The new dates for the 3rd Sustainability Academy organized by the Health of Mother Earth (HOME) Foundation have been announced. The HOME School 2014 will hold in three cities in Nigeria as follows:
- Abuja (Tue. May 20),
- Bori, Ogoni (Thur. May 22), and
- Makoko, Lagos (Sat. May 24).
During the week-long academy, the theme will be Turmoil in Africa: Uprising or Chaos? HOMEF explains the theme by saying “It is time for us to interrogate the various uprisings in Africa and make sense of the implication these have on our environment.”
The lead instigator this year is Kenyan-born Firoze Manji of CODESRIA. Firoze Manji is the head of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa’s (CODESRIA) Documentation and Information Centre. He is the founder of Fahamu Press and founding editor in chief of Pambazuka News. Pambazuka Press and Fahamu Books blazed the trail in publishing key works on the contemporary socio-political situation of Africa and generally encouraged scholarship and popular discourse on the weekly electronic newsletter, Pambazuka News. One of the books published by the Pambazuka Press, African Awakenings: The Emerging Revolutions, inspired the focus of this Sustainability Academy.
Firoze holds a PhD in dental surgery. He has worked extensively on developmental matters in Africa and has served as Africa director for Amnesty International as well as being a former CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation in the UK. At CODESRIA he has midwifed the publication of the book Silence Would Be Treason – Last Writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa and another titled Claim No Easy Victories – Essays on the legacy of Amilcar Cabral.
Interested young people can apply online to participate in one or more of these sessions here.
Watch the very informative short video clip about the Health of Mother Earth Foundation below.