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The environment faces myriads of challenges including rapid loss of forest cover, reduced availability and quality of drinking water, species extinction, and loss of biodiversity, to mention a few. Globally, 3.2 billion people are affected by land degradation, and it is estimated that 95% of the Earth’s land area could become degraded by 2050 (GEF, 2022). Many assessments of global environmental change have painted a consistently negative picture of the state of the global environment and of the impact of human activities. Climate change in particular is identified as a critical global challenge whose impacts are already evident. In the midst of global environmental challenges, the global crisis of chronic diseases and the failure of public health to stem the rise in highly preventable risk factors have left populations vulnerable to acute health emergencies such as COVID-19. In today’s tightly connected world, a disease threat anywhere is a disease threat everywhere. There is therefore the need to sync efforts and share information if humanity is to survive and overcome the various daunting global challenges.
The “Environment, Climate Change and Health (ENCLIMAH) Conference” therefore seeks to bring together researchers, academics, policymakers, private sector, and civil society groups to discuss and share ideas, research findings, and innovative models on relevant issues of development on the thematic areas of the conference as outlined below. Poster sessions would be held in parallel. A plenary session will climax the event. The 2-day conference will also feature a panel discussion on “The Climate-Sanitation-Health Nexus: Policy Implications”. Day 1 of the conference will take a hybrid form (In-person and virtually on ZOOM). Day two of the conference will be held entirely on zoom. Key themes covered include the following:
 Water resources research and management
 Waste management and the circular economy
 Sanitation, health systems, and climate resilience
 Climate change and Environment
 GIS techniques and applications
Conference Highlights
 Over 35 oral and poster presentations covering the general conference topics
 Keynote addresses and statements by Policymakers and University Leaders
 Panel discussion with accomplished academics and experts
 A plenary highlighting key presentations and the way forward
 Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the West African Journal of Applied Ecology (WAJAE)

There would be a special symposium by the Coastal Community Resilience to Climate and Diarrhoea (C2RCD) project on Day 1 (Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 12:15pm) to share findings with stakeholders and discuss district-level actions necessary for coastal community resilience to climate change and diarrhoea.

Registration Information
 All prospective participants and or exhibitors should pre-register using the following link:
 Main Registration on arrival at the conference on October 12, 2022