March 17, 5pm Brisbane time
8am Paris / 10am Nairobi
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Watch the recording from this free live virtual event in the popular SRI Talks series as we flip the script on sustainability, connecting world-leading experts to discuss sustainable solutions from the Global South.
Sustainable solutions emerge from a diversity of worldviews and approaches to knowledge and innovation. The second SRI Talk explores how the outcomes are different when this is pursued from perspectives that have historically been overlooked in framing sustainable development.
Our high-level speakers probed key questions:
- How are sustainability solutions different when devised from an Indigenous, bottom-up, local or non-western worldview?
- How do we ensure that sovereignty, and social and economic justice are central to how we partner, research and innovate to make a sustainable future possible?
- How do we support the emergence of sustainable pathways to thriving economies in different contexts, and link these to natural and cultural heritage?
- What are useful strategies that researchers, policy makers, funders and businesses can adopt to support diverse ways of knowing?
This SRI Talk theme, Sustainable Solutions from the Global South, is one of the five Congress Pillars of the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) which will take place June 12-15, 2021, in Brisbane, Australia.
This free event was extended to 90 minutes following the popularity of the first SRI Talk, and live streamed through the SRI2021 virtual platform, including a moderated discussion and live audience Q&A.
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Professor Cheikh Mbow
Director, Future Africa
Africa Region Director, WWF International
Founder and CEO, Carbonstop
Director, UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
Dr. Denton is an accomplished senior manager in the UN system, respected across the research and implementation branches of the organization. She has in-depth knowledge of natural resource management, and extensive experience of research and policy development, in the African region. Prior to joining UNU-INRA, Dr. Denton worked with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), based in Addis Ababa from 2012. Her research has focused on climate change adaptation looking at resilience systems – sectors such as agriculture, water and energy, principally in Africa. She has also worked at the intersections between adaptation and mitigation, gender and development and energy poverty and development in Africa; and examined different types of renewable energy transformations in Africa.
Special Representative for Oceans, Government of Fiji
Executive Director, Future Earth Australia