Addressing climate challenges with indigenous solutions at a free conference
More and more experts recognize that creating solutions that integrate multiple ways of knowing is essential to a sustainable future in Hawaii and all over the world. The University of Hawaii Office of the Vice-President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) will highlight this collaborative journey at A EUH Virtual conference on innovation from November 15 to 17. The virtual conference is free and open to the first 1,000 participants. Sign up online.
During the second session, “Āina Momona: cultivating prosperity Hawaii,” On November 16, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., a live panel will discuss innovative solutions, rooted in Indigenous knowledge, that can lead to thriving communities over the next century. The panel includes indigenous and non-indigenous natural and social science experts whose work includes kuleana (responsibility, privilege) from mauka (inland) to makai (ocean).
“As we face the complex challenges of the 21st century which are in large part the result of the operating practices of the past 200 years, resulting in climate change, overuse of resources and social disparities, socio-ecological solutions and indigenous ways of knowing are key to solving these problems. challenges, recognizing that humans and nature will either decline together or prosper together, ”said Mélissa Prize, panel moderator and assistant professor in EUH Mānoa Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.
Other guest speakers at the roundtable include: Kapua Kawelo, Manager of Natural Resources, US Army Garrison; Christophe sabine, associate dean of research at the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technologies; Mehana Vaughan, associate professor in natural resources and environmental management; Rosie Alegado, associate professor of oceanography and the Sea Grant College Program; and Sharon Ziegler-Chong, director of research and community partnerships at EUH Hi.
“These are panelists who inspire me with their enthusiasm, vision and tireless efforts to restore momona (abundance) across the landscapes and seascapes, and the communities that care for them,” said Price. “This is a great opportunity for a front row seat to hear how we can join them in building a hopeful future. “
- Connecting Native Hawaiian Culture to Modern Astronomy: Monday, November 15, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- ʻĀina Momona: cultivating prosperity Hawaii: Tuesday November 16 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- UH Innovation and commercialization: Wednesday, November 17, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
For more information, visit the OVPRI website.