Thursday, 10/29/15 from 10:00-3:00 at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID)
Project 1808, Inc has partnered with University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Molecular & Environmental Toxicology Center has organized the Africa & The Environment Symposium 2015: Emerging and Contemporary Issues of the Environment Beyond Ebola
The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been unprecedented in magnitude,and linked to changes in animal-human environmental interactions in the region. Critical to the Post-Ebola recovery and sustaining health is attention to the role the environment plays in Africa and its impacts on contemporary issues from a diverse perspective. This symposium will draw upon research and shared experiences of UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students. The objective will be that presentations and discussions will spark interdiscipinary collaborations on the issue of environment in Africa.
This event will be held on Thursday, 10/29/15 from 10:00-3:00 at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) and will involve lectures, a poster fair, and discussions designed to spark and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations on the issue of environment in Africa.
This event does require registration and is limited to 100-200 participants. Click here to register now!
The multidisciplinary list of speakers listed below will provide a diverse perspective on the issue of current and emerging issues around enviroment in Africa and how it relates to our global world
- Paige Andrews, Population Health Sciences, “Liberia Ebola Outbreak: Response Notes from the Field”
- Peter Block, Civil & Environmental Engineering, “Precipitation, Forecasts, and Water Resources Management in Ethiopia”
- Jeremy Foltz, Agriculture & Applied Economics, “Climate Change and Child Mortality in Mali”
- Tony Goldberg, Pathobiological Sciences, “Environment and Health”
- Mary Hark, School of Human Ecology, “Papermaking in Ghana: Art, Craft, and Environmental Conservation”
- Alhaji N’Jai, Pathobiological Sciences and Procter & Gamble, “Models of Community Sustainability – What’s Possible – Case Studies from Project 1808, Inc work in Sierra Leone”
- Yoshi Kawaoka, Pathobiological Sciences, “Ebola and Infectious Disease”
- Leslie Sager, School of Human Ecology, “Design of the Dream School: A sustainable Micro Campus in Tharaka Nithi, Kenya”
- Nathan Schulfer, Nelson Institute, “Conservation and Congo Basis Initiative”
- Janis Tupesis, Emergency Medicine, “Health Systems and Capacity Building in Liberia and Ethiopia”
- Matthew Turner, Geography, “Political Ecology and Resource Managementi>Nathan Schulfer, Nelson Institute, “Conservation and Congo Basis Initiative”
- Linda Vakunta, Global Health Institute, “Environment, Education, Youth Perceptions, and Sustainability in Sierra Leone”
Our Africa Working Lunch
Tables will focus on topics of development that have (or can cause) difficulties in research and ways to develop deliverables to overcome these obstacles in Africa.
Are you involved in a project or area of work that is related to Africa that you would like to discuss and show to colleagues and other attendees at the Africa & the Environment 2015 symposium? Is the research you are working on translatable to emerging and contemporary issues in Africa? See instruction for how you can highlight your work and present at the symposium here.
Registering for Conference
For space and lunch accommodations; pre-registration is required no later than 10/22/15
We look forward to having you as part of this first event at University of Wisconsin Madison Campus.