Just Governance
Just Governance - Workshops 2016

INNOVATIONS IN FOOD SECURITY

Dr. Edward Mabaya is the Associate Director for Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development, 2007 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow, 2016 Global Voices Fellow from the Aspen Institute. As an expert in food marketing and distribution, seed technology systems, and GMO crops, Dr. Mabaya will be facilitating a workshop on food security. Read more about Dr. Mabaya's work covered here by the BBC: African seed index raises bigger yield hopes for farmers.

Claude Bourdin is a French agricultural engineer, formerly a farmers' adviser, now working with Initiatives of Change, and especially with the "Farmers' Dialgoue International" programme. In this he acts as international coordinator of a world network of farmers who believe that change of motivations and personal commitement are essential answer today's challenges: rural and agricultural developmenat and feed the world. Farmers are essential to this aim, he says, and they are committed to reach it, hoping to be listened to an included in this global task. 


 

COMBATING CORRUPTION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Ekuru Aukot, Kenya: A lawyer from Northern Kenya, currently working in Liberia as a senior advisor in the process of rewriting the national Constitution. In Kenya he leads the Thirdway Alliance, a political movement working for transformative, just governance and leadership. He directed the Committee of Experts who wrote Kenya’s Constitution. He chaired the recruitment panel for Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. He has been a senior advisor to South Sudan’s Government.

Farai Maguwu, Zimbabwe: Farai Maguwu is the founding Director of the Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG), a leading organization working on improved governance of natural resources in Zimbabwe. He has done extensive research and documentation on human rights abuses and illicit trade in diamonds in Zimbabwe.  In November 2011 Human Rights Watch honored him with the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism. He was also honored by Rapaport, a clean diamond campaigner, for protecting artisanal  diamond miners in Zimbabwe’s Marange region.  Farai is a PhD candidate at the School of Developmental Studies, University of Kwazulu Natal and holds an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the European University Center for Peace Studies in Austria and a Master in Peace and Governance from Africa University where he also obtained his Bachelor of Arts with Education Degree. 

Edward Mabaya (see above on Food Security Workshop)

 


ENVIRONMENTAL MIGRATION

Kristin Weiss

 


RED/BLUE EXERCISE

John CarlisleUnited Kingdom, is a retired businessman and academic, he was the Personal Adviser to the UK Deputy Prime Minister on Organisational reform until 2013. He held the Chair of the Leadership Development Institute at Rhodes University, South Africa, and was visiting Professor at the Sheffield Business School until 2013.  He is a Council member of Newman University in the UK. His goal at the conference is to meet and learn from activists and to demonstrate the power of effective negotiation in civil society.


 

THE MEDIA’S ROLE IN MEETING GLOBAL CHALLENGES

Yvo FitzHerbert

 


UN MEDIATION: AN OVERVIEW

Enrico Formico 

 


ADDRESSING THE ROOT CAUSES OF EXTREMISM

TBD

 



HEALING HISTORY – AN AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

John Franklin 

 


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