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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Join Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) at COP22 in Marrakech on November 16, 2016 to discuss how innovative partnerships with Indigenous communities and journalists are changing the energy access landscape.

Official COP22 Side Event: 
Trusting Partnerships for Climate Resilience & Adaptation in Remote & Indigenous Communities
Reception at La Mamounia:
Celebrate the Launch of the Second 
Access to Energy Journalism Fellowship
November 16, 2016
1500-1630 GMT
Arabian Room
November 16, 2016
1700-1900 GMT
The Moroccan Restaurant in
La Mamounia, Avenue Bab Jdid, 40 040 Marrakech
Presented by: University of Waterloo via
Waterloo Global Science Initiative and
The Rockies Institute
Presented by: Waterloo Global Science Initiative and
Discourse Media
Explore creative alliances between Indigenous and
non-Indigenous actors that establish trust and build climate resilience in Canadian & global South Indigenous communities. Impactful solutions for building knowledge & capacity and implementing renewable energy & infrastructure will be presented.    
Celebrate the launch of Discourse Media's second Access to Energy Journalism Fellowship and the continuation of the Power Struggle journalism platform at the stunning La Mamounia, a
5-star hotel in a legendary palace that is part of the fabric of Marrakech.    
Panelists: Michael Brooks (Journalist), Kansie Fox (Kainai First Nation), Bill Lenihan (Off Grid Electric), Aaron Leopold (Practical Action), Laura Lynes (Rockies Institute), Fabiola Ortiz (Discourse Media), Greg Poelzer (USask)   

During the panel discussion audience members will have the opportunity to contribute to a string beads collected from across Canada. At the end of the side event The Rockies Insitute will present the beads to Kansie Fox as a representative of the Kainai First Nation (Blood Tribe), their Indigenous partner, to take back to her community as a symbol of global cooperation and hope.


Dress code: Business casual.
Please note that shorts, capri pants and open toe shoes or sandals are not permitted. Skirts should be at least knee length, hosiery preferred.