From Degraded Drylands to Green Landscapes: What is in Land Restoration for Youth and Sustainable Peace?

Events

Tuesday 31 October 2017, 12:30-14:00
UNOG Library Events Room B. 135
Palais des Nations, Geneva 

Special Event With The Winners Of Future Policy Award 2017

Desertification is one of today’s most serious environmental challenges. Every minute, we lose the equivalent of 30 football fields of soil to degradation. We urgently need to act.

Can we empower young people at risk? Can we transform drylands, the most conflict-prone regions of the world? The Future Policy Awardees 2017 and renowned speakers show that we can. Through a compelling combination of a high-level discussion with distinguished experts, a multi-cultural performance, and an interactive dialogue with the audience, this special event shows how the destructive drama of desertification can become a constructive theatre of land restoration. This year, the Future Policy Award was organized by the World Future Council in partnership with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

A discussion with:
Ousséni Diallo, President, Green Cross, Burkina Faso
Atinkut Mezgebu Wubneh, Head of Agriculture and Rural Development Bureau, Tigray, Ethiopia
Pradeep Monga, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Alexandra Wandel, Director, Vice Chair of the Management Board, World Future Council

Moderator:
Rama Mani, Convenor, University of Oxford’s Enacting Global Transformation; Founder, Theatre of Transformation Academy; Councillor, World Future Council

Performance by Theatre Transformation Academy
Followed by a reception
In collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, World Future Council, Green Cross International, University of Oxford’s Enacting Global Transformation Initiative and Theatre of Transformation Academy.

Learn more about the Future Policy Award.