"Cities, Citizens and Climate Change"

Dear colleagues and friends,

We cordially invite you to participate to the Understanding Risk conference in Yaoundé, Cameroon. At this event we expect around 400 participants ! The YAOUNDE CITY COUNCIL is an excellent venue and our local organising members are great hosts.
The selected theme of the conference is “ Cities, Citizens and Climate Change”. It will be of significant interest for all of us to share our experience and the lessons learnt and through our collective expertise and the new technological developments to identify solutions for a better future. We encourage all those who have an interest in the effects of Climate Change more specifically in the urban context, to participate actively as we are sure that this Conference will prove to be highly successful and rewarding for all. This is an exceptional platform for industry practitioners, innovators, scientists, researchers, academics and students to discuss current research which is shaping a new world society.
It is with great enthusiasm that we look forward to welcoming you in Yaounde this Febuary 2020. Please explore the website for more information. Enjoy.



Cameroon is described as "Africa in miniature", with reference to the fact that the country offers most of Africa's diversity from cultural (with French and English as its two official languages) toits diverse landscapes that represent the continent's major climatic zones. There are over three hundred (300) tourist sites in Cameroon and its 258 ethnic groups offer equally as many traditions as cultural diversities.


Yaoundé, nicknamed "City of Seven Hills", is the political capital of Cameroon. Getting your orientation right can be very challenging. At 750 m above sea level with a beautiful view of greens surrounding the city, Yaounde provides its visitor with very pleasant scenic views and mild climatic condition throughout the year.

Founded in 1888 during the period of the German protectorate, Yaoundé was occupied by Belgian troops in 1915 and was declared the capital of French Cameroun in 1922. From 1940 to 1946 it was replaced as the capital by Douala, but after independence it became the seat of the government of Cameroun in 1960, of the federal government in 1961, and of the united republic in 1972.




A full program with technical and social activities will be offered. The Conference program will feature an exciting and insightful technical program with local and international practitioners, allied professionals and academics speaking on their field of expertise. The plenary speakers will focus on aspects of the theme "Cities, Citizens and Climate Change " in a variety of international contexts.


An excellent program of Social Functions has been put together for the Conference that promises delegates a tantalizing taste of some of the great locations, cuisine and performance art of Yaoundé and Cameroon.


Natianal Museum
Included in the registration fee

Organized transportation provided

You are kindly invited to the Welcome Reception at the National Museum, the largest museum in Cameroon with the most impressive collection of national treasures. Through more than 200 artefacts, it tells the story of the cameroonian lands and nation.


The Mfoundi Waterfalls
By Invitation Only

Organized transportation provided

The Mfoundi Waterfalls is the perfect place for an informal gathering open to all participants of the Conference. It offers a buffet and gives the opportunity to reconnect with old acquaintances and make some new contacts. This is an extraordinary place for focusing on communication and networking. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to present their interesting research projects, latest products and ideas to an audience of professionals.


Hilton Hotel
40 000 FCFA

For the highlight of the social events programme of Understranding Risk Conference, we are delighted to invite you to the Gala Dinner - full of excellent food, good music, stylish ambience and cultural insights. This night will be the perfect occasion to share knowledge with colleagues, to be entertained and to celebrate your latest scientific achievements in the exclusive atmosphere of the Yaounde Hilton Hotel.

We hope you will join us for this special night of networking, good cheer and food delights in the heart of Yaounde. Feel free to register and invite your colleagues and friends.

Watch the conference trailer

Contact Info


542 Rue de Melen, Yaoundé Cameroun


(+237) 694 69 86 07