ESPA Annual Science Meeting 2014
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 at 09:30 - Thursday, 27 November 2014 at 17:30 (IST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
ESPA’s 2014 Annual Science Meeting will be held in South Asia, New Delhi, India, on the 26th and 27th November.
This is the first major event that ESPA has held outside of the UK. The choice of South Asia is recognition of the region’s importance as both a hub of ESPA research and also a region where very large numbers of poor can benefit from the application of ESPA research.
The event marks a change from previous years with the opportunity for potential users of ESPA research to outline their challenges for ESPA, through a series of keynote addresses, linked to the four themes of the meeting. ESPA researchers and users of research will be joined at the event by the new cohort of ESPA Fellows at the start of their programme of research and capacity development.
The meeting has a series of thematic sessions, linked to the key areas of demand for ESPA research in South Asia, supporting food security, water security and adapting to climate change. There will also be discussion about the ways that ESPA research can affect change focusing on markets and policy incentives (including payments for ecosystem services), and ways and examples linking science with policy and practice.
Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis, so please register your interest at as soon as possible. Registration will close on 30 September 2014 or earlier if all places are allocated. You are required to arrange and pay for your own travel and accommodation needs.
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Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) Programme
ESPA is a programme funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), as part of the UK’s Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) programme.
The ESPA Directorate is hosted by Research Into Results, a wholly-owned subsidiary company of the University of Edinburgh, and is responsible for the delivery of research and project management services in the area of international development.