Past Events

The following is a listing of past events in which SEEC  has hosted or participated:

SEEC researchers Associate Professor Ralph Hamann and Farai Kapfudzaruwa were part of a panel presentation together with colleagues from the Freie Berlin University in Germany at the International Studies Association (ISA) 53rd annual convention in San Diego, California, USA from 1-4 April 2012. The title of their panel presentation was: “Business Responses to Climate Change in Areas of Limited Statehood

SEEC co-hosted the Conference: The Business of Social and Environmental Innovation, at the UCT GSB on 14-16 November 2011click here for the conference website.

The SEEC research team and colleagues from the UCT Centre of Criminology travelled to Berlin, Germany for a workshop with collaborators from the Freie Universität Berlin on 10-11 October.  The workshop was the second of a three-year collaborative research project, funded by the NRF, that focuses on the question: “Why and how business actors contribute to climate governance in areas of limited statehood?”.  To read the full workshop report click: Berlin Workshop October 2011.

SEEC researchers Dr Ralph Hamann and Farai Kapfudzaruwa attended the 71st Academy of Management Annual Meeting in August 2011 at San Antonio, Texas, USA. Farai and Ralph presented a working paper titled “Corporate Responses to Climate Change in Africa: The Emerging Organizational Configurations”. The paper was written in collaboration with Dr Umesh Kumar.

SEEC researcher Nadine Methner attended a conference on “Water Governance: Meeting the Challenges of Global Change” in Obergurgel, Austria in June.  The main aims of the conference were:  i) to establish the state of the art on major advances in concepts and methodology in analyses of water governance; ii) to bridge regional and global scales in multi-level analyses of water governance; iii) and to strengthen the emerging community of water governance scholars. Nadine presented preliminary findings from her PhD on water management practices at the catchment level

SEEC researchers Dr Umesh Kumar and John Fay attended Association for Environmental Studies and Science 2011 Annual Meeting and Conference titled “Confronting Complexity” in June 2011 at University of Vermont. John and Umesh presented a working paper titled “A Market Model Based Financial Benchmark Required to Access Finance for Renewable Energy Projects in South Africa”. John was also a finalist for the 2nd Annual AESS Outstanding Student Presentation Award.

SEEC researcher Nadine Methner attended the Resilience 2011 in March titled:  conference “Resilience, Innovation and Sustainability: Navigating the Complexities of Global Change” at Arizona State University in Arizona where she gave a presentation titled “The Role of Informal Social Networks in Water Resources Governance: Analyzing Collaborative Network Formations around Issues of Degrading Water Quality in the Berg River Catchment,  South Africa”. Click here for more information on the conference.

SEEC researcher Methuli Mbanjwa in the news. Click here for his article in the Business Day

SEEC researchers Dr Ralph Hamann and Farai Kapfudzaruwa attended a seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility and Inequality hosted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of Pretoria. Click here for more information on the seminar.

SEEC in the news: Profile of Methuli Mbanjwa on mba.co.za – click here; two articles on our collaboration with Free University Berlin in the German diplomatic media – click here for the first, here for the second.

SEEC researcher and PhD candidate John Fay was a participant at the PhD Workshop “Carbon markets and their future: A Social Science Perspective” at the University of Hamburg University from 10 – 12 November 2010. For more details click here.

SEEC hosted a Workshop with researchers from Freie Universität Berlin  as part of an NRF funded collaboration between UCT and Freie Universität Berlin. The workshop was held on 8-9 November, 2010. For a short summary of this workshop, click here.

Southern Africa Food Lab dedicated website launched: http://www.southernafricafoodlab.org

SEEC / GSB co-hosted, via Video-Conference,  the “2010 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: Social Dimensions of Environmental Change and Governance” in collaboration with Free University Berlin. For more information about the conference click here.

SEEC researcher and PhD candidate Farai Kapfudzaruwa participated in the oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship PhD Summer Academy 2010 from 22-27 August in Urnäsch, Switzerland. For more details click here.

SEEC researchers and PhD candidates Farai Kapfudzaruwa & John Fay participated in the 2nd UNITAR/Yale 2010 Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy from 17-19 September in New Haven, Connecticut. For more details click here.

SEEC / GSB co-hosted the Innovation Workshop as part of the Food Security Change Lab on 6 and 7 September at the GSB. For more information about this project click here.

Associate Professor Ralph Hamann presented at the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) 11th BIENNIAL CONFERENCE: ADVANCING SUSTAINABILITY IN A TIME OF CRISIS, from 22 – 25 August 2010 at Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany. For more details click here.

SEEC researcher and PhD candidate Farai Kapfudzaruwa wins  2009 Emerald/ALCS African Management Research Fund Award. For more details of the award click here.

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