A Lasting Impact

The Nairobi Conference followed the successful format of our conference series. Unique to this conference has been our effort to not just held the conference, but also to ensure that the conference will leave a lasting local impact.

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High-Level Plenary

Plenary session on 8 December with a keynote on Challenges and Opportunities of Environmental Governance in Kenya, words of welcome by leadership of the University of Nairobi, and a policy keynote.

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Field Trip Invitation

On 10 December, the day after the conference, we organize a field trip for interested participants to two community projects in Makueni county, southeast of Nairobi, operated by the African Sand Dam Foundation (ASDF).

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Submission of Full Papers

Presenters of accepted papers for the 2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance are kindly requested to upload their conference paper here.

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Updated preliminary programme

An updated preliminary programme schedule and a list of presentation and panels for the 2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance is now available.

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Local Early Career Researchers Sessions

In a number of special sessions, early-career researchers from African universities will present their research. These sessions will provide a great opportunity to learn about new perspectives, research, and options for collaboration in Africa and beyond.

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Upcoming Deadlines

Some important upcoming deadlines for registration, accommodation, and nominations to the Oran R. Young Prize.

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International Review Panel

The review process for the abstract submitted to the 2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance has been completed on 30 April 2016. We thank the members of our International Review Panel for their efforts.

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The Conference Venue

The Conference will be held at the University of Nairobi’s College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences on the Upper Kabete Campus. The local host is the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies.

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The Review Process

The Call for Papers for the 2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance closed, after an extension by one week, on 28 March 2016. The review process started soon after. Read more about the review process for the annual Earth System Governance Conferences in this post.

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2nd Call for Papers – 2016 Nairobi Conference (extended deadline)

We invite you to the 2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance: “Confronting Complexity and Inequality”. This conference – the seventh in our conference series – will provide a lively forum to hundreds of scholars for joint discussions, the exchange of new insights, and the examination of the core ideas that underlie earth system governance and global sustainability.

Extended abstract submission deadline: 28 March 2016

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Abstract Submission System Open

We are glad to announce that the abstract submission system for the 2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance is now online. Abstracts for individual papers and for panel proposals that address either the main conference theme; one or more of the four conference streams; or any other topic that is relevant to the Earth System Governance Project can be submitted through this system.

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Call for Papers – 2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance

We invite you to the 2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance: “Confronting Complexity and Inequality”. This conference – the seventh in our conference series – will provide a lively forum to hundreds of scholars for joint discussions, the exchange of new insights, and the examination of the core ideas that underlie earth system governance and global sustainability.

Abstract submission deadline: 21 March 2016

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