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Come solve climate change challenges with Tree Africa’s CEO – London event

Africa will feel the brunt of the adverse effects of climate change. But how prepared are we to meet these challenges? How do we make sure that Africa’s development drive takes adequate consideration of the environment? What interesting environmental initiatives are already being implemented on the continent that we can plug into?

These are some of the questions we’ll be addressing at the June New Ideas for Africa in London. The theme is “Environment and Sustainable Development” and we’ll be joined by Charlene Hewat, CEO of Zimbabwean NGO, Tree Africa who will share some of the work of her organisation. We will then open the session up for everyone to share their views and experiences about living sustainably.

After the discussion, we will have the ideas workshop and welcome practical initiatives around enviroment and sustainable development in Africa.

Please extend this invitation to other people in your network who have a passion for the environment and stimulating positive change in Africa.

Date: Wednesday 24 June 2009
Time: 6:30pm-9pm
Venue: UnLtd, 123 Whitecross Street, Islington, London, EC1Y 8JJ
Map: (nearest tube: Old Street/Barbican/Moorgate)

There is a £5 contribution to support the event (light refreshments included).

We look forward to a fun, inspiring and knowledge sharing evening!

Femi and the Africa++ team

Learn more here.

– New Ideas for Africa –


June 22, 2009 at 10:07 pm 2 comments

Go green with New Ideas for Africa: Jo’burg event

Expedition to AntarcticaConversations about caring for the planet used to be reserved for hippie tree-huggers. Now the words Climate Change have grown beyond a whisper as government speaks of introducing carbon tax to companies who don’t keep emissions in check. Even closer to home – the thought of flooding in Soweto would have been laughable a year ago but a reality now. But what does all this really mean to you and I?

To find out, join the June session of New Ideas for Africa where Lesley will be sharing stories and lessons from her recent expedition to Antarctica. We will then open the session up for everyone to share their views and experiences about living sustainably. You will have the opportunity to find out how to plug into environmental initiatives on the go and how to transfer knowledge back to your home/community/work. Confirmed organisations supporting this event include Food & Trees for Africa and the Greenhouse Project. Jeunesse Park, founder of Food & Trees for Africa is a UN Award Winner on Climate Change and will be joining us for the session.

Event details as follows:
Date: Thursday, 18th June 2009
Time: 18h30 – 21h00
Venue: GIBS, Classroom 10, 26 Melville Road, Illovo
Contribution: R40 to support the costs of the event (includes light refreshment)
RSVP: by 15th June

– New Ideas for Africa –

June 10, 2009 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment

Project: Cut your CO2 footprint with the Carbon Neutral Dance

Bremley Lyngdoh has developed a concept called the Carbon Neutral Dance (CND) to raise funds to cover the start-up costs for local branches of World Impact in Togo, Ghana and Kenya.

Bremley organises a venue and some entertainment (live music). The idea is that people reduce their carbon footprint by dancing. The fee they pay at the door goes towards sustainable development projects that offset carbon in various countries around the world.

Bremley came to New Ideas for Africa (29/04/09) to think about how he could reduce his costs – venue hire and logistics eat heavily into his takings at the door – and to explore the market for this kind of event, especially among people in the diaspora.

Suggestions included working with artistes from Africa, finding sponsors to cover the cost of logistics, piggybacking on other events and using new media to build the CND brand.

May 15, 2009 at 3:40 pm Leave a comment

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