Reinhold Mangundu visits Marrakesh for Young Africa Leaders Summit and COP22
10 November 2016
Today we said good-bye to Reinhold Mangundu at the airport as he was on his way to Marrakesh, Morocco to join the dialogue for young
ecologists called The Inner Dimensions of Climate Change
organised by The Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW), an official
participating organization of the 2016 United Nations Framework Convention
on Climate Change civil society/NGO forum. The dialogue will take place over the coming days. Reinhold was chosen because he
is very passionate about pro-poor development and because of his
work in his communities
to address climate change and aspiration to be a force for environmental
sustainability in Namibia. This gathering will explore the causes of our
environmental crisis and how our actions today impact the human community well
into the future, as
well as national and local responses to climate change mitigation throughout Africa.
It will explore predictions regarding the state of Africa’s rivers and lakes,
as well as inroads toward small scale agriculture and indigenous farming
practices. What are the sustainable and
rural interventions to combat pollution and deal with climatic changes
impacting Africa’s waters and agriculture?
Reinhold's words: 'I hope to learn about the current state of Africa’s
biodiversity and the critical factors shifting ecology and wildlife, new
alternatives to combating and mitigating climate change and new practices
towards a green and sustainable economy.'