Thu Jan 26, 18:30 - Thu Jan 26, 20:00
Please join in the conversation at the first THINK.Thursday of 2017!
JANUARY'S THOUGHT... Who has the power to transform South Africa's energy future?
In countries around the world, we are seeing a shift in how energy is generated – from what, by whom, as well as how it is distributed and consumed. And changes in the structure of electrical power distribution are resulting in changes in social, political and economic power too, presenting opportunities to promote greater democracy and equity through this transformation. And here in South Africa, Eskom's enduring dominance and nuclear future are being challenged from the ground up by decentralised renewable energy generation.
But... where this is leading? Who will benefit? We require bold citizen-led answers...
JANUARY'S THOUGHT LEADER...
Lauren Hermanus is a Sustainable Development Specialist focused on urban resilience and energy innovation. Her experience is in policy, strategy and programme development in both the public and private sectors. Lauren's approach is to apply Complexity Thinking to better understand and address developmental challenges. Lauren is the Strategic Director of Massive Small – a not-for-profit focused on urban, bottom-up, democratic sustainable development. Massive Small connects a global
network of urbanists to imagine these new futures together.
THINK.Thursday is a bi-monthly meeting to have energised conversations for . Led by a thought leader on a topic related to social, environmental, or behavioural change, the evening will be led by a thought leader, following by a relaxed discussion. It is a chance to meet like-minded individuals to exchange and challenge ideas, and collaborate.
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