Ufahamu Africa

Ep. 147: A conversation with fellow Chido Nyaruwata and Amanda Mokoena about race, gender, and the natural environment

July 02, 2022 Amanda Mokoena Season 6 Episode 147
Ufahamu Africa
Ep. 147: A conversation with fellow Chido Nyaruwata and Amanda Mokoena about race, gender, and the natural environment
Show Notes

In this episode, fellow Chido Nyaruwata speaks to Amanda Mokoena , an African feminist, writer, and scholar whose work is on the intersection of race, gender, and the natural environment.  Amanda teaches "African Feminist Theories, Politics, and Action" in the Department of African Feminist Studies at the University of Cape Town  and is pursuing a PhD in anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. Her work studies the place of women and youth in the Water, Energy, Food (WEF) Nexus in South Africa. 

Chido and Amanda discuss challenges to water and sanitation access in African cities, climate change, and sustainability. They speak to the need for natural resource management and climate change discourses to firmly recognize black women’s knowledge and contribution to environmental sciences and policy.

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