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segment 5 / hour 19:
14:00 November 15, 2012

Pan-Africa

Overview

How is climate change impacting the ability of the world to end extreme poverty on the African continent, and what are the implications of not acting? Economic development and sustainability go hand in hand. Yet across Africa, most countries are seriously off-track to meet the Millennium Development Goals, a series of internationally agreed-upon objectives to reduce poverty and child mortality. Join an incredible panel of experts as we look at the linkage between extreme poverty and Dirty Weather.

Panel Discussion

Intersection of Climate Change and Economic Development in Africa

Special Guests

Dr. Paul Higgins, Associate Director, Policy Program, American Meteorological Society
Jeunesse Park, Founder, Food and Trees for Africa
Quinton Naidoo, Director, Farmer Eco-Enterprise Development (FEED), Food and Trees for Africa
Alice Thomas, Program Manager for Climate Displacement, Refugees International

Panel Discussion

Building Resilience to Climate Change in Africa

Special Guests

Dr. Paul Higgins, Associate Director, Policy Program, American Meteorological Society
Jeunesse Park, Founder, Food and Trees for Africa
Quinton Naidoo, Director, Farmer Eco-Enterprise Development (FEED), Food and Trees for Africa

Hour 19