Climate Change & Sustainable Development in Africa: a Summer Institute for Educators University of Minnesota

June 17th and 18th from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM both days
Event Date & Time
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Registration fee: Free (includes parking, lunch and all materials)
Registration deadline: June 3, 2024 or until full
CEUs: 13 contact hours
Location: In person, University of Minnesota West Bank, Minneapolis, MN

Institute Description:

The vulnerability of the African continent to climate change cannot be overstated. According to a recent article, “due to the widespread impacts of climate change” Africa is “losing 5% to 15% of its gross domestic product growth annually. Seventeen of the twenty countries most affected by climate change are located in Africa.” The purpose of this institute is to share current knowledge, resources, and ideas about climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and climate justice in Africa with educators to enable them to develop classroom materials that they will use in their various curricula. We will examine multiple case studies  on the African continent to learn how Africans are focusing on solutions to the changes they experience.

Invited Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Lydia Kitonga, Head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences,  Kisii University, Kenya
  • Dr. Judith Odhiambo, Head of the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension, Kisii University, Kenya
  • Dennis Mugambi- Graduate Student, College of Food and Agricultural Science, UMN
  • Chidi Chidozie - Hennepin County Master Gardener 
  • Dr. Teddie M. Potter - Clinical Professor, Director of Planetary Health, UMN
  • Melvine Anyango Otieno - Founder, Planetary Health East Africa Hub, PHD Candidate at MLU Halle (Saale)

Co-sponsored by the African Studies Initiative (ASI), a Title VI National Resource Center in the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Extension, Global Initiatives.

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