First International Conference
First International Conference
Organised by the Starford International University
Environmental Governance in South Sudan, Africa and Beyond
Air Pollution in Urban and Suburban Space
In Collaboration with Juba City Council and AAPAM
Venue: Starford International University Campus, Juba
Date: 14-15th October, 2016
Environmental governance refers to the processes of decision-making involved in the control and management of the environment and natural resources. African financial security is largely dependent on the environment and natural resources accrued from it. Renewable natural resources such as forests, aquatic life, wildlife and land are among the main contributors to the GDP in many African economies, by far exceeding income gained from manufacturing and Technology combined.
Despite the cardinal role held by environmental resources for African economic survival, human activities continually, pose a threat to ecological balance. Environmental degradation has increasingly been encouraged by industrial growth and gains from irresponsible resource management. This state of affairs has raised alarm over environmental degradation, scarcity, pollution and related challenges in turn prompting the search for models focusing on sustainable and responsible, growth and development practices that would ensure fundamental ecological systems remain integral, while supporting important human and other wants.
Environmental governance has been the subject of numerous Roundtable around discussions around the globe as it directly or indirectly affects the lives of both humans and non-human beings, South Sudan is not an exception. The piloting in of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGD’s) by the United Nations demands that policy makers understand the contemporary exigencies and offer appropriate policy direction to transform the world. It is therefore important that strategy actors in Africa embrace new approaches to environmental governance. Significant efforts towards the developments of national and international environmental laws, over the past few decades in response to these challenges, has been made, however more efforts are necessary to ensure harmonization of policies and practices. This is why the SDG No. 13, 14 and 15 focus global environments in concerns and discussions for more appropriate in–depth research to bring about changes in policy framework and attitude for a fresh beginning.
Objective: The objective of this seminar is to sensitize all stakeholders, actors, activists and academics working in the field and to make them aware with required level of understanding about the consequences of air pollution in urban space and city centres in the East African region in the life and living of city dwellers in broader global context for the protection of environment for the future generation in sustainable manner. The viable alternatives to the present practices will be explored and innovative solutions can be worked out through meaningful investigations and discussions for more appropriate in–depth research to bring about changes in policy framework and attitude for a fresh beginning.
Other Objectives are:
- Reduce the risk of causing damage to the environment
- Use resources more efficiently
- Monitoring of Environmental changes in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Citizen Participation in Environmental Management
- Modern environmental conservation techniques around the globe
- Assessing alternative policy actions
- Country case studies
- Identifying of alternative policies on environmental governance
Participants: Civil Servants, Executives, Policy Makers, Activists, NGOs and CSOs and Academics are the main target groups although all are welcome.
We do not have funding for the participants. However, we can issue support letter for those who may seek funding from their own or other institutions.
Registration: All participants are required to register. For registration, please send the following details to the Coordinator: Full Name, Institution, Position, Address, Email and Phone Number.
Registration Fee: SSP 2000 per participant (South Sudanese)
USD 100 per participant (All Others)
Method of Payment
Local participants can pay in cash in our Office on receipt
Participants from outside the country can register and then pay in “cash only” basis after arrival.
Number of Participants is limited to 50 due to space problem.
Abstracts on any relevant theme can be sent by 20 August, 2016 to Moses Mayor: firstname.lastname@example.org
/ +211 (0) 9 55039591 or to Ms. Adau Daphne: Adau.Kwol1818@gmail.com/ +211 (0) 915880220
Notification on Abstracts: 31 August, 2016
Selected Conference Papers will be published in an in-House Journal
Hotel Booking: 1. Concord Hotel
Hai Malakal, Juba
- James Hotel,
Hai Malakal, Juba
Telephone: +211(0) 955 026 196
- Quality Hotel,
Hai Cinema, Juba
- World Focus International, Juba
Ghines Street, Juba
Telephone: +211(0) 913 018 840
Direct advance booking is recommended.
Programme Co-ordinator: Email to Moses Mayor: email@example.com/
Or Ms. Daphne:Adau.Kwol1818@gmail.com /Phone: +211(0)915880220
Chair: Prof. Tushar Kanti Saha
Members: Mr. Maikel Deng Gabriel
Mr. Cornelius Oliha
Mr.Aluong Mayom Chuir
Moses Mayor (Coordinator)
Prof. Tushar Kanti Saha (Chair)
Mr. GK. Scott, Secretary General, AAPAM
Mr. George Mukundi, African Union
Day 1 14th October
Inauguration: 9.00-9.30 A.M
Master of the Ceremony: DVC (Academic)
Chairman of the Council: Hon. Mr. Dium Cyer Cyerdit Deng 5 Min
Speech by the Chief Guest: Hon. Minister of Environment (To be confirmed) 15 Min
Speech by the Vice-Chancellor: Professor Tushar Kanti Saha 5 Min
9.30 A.M- 10 A.M Tea Break
Keynote Speaker: Mr. G.K.Scott
10-10.30 A.M Environmental Governance – its significance in global warming up
10.30- 11.00 Emissions from Generators in Urban Space- Health Issues
11.00-11.30 Research on Air Quality and Air Pollution in Urban Centers
11.30- 12.00 Noise and Sound Pollution –Ill Effects
12.30- 1.00 PM Best Practices under the Constraints and Alternative Models
1.00-2.00 P.M Lunch Break
2.00-3.00 P.M Solar Power/Wind Energy/ Hydro-Electric Power in addressing the Pollution Issues in the City of Juba
3.00- 3.30 P.M Tea Break
3.30-4 P.M Investment in Clean Technology –Eco-Lighting in Urban Space
4.00-5.00 Agriculture, Green Technology and Renewable Conversion Technology
Day 2 15 October
10.00 -11 A.M REDD and Green Belt as a Lung Support to Urban Population
11.00-12 Noon Group Discussion and Plenary
Vote of Thanks