Global Movements: Power, Resource& Resilience with Kumi Naidoo, Nnimmo Bassey & Silje Lundberg

Activism & Leadership

Global Movements: Power, Resource& Resilience With Kumi Naidoo, Nnimmo Bassey & Silje Lundberg

Video with Kumi Naidoo, Nnimmo Bassey, Silje Lundberg on Wednesday 10th March 2021

Part 3 of Regenerative Activism 2021.

Movement-building is alliance-building and this is particularly true in the case of environmental activism. This session explores the multi-layered response of global environmental movements to the complex series of threats that affect all who inhabit this planet.

Global environmental NGO networks are often well-known organisations with global reach, but relatively distinct approaches to working on the ground. We will explore questions of power, money and resource in movement-building, looking at differences between the global north and south, as well as professional and volunteer activist spaces. We will consider sources of and responses to burnout within environmental NGO movements and explore the distinct contribution of youth activism.

We will ask:

How essential is a regenerative approach to addressing the environmental problems of our time?

In what way do imbalances of power and resource play out in the environmental activist sphere?

To what extent does youth activism shape the direction of the environmental movement?

Kumi Naidoo #

Kumi Naidoo is a life-long social justice campaigner hailing from South Africa.

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Nnimmo Bassey #

Nnimmo Bassey’s indefatigable work with national and international organisations has turned him into one of Africa’s leading advocates and campaigners for the environment and human rights.

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Silje Lundberg #

Silje Lundberg has been working to protect the Lofoten Islands for more than a decade with Young Friends of the Earth (YFoE) Norway.

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