IEP & Axel International
Hybrid: Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm and Online
May 24, 2022
According to the 2021 Ecological Threat Report, the Sahel-Horn of Africa belt and the Southern African belt are classified as ‘ecological hotspots’ that are susceptible to collapse. The purpose of this session will be to dive deep into the ecological threats and risks that the continent faces, to highlight the cyclical nature that these threats have with stability and peace, and to discuss building resilience through systems-thinking approaches.
This session will highlight the 2021 Ecological Threat Report, along with the initial findings of the African Risk Compass, and the work of AU and UNFPA (TBC).
Discussion questions for this session will include: Why should we focus on resilience? How can systems-thinking help build resilience against ecological threats? Why is it important to not silo challenges, such as migration? How can public perceptions influence risk drivers and exacerbate environmental crises?
About Axle International
Axle International is a risk and innovation advisory firm. We support leaders and organisations to identify emerging challenges, strengthen organisational capacities and create risk-informed growth strategies. While new, unpredictable and global threats are emerging, our consultancy, research and training tools are applied across a spectrum of multidimensional risks to assess, prevent and mitigate the impact of complex global challenges.
We are launching the first edition of the African Risk Compass, an inclusive evidence-based platform on the public perception of risks, in collaboration with the African Union. The Compass gathers information on the sociopolitical challenges faced by different actor groups across the 55 African Union member states.
About the Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development
This year’s Forum will combine open high-level policy debates with invitation-only sessions, roundtables, workshops, debates, fireside chats and spotlight presentations on the theme ‘From a Human Security Crisis Towards an Environment of Peace’.
The Forum will explore ways to enable an environment of peace in the face of converging crises. Against the backdrop of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, the Forum will discuss long-term global challenges in the midst of the immediate security crisis. What needs to change within the economy, institutions, governments, organizations, companies and societies to sustain the natural environment, biodiversity and human progress while sustaining peace and security according to the goals set out in Agenda 2030?
The interlinkages between the crises suggest that human security can no longer be guaranteed by tweaking the margins of existing solutions. The 2022 Forum will explore ways to address these converging crises. From grassroot and corporate action to global policy decisions, diverse stakeholders and participants will share solutions, good practices and lessons learned.
The 2022 Forum will be held in a hybrid format, with sessions held online and in person at Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm.
Ambassador Salah Hammad, Head of African Governance Architecture, Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission, African Union (TBC)
Benazir Hilali, Chief Executive Officer, Axle International
Serge Stroobants, Director of Europe & MENA Region, Institute for Economics & Peace