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Disaster Management in Africa

When: Friday, 19 July 2019 - Friday, 19 July 2019
Where: Parktown Management Campus
Donald Gordon Auditorium, Wits Business School
Start time:9:00

The Graca Machel Trust, the Mandela Institute for Development Studies and Wits Business School hosts this public dialogue.

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. This dialogue is also hosted in partnership with the African Centre on Philanthropy and Social Investment.

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