BA ISAGO University,Faculty of the Built Environment Arts & Science hosts the 2ND Research Conference under the theme: SUSTAINABLE HUMAN SETTLEMENTS IN BOTSWANA

BA ISAGO University,Faculty of the Built Environment Arts & Science hosts the 2ND Research Conference under the theme: SUSTAINABLE HUMAN SETTLEMENTS IN BOTSWANA

10 December, 2020

On the 13th November the faculty held the 2nd Research Conference which was held both virtually and physically. “Many African governments believe that they should copy the infrastructure and technology from wealthier western countries but the development of Sub-Sahara has proven the opposite of using solar power for electricity and energy. Rain water harvesting, using water absorbing plants to provide shade to buildings and using vertical gardens in cities “Professor Mosha,Dean Faculty of the Built Environment Arts & Science when delivering the opening remarks.

 The keynote speaker Professor Toteng from the University of Botswana, Department of Environmental Science presented on Lessons from Global Urbanization and Human Displacement in Africa. He highlighted that there is only one earth with limited carrying capacity but it is occupied with population growth which results in environmental change therefore there is a need for sustainable development to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. He further noted that governments should implement urban policies for sustainable development of cities, urban planning and design.

Presenting on Pluralistic Urban Farming, The means to achieve food security for urbanities in Botswana-Gaborone, Dr N Chicho a lecturer in the department of Occupational Health and Safety said that some countries in Africa have resorted to urban agriculture to address urban poverty, unemployment and availing food supplies at a close proximity such as Uganda and Kenya. She further highlighted that local programs such as ISPPAD document less of urban farming as a livelihood strategy, and therefore the narrative needs to change to accommodate urban farming.

Ms Motlhagodi,HOD Real Estate when giving vote of thanks mentioned that sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step. Ms Motlhagodi also thanked the attendants for gracing the event and explained that there is need for more conferences of this nature.

 

Search for a Programme

Whats Happening

Latest News

More News

Download
Enquiry Form
Apply Now