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The Role of Art in Social and Ecological Change Art is a powerful tool for bringing about and promoting not only dramatic social change but also ecological transformations. The role of art in form of music, storytelling, painting, embroidery, photography, illustrations and films among others cannot be overemphasised in the pursuit of social and ecological transformations in Africa and world over. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker notes that: “Good art can educate and create empathy, and empathy leads […]
The Climate Change Question There is no doubt that climate change is one of the most formidable and complex issues facing us today. There are many dimensions to it – scientific, political, economic, social, ethical, ethical, moral, cultural, sectoral etc – and it spatial and temporal scope is very wide. But that notwithstanding, the discourse on climate change is changing from whether climate change is happening to what needs to be done to deal with its far-reaching implications. Many […]