IAD Spring Symposium: Imagining Just Environmental and Climate Futures in Africa

On Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2024, the Institute for African Development, in collaboration with the Polson Institute for Global Development and the Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, will host a symposium on Imagining Just Environmental and Climate Futures in Africa. Please see our website for the schedule on Friday and Saturday! The event is fully hybrid, so join us in Mann in person or remotely via zoom (registration below).

Keynote talks include:

Edmond Totin, Universite Nationale d’Agriculture (Benin): “Path dependencies shaping environmental and climate futures in African food systems”Nadège Compaoré, University of Toronto, Mississauga: “African Climate Solidarities: Beyond Boundaries” Timothy Raeymaekers, University of Bologna: “Rural Work: What Future for Social and Ecological Reproduction”Siri Eriksen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences: “Between a rock and a hard place: Exploring the lived experience of climate change and social injustice”Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong, University of Denver: “Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change and the Reproduction of Maladaptation in Africa” Youjin Chung, University of California, Berkeley: “Limits of ‘Green Sacrifice Zones’: Towards a Decolonial Environmental and Climate Justice in AfricaPaper discussion sessions:

“Environmental governance and transformative policy in Africa” (Chuan Liao & Edmond Totin, discussants)”Scales and time: extractive economies and agrarian change” (Nadège Compaoré and Timothy Raeymaekers, discussants)”Lived experiences of precarity and calls for climate justice” (Siri Eriksen and Wendy Wolford, discussants)”(Mal)adaptation in socioecological systems and institutions (Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong and Youjin Chung, discussants)Organized by the Institute for African Development, Polson Institute for Global Development, and the Einaudi Center for International Studies.

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