Workshops: Individual change


1) Making conservation ‘sexy’ or how to make people care about nature

Ewa MAGIERA (International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN)

Ewa Magiera joined IUCN's Global Communications Unit in 2009, working with its content and marketing team. Among other tasks, she was responsible for creating content for the IUCN website, including its portal on the International Year of Biodiversity. Since then her responsibilities have evolved and she now acts as a Media and Communications Officer. She works with IUCN experts, putting together media products about the projects and issues they work on, and making sure they reach the widest audience possible. She also coordinates IUCN's video work, enhancing the way IUCN highlights its work through the power of moving images. Before joining IUCN she worked in media relations at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and as a translator at the European Commission.

2) Women as agent of change

Sylvia NAMUKASA (Kirinda Youth Environmental Management and Poverty Alleviation Programme – KYEMPAPU, Uganda)

Sylvia Namukasa is the founder and executive director of Kyempapu – the Kirinda Youth Environmental Management and Poverty Alleviation Programme in Uganda. Having worked at the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO, she represented officially her country at UNESCO Youth Forum in October 2011 (as speaker) and 2009 (as delegate) in Paris, France. She followed in 2011 a UN Training on Early-Warning Mechanisms on violence issues in Dakar, Senegal, a training facilitated by UPEACE and FAS (Femmes Africa Solidarités). Since January 2012, she is also an official trainer for Gender Mainstreaming (women as agents of change), a training funded by the Commonwealth Foundation.

3) Individual freedom: what are our real choices regarding consumption?

Michelle DOBRÉ (University of Caen, FR)

Michelle Dobré is the Director of the Sociology Department at the University of Caen where she teaches sociology and participates to the research projects of the Maurice Halbwachs Research Centre. She was previously in charge of the French part of the European Project 'Uncertainty and Insecurity.' She has also worked as manager of the Observatory on Society and Environmental Problems at the French Institute for the Environment (IFEN). Her research and teaching fields include cultural changes in the face of environmental issues and risks, lifestyles and consumption, uncertainty and vulnerability.

4) Individual choices & global economy: what does ethic has to do with human economy?


Michel Laloux is a teacher in Economics, educator and philosopher of education. Author of books on education, he became interested in his books "L'Education Dénationale" and "Torrent de jeunesse" to the adequacy of the school to the existential needs of youth. Moreover, in his book "La démocratie évolutive," he imagines a new form of democracy that would allow the development of a healthy economy.

Saturday, September 8, 2012 -
10:30 to 12:00

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