This event has been postponed. Please visit the event website for more details.
Organized by the UCLA African Studies Center
Location: UCLA Fowler Museum, UCLA Covel Commons
The inaugural forum will expand an integrated vision of “Green Development” in Africa that is both ecologically and economically sustainable, emphasizing local solutions to climate change developed by African stakeholders in urban and rural communities. ARCC 2020 will assemble interdisciplinary panels of scholars, scientists, industry leaders, climate change innovators, youth activists, and dignitaries to discuss the most successful sustainable development projects. These key contributors will identify priorities for research and implementation, and collaboratively develop a five-year action plan. If you are conducting climate change research or leading an initiative aligned with one or more of the conference’s envisioned themes, we encourage you to submit a proposal.
The forum is fortunate to have Aya Chebbi as one of the keynote speakers. Ms. Chebbi is a passionate presenter who received international recognition for her blog during the Arab Spring (in Tunisia known as the Tunisian Revolution). She currently serves as the African Union Special Envoy on Youth and is an award-winning Pan-African feminist. Her keynote address will highlight the role of youth, particularly women, in the powerful green movement on the continent. She will also conduct workshops with students focusing on tools to promote activism, develop an action plan, and achieve success in reaching goals.