Charles ChilufyaJesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA), Director
Fr. Charles Chilufya, an African Jesuit priest, has directed the JCAM Justice and Ecology Office (JEO) since 2018. JEO champions economic, social, migration, gender, and climate justice in Africa, bridging global policies with local African challenges. They also promote collaboration across apostolic sectors on justice and ecology. Before this, Fr. Chilufya taught business and economics at Zambia’s Copperbelt University and served as University Chaplain.
Dr. Antoinette Tsiboe-DarkoUniversity of Ghana, Research Fellow
Dr. Antoinette Tsiboe-Darko is a renowned research fellow and lecturer at the University of Ghana. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with a focus on Geography from the University of Ghana in 1999, she advanced her studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, achieving a Master of Philosophy with a specialization in social change in developing countries. Her groundbreaking PhD research sought to harmonize the oil and gas sector with economic activities in Ghana’s coastal communities. Dr. Tsiboe-Darko has also led pivotal community engagement initiatives across the Ghanaian coast, extracting invaluable insights. Her profound understanding of the fishing and oil industries presents a model for their symbiotic coexistence, championing sustainable progress in both realms.
Felix Chipota MutatiGovernment of the Republic of Zmbia, Minister of Technology
Felix Chipota Mutati, is a distinguished Zambian politician, chartered accountant, and the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change party. Although he didn’t contest in the 2021 Zambian general election, President Hakainde Hichilema nominated him as a Member of Parliament and subsequently appointed him as the Minister of Technology and Science on 17 September 2021. Mutati’s political experience is extensive, having previously held key ministerial roles such as the Minister of Works and Supply under Edgar Lungu, Minister of Energy and Water Development under Levy Mwanawasa, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry under Rupiah Banda, and Minister of Finance from 2016 to 2018.
Ketakandriana RafitosonTransparency International - Initiative Madagascar (TI-MG), Director
Ketakandriana Rafitoson, with a Ph.D., is the Executive Director of Transparency International – Initiative Madagascar (TI-MG). She boasts an impressive educational background, having earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from IEP Madagascar and another in Applied Social Sciences for Development from UCM. Since taking the helm at TI-MG in 2018, Ketakandriana has been instrumental in driving the organization’s vision and mission. Beyond her professional duties, she remains deeply involved in various social movements and associations and is passionate about independent research.
Prof Thomas PoggeYale Global Justice Programme, Director
Thomas Winfried Menko Pogge is a renowned German philosopher born on 13 August 1953. He serves as the Director of the Global Justice Program and holds the Leitner Professorship of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University. Additionally, he is associated with the University of Oslo as the Research Director for the Centre for the Study of the Mind in Nature and is a Professorial Research Fellow at Charles Sturt University’s Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. Pogge contributes as an editor for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy in social and political realms and is a distinguished member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
- Dec 05 2023
- 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A Just Transition for Africa: Mining for Climate Change Mitigation – Faith and Theological Perspectives – Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network Africa
Organized by the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) and Caritas Africa, this 50-minute session at COP 28 delves into the intricate balance between the extraction of technology minerals, vital for modern solutions to climate change, and the ethical considerations of such practices. As the quest for technology minerals drives mining activities, the challenge is ensuring that this transition remains just and sustainable. Drawing from diverse theological perspectives, the session emphasizes faith’s pivotal role in molding environmentally and ethically responsible mining practices. Participants will merge faith-based insights with practical challenges, crafting pathways for an equitable, technological, and environmentally conscious future.