The NGO Committee on Sustainable Development and NGO Committee on the Status of Women cordially invite their members and guests for a talk with
Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Thinx Inc.
November 18, 2021; 4pm CET online, Zoom
Tricia is Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Thinx Inc. Before that she was Anti-Racism/DEI Leader for NGO CSW and Global Coordinator of the Civil Society Advisory Group to UN Women Generation Equality Forum. She is a data-driven organizational transformation, change management and DEI strategist with experience in large global organizations including UNICEF, UNDP, The World Bank, financial institutions in Asia, and tech companies in the USA, Africa, Asia and Latin America. After completing her doctorate with a focus on migration in South Africa, she remained in South Africa for 5 years working with the UN on migration, refugee protection, gender equality, and racial equality. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University in 2013. She has also studied at the University of Cambridge (UK) and Yale University.
To join please follow the link or use the Zoom credentials:
- Zoomlink: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84438651330?pwd=bU1lLythRTFuOTRIUXhEdStxUjFwUT09
- Meeting-ID: 844 3865 1330
- Kenncode: 725517
30th SESSION of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Tuesday May 18th, 1.10 – 2p.m. CET, online
Meeting-ID: 811 4864 169
Environmental factors as an important trigger for migration
Reconsidering the definition of smuggling migrants in the context of (transnational) environmental disasters and hazardous legacies
Environmental factors influence migration in important ways, shaped by local economic, sociopolitical and cultural conditions. The root causes of environmental migration are often deeply intertwined and closely connected to sustainable development issues. Experts will present actual research data and share experience at the grass roots level, followed by a discussion on understanding the links between environmental change and migration, which disproportionately affect vulnerable groups, in particular women and girls.
Roman Hoffmann, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis with affiliations at the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Farai Maguwu, Director of Centre for Natural Resource Governance (cnrgzim.org), PhD candidate at the Wits School of Governance
Sharon Fisher, President Soroptimist International
Roman Hoffmann is a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis with affiliations at the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Vienna and
degrees in sociology and economics from the University of Munich. In his applied research, he studies the impacts of climate change on populations and resilience to environmental stress with a focus on climate adaptation and migration. He has served as a consultant for UNIDO, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), and several non-governmental organizations.
Farai Maguwu is devoted to improving the governance of natural resources in Zimbabwe. Human Rights Watch honoured him with the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism. He was also honoured by Rapaport, a clean diamond campaigner, for protecting artisanal diamond miners in Zimbabwe‘s Marange region. In 2012 he
founded the Centre for Natural Resource Governance (cnrgzim.org), which researches and documents human rights abuse and illicit trade in minerals. Farai is a PhD candidate at the Wits School of Governance. He holds an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the European University Center for Peace Studies, and a Master in Peace and Governance from Africa University.
Sustainable Development Committee
The focus of the committee is on the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainable development. It provides a forum for NGOs interested in discussing and analyzing the work of the UN intergovernmental bodies in the field of sustainable
development, as well as the related activities of the Vienna-based UN organizations. It encourages new initiatives and seeks inputs into civil society’s contribution to the 2030 agenda of the United Nations.
Some are Hazardous Environmental Legacy Sites, some are Monsters: Why sustainable development needs to include environmental crime
The Committee on Sustainable Development cordially invites its member organisations to a talk by Prof. Verena Winiwarter (BOKU) on Hazardous Environmental Legacy Sites
|When||Tuesday, 27 April 2021|
|Time||6:30 – 8:30 pm|
|Meeting-ID||843 4442 0182|
About Verena Winiwarter
Professor of Environmental History at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt since 2007, transferred to BOKU 2018 with the Institute of Social Ecology. She holds a PhD in Environmental History (1998) and a venia legendi in Human Ecology (2003) from University of Vienna. Since 2016, she is a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OEAW), Chairperson of the Commission for Interdisciplinary Ecological Studies, and co-founded the European Society of Environmental History. Her main research interests comprise the history of landscapes, in particular rivers and the environmental history of soils and legacy sites. Her 2014 co-authored book “Umwelt hat Geschichte. Sechzig Reisen durch die Zeit” was elected as Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres in Austria and Umweltbuch des Jahres in Germany and is now in its 3rd imprint. In 2013, she was „WissenschaftlerIn des Jahres“ in Austria and in December 2019 she was awarded the “Preis der Stadt Wien für Geisteswissenschaften”.
Abena Dove Osseo-Asare. Atomic Junction: Nuclear Power in Africa after
Independence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 296 pp.
$32.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-45737-8.
Together with SIW, GWI, SID and CoNGO the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development has organized a Side Event for the upcoming UNTOC COP10. The title is “Linking Criminal Justice and the SDGs in a New Way: Corruption creates wicked legacies at hazardous sites” and it will be an online event, taking place on October 15th 2020 from 10am – 10:50am.