Oct 24 2012 | Posted by SSSandy

Mobilising Solutions to Global Development Challenges

The Sustainability Science at Southampton will be hosting an evening seminar on the UN World Development and Information Day titled ‘Mobilising Solutions to Global Development Challenges’, 24th October, 5.30-7.30pm.

The aim of the United Nations day ‘World Development Information Day’ is to mobilise world public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them. Our Sustainability Science at Southampton (SSS) Strategic Research Group is at the leading edge of developing solutions to global development challenges.

To celebrate this important day, SSS is holding an evening event which includes a series of talks on the latest developments in the University-led projects funded by the ‘Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme, with an introduction to global challenges and the new curriculum innovation module. The event is sponsored by the local Southampton WaterAid group and will include information about how you can get involved in local campaigns events.

  • Introduction to the ESPA programme – Professor Paul van Gardingen (ESPA Director)
  • Safe operating spaces for regional rural development: a new conceptual tool for evaluating complex socio-ecological system dynamics – Professor John Dearing
  • ESPA DELTAS: Assessing health, livelihoods, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in populous deltas – Dr Craig Hutton
  • ESPA ASSETS: Attaining Sustainable Services from Ecosystems through Trade-off Scenarios – Professor Guy Poppy
  • Safeguarding local equity as global values of ecosystem services riseDr Kate Schreckenberg
  • Poverty and ecology: developing a new evolutionary approach Dr Ke Zhang
  • Global Challenges, the Curriculum Innovation Module and TEDx – Dr James Dyke

The seminar will take place in room 44/lecture theatre A 1041 and will be available to view online via live stream on the Sustainability Science website so please inform all your networks that they will be able to view the seminar online, 5.30-7.30pm 24thOctober.


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