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Public Dialogue: Disaster Management in Africa

Start Date: Friday, 19 July, 2019
Time: 09h00 – 13h30
Contact Person:
Venue: Donald Gordon Auditorium, Wits Business School, 2 St David's Place, Parktown

The African Centre on Philanthropy and Social Investment (ACPSI) together with the Graca Machel Trust, the Mandela Institute for Development Studies and Wits Business School have the pleasure of inviting you to a half-day public dialogue on natural disaster management in Africa.
The dialogue will focus on issues emanating from the recent devastation wrought by Cyclones Idai and Kenneth and the perennial flooding in Southern African countries.
The keynote address will be given by activist and humanitarian Mrs Graca Machel.
There will be two panels:

  • PANEL ONE: Disaster preparedness levels and impacts of natural disasters
  • PANEL TWO: Action plan and agenda setting for various organisations, what should we be doing?

Moderator: Broadcast Journalist Bongani Bingwa
Participants in the dialogue will include key stakeholders in disaster management, including the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP), the Wits Global Change Institute, BUSA/Brytes Insurance, the World Food Programme, the Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Analysis Network (FANRPAN), the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI), the Department of Defence as well as other activists and social entrepreneurs.
We look forward to welcoming you to Wits Business School to take part in this important discussion.
Booking is essential.
We look forward to hosting you!