Transformative Education: Climate Change Literacy and Learning

Climate change literacy and learning are vital to equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills to understand and address the global climate crisis. Educational institutions, NGOs, governments, corporations, and individuals all have a role to play. By prioritizing climate change literacy and learning in our education systems, we can foster a more environmentally conscious and responsible society.
How can climate change literacy and learning equip individuals with knowledge and best practices to address the global crisis? In what ways are countries integrating climate education into education systems to promote a more environmentally conscious and responsible society? How do we empower people to make informed decisions and take meaningful actions toward a sustainable future?
Transformative educational approaches are necessary to spur critical thinking, problem-solving, and action. This panel explores how climate change education can foster an environmentally conscious society and sustain engagement on global efforts against climate change.

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Stanley Mukasa

Stanley Mukasa

Associate Director of Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon University Africa (Moderator)

Stanley Mukasa is the Associate Director of Entrepreneurship at CMU-Africa, where drives initiatives in tech-entrepreneurship, believing in its capacity to create decent jobs in Africa. He identifies promising tech startups and links them to support programs through CMU-Africa’s Industry Innovation Lab. Stanley serves as a board member for the Global Entrepreneurship Network. He held several leadership roles in entrepreneurship at African Leadership University (ALU) and Davis College Akilah. He received his Ph.D. from The Swiss Management Center, a Master’s in Economic Policy Management from Makerere University, and an iMBA specializing in Strategic Innovation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr Gertrude Mwangala Akapelwa

Dr. Gertrude Mwangala Akapelwa

Founder & Vice Chancellor, Victoria Falls University of Technology

Doctor Gertrude Mwangala Akapelwa is the Founder and Vice Chancellor of the Victoria Falls University of Technology in Livingstone-Zambia. She is leading the establishment of the Victoria Falls University Clean Energy Limited and promoting innovations in economic sectors. Dr. worked at the African Development Bank in Ivory Coast and Tunisia for 25 years, managed ICT infrastructure, and led the AfDB initiatives in ICT for development.

Ruka Sanusi

Ruka Sanusi

Executive Director, Ghana Climate Innovation Centre

Ruka Sanusi is an accomplished management consultant with 30 years of consulting experience in Europe and across sub-Saharan Africa. Her career has been built around abilities to both provide advice on matters of business/organisational strategy, operations and transformation, and organizing resources and facilities to implement recommendations – she has strategic and operational ability. Ruka is currently the Executive Director of the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), a pioneering national business incubator providing business and financial services to climate entrepreneurs. The Centre is an institute of Ashesi University.

Wilson Da Silva

Director of Enrollment Management - African Leadership Academy

At the African Leadership Academy, Wilson leads the charge in identifying the next generation of African leaders as the Director of Enrollment Management. His extensive tenure has seen him forging strategic partnerships and spearheading educational initiatives across more than twenty countries on the continent. Wilson's expertise is bolstered by a BA in Communication Science and management, alongside his current Executive MBA studies. He is a driving force in educational innovation and a catalyst for empowering the continent's youth.


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