Everyone’s Downstream 25-26 November

Venue: University of KwaZulu Natal, Howard College Campus, MTB L1
Dates: November 25th – 26th 2011

EDS 2011 is a community-led exploration of Tar Sands and other extreme extractions around the world focusing on Africa and other discussions around false and realistic solutions to climate change and violation of human rights.


DAY 1 – Tar Sand in Canada and Africa

14h00 – 14h20 – Welcome & Intro

14h20 – 15h30 – Macdonald Stainsby (Oil Sands Truth) & Ben Powless (Indigenous Environmental Network) –Tar Sands in Canada

TEA BREAK – 15 minutes

15h45 -17h45 -Holly Rakotondralambo (AVG) – Madagascar Tar Sands
Congo (Brazzaville) Tar Sands – Christian Mounzeo, President, Engagement for Peace and Human Rights (RPDH)

TEA Break – 15 minutes

18h05 – 18h20 Dru Oja Jay, journalist with the Dominion paper of Canada –analysis of Tar Sands resistance in Canada

18h20 – 18h40 Q & A

DAY 2 – Community narratives about extreme fossil fuel extractions

10h00 -10h15– Welcome and summary

10h15 – 10h50 Lia Tarachansky, independent journalist in Tel Aviv– Israeli oil Shale plans.

TEA BREAK – 15 min

11h05 – 11h45 Bwengye Rajabu Yusufu, Oil Watch Uganda: Heavy Oil projects planned in Ugandas forests.

LUNCH – 11h45 – 12h30

12h40 – 13h25 SDCEA

13h25 – 14h10 Nigeria – Celestine AkpoBari & Sorbarikor Demual, Ogoni Solidarity Forum: Women’s struggles and Community Issues in the Niger Delta and beyond.

TEA BREAK – 15 min

14h30 – 15h30 Jean-Pierre (SAF Melaky) – extreme extractions and community issues for the Melaky region

15h30 – 16h30? WAY FORWARD?
Closing (including closing words from Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action)

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