The Human Dimensions of Climate Change Conference: The Politics of Food and Water Security in Africa



For further information, please contact Grant Dawson, Email:

The David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies (DDMI) is delighted to announce a major international conference on this critical topic. It will take place in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University (UK).  Attendance is limited so please confirm your place early. A booking form is available on the conference website []. Please complete and return with payment to Dr Grant Dawson (  The conference fee (£30 for students; £50 for all others) includes: a buffet dinner (Wednesday); a tour of crop science research facilities with lunch and tea (Thursday); a four-course conference dinner (Thursday); and teas, coffees etc.  The conference will begin at 4:30pm on Wednesday 18 September and finish by 1pm on Friday 20 September.

The conference is intended to be a landmark event on the topic.  As can be seen from the provisional programme (below), it includes internationally renowned experts from the worlds of public policy, international organisations, and academia. It will be an outstanding opportunity to discuss and debate these crucial issues, and meet experts from a variety of fields, including international relations, food and water research, law, the natural sciences, geography, development studies, and diplomacy.  The conference will address the multiple levels of food and water insecurity in Africa – global, international, national, and local – in relation to the uncertainties created by climate change and the demands of politics. 

The conference is supported by the Climate Change Consortium of Wales (C3W), and Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), Department of International Politics, and the DDMI.