PopTech announces its next major Lab initiative on climate resilience

We're excited to announce that the first meeting of the PopTech Climate Resilience network will convene February 7-11, 2012, in Nairobi, Kenya to explore new, collaborative opportunities to bolster the resilience and adaptive capacity of vulnerable populations.  According to PopTech’s Executive Director, Andrew Zolli, “Our selection of Kenya as the setting for the Lab was intentional and will provide participants with a unique immersion into the immense humanitarian challenges being experienced in the Horn of Africa.”

A key goal of the Lab is the instigation of collaborative partnerships among Lab participants. Similar to PopTech’s previous Labs, the Climate Resilience Lab brings together carefully chosen, peer networks of scientific, technical and social innovators, community stakeholders, designers and thought-leaders to work together to uncover new, unconventional approaches to tackling some of the world’s most difficult challenges.

The outcomes growing out of the Climate Resilience Lab will be shared at various PopTech gatherings and published reports throughout 2012.

For more information on the PopTech Climate Resilience Lab, please visit poptech.org/climate_lab, or send an email to climatelab@poptech.org.

The program is made possible with the partnership of the Nike Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.

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