Salon Rio

Yesterday evening, to kick off the first evening of the event “Salon Rio”, Brandt School student Edson Ziso gave a presentation about the social and ecological impacts of urbanization in Zimbabwe, which was then followed by a discussion. The talk was hosted and broadcast by Radio F.R.E.I.

The Salon Rio initiative is hosted by the Heinrich Böll Foundation of Thüringen and in cooperation with the Willy Brandt School.

June 2012 is the 20th anniversary of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. According to the Rio motto “think globally, act locally”, the event Salon Rio offers the opportunity to explore and discuss sustainability in other countries and to engage new perspectives.

The program for Salon Rio is as follows:

19:00, June 4th, 2012: Social and ecological impacts of urbanization in Africa: Zimbabwe and Mali, presented by Edson Ziso and Bernward Credo (Freundeskreis Kati e.V.)

19:00, June 11th, 2012: Women and Water Management: Development and Gender Policy in Nepal, presented by Mei Ling Aw and Katie Leary

19:00, June 18th, 2012: Brazil and the Rio+20 Conference, presented by Thiago Noce (live stream from Rio) and Barbara Unmüßig

All events are located at Radio F.R.E.I. in Erfurt, Gotthardtstr. 21, 99084 Erfurt

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Pictures from June 4th: