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Africa’s Readiness for Climate Change Forum

April 19 - April 23

Digital Flyer

I am excited to announce that we will be having our UCLA Africa’s Readiness for Climate Change (ARCC) forum as a VIRTUAL conference event scheduled from Monday, April 19th – Friday, April 23rd.  We have confirmed the same incredible Keynote Speakers – Ambassador Sidique Wai, Aya Chebbi, Nnimmo Bassey, and Ousmane Pame for this event.  And we might add one or two more! More details to come in 2021.

In the meantime, I am excited to share that our partner, Ousmane Pame, founder of REDES has a new documentary out.  If you really want to know what Earth Rights Institute is about and what we have been advocating and stand for regarding our initiatives for addressing climate action in Africa, I urge you to see this new documentary that Amazon Prime has just released called

“Climate Change Does Not Need a Visa”


Please WATCH IT!  Both Andrew Apter, Chair UCLA African Studies Center, and I have been working with Ousmane and in 2010 we had a group of UCLA students who did an immersion program in Senegal where many of these sites are filmed in the documentary.

So excited – as I feel that it is about time Ousmane Pame gets recognized for his efforts and what he has dedicated his life in doing to change this world through regenerative initiatives – especially in Africa.  ERI is a major partner of REDES http://redes-ecovillages.org/   His participation in ARCC will be substantial for us as he encourages youth participation from around the world.


April 19
April 23