Closing date for registration, 01 July 2016: 2nd Southern African Adaptation Colloquium


Solution Spaces and Futures, Learning Together in a Climate Challenged World

GCSRI and the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) in collaboration with the African Climate and Development Initiative, and the Adaptation Network will be hosting the 2nd Southern African Adaptation Colloquium following a very successful  Southern African Adaptation Colloquium that was held in 2013. The conference will be held during 07 – 08 July 2016 in Johannesburg at Wits Club and Conference Centre, WITS West Campus.

The colloquium aims to provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, government officials, students and members of the public to share knowledge, learn and engage in South African adaptation research, practice and policy. The draft program can be accessed from here Colloquium Draft Programme.

The Colloquium Themes includes:

  • Knowledge co-production and learning: interrogating different ways of producing knowledge, acknowledging challenges and benefits, in addition to exploring lessons learnt to promote knowledge co-production for effective adaptation.
  • Solution spaces and visioning the future: what does a climate resilient South Africa look like, and what gains are being made in the adaptation space that have potential to provide real and effective solutions to climate challenges? Exploring the solutions in a multi-level and multi-scalar environment.
  • Transformative adaptation: exploring differences between incremental and transformative adaptation; what does/would truly transformative adaptation look like? Engaging perspectives from the South and understanding transformative adaption in the development context

The closing date for Call for Abstracts has passed.

Online registrations and Payment

To register online, please click here and follow the instructions. Please RSVP by 1 July 2016. For further information please email or visit the Colloquium webpage.

Registration for the Colloquium is R200 (for income earners) and R100 for students. Lunches and refreshments will be provided. Participants will need to finance their own transport and accommodation. *The registration fee can be waived in certain circumstances provided there is a strong motivation.

To confirm your seat at the colloquium please ensure payment is made to:
Bank: First National Bank
Account Name: University of the Witwatersrand Sundry Debtors Account
Account Number: 62077141580
Account Type: Current Account
Branch: Commercial Accounts Services
Branch Code: 210-554
Reference: Your name

Once payment is made, please email proof of payment to