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Chinese, African scientists meet in Kenya to spur green agenda

Chinese and African scientists converged in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Monday to brainstorm on new strategies to promote green and inclusive development.

The two-day conference on climate, ecosystems and livelihoods for Africa was organized by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in conjunction with the World Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Environment Judi Wakhungu, in her opening remarks on Monday, said a strategic dialogue between African and Chinese scientists is key to addressing ecological challenges facing the continent.

"Chinese and African scientists should share lessons on effective ways to tackle climate change and promote resilience of ecosystems that form a critical component of this continent's economy," said Wakhungu.

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