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Life at the Intersections of Energy Insecurity, Gender Dynamics, and Climate Change in Africa

This virtual event is part of the Gilman Climate Leaders Seminar Series (March 24 - May 12), designed by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Duke University Energy Initiative and funded by the U.S. Department of State. The interdisciplinary series aims to enhance attendees' understanding of the climate crisis-including its social, political, and economic impacts-through a foreign policy lens. Featured speakers include Duke University faculty as well as other prominent scholars and professionals. The second seminar in the series will kick off with reflections by Eric Ndayaho Mvukiyehe (Duke University), a political science professor with deep experience in development and gender issues from his tenure at the World Bank. He will then be joined by Victoria Plutshack (Duke University), who works on energy access and decarbonized, off-grid energy systems in Africa. The two will hold an engaging conversation about tackling climate change and electrification, embedded within this varied, complex context-and explore the role of women-centered solutions in meeting development, political stability and climate goals on the African continent. The first seven seminars in the series are open to students at all U.S. colleges and universities as well as to the Duke community, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff. An eighth seminar will be offered exclusively to students and alumni of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholars Program. Learn more and register:


Africa focus, Civic Engagement/Social Action, Energy, Global, Humanities, Panel/Seminar/Colloquium, Politics, Sustainability, Webcast