SIS Participates in IARS International Conference

The State Information Service (SIS) participated in the annual international conference held by the Institute of African Research and Studies (IARS) on 18-19 May, 2014 under the rubric “The Potential Effects of Climate Change on Africa”. The conference was attended by many African ambassadors in Cairo, in addition to representatives of ministries and governmental institutions including ministries of electricity and energy, and water resources and irrigation.

In his address at the conference, SIS Chairman Ambassador Salah Abdel Sadeq emphasized the need and importance of holding such conferences which bring together researchers and academics from Egypt and Africa to share viewpoints on issues of common interest in order to strengthen relations among the African countries.

Abdel Sadeq said that the SIS is well aware of the seriousness of climate change and its negative effects reflected on the African continent politically, economically and in terms of security, stressing that the SIS is working to provide all forms of support and assistance to the Egyptian bodies and institutions with the aim of raising awareness of these risks.

The 2-day conference discussed the climate changes and its causes and potential effects on the African continent, in addition to the climatic factors affecting urban development, impact of climate change on coasts and the expected rise in sea level, change of the geomorphologic map and the impact of drought on food production in some regions of the continent. The conference also discussed the effects of climate change on transportation and food and water security in Africa. The participation of the SIS in the conference came in the framework of cooperation between media and research organizations in Egypt and Africa.

Source : Egypt State Information Service