Pathways of Change in the Social Response to Climate Change in Unequal Societies in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America

in collaboration between ARUA, TSITICA and NISANSA


13th and 14th of March 2024

Conference Centre at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

(9 Portswood Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town)

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This research symposium aims to advance the understanding of pathways of change in social responses to climate change. Societies in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America are not only highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, but also amongst the most multi-dimensionally unequal.

This symposium creates spaces for innovative and transdisciplinary exchanges to facilitate networking and collaboration between researchers, at all stages of their career and practitioners. The meeting format will cater for in-person exchanges with partial online streaming. The conference facilities at Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business cater for 80 participants in person.

Guiding questions for the conference are:

  • How do societies respond to climate change in unequal societies in the Global South?
  • How do different perspectives shape social responses to climate change?
  • How do societal actors change rules and build innovative institutions in the governance of climate change?
  • How can existing pathways transform societies inclusively towards a good life for all?
  • What is the role of commons approaches and “nature based solutions” in changing pathways?

If your work focusses on answering these questions, consider joining the symposium to share your experiences and knowledge either through a poster or dedicated session.

Kindly express your interest for attendance here



Poster proposal submission by 02 February 2024 - please follow this link to submit your proposal

Notification of poster acceptance by 07 February 2024

Session proposals can be submitted to


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