapila of HOORC. This session showcased the work of 15 young scientists working on global environmental change issues in Africa.

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