The academics and practitioners will address the following issues:
Global Environmental Challenges. (A Model of the Environment, Biodiversity, Water, Climate Change, Ozone Layer Depletion, Desertification, Deforestation, Natural Resources and Energy Resources, Environmental Security).
Sustainable Development, Sustainable Retreat, or Collapse and Regeneration? (Three Scenarios for Development, Contours of Regeneration, From Regeneration to Transformation).
Responsible Consumption and Food Waste (Consumption patterns and trends, Food waste, Planetary boundaries, Impacts on food security).
Legal requirements for reporting on sustainability today and tomorrow (reporting requirements, GRI, G4).
Why do companies care about sustainability? Business losses and benefits
The history and future of global climate governance
We will have also an opportunity to look in a more detail into three case studies from Africa:
Case Study 1: Eco-tourism – a human-gorilla dichotomy? Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
A political ecology analysis of the impact of eco-tourism on gorilla conservation and local development in the case study of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.
Case Study 2: Matibabu Foundation, Kibera and Siaya County, Kenya
In 2004, on realization that the root cause of the Kibera slums’ degrading situation was due to poverty and endless influx of people from the rural areas (especially western Kenya) in search of employment in Nairobi, he decided to address this challenge by registering Matibabu Foundation, a health NGO that creates a healthy, productive and prosperous society in marginalized and hard-to-reach rural population in Siaya County, western Kenya. Matibabu stands in Swahili for health and/or treatment. To date Matibabu Foundation has created jobs to 55 staff, provided health services to over 60,000 people in Siaya County, initiated Prevention with positives (PwP) and Psychosocial Support Center (PSC) to reduce stigma and to support the HIV victims. The Matibabu Foundation, has also entered into partnership with International Organization of Migrants (IOM) to provide health services to minority migrant population in Eastleigh, Nairobi. www.matibabukenya.org
CNN movie about Matibabu Foundation – Youtube
Case study 3: Maendeleo, Agricultural Microcredits / Agricultural Assistance, Tanzania.
Maendeleo was founded by teachers and students from Palacky University, Czech Republic, in 2011. The NGO provides microcredits to farmer groups in villages in the Utengule/Usangu area. Today they run four complex projects including trainings and farming support. As Maendeleo was founded by research and students they are trying to ensure rigorous assessment of their activities.
SATURDAY 1 July
12.00 – 18.00 Registration
18.30 – 19.30 Orientation / Ice Breaking Session /Egle Havrdova/
20.00 Welcome Dinner /Restaurant “Hlučná Samota”, Záhřebská 14/
SUNDAY 2 July
10.00 – 11.15 Introduction to Program
11.15 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.45 Lecture 1
12.45 – 15.00 Lunch
15.00 – 18.00 Tours of Prague
19.00 Dinner /Restaurant “Hlučná Samota”/
MONDAY 3 July
09.30 – 10:45 Lecture 2
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.15 Lecture 3
12.15 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 Departure for site visit
14.00 – 15.00 Site visit
16.30 – 17.30 Guest Lecture
18.00 – 19.00 Happy Hour /Café v Lese/
19.30 Dinner /Restaurant “Hlučná Samota”/
TUESDAY 4 July
09.30 – 10.45 Lecture 4
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.30 Lecture 5
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.15 Workshop 1
15.15 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 16.45 Workshop 2
17.30 – 18.30 Guest Lecture
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner /Restaurant “Hlučná Samota”/
21.00 Clubbing in Prague
WEDNESDAY 5 July
Free Day!!!: Tours of Prague /Pool Party/ Trip to Kutna Hora
20.00 Dinner /Restaurant “Hlučná Samota”/
22.00 Czech Movie at the Summer School venue
THURSDAY 6 July
09.30 – 10.45 Lecture 6
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.15 Lecture 7
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.45 Workshop 3
14.45 – 15.00 Coffee Break
15.00 – 16.15 Workshop 4
17.30 – 18.30 Guest Lecture
19.00 Dinner /Restaurant “Hlučná Samota”/
21.00 – 23.00 Boat Tour
FRIDAY 7 July
09.30 – 10.45 Lecture 8
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.15 Workshop 5
12.45 – 16.00 Lunch / Free Time
17.00 Departure for Gröbeho vila
17.30 – 19.00 Commencement
20.00 FAREWELL PARTY/Gröbeho vila, Havlíčkovy sady, Praha 2/
SATURDAY 8 July
Franklyn Lisk is a Professorial Research Fellow at Centre for the Study of Globalization and Regionalisation (CSGR) at the University of Warwick, and a collaborator with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Previously, he was Professor at the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University. At CSGR, he is involved in research on policy issues pertaining to globalization, governance and sustainable development, and was the coordinator and lead researcher for a joint UNDP – of Warwick/CSGR project on ‘Governance and HIV/AIDS Responses’ (2006-2008). He has published widely on labour market and employment and development policy issues, global health governance, climate change and health governance , and public policy and sustainable development.
