The 1rst HOA Conference on Academic Integrative Disaster Risk Reduction Management (HOAC-AIDRIREM)

The Horn of Africa Academic DRR Summit is your coax gateway to unparalleled networking opportunities with 1,300+ attendees representing 60+ countries. Connect with a global community of business educators, thought leaders, and professionals—breaking down geographical barriers to exchange ideas and create lasting connections.

The Forums, which kicked off on 19-24th of February, 2024, provides an opportunity to higher education professionals, experts and other stakeholders in Somalia and the East African Community to reflect on the place of quality assurance in nurturing emerging trends in higher education not only in the region, but the continent and beyond.

Kindly be advised that participation in the activity should pay $500 USD just for the conference registration, the workshop, the visa and the hotel bookings with proper permission issued by your institution and should not disrupt the regular operations and services of your respective offices and/or incur irregular costs against the institution. Continue reading

Join Science Café on Somali Plant Health and Honey Research, 20 April, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm GMT

oin the Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health Arrivals and Agriculture (SOMESHAA) and Salaam University for a live Science Café via Zoom. Researchers will discuss their research on plant health and the antibacterial uses of honey and ginger. The discussion will also explore resilient agricultural systems in drought.

Participation is free, and the meeting will be conducted in English. Simultaneous subtitle translation will be available via Zoom in a wide range of languages.

Thursday, 20 April
11:00 am – 1:00 pm GMT
On Zoom

Register here, and share the invitation with colleagues in your guild!
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Change of dates: IAU 2023 International Conference


- DATE: 25 – 27 November 2023



IAU Member Organizations will be invited to also participate in the Global Meeting of Associations, to be held immediately following the International Conference.

If you are interested in being part of the programme or have suggestions for topics of sessions/speakers, you are welcome to write to

First  Horn of Africa  Conference on Transformative Education (HOACTE)

“The Future of Horn of Africa and the Role of Transformative Education”

Pan Afric Hotel

Nairobi, Kenya

May 18-20, 2023

The planners for the 2023 HOACTE are excited to announce that the conference, previously postponed due to COVID-19, will be held in the summer of 2023.


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Call for Contributions for the Launch Event of the 

Environmental and Climate Mobilities Network: Towards a transdisciplinary understanding of migration and im/mobilities in the context of environmental and climate change

Conveners: Ingrid Boas (Wageningen University), Kees van der Geest (UNU-EHS), Francois Gemenne (University of Liege), Patrick Sakdapolrak (University of Vienna) 

Local Organization: Harald Sterly, Marion Borderon & TransForm Working Group, University of Vienna

Date and Venue: 10 (afternoon) -12 (noon) July 2023, Vienna

Background: Climate mobilities and migration have for a long time been a niche topic in research, policies and public debate; this has changed in the past years, as is indicated by the number of publications, conferences, and the visibility in high-level meetings such as COP and in news and media. Research methodologies are becoming refined and more specialized, and the number of researchers in the topic is quickly growing. This is resulting, among others, in the emergence of epistemic and research communities with limited connectedness between each other (e.g. quantitative modeling, economics, development research, critical social science, legal studies, cultural studies, etc.). At the same time, public and policy discourses would benefit from inputs by a stronger research community. 

Call for Contributions: we invite contributionsfrom all relevant disciplines and fields on the variety of themes related the topic (diverse mobilities and immobilities in the context of environmental and climate change: diversity of environmental and climatic events and change processes; the role of socio-economic, socio-cultural and socio-political processes for (im)mobilities; the range of methodological approaches and advancements; elevant policy processes, their implications and ways the question how science policy divide can be bridged). 

If you want to contribute with an own presentation, please submit an abstract of max. 250 words until 15 March 2023 on

Participation without contribution: Participants without own contribution are also highly welcome. Please register until 15 May 2023. Please register until 15 May on . 

If you have any questions regarding the networking event, please write to Patrick Sakdapolrak ( or Harald Sterly ( 

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in Vienna in July 2023.