SRI Inkundla #2: Building Peace for Sustainability through Science

Monday, March 28, 2022 (All day) to Thursday, March 31, 2022 (All day)
Pretoria, South Africa and Online

Sustainability is a frame for transformation that inspires society to restructure towards a just, equitable future for all that includes effective custodianship of our planet’s resources. Progress towards sustainability is not immediate and never solitary. The pathways towards transformation of policies and practices rely on collaborative, open dialogue and an appreciation for all perspectives to find common solutions, especially in times of competition and conflict. In fact one may argue that peace, justice and strong institutions is not just one of the goals of sustainability but a prerequisite to achieving it. Given the strong scientific and societal foundations for sustainability and the pivotal role science diplomacy can play in building collaborations and co-constructing informed, lasting solutions, the open science platform is critical to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Join us for the second SRI Inkundla, which will strive to build bridges between the sciences, sectors, community members, and countries by focusing on the power of science to transcend conflict and foster peaceful transitions to sustainability. We will offer two interactive conversations with different speakers with both academic and lived experience in advancing peaceful dialogue through science.

Dates and time:

28 March 2022 – 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm South Africa Standard Time (SAST)

31 March 2022 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm South Africa Standard Time (SAST)