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1st ATRN workshop: Building resilience to climate change using tree-based data in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya
Contact person
Aster Gebrekirstos
E-Mail address
Working groups
Meeting Category

Dates: 15-16 October
Location: Nairobi, Kenya and online
Venue: World Agroforestry campus, Nairobi


The workshop is the first international workshop in Dendrochronology on the continent, with the main goal of advancing Dendrochronology in Africa through creating awareness, building capacity, collaboration, and Knowledge Exchange.

It targets a crucial gap in paleoclimate and paleoecology research and information on indigenous tree species in Africa.

By creating awareness and fostering capacity-building and knowledge exchange, this gathering aims to catalyze advancements in dendrochronological research and curricula, fostering sustainable development and resilience in Africa.


ATRN in collaboration with ICRAF:

E. A. Boakye (Ghana)
H.G. Gracias (Benin)
Justine Ngoma (Zambia)
M. Mokria (Ethiopia)
L.H. Balima (Burkina Faso)
S. Kapoury (Mali)
A. O. PatricK (Nigeria)
Aster Gebrekirstos (Kenya)

keynote/invited speakers: International and Regional stakeholders

CIFOR-ICRAF (Kenya) CEO - (Dr. Éliane Ubalijoro)
Prof Dawda Kone (WASCAL) Cot devour
Tree Ring Society (President)- Jodi Axelson, president (Canada)
Association for Tree-Ring Research (ATR President) – Dr. Ernst van der Maaten (Dresden, Germany)
African Academy of Science (AAS) Kenya
African Forest Forum (AFF)- Kenya

Further information

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If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Aster Gebrekirstos via email: (a[dot]gebrekirstos[at]cifor-icraf[dot]org)

Code of Conduct

Please refer to the PAGES Code of Conduct here