Water Defenders’ Workshop

On the International Day of Action for Rivers, 14 March 2023, the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Coastal Justice Network, Defend Panay and Kamandag are organizing a workshop hosted by ocean and water defenders for defenders to share experiences, expertise, and strategies from different countries, and discuss the particular challenges they face. From 4.10- 5pm PHST/ 8.10-9am GMT, Hub researchers Taryn Pereira (Rhodes University) and Aphiwe Moshani (University of Cape Town) will feature in the session on “Defending the ocean at the kelp roots: Stories from Small scale fisher ocean defenders in South Africa” with Sinegugu Zukulu (Sustaining our Wild Coast), Melisa Pullen (The Collective), Ntsindiso Nongcavu (Coastal Links Eastern Cape) and Jerry Mngomezulu (Kosi Bay Affected Communities)

Illustration: Margherita Brunori