Centre for International Environmental Studies
12 April 2022

Face au désert, Cultiver la résilience

Sustainability Week Geneva event featuring an expert discussion on the transition to sustainable food systems 

The hybrid event explored how agroecology can be used to implement projects aimed at strengthening the resilience of food systems.

The Centre for International Environmental Studies had the pleasure to collaborate on an event for Sustainability Week Geneva on 23 March 2022 with Right Livelihood, Antenna Foundation, l’Association Archipel des Alizées, Biovision Foundation, and University of Geneva. 

The event featured a discussion with Yacouba Sawadogo, Burkinabe peasant winner of the 2018 Right Livelihood Prize (Alternative Nobel Prize) and 2020 United Nations Champion of the Earth. Through the story of the work of "The Man Who Stopped the Desert", the event shed light on how he managed to bring life back to the arid fields of the Sahelian desert with ancestral traditional knowledge.

Followed by a panel discussion featuring Prof Christophe Gironde among other experts,  the event featured a dialogue between different perspectives on issues of local experience, cooperation and public policies for a transition to food systems that are more respectful of the environment and people.

Watch the recording (en français)