After careful deliberation, the PRIDE-CSU planning team has made the decision to change the dates of the Pathways Kenya Conference. This was not a decision we made lightly, and we apologize for any inconvenience to those who may have already begun to make scheduling arrangements for this event. This decision was made solely for the purpose of making the conference more accessible to African practitioners and researchers by accommodating the local holiday schedule in Kenya.
The conference will now take place from February 16th-19th, 2020 at the Brackenhurst Conference and Training Center in Limuru, Kenya. Please see below for notable scheduling adjustments, or visit the conference website for more info.
The Women’s Leadership Training will be held prior to the conference from the 14th-16th (arrival on the 13th).
We have also revised our prior theme of “Collaboration that Works” to emphasize our focus on the current critical issue of exclusion in African conservation. The new theme for Pathways 2020 will be “Open the Door to Diverse Voices”. We will examine the costs of excluding diverse voices in our decision-making teams and conservation programs and the benefits we will gain by their inclusion. We hope to provide a closer examination of how balanced leadership teams, effective collaborations, and diverse voices improve conservation impacts. We will also consider the individual and organizational change required to create an environment for innovative, long lasting solutions to address the complex crises of biodiversity loss and climate change and their impacts across Africa. We invite your perspectives on this critical topic.
Notable adjustments to the Pathways Kenya Timeline:
The preliminary schedule will now be as follows:
February 16th: Evening Welcome Reception
February 17th: Sessions Begin
February 18th: Day 2 of Sessions
February 19th: Final Day of Sessions with Conference Closing Dinner
- Organized Session Submission Deadline: Extended to August 1st, 2019
- Individual Abstract/Poster Submission Deadline: Extended to August 31st, 2019
- Notification of Submission of Acceptance: September 30th, 2019
- Revision Deadline: October 15th, 2019
- RSVP Deadline: October 30th, 2019
- Preliminary Program Release on Website: November 15th, 2019
We appreciate your understanding and consideration of these changes, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to Limuru as we pursue this critical undertaking.