You are all invited to attend the public events of the

27-29 November 2017


Where: International Convention Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Click here for directions.

IMPORTANT: These events are public and participation is free of charge. Since seats are limited, we ask you to RSVP as soon as possible and please do not leave your seat vacant out of respect for those who will not be able to attend. 


Public events

1. Panel discussion and debate with the audience

“From unequal development to wellbeing: research and action to connect people and nature”

27 November: 17:30-19:30

To RSVP (essential) please click here


Kate Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology and Champion for Research on Justice and Equality, University of York (UK)

Nnimmo Bassey, Recipient of the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize and Time Magazine Environmental Hero, Health of Mother Earth foundation (Nigeria)

Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions and recipient of the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (US)

Robert Costanza, Chair in Public Policy, Australian National University (Australia)

Desta Mebratu, Extraordinary Professor, Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University (SA/Ethiopia)

Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir, Professor of Sustainability Science, University of Iceland (Iceland)


2. Panel discussion and debate with the audience

“The politics of change: how to build a wellbeing economy ”

28 November: 17:30-19:30

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Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology and author (UK)

Liepollo Lebohang Pheko, Senior Research Fellow and Africa focal point for the International Network on Migration and Development (RSA)

Jay Naidoo, fmr Minister of Reconstruction and Development and board member Mo Ibrahim Foundation (RSA)

Rehana Moosajee, RM Consulting (RSA)

Debra Roberts, Ethekwini Municipality (RSA)


3. Thuli Madonsela Good Governance Annual Lecture

“From charity to sharity: Africa’s wellbeing through creativity and leadership”

29 November: 17:30-20:00

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Mallence Bart Williams, author, film-maker and fashion designer (Sierra Leone)

Introduced by Thuli Madonsela (RSA)


Here you can watch Mallence Bart Williams’s latest TEDx Talk


Media enquiries: contact Lena Ski (lena@theglobalmovementsummit.com).


The Thuli Madonsela Good Governance Lecture is sponsored by:

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The Wellbeing Economy Festival is sponsored by:

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