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CLIMATE, CONFLICT & DEMOGRAPHY IN AFRICA

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JOIN THE DEBATE ON ONE OF THE MOST PRESSING GLOBAL ISSUES OF OUR TIME

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Climatic and demographic change are global trends that are already having a profound impact on Africa. Both create growing pressure on natural and human resources, and increase the risk that political, economic, and social tensions and disagreements turn violent. Conflict often exacerbates the problems and hinders mitigating action. Neither climate nor demography are susceptible to quick or easy solutions, so long-term strategies to reduce the risks are increasingly necessary and urgent.

To address these policy dilemmas and look at actions that governments and the international community should take, Africa Confidential, the International Crisis Group and the Royal African Society are jointly hosting a major, high-level virtual conference on 14th September to ensure that African voices can be heard in advance of the COP-26 Climate Conference to be held in Glasgow in November.

Besides top-level keynote speakers, the conference will include expert panels focussing on the three main issues: the economic consequences of climate and demographic change, the security implications, and the international dimension.

The aim is to draw up key messages and recommendations to pass to COP-26 itself and for follow-up action with African governments and their international partners.

Register now! Details of the programme and Keynote speakers will be published soon.

This event will be live-streamed via Zoom and Facebook. The Zoom link will be sent out to all those registered.

Delivered in partnership with Africa Confidential and the International Crisis Group and supported by Open Society Foundations.

Photo credit: Girls carry water on their bicycles at a dispensary in Nedogo village near Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 16 February 2018. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

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The Royal African Society (RAS) is an inclusive pan-African membership charity based in London that aims to facilitate equitable relations and mutual understanding between the UK and Africa. Founded more than 100 years ago, it works in the fields of academia, business, policy and politics, culture and education. Through our events, publications and digital channels we share insight and instigate debate, reaching a network of more than one million people globally.

The International Crisis Group is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world. Crisis Group sounds the alarm to prevent deadly conflict. We build support for the good governance and inclusive politics that enable societies to flourish. We engage directly with a range of conflict actors to seek and share information, and to encourage intelligent action for peace. Our work is urgently needed as the world is confronted with both new and chronic existing conflicts, each of which as devastating humanitarian, social and economic costs. Efforts to resolve conflicts are complicated by the profound shift in geopolitics, as well as the increasing prominence of non-state actors ranging from religious militants to criminal gangs.

Africa Confidential is one of the longest-established specialist publications on Africa, with a considerable reputation for being first with in-depth news and analysis on significant political, economic and security developments across the continent. Our track record owes much to our comprehensive network of local correspondents, and the connections we’ve built up throughout Africa since we started publishing back in 1960.

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