Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Professorial Chair in Environment and Climate Change in collaboration with the Center for Climate Change Studies (CCCS) of the University of Dar es Salaam are organizing an Annual Festival on Environment and Climate Change, to be held from 31st October to 4th November 2016, at Nkrumah Hall, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The festival will also facilitate an Eastern African Regional Policy Dialogue on Pastoral Production Systems and Climate Change Adaptation and the dissemination of three flagship climate change adaptation projects.
The Festival will be officiated by Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania on 31st October, 2016. The Former Vice President His Excellency Dr. Gharib Mohamed Bilal has been nominated as the Distinguished Nyerere Lecturer 2016 and will deliver a lecture on Coastal Environment, Climate Change Impact, Mitigation and Adaptation on 1st November, 2016.
The objective of the annual festival is to bring together Experts and Key Stakeholders from Local, National and International Communities to share their expertise, experiences and disseminate research findings on Environment, Climate Science and Communities' Livelihoods in the context of climate change. The Festival will draw participants from international organizations, representatives from member states of four countries of the East African Community, research and academic institutions, Diplomatic Missions, Development Partners, Private Sector, Civil Society Organizations and the media.
The general public is kindly welcome to participate in this important festival.