EVENT

Public lecture by A/Prof Alexandros Gasparatos: Biodiversity as a source of solutions in the food-health-climate nexus

Date: February 14, 2023
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Venue: Zoom

Future Africa cordially invites you to a public lecture forming part of the “NRF Africa Japan-Core Food and Livelihood Resilience from Neglected Plant Species in western and southern Africa (FORENS)” project.
This presentation will outline why it is imperative and how to leverage biodiversity to develop possible solutions for food systems, planetary health, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. It will provide insights using the concept related to biodiversity nexus on how to facilitate the development of biodiversity-based solutions to contribute to the effective implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Beyond conceptual issues, it will discuss how local biodiversity-based solutions can be identified and leveraged through SDG-Labs, drawing on experiences from six such labs implemented between 2019-2021.
Speaker: Associate Professor Alexandros Gasparatos, Institute for Future Initiatives, University of Tokyo
Topic: Biodiversity as a source of solutions in the food-health-climate nexus
Date: Tuesday, 14 February 2023
Time: 16:30 to 17:30 SAST
Venue: Zoom / Future Africa, Hillcrest Campus, Conference Room 2
RSVP for Zoom meeting details: Dr Sussy Munialo (sussy.munialo@up.ac.za)

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