2 July 2018

Opening address from guest speaker – Principal Secretary for Ministry of Environment tbc

Morning: Urban and Industrial development

Afternoon: Agriculture

Poster session on morning and afternoon themes.

3 July 2018

Morning: Health

Afternoon: Technologies

Poster session on morning and afternoon themes.

4 July 2018

All four themes to be covered across the day.


5 July 2018 Training Day

The training day, will comprise of two key classes for a maximum of 20 attendees in each:

Morning: Introduction to statistics using R – implications for sampling strategy and data interpretation.

Afternoon: Introduction to QGIS.

Other informal sessions for a maximum of 10 attendees in each will include topics such as: Laboratory Quality Assurance, Ethics, Presentation skills, CV and job application skills, with others to be confirmed.  Delegates will need to pre-register for each topic to enable us to antipicate demand for each topic.  Delegates are free to suggest other topics.

The training day will be supported at no cost by researchers from a Royal Society-DFID funded capacity strengthening project on ‘Soil geochemistry to inform agriculture and health policies’ – http://www.bgs.ac.uk/sciencefacilities/laboratories/geochemistry/igf/sgah.html

6 July 2018 Field Trip

Field trip excursion – to be confirmed.  The day will include visits to an agricultural research station, typical African village and contaminated land site.  The day will conclude with an optional sunset cruise on the Zambezi.

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