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BCSC-Nairobi 2023

6 July 2023
Trademark Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

Since its inaugural edition in 2019, BCSC has become the global forum connecting important stakeholders working to better address the impacts of climate change on international peace and security through diplomacy, development and defence approaches. To ensure the conversation is truly global, in 2023, BCSC, in partnership with the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, will host its first ever African edition in Nairobi.

BCSC-Nairobi will establish a space for the African climate security community to convene, share and learn from existing tools, research and experiences in order to promote more and better context relevant, climate-security risk informed action in Africa. The outcome of the BCSC-Nairobi is intended to inform the climate security outlook for the Africa Climate Summit and Africa Climate Week (AWC 2023), which in turn will inform the African regional position on climate ahead of COP28.


The conference will focus on four strategic goals:

  • Sharing of best practice examples from Africa to explore the different entry points to address the interlinkages between climate security risks, food systems and sustainable livelihoods;
  • Spotlighting tools, resources and capacities to advance integration of climate and conflict sensitive analysis and policies into operations and programming on the ground;
  • Sharing engagement activities on climate security, with updates from the AU on the nascent Common African Position on the nexus between climate change, peace and security, inputs from the different RECs and regional UN offices (e.g. IGAD, UNOWAS etc.);
  • Strengthening synergies between multilateral initiatives like Climate Responses for Sustaining Peace (CRSP) and Climate for Peace (Climate4Peace) to ensure climate, peace and security risks to Africa are a top priority on international agendas going into COP28.

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