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'No Paraffin! Campaign' National Roundtable Discussion Webinar Series
Dates: 18 and 25 February and 4 March 2021

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in collaboration with The University of South Africa (UNISA) Institute for Social and Health Sciences (ISHS), the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), and North West University (NWU)  invite you to a series of webinars on the No Paraffin! Campaign.

The national roundtable discussions are aimed at bringing together key stakeholders (experts, NGOs, business, and policymakers) to forge consensus around the rationale and overall goal of an inclusive national energy transition, i.e. one that centres the needs of the energy-poor. The webinars are planned to take place on 18 and 25 February and 4 March 2021 and will evaluate information and evidence needed for the national policies and strategies to inform the energy transition; explore the strategies that may be implemented to deal with economic, workforce and other consequences of the transition; indicate specific policy support that may be required to manage the transition from paraffin; and foster the building of what is intended to develop into broad-based civil society-science-policy advocacy.  

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Webinar 1:  South Africa’s Inequalities in Risk: The Case for the No Paraffin! Campaign
Date:   18 February 2021
Time:   10:00 – 12:30
Venue:   Webinar via Zoom 
RSVP:   Click here by 17 February 2021
Programme: Click here

Webinar 2:   Lessons for South Africa: Successful Campaigns for Energy Migration
Date:   25 February 2021
Time:   10:00 – 14:00
Venue:   Webinar via Zoom
RSVP:   Click here by 24 February 2021
Programme: Click here

Webinar 3:   Institutional Arrangements, Evidence and Policy Pathways to Safe Domestic Energy
Date:   4 March 2021
Time:   10:00 – 12:00
Venue:   Webinar via Zoom
RSVP:   Click here by 3 March 2021
Programme: Click here

Requirements for ALL webinars:
Stable internet access. More details will be communicated to registered participants closer to the date.
For more information or queries, please contact Dr Siyavuya Bulani on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ms Thato Morokong on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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