The Joint International Grassland and International Rangeland Congress Secretariat Office, Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

The National Organizing Committee, together with the International Grassland and International Rangeland Organizing Committee, would like to express sincere thanks for the great interest and support you have shown towards the Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress. More than 1000 abstracts have been received and reviewed and process of full paper submission is on-going.

However, based on the current worldwide situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and measures taken by many countries to minimize the effects of this virus, the National Organizing Committee, in consultation with the International Organizing Committees has decided to postpone the joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress by a period of one year. This difficult decision has been taken after consideration of all available information from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and various country ministries of health, and the international travel bans, and in some cases complete lock down.  Registration to the Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress remains open.

The Congress is now scheduled for 23rd to 29th October 2021 at the same venue – The Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi Kenya.

Knowing the difficulties that this postponement may cause, the National Organizing Committee would like to clarify the following aspects:

  •  All abstracts which have been accepted will continue to be processed, and full paper submission process will continue to take place. The new deadline for paper submission will be announced soon.
  • For those who have already paid for registration/tours, their payments will remain valid until we hold the congress.
  • All those who have registered and paid the Congress registration fee or the Tour fee and wish to request for reimbursement (excl. any transaction cost) can send an email to the Congress Secretariat at: and This email should indicate in the subject line: Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC REGISTRATION REFUND and the email text should include: full name, ID/passport number, affiliation, and bank details, in case the fee payment was done by a bank transfer. The Congress Secretariat will acknowledge receipt and process the refund according to the congress cancellation refund guideline.
  • Concerning accommodation, delegates are advised to contact the hotels directly for alternative arrangements as per the respective hotel’s policy. For questions regarding abstracts, paper submission or any other concern, please contact the Congress Secretariat by email at: and

The National Organizing Committee apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this postponement due to factors beyond its control.

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