Food and Water Security in a Changing World

29 nov 2022 08:00 7 des 2022 11:00 ENG

Selected keynotes from the Makerere-Bergen Research School

The Makerere Bergen Research School is a PhD school hosted by Makerere University and the University of Bergen. The school takes place in Kampala, Uganda with a hub in Bergen. Selected keynotes will be available for the public through Zoom.

The research school offers two PhD courses: Sustainable Food Systems and Access to Safe Water and Water for Production. The courses will focus on the UN's Agenda 2030 and the associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and use transboundary ecosystems like Mount Elgon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Lake Victoria Basin, and the semi-arid Karamoja region in Uganda and Kenya as empirical cases.

The world is currently facing multiple challenges caused by human action in the Anthropocene. The impacts of a changing climate, increasing populations, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation pose complex challenges for humanity and all other living beings. These courses will discuss interconnected threats and opportunities to the food system and water security from a sustainability perspective, with particular emphasis on challenges and possibilities for the Global South.

The following keynotes are available to the public:

Tuesday 29 Nov 08:15-09:00: The history of the sustainable development agenda with Inger Måren (UiB)

Friday 2 Dec 08:15-09:00: The impact of climate change on water and irrigation with Fransis Mutua 

Monday 5 Dec 09:15-10:00: Man & the biosphere - UNESCO biosphere reserve talk with Inger Måren (UiB)

Wednesday 7 Dec 08:15-09:00: Agri-food waste minimization and valorization for sustainability with John Muyonga

Wednesday 7 Dec 09:15-10:00: Water for production with Dauda Batega