25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
For Africa Cooler
Keynote and panel discussion
Agriculture is a topic that is critical across continents. Africa, too, shares our efforts to find ways of adapting agriculture to the changing conditions in the context of climate change. It is not only about agricultural strategies but also about political and economical tools to reform agriculture towards a more resilient landscape, sustainable prosperity and good management of human labour and knowledge. What can we learn from each other in this respect?
Researcher focusing on climate change, agriculture, biodiversity. Currently pursuing a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) at the Global Change Institute at Witwatersrand University in South Africa. She is also a founder & chief executive officer of Black Women in Science (BWIS) a non-profit organization which aims to deliver capacity development interventions that target young black women scientists and researchers.
A researcher at the Academy of Sciences' Global Change Research Institute in Brno. He focuses on the isotope analysis of tree-rings and soil carbon emissions inventory. He studied environmental ecology at Pavel Josef Šafařík University in Košice, Slovakia. Later, he earned his PhD in applied ecology at South Bohemia University in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. He has co-edited a book called Věk nerovnováhy (The Age of Imbalance) about global and local impacts of climate change. He has translated a book called Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air by David J. C. MacKay into Czech.
A researcher focusing on the mechanisms of climate impacts on human migration, inequality and conflict risk in developing countries. She co-runs FutureLab – Security, Ethnic Conflicts and Migration at the Climate Change Research Institute in Potsdam, Germany. She also pursues her PhD in economy at Potsdam University and works for Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin. In the past, she worked for consulting company PwC in Netherlands, the Slovak Ministry of Environment, the German Bundestag and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, specialized in the politics of protest and in the Great Lakes region in Africa. She spent ten years as an international civil servant with the United Nations, working as a political officer and special assistant in the UN's peacekeeping department. Andrea has lived and worked in Burundi, South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur), and East Timor. Andrea currently teaches on the "UN and the Politics of Peace" paper for the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme at Cambridge, and co-directs an introductory course on African Studies at the Masaryk Democratic Academy, a think tank in Prague, Czech Republic.