2ND REGIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Theme: Responding to Climate Change Through Land Governance in The Region
1.0 About Regional Research Conference
The National Land Commission in conjunction with the National Research Fund (NRF), Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry – State Department for Environment and Climate Change, and University of Nairobi – Institute of Climate Change and Adaptation, invites researchers, policymakers, practitioners, private sector players, civil society organization, youth, and other stakeholders to submit papers and or posters to be presented during the 2nd Regional Research Conference on Land and Natural Resources to be held on 24th – 25th May 2023, in Nairobi.
2.0 Conference Objectives
I. To collate, synthesize and share knowledge related to Land Governance and Climate Change – Adaptation, Mitigation, Financing, Capacity building and Technology with relevant stakeholders.
II. Take stock of the efforts that have been undertaken by the relevant actors to mainstream climate change into land governance and sustainable land management
III. Assess progress on carbon trading in the region
IV. Identify opportunities and challenges in climate change mainstreaming in land governance in the region
V. Provide a platform for the land sector and climate change actors to exchange Knowledge, ideas and experiences regarding mainstreaming climate change adaptation, Mitigation, Capacity Building and Technology in land governance in other jurisdictions
VI. To generate policy recommendations to support mainstreaming of climate action in the region
The Conference shall feature research papers and poster presentations on the following broad sub-themes:
a. The nexus between land and Climate Change;
b. Climate-smart land governance and administration: Opportunities and Challenges;
c. Indigenous and contemporary knowledge management systems and climate change adaptation;
d. Gendered approaches towards climate-smart land management and administration; and
e. Carbon Trading in the Region: Emerging Land issues.
4.0 Outcome of the conference
A. Conference Research report comprising:
a) General organization of the conference
b) Efforts that have been undertaken by the relevant actors to mainstream climate change into land governance and sustainable development
c) Opportunities and challenges in climate change mainstreaming in land governance in the region
d) Policy recommendations to support mainstreaming of climate action in the region
B. Book of Abstracts and Conference Papers