DFID to support African Participation at ICID 2010

March 30th, 2010

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is keen to encourage participation in Second International Conference on Climate Change, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions (ICID 2010) from researchers and policy makers from Southern, Eastern and Western Africa. ICID 2010 will be held from 16-20 August 2010 in Fortaleza, Brazil.

A limited number of contributors from Africa will be funded by DFID to attend the conference in Brazil. DewPoint, DFID’s Resource Centre for Water, Sanitation and Environment, has been commissioned by DFID to promote and manage the selection process and provide support to DFID-sponsored attendees from Africa. The best and most relevant contributions might include sharing significant understanding of policy development and implementation, as well as well researched understanding related to any of the key areas of the conference. Those invited to apply are:

  • Researchers working in an area relevant to the conference topic, both young and upcoming scientists, as well as those with an established track record;
  • Policy makers and implementers from government, civil society and non-governmental organisations involved in areas relevant to the conference topic.

We advise all applicants to visit the ICID 2010 website to ensure their application is relevant to the aims and themes of the conference. The closing date for applications is 18 April 2010. Interested applicants are invited to complete and submit the ICID Application Form.