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.