21-23rd August 2024
Elephant Hills Resort

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Sustainability Commitment & Vision

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Sustainability Goals

As we enter the second decade of the COESCA Congress, we are ever more committed to delivering high quality teaching content and providing a memorable Congress experience in the most sustainable way possible.



This is something of great importance to us. As a region, Africa contributes to just 4% of greenhouse gas emissions but is most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and nature loss.



However, we also have the unique opportunity for decarbonization, digital transformation as well as utilizing our natural environment.



On that note, the 11th COESCA Congress, Co-hosted by the Ophthalmological Society of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Association of Optometry, represents a pertinent opportunity due to the proximity next to the Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall that also, thanks to the benefits of the hydroelectric power station, provides the area with green energy.


Sustainability Vision

COESCA is committed to improving the sustainability of our Congress and our objective is to collaborate with our supply chain and our partners to reduce our carbon footprint wherever we can.

With a big focus on digitalization of services, we have also made considerable efforts to reduce the amount of printed materials we use and digitalize elements of the congress.

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Our digital sustainability initiatives

Downloadable app, containing all congress information and digital signage

Digital evaluation forms, accessible through the congress app

No paper handouts and symposia printed booklets


Venue Selection And Sustainability  And Sustainability 

To further support our mission to deliver a sustainable congress experience, we have taken steps to ensure sustainability at every corner. We are proud to share that our venue located in Victoria Falls benefits from the hydroelectric energy production that is currently being harnessed from the majestic waters of the Victoria Falls.