Evidence to Action 2024

Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation

Accra, Ghana
22nd to 26th July 2024

The International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED) and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk and Resilience (MRR) at University of California – Davis in conjunction with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and other partners are organizing the 7th Evidence to Action Conference and Exhibition in Ghana. The conference will take place at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) Auditorium, University of Ghana, from 22nd to 26th July 2024, comprising two days of pre-conference events/side events and the three-day conference and exhibition.

Concept Note

Climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing the world today. It is a complex andmultifaceted issue that impacts all aspects of human life, including health, well-being, food security, andeconomic development. The consequences of climate change are far-reaching and include risingtemperatures, more frequent and severe weather events, sea-level rise, and the loss of biodiversity.Sub-Saharan Africa is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to its geographicallocation, socio-economic conditions, and limited adaptive capacity.

The region is already experiencingclimate change, such as increased frequency and intensity of droughts, floods, and extreme weather events.These impacts are expected to worsen in the coming decades, with potentially devastating consequencesfor the region's population and ecosystems.The evidence is clear: climate change is a pressing issue that requires urgent action. Evidence to Action(E2A) Conference 2024 will provide a platform for discussing innovative research and evidence on climatechange and its impact on Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference will also focus on identifying practicalsolutions and strategies to address the challenges posed by climate change in the region. By bringingtogether experts, policymakers, and stakeholders, the conference aims to foster collaboration and driveaction towards a more sustainable and resilient future for Sub-Saharan Africa.E2A 2024 will be held in Ghana at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER),Auditorium, University of Ghana, from 22nd to 26th July 2024, comprising two days of pre-conferenceevents/side events and the three-day conference and exhibition.

Conference Theme

The main theme of the conference is, “Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation”. The theme explores the linkages and synergies between two key concepts essential for addressing climate change impacts, especially in Africa. It highlights questions such as: How can climate change adaptation enhance resilience to current and future climate risks? What are the barriers and enablers for effective and inclusive adaptation and resilience building? How can adaptation and resilience contribute to sustainable development and human well-being in a changing climate? How can evidence and evaluation inform and improve adaptation and resilience policies and practices?


The overall goal for the "Evidence to Action Conference 2024" aims to bring together experts,policymakers, and stakeholders to discuss the latest research and evidence on climate change andits impact on the world, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference will providea platform for sharing knowledge, fostering collaboration, and identifying practical solutions toaddress the challenges posed by climate change in the region.

Conference Objectives

The conference would have the following specific objectives, revolving around Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation:

1. Knowledge Sharing: The conference will facilitate the exchange of knowledge, research, andbest practices in resilience and climate change adaptation. By bringing together leading experts inthe field, we aim to create a platform for idea generation and knowledge sharing.

2. Networking: The conference will provide an opportunity for participants to network and buildconnections with professionals from various industries, organizations, and regions. By fosteringcollaboration and partnerships, we aim to strengthen the global resilience community and promoteinnovative solutions.

3. Policy Dialogue: The conference will provide a platform for policymakers, governmentrepresentatives, and stakeholders to engage in meaningful discussions on climate changeadaptation policies. By fostering dialogue and collaboration between policymakers and experts, weaim to contribute to the development of evidence-based policies that support resilience andsustainability.

4. Innovation and Technology: The conference will focus on showcasing innovative andtechnological solutions that can support resilience and adaptation to climate change. Byhighlighting advancements in technology, such as renewable energy systems, resilientinfrastructure, and early warning systems, we aim to stimulate innovation and drive transformativechange.

5. Capacity Strengthening: The conference will enhance the knowledge and skills of participantsin resilience and climate change adaptation. Through workshops, training sessions, and2presentations by experts, we aim to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to adapt to the evolving climate challenges.

6. Collaboration and Action: The conference will foster collaboration and action among participants to address climate change resilience and adaptation challenges. By facilitating partnerships, collaboration initiatives, and project proposals, we aim to translate knowledge and ideas into actions that contribute to building resilient communities and ecosystems.

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