Full program details here:  QES-AS NextGen Seminar Program

Day 1 – October 27th

Time Session Description
9-9:45 Opening session Onita Basu, Carleton University

Guest Speaker: Wales Singini, Mzuzu University

Session 1: Water and Public Health

9:45-10:05 Robbie Venis, Carleton University, “Towards Universal Safe Water Access in Rural Tanzania: Moving from Provision to Service Models”
10:05-10:25 Jasser Martinez-Garcia, University of Cartegena, “Effects of Climate Change on the Mobility of Organophosphates Pesticides in Soils of the Arroyo Grande Coastal Aquifer, Bolivar, Colombia”

Session 2: Speed Round

10:25-11:00 Sandra Obiri-Yeboah, University of Ghana, “Impact of climate change on farm yields and migration in some selected communities in Northern Ghana”

Douglas Singini, University of Waterloo, Challenges to livelihood practices on the Barotse flood plain following climate change-related shocks”

Tsilavo Raharimahefa, University of Regina, “Impacts and assessment of climate change in the Isalo National Parks, Southern Madagascar”

Michael Sepula, Mzuzu University, “Mitigation of Environmental Impacts of Hospitality Operations & Tourist Recreational Activities on Lake Malawi in Malawi”

Session 3: Business and Agriculture

11:00-11:20 Theodora Aryee, University of Ghana, “The Accountant and the Climate Action Goal”
11:20-11:40 Mabel Enyonam, University of Ghana, “Drivers of Change and Roles: Smallholder Farmers’ Perspectives on Resource Needs for Climate Change Adaptation”
11:40-12:30 Guest Speaker: James Meadowcroft, Carleton University, “Accelerating the Transition to Net Zero”


Day 2 – October 28th

Time Session Description
9-9:45 Opening session: Onita Basu & Karen Schwartz, Carleton University

Guest Speaker: Mwemezi Rwiza, Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology

Session 1: Urban Infrastructure and Food Security

9:45-10:05 Yaw Boafo, University of Ghana, “Exploring the Impacts of Urban Expansion on Green Spaces Availability and Delivery of Ecosystem Services in the Accra Metropolis”
10:05-10:25 Enock Dankyi, University of Ghana, “Pesticide use, climate change and pollinator health: Assessing impacts on cocoa yields in Ghana”

Session 2: Speed Round

10:25-11:00 Alexander Nii Adjei, University of Ghana, “Navigating Inheritance Rules: Land Access and Climate Change Adaptation”

Rosaliah Mughogho, Mzuzu University, “The Effects of Rainfall and Temperature on Malaria Transmission in the Northern Region of Malawi”

Eric Doe, University of Ghana, “Advancing regenerative agricultural ecological intensification of cocoa cropping systems with soil microbial biomass and productivity”

Wondia Yeo, University of Johannesburg, “Potential for a Sustainable and Inclusive Energy Transition in Côte d’Ivoire: a Gender Approach”

Session 3: Food Security

11:00-11:20 Brunhel Vambi, Laval University, “Sustainable intensification of yam agroforestry systems as an adaptation strategy to climate change for the improvement of food security around the Luki Biosphere Reserve in the Mayombe and Ibi Village on the Bateke Plateau, in DR Congo”
11:20-11:40 Ginny Lane, University of Idaho, “Climate change pushing Guatemalan families into food insecurity”
11:40-12:30 Guest Speaker 4: Luc Mougeot, IDRC, “Queen Elizabeth Advanced Scholarships: So What?”

QE West Welcome: Nduka Otiono, Carleton University