The Webinar organised by Harambee and Social Promotion Foundation will be held on Tuesday, 19 May 2020 at 15,30.

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The health, economic and social emergency linked to Covid-19 make the fragility of the man-planet balance even more evident.

The spread of Covid-19 is also linked to the underestimation of the impact of human activities on the environment and global warming will not end with the end of this emergency.

On the occasion of the World Africa Day (25 May) and on the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Sì (24 May) dedicated to the Care of Creation, Fundación Promoción Social and Harambee Africa International promote a reflection on the challenges and commitments to mitigate the impact of climate change in Africa, where seven of the ten countries most vulnerable to the climate emergency are located.

Agenda

  • Moderator: Massimo Zaurrini, Director of Africa and Business/InfoAfrica

Interventions

  • “Climate change and food security in Africa” World Food Programme, Giammichele De Maio, Chief –NGO Partnerships Unit (English).
  • “The contribution of electricity to sustainable,resilient and equitable development in Africa” ENEL, Carlo Papa, Director Enel Foundation (Italian).
  • “The role of education in the fight against climate change in Africa”  Strathmore University, Kenya, Izael Pereira Da Silva, Deputy Vice Chancellor – Research and Innovation (English).
  • “La protección del medio ambiente y el desarrollo socioeconómico en África: el reto de las ONG” Fundación Promoción Social, Gerard Poch, Head of Mission in Ethiopia (Spanish).
  • “Laudato Sì, five years later” Dicastery for Integral Human Development, Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam SDB, responsible for Ecology (Italian).