French Talks: Forests today. How about tomorrow?

Date: 12 Apr 2021, 8:00pm - 10:00pm (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur

Forests today. How about tomorrow?

We are delighted to announce that The French Talk in April 2021 will be held with the public, at Alliance Francaise Kuala Lumpur, in Lorong Gurney.
This month, Dr. Marcel Djama, senior research fellow at the International Research Centre on Agriculture and Development (France), and a visiting senior research fellow at the University Putra Malaysia, will introduce project “Trails”- an initiative to address forest and environmental challenges. Concerns such as conservation of wild life, restorations of ecosystems, agro-forestry will be discussed with Ms. Nur Sakeenah, Public Engagement Campaigner for Greenpeace Malaysia, who works mostly on local deforestation issues.


Date: Monday, 12 April 2021

Time: 8pm

Venue: Alliance Française de KL


Panelist:

Marcel Djama
Marcel Djama is a senior research fellow at the International Research Centre on Agriculture and Development (France), and a visiting senior research fellow at the University Putra Malaysia. He holds a PhD in Social Sciences (with a focus on political anthropology and economic sociology) from EHESS in Paris. He is involved in academic research, teaching, training and expertise in the field of politics and development studies. He is currently conducting research on global environmental agenda and development policies in Southeast Asia (Malaysia and Indonesia). He is coordinating the TRAILS research and development project on implementing climate resilient landscape for wildlife conservation in Sabah.

Nur Sakeenah
Nur Sakeenah is the Public Engagement Campaigner for Greenpeace Malaysia, working mostly on local forest issue, the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve degazettement. She's been with Greenpeace for almost 2 years now, but started before that as a volunteer with the organization since 2016. 

Moderator:

Yao-Hua Law
Yao-Hua Law is a freelance science journalist and co-founder of Macaranga, a Malaysia-focused environmental portal. He reports on the environment and health for magazines like ScienceScience News, and Nikkei Asia. In 2020, he wrote for Macaranga a four-part Forest Files series on drivers of forest-use in Peninsular Malaysia. He is a 2021/2022 fellow of the Rainforest Investigations Network with the Pulitzer Center.




Event brought to you by

Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur

Embassy of France in Malaysia

CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development

Greenpeace Malaysia


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