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IESS and C3SS co-host International "CLaMSS" Conference

19 March 2018

A two-day international conference on the theme ‘Climate, Land use, Mining and Sanitation for Sustainable Development (CLaMSS)’ was held at Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies conference center from 27th-28th February 2018. The conference was organized by the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) in partnership with the Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies (C3SS).

The aim of the conference was to bring together stakeholders involved in environmental and sustainability research, practice and policy, to discuss and share ideas and research findings on key aspects of climate, land use, sanitation, water, mining and sustainable development.

The conference brought together participants from Rwanda, Liberia, Benin Republic, Kenya and the host country, Ghana. Participants included researchers, graduate students, representatives of government agencies and commissions.

The participants took part in a lively panel discussion on the topic: ‘Environmental Change and Sustainable Livelihoods: Transforming Environmental Challenges into Opportunities. The panellist included Dr. Dzidzo Y. Tawiah (IESS), Dr. B.O. Manteaw, Dr. Kwadwo Owusu (Dept of Geography, UG), Dr. R. Manford and Mr. Baiden.

Over 20 key research papers as well as posters on climate change, mining, water and sanitation were presented during the conference.