IAD Special Topic Seminar Series, fall 2023
Envisioning Land, Agriculture, and Food Futures in Africa
CRP 4770/6770 GDEV 4770/6770 Wednesdays, 2:30-4:25pm 2 credits Sat/Unsat
G-08 Uris Hall August 21 - Dec. 4 Instr: Rachel Bezner Kerr
The seminar series for fall 2023 explores the future of African land, agriculture and food, digging into the contestations, conflicting and converging visions from a wide range of perspectives. How might land be used, valued and lived in, across cities, rural communities, forests, deserts and grasslands on the continent in the future? Who is proposing different visions of land futures in Africa, what are the histories, politics, socio-cultural, environmental and economic implications of these potential visions? In one of the regions with the most youthful populations, how are young people considering possible futures? What are ways that land, agriculture and food systems could be resilient, healthy, ecological, thriving and just? Can there be a decolonial agriculture and food future in Africa that celebrates Indigenous and local foodways?
Sept. 20 @2:30pm G-08 Uris Hall Hospital Waste Management in the Context of Pandemics: case of Covid 19 Dr. Kouame Kouadio, Researcher, Head of Eco Epidemiology unit, Department of Environmental Health, Pasteur Institute (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire) Register
Sept. 27 @2:30pm G-08 Uris Hall Women's Land Rights and Rural Climate Adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa Chris Huggins, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa Register