Climate Change and the precariat in the Global South: Reflections and case studies from Southern Africa / Klimawandel und das Prekariat im globalen Süden: Reflektionen und Fallstudien im Süden Afrikas
2019-08-06, 10:00–12:30, Main tent
Language: English

The focus of this workshop will be on the recent impacts of climate-induced changes on earth systems and the just transition to future alternative energies. Embedded in this discourse is the water and food nexus. This is informed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate (IPCC) highlighting Southern Africa as one of the hot spots for climate change. To be explored are the impacts of climate-induced changes on the nations and the peoples of Southern Africa. The workshop will reflect on dominant and emerging issues confronting climate justice and environmental justice today. Some of the communities in this region are already confined to precarious existence, inhabiting some of the poorest countries on the planet.

Der Workshop wird zwei Fallstudien diskutieren in denen die Teilnehmer*innen in zwei Gruppen eingteilt werden und ihre Meinung zur gesamten Session während des Workshops präsentieren. Die erste Fallstudie beschäftigt sich mit dem jüngsten Zyklon Kenneth in Mozambique. Der zweite handelt von dem Übergang südafrikanischer Länder zu alternativen Zukunftsenergien.

Prerequisites for participants

A keen understanding of English is advised.

Lizalise Mngcele is a Research MSc Geology (focusing on Spatial Statistics) candidate at the African Earth Observatory Network (AEON) Earth Stewardship Science Research Institute (ESSRI), based at the Nelson Mandela University. Lizalise is grounded in good quantitative data handling skills and holds a BSc Honours in Mathematical Statistics with acquired software knowledge in R and ArcGIS. His interest in geographic information systems and statistics saw him get selected as a finalist in the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) and International Statistical Institute (ISI) Student Competition. Lizalise’s work has been featured in the International Biometric Society bulletin and locally by the Statistics Association of South Africa on their 60th annual conference News Letter.