Thank you for the Rain: introduction by Kumi Naidoo

Thank you for the Rain

Language: Engels

WHEN & WHERE?

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 10:45
Theater aan het Spui Kleine Zaal

After stepping down as Executive Director for Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo has since been serving as the Interim Board Chair for the Pan-African civil society movement, Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity. Kumi is a founding ambassador to the Campaign for a Just Energy Future and is a patron of Future SA, which both advocate for accountability and an end to corruption in South Africa. He has served as Secretary General of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Board Chair of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAAP) and President of the Global Call for Climate Action (GCCA). Kumi now serves as Board member for 350.org, the Global Greengrants, and as an ambassador to the Southern African Faith Communities Environmental Institute. Kumi is also an advisor to Transparency International and the Environmental Grantmakers Association. Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., he is currently involved in setting up a new Institute for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment.

 

About this day

In association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we present Climate at Stake on Sunday the 25th of March: three movies concerning the effects climate change has on living conditions for people worldwide. The day will officially be opened by the festival’s guest of honour, Kumi Naidoo, former director of Greenpeace. We will screen the movies Anote’s Ark, Guardians of the Earth and Thank you for the Rain, followed by Q&A’s with the movies’ directors and different experts on relevant topics.

A habitable planet means welfare for poor and rich, for men and women and for present and future generations. That is why the Ministry of Foreign Affairs commits itself to providing access to and sustainable usage of natural resources, for everyone. The Netherlands collaborates with different governments, multilateral institutions, NGO’s, companies and civilians to secure the provision of public goods such as raw materials, water and energy for the future. The most important guidelines in doing so are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), globally determined goals for sustainable development.