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.
AfriAlliance, the Africa-EU Innovation Alliance for Water and Climate, is a 5-year project funded by the European Union's H2020 Research and Innovation Programme. It aims to improve African preparedness for climate change challenges by stimulating knowledge sharing and collaboration between African and European stakeholders.
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.