Global South Webinar Series

The global south thematic group of the STRN network happily announces the webinar series on

“Sustainability transitions in the context of Covid-19: Perspectives from the Global South”.

If you are a researcher working in these areas, considering the context of the current Covid-19 crisis, and interested in sharing your thoughts and insights in future webinars, please email or fill out this form to express interest.

The first webinar took place on the 3rd of June 2020. It brought a global audience to Prof. Joyashree Roy, (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Jadavpur University, India) Prof. Mark Swilling (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) and Prof. Adriana Marotti de Mello, (University of Sao Paulo, Brasil)’s discussion on challenges and prospects of sustainability transition in post-pandemic world, offering insights from their regional contexts of South Asia, Africa and Latin America. Over 150 individuals joined the webinar from different parts of the world.

The full recording is available here

The second webinar in the series will focus on the topic Impact of and Resulting Inequality from COVID-19 in the Global South and will include inputs from three panelists:

Impact on human development indicators due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India (Dr Keya Chakraborty, faculty member at the Srishti Manipal Institute of Art Design and Technology, Bangalore, India)

Triaging challenges and locking in opportunities for food security in South Africa: Insights from the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures (Felix Kwabena Donkor, post-doctoral fellow at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (UNISA), South Africa)

Inequalities and the COVID-19 outbreak: What can we learn from wholesale food markets in Latin America? (Melina A. Galdos-Frixancho, doctoral researcher at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, United Kingdom)

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 8th, 15:00 CEST on Zoom and Youtube Live. Please fill in the registration form in order to receive the Zoom link.

A third webinar is scheduled for August 5th, 14:00 CEST


About Julius Wesche

Writing about coalition buliding in the German heat Transition | Member of the STRN steering group | PhD candidate at @UtrechtUni | Work at @FraunhoferISI | Organizer at the NEST |

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