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CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

 

The Department of Research, Innovation, Media and Publication coordinates, facilitates and publishes all symposia, conferences and workshops of the university. We are mostly interested in innovative ideas, courageous publications and daring workshops on different facets of academic life.


CONFERENCES

Climate Change and Human Migration Seminar

Date: 6th Of March 2020. Time: 0815am – 1330pm

Venue: Audio-Visual Room, Arrupe Jesuit University Campus, 16 Link Road, Mt Pleasant, Harare.                                                                                  

Background

The relationship between Climate Change and Human Migration is complex and interwoven with other sectors of the social, political and economic environments of the world. In this seminar, we put emphasis on the effects of climate change on human mobility within various disciplines. We explore key features of the interplay between climate change and migration. Currently human mobility has been at its highest levels in hostile environments particularly fuelled by conflicts and natural disasters. Thus, this event strives to capture the nexus of climate change and human migration, exploring opportunities and limitations that human migration presents to policy and legal frameworks towards climate change adaptation. The event will also put emphasis on capacitating participants with relevant inputs that build competence for research and analysis of climate change induced human migration. Lastly, panel discussions on policy gaps on addressing climate-change induced migration will be conducted.

                                                                                           Key Issues

  1. COP25 Madrid Climate Change Conference feedback (thematic areas of interest). Speaker, Mr Lenin Chisaira (Director of Advocates4Earth)
  2. Global Environmental Policy and Climate Change: Speaker, Fr Arnold Moyo SJ, Silveira        House, Jesuit Social Justice and Development Centre
  3. Human Migration in the Era of Climate Change: Speaker, Mr Daniel Sam (International Organisation for Migration)
  4. Climate Change, Human Migration and Violence: Speaker, Dr Evaristus Ekwueme SJ (PVC – Academics AJU)
  5. Plenary Session on Opportunities and Limitations of human migration as climate change adaptation: (Dr Kaulem, UNHCR Rep, Govt Rep, Mr Daniel Sam IOM)

                                                       Key Result Areas

-To provide participants with sufficient grounding in climate change and human migration policies and international resolutions passed on regional summits;

-To encourage critical analysis of government’s climate change policy implications on human migration;

-To encourage participants to be involved in community advocacy towards inclusive responses to climate change law and policy formulation and care for the displaced;

-To provide a platform for dialogue among various organizations involved in Climate Change Initiatives so that areas of interest can be furthered with great mutuality and cooperation;

-To ignite research initiatives among participants through interactions with various experts present on the seminar;


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WORKSHOPS

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

March 18, 2020

AFCAST – will be hosting many NGOs, government agencies and diplomatic missions on the issues of Human Trafficking. Only invited guests are welcome to attend. If you wish to be invited contact: afcast@aju.ac.zw.

 


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CONFERENCES

WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
THEME: PHILOSOPHY AND ICT REVOLUTION IN AFRICA
19-20 NOVEMBER 2020
VENUE: ARRUPE JESUIT UNIVERSITY, HARARE, ZIMBABWE

Conference Summary

This is a 2-day interdisciplinary international conference to be held as part of the 2020 World Philosophy Day commemorations. The

conference brings together researchers in universities, business, government, computer science, information systems, law, media,

anthropology, education, psychology, sociology, philosophy and theology. It seeks to grapple with emerging issues surrounding

information and communication technology, focusing particularly on Africa. Philosophy, according to UNESCO, has opened the door for new concepts and innovative ideas, laying the foundations of critical thinking, independence and creativity across cultures for many centuries. The World Philosophy Day that was introduced by UNESCO in 2002 is an opportunity for people to share their philosophical heritage, opening their minds to new ideas, and inspire public debate on society’s challenges. Reflection on contemporary society’s unsolved problems and unanswered questions were always at the heart of philosophical analysis and thinking. It is in this spirit that this conference is organised to reflect on emerging issues on ICT in Africa. Views from the international community of scholars, including scholars from beyond Africa, are welcome.


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