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Upcoming Events

Southern African Mountain Conference (SAMC 2022)

14/03/2022 17/03/2022

Conferences 2022

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Event location

Champagne Sports Resort
Cathkin Park

‘Southern African mountains – their value and vulnerabilities’

Organised by the African Mountain Research Foundation (AMRF), in association with the Afromontane Research Unit (ARU – University of the Free State) and Global Mountain Safeguard Research (GLOMOS – United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security and Eurac Research), SAMC2022 will be held at the Champagne Sports Resort in the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains, from 14 to 17 March 2022. 

Focusing on mountains in the southern African region – i.e. Angola, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo [southern mountains], Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, La Réunion, South Africa, southern Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe – this will be the first regional conference of its kind.

SAMC2022 is intentionally multi-disciplinary, and seeks to bring together key stakeholders in the scientific, policy, practitioner, and livelihoods sectors, leading to stronger cooperation for mountains, providing a strong science-policy-industry interface.

We are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will adapt SAMC2022 as needed; however, we are optimistic of an in-person event (with necessary protocols), or, if deemed necessary, a hybrid event. The selected venue has an excellent reputation in hosting safe events.

The call for abstracts is now open: find more information here.

Key Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline 30 September 2021
  • Notification of acceptance 15 November 2021
  • Early bird registration closes 15 November 2021
  • Regular registration closes 31 January 2022
  • Late registration begins 1 February 2022

More information and register

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