Africa's Readiness for Climate Change (ARCC) Forum, April 19 - 23

April 19, 2021 - April 23, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

April 19 - 23, 2021

Registration to attend ARCC (via Zoom) is now open: RSVP here 

A special student workshop will take place on Tuesday, Apr. 20, 3:00–5:00 p.m. Students interested in Climate Action Design Thinking Session: Register here

Download the ARCC schedule here


The UCLA African Studies Center and the Earth Rights Institute invite you to engage with us in the 2021 virtual ARCC Forum. The inaugural forum will expand an integrated vision of “Green Development” in Africa that is both ecologically and economically sustainable, emphasizing local solutions to climate change developed by African stakeholders in urban and rural communities. ARCC 2021 will assemble interdisciplinary panels of scholars, scientists, industry leaders, climate change innovators, youth activists, and policy-makers to discuss cutting-edge research and the most successful sustainable development projects unfolding on the ground. Participants will identify priorities for research and implementation and collaboratively develop a five-year action plan

Monday, April 19, 9:00am - 2:00pm PT

  • Keynote: Elizabeth Wathuti, Kenya

Tuesday, April 20, 9:00am - 5:00pm PT

  • Keynote: Nnimmo Bassey, Nigeria

Wednesday, April 21, 9:00am - 11:45am PT

  • Keynote: Ousmane Aly Pame, Senegal

Thursday, April 22, 9:00 - 10:30am PT

Friday, April 23, 9:00am - 12:15pm PT

  • Keynote: Ambassador Abou-Bakarr Sidique Wai, Sierra Leone

See the event page for the full schedule and detailed descriptions of individual panels.