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Programme Framework – The 6th World Sustainability Forum – WSF2017; 27 and 28 January 2017 – Cape Town, South Africa

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The programme of the 6th World Sustainability Forum, Cape Town, is now available in the abstract book (last update Jan, 23)

26 January 2017

18:00-19:30

World Sustainability Forum 2017 Cocktail Event, Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel

27 January 2017

08:00-09:30

Registration

09:30-11:00

Programme Overview and Introduction of Keynote Speakers

 

Opening and Welcome

 

Keynote Speaker

 

Opening Address

Chair: Prof Max Bergman
Social Research and Methodology Group (SRaM), University of Basel, Switzerland

Prof Tyrone Pretorius
Rector and Vice-Chancellor, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng
DVC Research and Internationalisation, University of Cape Town, South Africa

HE Helene Budliger Artieda
Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of South Africa

11:00-11:20

Break

11:20-12:40

Plenary Roundtable: Education for Sustainable Development

Moderator: Prof Teboho Moja
Professor in Higher Education, New York University, USA

Prof Daya Reddy
President-elect of the International Council for Science (ICSU), and Acting DVC, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Lidia Brito
Director of the Division of Science Policy and Sustainable Development of UNESCO, Latin American and The Caribbean, Uruguay

Prof Masafumi Nagao
Visiting Professor and Programme Adviser, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University, Japan

Prof Norman Duncan
Vice-Principal, University of Pretoria, South Africa

12:40-13:30

Lunch

13:30-14:10

Guest Speaker

Chair: Prof Max Bergman
Social Research and Methodology Group (SRaM), University of Basel, Switzerland

Prof Jeffrey Sachs
Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, USA

 

 

14:15-16:15

Chair: Dr Shola Ololade
Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Local Perspective

(Venue: VOC-A)

Chair: Prof Linus Opara
Sustainable Agriculture: Climate Change and Water-related Issues

(Venue: VOC-B)

Chair: Prof Antonio Frattari
Designing Sustainable Cities

(Venue: Paarl)

Chair: Prof Tim Cresswell
Understanding Mobility Transitions

(Venue: Stellenbosch)

Chair: Prof Mary Scholes
Policy Frameworks for Sustainable Development

(Venue: Constantia)

Chair: Dr Christian Acemah
The Role of Education, Science and Technology in Sustainable Development

(Venue: Villa)

16:15-16:45

Break

16:45-18:15

Plenary Roundtable: Water-Food-Energy Nexus

Moderator: Prof Frans Swanepoel
Future Africa, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Joyene Isaacs
Head of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, South Africa

Prof Lise Korsten
Co-Chair of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Dr. Sylvester Mpandeli 
Reserach Manager: Water Utilisation in Agriculture
Water Research Commission, South Africa

Prof Voster Muchenje
Chair in Food Security, University of Fort Hare, South Africa

19:15

Gala Dinner

Programme Director: Prof Thandi Mgwebi
Director for Research, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Award of the World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award funded by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation and the MDPI journal Sustainability, with acceptance speeches by awardees

Venue: Gold Restaurant, 15 Bennett St, Green Point, Cape Town

28 January 2017

08:00-08:30

Registration

08:30-10:00

Introduction of Keynote Speakers

 

 

Keynote Speakers

Chair: Dr Aldo Stroebel
Executive Director for International Relations and Cooperation, National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa

Prof Mark New
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), University of Cape Town, South Africa

Bongiwe Njobe
Executive Director (Founder), ZANAC Foundation

Prof Klaus Leisinger
President of the Global Values Alliance Foundation; Professor of Sociology, University of Basel, Switzerland

Prof Marc Rosen
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada and Editor-in-Chief of Sustainability, Canada

10:00-10:30

Break and Poster Presentations

 

 

10:30-12:30

Chairs: Matthias Stucki and Prof Harro von Blottnitz
Potentialities of Clean Technologies and Management Implications for Sustainable Food Systems

(Venue: Stellenbosch)

Chair: Prof Manfred Fishedick
Climate Change Policy Frameworks

(Venue: VOC-A)

Chair: Prof Alexandros Gasparatos
Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture and Conservation: 1

(Venue: VOC-B)

Chair: Prof Suzan Oelofse 
Sustainable Consumption

(Venue: Villa)

Chairs: Prof Nikolaus Kuhn and Dr Henri Rueff
Geography and Environmental Change

(Venue: Paarl)

Chair: Prof Max Bergman
Corporate Sustainability

(Venue: Constantia)

12:30-13:30

Lunch

 

13:30-15:30

Chair: Prof Ken Dzama
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

(Venue: Villa)

Chair: Prof Voster Muchenje
Responding to Climate Change

(Venue: Paarl)

Chair: Prof Marc Rosen
Sustainable Construction and Manufacturing

(Venue: VOC-A)

Chair: Prof Felix Muesgens
Renewable Energy and housing

(Venue: VOC-B)

Chair: Prof Dee Bradshaw
Mining as a Catalyst for Sustainable Development
(Part 1)

(Venue: Stellenbosch)

Chair: Marcel Mballa-Ekobena
Corporate Sustainability and Finance

(Venue: Constantia)

15:30-16:00

Break and Poster Presentations

 

 

16:00-17:30

Chair: Prof Julian May
Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Global Perspective

(Venue: VOC-A)

Chair: Prof Neil Armitage
Developing Sustainable Water Resources

(Venue: Paarl)

Chair: Dr Litha Magingxa
Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture and Conservation: 2

(Venue: VOC-B)

Chairs: Dr Sally Stansfield and Dr Oladoyin Odubanjo
Sustainability and Health

(Venue: Constantia)

Chair: Prof Alexandros Gasparatos
Sustainable Mobility

(Venue: Constantia)

Chair: Prof Dee Bradshaw
Mining as a Catalyst for Sustainable Development
(Part 2)

(Venue: Stellenbosch)

Chair: Prof Terence Centner
Sustainable Consumption Regulation and Communication

(Venue: Villa)

17:30-18:00

Closing Plenary: A Future Perspective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closing Remarks

Moderator: Dr Aldo Stroebel
Executive Director for International Relations and Cooperation, National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa

Prof Francis Petersen
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town; and Vice-Chancellor-designate, University of the Free State, South Africa

Dr Lidia Brito
Director of the Division of Science Policy and Sustainable Development of UNESCO, Latin American and The Caribbean, Uruguay

Prof Max Bergman
Social Research and Methodology Group (SRaM), University of Basel, Switzerland

 

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