First AfriAlliance Conference organized in Ekurhuleni (South Africa)/ Call for Contributions Open


image-announcement-location-for-social-mediaFirst AfriAlliance Conference organized in Ekurhuleni (South Africa)

Call for Contributions Open

The First AfriAlliance Conference will be organized in parallel with the Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2017 Congress (LoCS4Africa 2017), on 22-24 March 2017, at The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Viewpoint road, Bartlett, Boksburg, Ekurhuleni municipality, in the outskirts of Johannesburg.

The AfriAlliance Conference – that will serve as the inaugural meeting of the AfriAlliance Innovation Alliance on the African continent – takes two and a half days and runs in parallel with the LoCS4Africa Congress. It will present the AfriAlliance Action Groups and their areas of focus, showcase African research, innovation, policy and capacity development initiatives that are looking for European partners and vice versa, and provide the opportunity to obtain inputs and suggestions for further shaping AfriAlliance’s activities.

Become part of the action! AfriAlliance invites your proposals for contributions at the AfriAlliance Conference. In order to have rich discussions and to help attendees find solutions, AfriAlliance welcomes perspectives and ideas from a variety of individuals and organisations from the water & climate change communities. Concretely, we provide the following opportunities to get involved:

  • Host a demand-driven workshop. The workshop should take 90 minutes for up to 60 participants. We are looking for interactive and dynamic workshops that provide the opportunity for in-depth exchange of experiences and ideas.
  • Showcase African initiatives. Present your innovative African research, technology, capacity development, policy or governance initiative. The preferred duration of your showcase contribution is 20 minutes, including discussion time.
  • Pitched poster session. Present highlights from your innovative African research, capacity development, policy or governance initiative during a dedicated plenary session (pitch duration 2 minutes) to attract the audience to your poster for detailed discussion.

Detailed requirements, instructions for submissions and the selection criteria for the conference contributions are available in the full Call for Contributions. For personal guidance on your proposal, please do not hesitate to contact

Please click here for the early bird registration. For more information, please visit the AfriAlliance website.



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