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Screening of Indlela Yokuphila at the third Pacific Human Rights Film Festival a resounding success  

On 29 November 2023, Empatheatre’s short animation film Indlela Yokuphila (Soul’s Journey) was screened at the third Pacific Human Rights Film Festival organised by the Pacific Community, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand, the government of Sweden, the University of the South Pacific, and the Pacific Regional Office of the UN High […]

Accounting for the impacts of loss and damage from the adverse effects of climate change on human rights 

In January 2024, the Hub submitted written evidence to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on “The impacts of loss and damage from the adverse effects of climate change on human rights.” Hub researchers Senia Febrica (University of Strathclyde, UK), Buhle Francis (Rhodes University, South Africa), Georgina Yaa Oduro (University of Cape […]

Hub early-career researcher delivers the first Climate Classroom dedicated to the ocean at COP28  

On 13 December 2023, Hub’s early–career researcher, Holly Niner (University of Plymouth, UK), delivered the first Climate Classroom dedicated to the ocean at Climate COP28. The Climate Classrooms are envisaged as “pop-up learning sessions held during major climate change conferences” covering key climate change topics for a wide audience, including negotiators and other delegates. 266 […]

Artivism for a Resilient Future: Reflections from COP28 

I recently had the privilege of participating in a panel at COP28 entitled “Artivism for a Resilient Future,” organised by Hivos and the Climate Development Knowledge Network. The discussions were inspiring and surfacing the often-overlooked role of Indigenous, traditional, and local knowledge in climate research and policy, and the role artists play in working in […]

New episode of the Hub Podcast: Children’s rights and the ocean

In the episode 3 of the One Ocean Hub podcast, Knowledge Exchange Associate Milica Prokic talks to early-career researchers Sophie Shields (One Ocean Hub/ Inspiring Children’s Futures, University of Strathclyde, UK) Mia Strand (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa),  about children’s right to be heard on the ocean-climate nexus, ocean literacies and why literacies, plural, is […]

Hub highlights connections between art, culture, heritage and ocean governance at UNDP archipelagic and island states event

Hub researchers, Prof Stuart Jeffrey and early-career researcher Dr Lisa McDonald (Glasgow School of Art) were invited speakers at the conference, “Archipelagic and Island States Blue Innovation Solutions: Ignite the Blue.”, The event was co-organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) Forum and the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and […]

Strengthening Linkages Between SDG 14 & SDG 16: Contributing to the Development of a Legislative Guide to Combatting Pollution Crime, and its Annex

In November 2023, Hub researchers Alana Malinde S.N. Lancaster and Bolanle Erinosho joined specialists from the Global North and the Global South, with expertise in a range of disciplines, at an Expert Group Meeting hosted by the by the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC) to develop a Legislative Guide to Combatting Pollution […]

NEW SHORT FILM:‘Mapping for Justice’ is about a long-lasting battle for customary rights within South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site

  The film ‘Mapping for Justice’ shows how the Hub together with its partners in South Africa has been supporting the people of Kosi Bay to claim recognition of their customary rights in the context of the iSimangaliso UNESCO World Heritage Site. Research co-produced by the Hub and the local community highlights poor participation, and […]

Celebrating International Collaborations at THE Awards Conference and Ceremony

  The Hub’s collaboration with South Africa’s Empatheatre was celebrated at the ‘Oscars of Higher Education’ – the Times Higher Education Awards (THE) and THE Campus Live UK&IE conference that ‘bring together higher education leaders, industry partners and policy experts’ from the UK and Ireland ‘to discuss, debate and plan how to achieve institutional success’.   […]