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Webinar: Untapped opportunities in water, energy and climate change in Africa for women and youth

Webinar: Untapped opportunities in water, energy and climate change in Africa for women and youth

15 May, 2020 at 5:00-6:00pm Algeria time (GMT +1)

Speaker: Prof. Abdelkader Allali, Nobel prize co-winner, Former IPCC WGII Vice Chair AR4, President  of  Moroccan Association Hassanian for Health and Environment (AMHES) Morocco.

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The Young Earth System Scientists (YESS-community)
and
The Pan-African University, Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES)
with the contribution of 
Future Earth’s Water-Energy-Food Nexus Knowledge-Action-Network (Nexus KAN)
and
the United Nations University (UNU-EHS)
are pleased to announce the webinar series on

“Sustainable Development in Africa: The role of science and social engagement in shaping the future of the continent”

Africa is the second largest continent in the world and covers approximately 20 percent of the earth land, counting about 17 percent of the total world population. Rich in history, resources, languages and biological and geographical diversities, the African continent is also widely recognized to be one of the most vulnerable regions to extreme weather and climate change impacts (IPCC, 2019). The number of reported disasters, particularly those related to climate change and extreme weather events, has significantly increased in recent decades throughout the continent (World Bank, 2014). In this context, this webinar series aims to explore the challenges and opportunities facing the continent and stress the role of social engagement and science in shaping the future of Africa. This initiative brings together scientists, stakeholders and fresh vision of early career scientists (ECRs).

Sustainable development in Africa  – Edition II  2020

The second edition of the webinar series of webinars is focusing on the following topics:

  1. Innovation in Africa: Is there any choice for Africa but to innovate and institute the entrepreneurship spirit – A moment of reflection during this Covid 19 Pandemic Era
  2. Untapped opportunities in water, energy and climate change in Africa for youths and women
  3. Strategies put in place to achieve the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, timelines and the roles of youths

 

PREVIOUS WEBINARS

Sustainable development in Africa webinar – Edition II (2020)

1st Webinar:
17 April, 2020 at 5:00-6:00pm Algeria time (GMT +1)
Is there any choice for Africa but to innovate and institute the entrepreneurship spirit: A moment of reflection during this Covid 19 Pandemic Era
Speaker: Mr. Nazeh Ben Ammar, President of the Carthage Business Angels
Video here

Sustainable development in Africa webinar – Edition I (2018 -2019)

For the first edition of the webinar series, a particular focus was given to food, water, energy availability as well as to the adaptation strategy to extreme climate and weather events:

  1. Sustainable development, air quality and climate change in Africa.
  2. Securing nexus resources while facing extreme events and the impacts of climate change.
  3. Roles of early career scientists for Africa’s sustainable development.
  4. The use of the digital revolution for the sustainable development

The first edition produced the following 4 webinars. Webinars proceedings are available at the following link: http://repository.pauwes-cop.net/handle/1/379

1st Webinar:
5 December, 2018 16:00 CET
Practical and Modern Development Approaches – Integrating Key Issues with Emphasis on Water, Energy and Food Security
Speaker: Mr Peter Akari, PAKARI Associates Limited and former Chief Policy Officer, African Development Bank, Ghana
Video here

2nd Webinar:
23 January, 2019 16:00 CET
Sustainable Development in Africa – How will Africa’s future be shaped by air quality?
Speaker: Professor Kobus Pienaar, iCACGP Commission Member at North-West University, South Africa and Scientific Steering Committee member of the World Meteorological Organization’s Global Atmosphere Watch Programme
Video here

3rd Webinar:
18 February, 2019 16:00 CET
Chances and Challenges of Sustainability Science for Africa’s Development
Speaker: Dr Cheik Mbow, Adjunct Associate Professor in Environmental Science at Michigan State University and Executive Director at START, USA
Video here

4th Webinar:
12 June, 2019 16:00 CET
The Digital Explosive Technology in the 4th Industrial Revolution in the African Context: Threat or Opportunity for Solving Globally the Economic, Environmental, Social and Political Problems
Video here