GAPSYM17: Abstract submission deadline 1 June 2024

The 2024 international conference of Ghent University’s Africa Platform (GAPSYM17) will take place in Ghent, on 28 & 29 November, co-organized with CliMigHealth, UNU-CRIS and CESSMIR. The conference theme is “Africa at the intersection of Climate, Migration & Health challenges”. Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2024. Contact and submission:

This 17th multidisciplinary conference of the AUGent Africa Platform will be co-organised by Ghent University’s International Thematic Network CliMigHealth, which focuses on the nexus between climate change, migration and health(care), the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and the Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR). The conference hopes to showcase how scientists, policymakers, artists, writers, opinion makers and educators reflect on present-day developments related to relevant Climate-Migration-Health topics in Africa. The conference will be a platform to engage explicitly on this topic, also beyond academic research, including the organisation of writeshops, round tables and seminars related to advancements in terms of education and outreach.

Although not exclusively, we invite contributions elaborating on themes that relate to the entire climate-migration-health nexus, as well as subthemes that focus on one of these dimensions, with emphasis on Africa.

Call for papers - deadline: 1 June 2024!
Registrations will be open from 1 July 2024 onwards
Draft programme - final programme to be announced in August 2024