Centre for Complex Systems in Transition Webinar Invite: African Post-Covid-19 crisis pathways—Choices towards a more resilient economic recovery May 14, 2020 1pm Johannesburg time

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African Post-Covid-19 crisis pathways
Choices towards a more resilient economic recovery  

Thursday, May 14th from 13:00—14:00 (GMT+2)
This webinar will take place online
Register in advance for this https://maties.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FMoIQOgDSfOIvw6JXGZurA

Join us for a Webinar in our new
CST series of Webinars 

African Post-Covid-19 crisis pathways: Choices towards a more resilient economic recovery

This series brings together scientists, practitioners and societal actors who use the frameworks of complexity and resilience thinking in their daily work to make sense of the complex dynamics of change and transformative processes. There will be a special focus on how these ideas and practices are used in current times and how local and regional processes and perspectives are being shaped by applying the theoretical concepts and tools for fostering more resilient organisations, communities and decision-making strategies.

Discussants: Nina Callaghan and Prof Mark Swilling
Moderator: Dr Rika Preiser

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Nina Callaghan is a Master’s student at Stellenbosch University, seeking better questions and practice for development, politics, family-making and being together on this mysterious planet. Her research into governance focuses on state capture and geopolitics, and how to better influence these narratives in the public domain. Nina has previously worked as a director of the NGO, Children’s Radio Foundation, as a broadcast journalist and theatre performer.
Prof Mark Swilling is Co-Director of the Stellenbosch Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Programme Coordinator of the Sustainable Development Programme in the School of Public Leadership and the Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute.The primary research focus of his career can be defined as ‘societal transitions’ within the wider discipline of sustainability science and governance, with a particular contextual focus on urban sustainability. He has published over 60 academic articles/book chapters and several books including (with Eve Annecke) Just Transitions: Explorations of Sustainability in an Unfair World (2012) – runner-up Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for best environmental governance book; Untamed Urbanisms (2015); Greening the South African Economy (2016). HIs latest book  Age of Sustainability: Just Transitions in a Complex World (Routledge 2019) is his most significant academic output.