We are seeking personal donations and corporate sponsorship to cover the travel and participation costs of indigenous elders and environmental, social and youth activists from the Global South (i.e. Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Middle East and the Pacific). It’s crucial that we include these voices, people who generally can’t afford to attend without support. They have had least to do with causing climate change but, in many many cases, will be the hardest hit by it. Please watch the videos below and consider donating, even just a little, to support their cause.
As of April 2018, we have raised sufficient funds to bring the following participants to CCC19:
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (USA/Mexico), a 17 yr-old indigenous climate activist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians, the young US citizens currently suing their government for compromising their future.
Vandana Shiva PhD (India) is a world-renowned environmental thinker, activist, physicist, feminist, philosopher of science, science policy advocate and author of 20 books.
Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq (Greenland) is an Eskimo-Kalaallit Elder from far North Greenland. He is a shaman, healer, storyteller and bearer of the Qilaut (wind drum).
Sadiq Austine Igomu Okoh (Nigeria) is an independent researcher, author, consultant and green economist. He is founder and CEO of the Carbon Free Africa Network working to bring resilience to schools.
Haroon Akram Gill (Pakistan) is a thinker, activist, journalist, presenter and teacher who writes, speaks and teaches to students, teachers, policymakers, businessmen and the general public about climate change.
Rhollent Kumwenda (Malawi) is an experienced community development practitioner with over 20 years’ experience, working with renewable energy technologies (particularly biogas) and economic empowerment in Malawi.
Anita Sanchez PhD (USA), an Aztec and Mexican-American, named Graceful Warrior, inspires people to discover and trust their gifts so that they become a life-giving connection to all our relations- people, earth and spirit.
Te Akau Wharehoka (New Zealand) is steeped in the language, culture and traditions of the Parihaka Māori. He brings the voice of the youth and hope for the future, whilst also building on the traditions of his ancestors.
Te Waka McLeod (New Zealand) is a speaker of Te Reo Māori language, passionate about bicultural progress that she champions in the corporate and political sectors, NGO’s, NZ churches and Iwi tribal communities.
Calixto Suarez Villafane is an emissary of his people, the Mamos Majores (Chief Elders). The Mamos are highly trained spiritual and secular leaders of the Indigenous peoples of the Sierra Nevada in Colombia.
There are several other aspects of the conference that also need funding support: in the performing and visual arts; with making a film of the event; with setting up live-streaming hubs before and during the conference; and finally, with follow-on action after the conference. If any of these causes are of particular appeal to potential donors or sponsors, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss. We can certainly channel your contribution accordingly.