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 consider donating, even just a little, to support their cause.
As of December 2018, we have raised sufficient funds to bring the following participants to CCC19:
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 (Colombia) 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 mountains.
Ceferino Cenizo (South Africa) is passionate about healing human-nature and human-human relationships through growing food biodynamically. He regenerates land, plants & animals to awaken our shared consciousness.
Aunty Pat Ansell Dodds (Australia) is a member of the Arrernte and Anmatyerr nations. She is a renowned artist, writer, lecturer, campaigner for Aboriginal land rights and expert in Aboriginal history and culture.
Tanya Dodds (Australia) is an Arrernte and Anmatyerr woman of Central Australia. Her passion is her people and culture and how they fit in the wider world. She has followed her elders in their pursuits of justice since a child.
Dr Ousmane Pame (Senegal) is Mayor of the Eco-town of Guédé Chantier. In the past 10 years, he has been supporting deprived school children through the distribution of free school materials.
Mugove Nyika (Zimbabwe) is Coordinator of a project for the greening of schools. He has vast experience as a community development facilitator focused on building resilience and food sovereignty in African communities.
Edmond Kposowa (Sierra Leone) is Director of Future In Our Hands, Sierra Leone. He is passionate about climate change and its consequences for food security, peace building and conflict sensitivity.
Haru Kuntanawa (Brazil) is a leader of the indigenous Kuntanawa Nation in the Amazon. He has dedicated his life to fighting for his peoples’ traditional territory and quality of health as well as protecting local bio-diversity.
Hayru (Margaret) Halle/Kuntanawa (Brazil) is co-leader (with Haru) of the Kuntanawa Nation. She is an internationally recognised medicine woman, doctor of Chinese Medicine and teacher of various modalities of healing.
Visolela Namises (Namibia) has served as an MP in the Namibian National Assembly where she argued for the protection of minorities, but has also endured many years as a political prisoner in Namibia, often in solitary.
Other Funding Options
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.