Updated: May 30, 2021
Co-hosted by PIMA, ALA, CASAE and SCUTREA
Resilience or rebellion? Exploring ‘resilience’ and climate justice: challenges for ALE
In these times of extreme precarity, a new buzzword is ‘resilience’. In combination
with adjectives resilience means many dierent things to dierent constituencies
across the natural and social sciences, ranging from absorptive to adaptive;
restorative to transformative resilience. This webinar explores dierent interpretations
of resilience and outlines a variety of resilience capacities in the context of climate
justice. We pose the questions: how do we as adult educators understand and utilise
the concept of ‘resilience’? What understandings of `resilience’ are most useful and
generative in the collective struggles towards climate justice?
Host: Shirley Walters, PIMA President
Moderators: Joy Polanco O’Neil and Astrid von Kotze
Odirilwe Selomane is a Researcher at the Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST), Stellenbosch University, South Africa and director of the global Programme for Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS). Odi Selomane’s work focuses on using a complexity lens to understand and improve the ways development and sustainability are measured, monitored and incorporated in current decision-making processes from local to global levels. He is especially interested in issues related to inequality and intertwined social-ecological futures and how these play out in current development narratives.
Mela Chiponda is an African feminist working for gender and environmental justice, with a PhD in Development Studies and currently working for Just Associates in Zimbabwe.
Eurig Scandrett is a senior lecturer at Queen Mary University, Edinburgh, and former chair of Friends of the Earth, Scotland.
Mercy Kappen, Visthar Academy of Justice and Peace, India (TBC)
Discussion: In plenary
Date: 24/25 May 2021
Length: 75 min
Time: PDT on 24 May, 11pm (Vancouver); CAT/CEST on 25 May, 8am (Harare, Berlin); IST on 25
May, 11.30am (India); CST/SGT 25 May, 2pm (Beijing, Singapore); AEST 25 May, 4pm (Sydney)
Please register in advance for this meeting:
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In preparation for the webinar, you’re invited to read a short Oxfam article on resilience: https://tinyurl.com/femdenr7
Link to webinar video