Pavel Nováček, Ph.D. is Head of the Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. He specializes in environmental/development issues and sustainability studies. Pavel earned his RNDr. (equivalent to a MSc.) in Environmental Protection at Palacky University, Czech Republic in 1985. He earned his CSc. (equivalent to a Ph.D.) at the Institute of Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic in 1992. He was University of Constantine Philosopher, Nitra, Slovak Republic Associated Professor from 2003 to 2005.
Since 1998, Pavel has been Member of the Planning Committee and Chairman of the Central European Node of the WFUNA Millennium Project (Washington, D.C.). This project explores global futures by interviewing and surveying individuals, who work for corporations, universities, NGOs, UN organizations, and governments around the world. He has been coordinator of two special studies of the WFUNA Millennium Project: Global Partnership for Development (published in 2002) and Marshall Plan for Haiti (published in English and French in 2008).
Martin is Assistant Professor at Department of Development Studies of the Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, where he is also responsible for EUSA_ID Erasmus Mundus Programme. Among Martin’s research interests are microfinance, sustainable and ethic finance, community development, rural poverty and Eastern Africa. Martin is founder and CEO of Maendeleo, NGO which provides Agricultural Microcredits / Agricultural Assistance in Tanzania. Martin received his BA and MA in International Development Studies from Palacky University Olomouc.
A Prague Summer Schools faculty member since 2013, Penelope is a ‘Proudly Made In Africa Fellow in Business and Development’ at UCD School of Business, Ireland. Her role is to make Africa an integral component of the Business Education taught across Universities in Ireland. Penelope holds a PhD from Warwick Business School, UK. Her doctoral thesis investigated the contribution of Brand Africa to Sustainable Development from a diasporan perspective. She is also a holder of two Masters degrees (in Strategic Management and in Business Administration) from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. During her doctoral studies, Penelope taught a number of under- and postgraduate subjects at WBS in the areas of Marketing, Organisational Behaviour/Analysis, Strategic Brand Management, Global Project Management and Global Environment of Business. Prior to her PhD studies, she worked in Germany as a Market Research Analyst for a boutique brand strategy consultant firm, and in Austria as a Marketing Strategy Consultant for Small & Medium Enterprises. She also worked on Austrian funded projects in Zimbabwe and South Africa before and during her University studies in Austria. Penelope has also published academic work and opinion pieces, as well as presented at global conferences including the Academy of Marketing, where she won the Best Track Paper Award in 2011.
Lisa is a PhD student at Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands, one of the leading universities on life sciences and environmental sustainability worldwide. She holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations with focus on Sub-Sahara Africa from Ludwig-Maximilians-Univeristät, Germany, and University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia. In September 2015 she finished her MSc Political Economy of Violence, Conflict and Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. For her Master thesis “A human-gorilla dichotomy? A political ecology analysis of conservation and local development in the case study of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park” (with distinction) she conducted primary research in Uganda gaining qualitative data to examine the conflict between mountain gorilla conservation measures and the situation of the local population. Subsequently she was the producer of a documentary for the Canadian film company Loud Roar Productions depicting the critical situation of the Batwa people in Uganda who have been evicted from the National Park. Her PhD project seeks to analyse the contested concept of a ‘Peace Park’ straddling Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo – a region infamously holding the title of “Africa’s World War”. Lisa currently works in the International Climate Initiative dealing with projects merging biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing and emerging economies.
Ausra is an environmental professional, with long term and proven expertise in the field. She currently serves as an environmental engineer at Axis Communications AB, dealing with environmental management systems, product environmental performance and environmental legal compliance. Previously, she has covered the position of environmental consultant at WSP Environment and of Project Manager-Consultant at the Science and Technology Park of Vilnius. After completing a BSc in Environmental Science and Technology, Ausra has been awarded with two Msc, in Environmental Science from Lund University, Sweden and in International Communication and Information, from Vilnius University, Lithuania. She holds a PhD in Environmental science from Linnaeus University, Kalmar in Sweden, where she was responsible for teaching, research and experimental work for many years. Her research interests include Environmental physics, aerosol particles and deposition processes, climate change, experimental studies and modeling. Her publications, which include manuscripts, conference papers and articles for international journals such as The ESS Bulletin or the Boreal Environment Research, have provided the academic debate with significant scientific contributions.
Christine graduated in Development Studies at the University of South Africa – UNISA and has been working in the Prague Global Policy Institute – Glopolis since 2010. She focuses on analysis and awareness-raising activities concerning food security and the environment. Christine is the author of several publications on food issues and climate change, and is the co-author of a publication on women and agriculture. Recently her major interest is responsible consumption and food waste.
Killian Stokes is an award winning social entrepreneur with 20+ years experience in fundraising, business development and communications within the tech and not for profit worlds. He has worked across Europe, America, Africa and Asia for a broad range of organisations – from tech start ups to international aid agencies – and has networked and engaged globally at senior management, founder and CEO level.
Killian has a passion, energy and curiosity for harnessing the power of business and innovation to end global poverty and tackle climate change.
Killian lectures part time on Business and Development at the Quinn School of Business in UCD.
Killian holds a Bachelors in business and economics from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in International Relations from Dublin City University. Killian is the cofounder of MyGoodPoints.org (2009) and MoyeeCoffeeIreland (2016) and currently lectures on Business and Global Development at the Quinn School of Business at University College Dublin.