Back from left: Dr Leonce Rushubirwa, UKZN
School of Arts; Editor-In-Chief, Journal of
Environmental Law in Nigeria, Professor Lanre
Fagbohun; Chief Director, National IKS Office,
Department of Science & Technology, Professor
Yonah Seleti; Chief Director, Communication,
Department of Environmental Affairs, Mr Albi Modise;
and seated: Professor Muxe Nkondo, National
Heritage Council; Professor Hassan O. Kaya; Head
of Special Collections, UKZN Library, Ms Joyce
Myeza; and Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Dar
es Salaam, Professor John Kabudi.

UKZN hosted a two-day Stakeholders Workshop on the Westville campus on Developing an African Convention on Environmental Ethics for Sustainable Livelihood.

The African Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AIKS) Research Leader at UKZN, Professor H O Kaya, explained the workshop as a preparation for the Africa Conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Environmental Ethics for Sustainable Livelihood to be held at the University in March 2014.

The objectives of the Africa Conference are to deepen consultation on developing an African Convention on Environmental Ethics to promote Afro-centred and cultural specific approaches; to develop strategies of mobilising consensus, and to work in consensus with initiatives around the world for effective and interactive civil society ownership.

The proposed themes for the Africa conference on environmental ethics include: Knowledge Systems; Governance and Justice; Science and Technology; Rural Development and Sustainable Livelihood; Communication, Language and Power Relations.

The Conference is expected to host more than 300 delegates from within and outside Africa. It will be jointly organised by UKZN; the Departments of Science and Technology, Environmental Affairs, Rural Development and Land Reform; International Relations and Cooperation; UNESCO and the North-West University.