Join us at the 1st GOBESHONA Global Conference taking place from the
18th – 24th of January 2021!
The GOBESHONA Conference series is proud to announce that from 2021 we will be going GLOBAL and fully digital!
About Gobeshona Global
GOBESHONA as always provides an opportunity to bring together a distinguished and multidisciplinary group of scholars, policy-makers, researchers and practitioners from around the world to share their knowledge, research, and practical experiences on climate change issues with a broad range of themes, focusing on Locally – Led Adaptation Action (LLA) across different geographical regions.
Starting from January 2021, the seven-day long annual Gobeshona Global Conference on Locally Led Adaptation will be hosted by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) online.
This event will bring together researchers as well as practitioners and supporters of LLA under one platform to focus on Learning and Measuring progress locally, nationally and globally, each year and track progress year on year.
The aim of the Gobeshona Global conference, from 2021 onwards will be to stimulate actions amongst the participants, inspire people to start their own initiatives (through research or practice) and encourage collaborations; which they will take forward between conferences and come back each year to report on their progress.
Who Should Attend
GOBESHONA gives an incredible opportunity for a diverse range of stakeholders to be updated on the latest knowledge on climate change issues, understand the linkages between research themes and economic sectors, allow participants to network and make new connections.
If you’re interested in becoming a part of this vibrant network, you should definitely attend!!
How You Can Participate
GOBESHONA Global Conference is Free of Cost
(No registration fee)!!!
However, spaces are limited, so please REGISTER as early as possible to secure your place for the online sessions.
We encourage participants to attend as many sessions as possible and network with other interested people from different backgrounds & geographic regions.
Conference sessions are expected to happen across multiple time-zones, so feel free to register and drop in whenever you can!
At Gobeshona Global we have several ways you can participate and engage with the conference community!
To join the conference and attend sessions, please follow the registration link and look out for the follow-up emails.
Please try to attend as many sessions as possible.
*In case you are not able to join the conference, please let us know as early as possible, so we may allocate your space to someone else to attend.
Join our Networking Sessions
We intend to have sessions and group chats that allow participants and speakers to discuss topics, get to meet and know each other during (and after) the conference.
Want to share your research?
If you are an early career researcher or practitioner wanting to highlight your work, GOBESHONA strives to give you a platform to do just that.
We accept abstracts and academic posters for climate change research studies (under the conference themes mentioned) and selected case studies will be invited onto our conference platform.
LOCATION (Fully virtual)
We are pleased to inform you that the Conference has transitioned to an online event.
Sessions will be held virtually through ZOOM (registered participants will be provided a link to attend sessions).
Having sessions online allows us to include more participants than a physical, in – person conference. It also helps to reduce our carbon footprint as we reduce the travel mileage of participants attending, while still being able to create a thriving ‘community of practice’ on Locally – Led Adaptation issues.
We intend to have sessions across multiple geographical regions. This year the conference sessions will run for 24 Hours, every day from 18th – 24th Jan 2021!!!
We encourage and welcome all Climate enthusiasts to attend the Conference!!!
The conference schedule combines over 50 sessions, such as; Keynote Speeches, Thematic Webinars, Organizational Sessions, Networking & Participatory events among other initiatives (Poster Gallery of research case studies, Virtual Field Visit).
The Gobeshona conference series, centres on ‘actionable research’ that can help make effective policies and inform climate actions to support vulnerable communities.
Research that are presented within the conference are encouraged to focus on: Practical lessons, Effective solutions, Innovative ideas – that can be put into action.
GOBESHONA Global Themes