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Ubuntu Center Researchers Participate in COP27 in Egypt and ABRASCO Meeting in Brazil

Researchers at Dornsife attend COP 27

January 24, 2023

In November 2022, researchers from The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements and Population Health Equity at the Dornsife School of Public Health traveled abroad to the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt and to Brazil for the Brazilian Association of Collective Health (ABRASCO) 13th National Congress.

Sharing Climate Adaptation Strategies at COP27

Andrêa Ferreira, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at The Ubuntu Center, traveled to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt and joined world leaders in discussing climate adaptation from a perspective of equity at COP27.

During the meeting Ferreira and colleagues from Iyaleta, a Black-led, Brazilian-based research association, released a new report on climate adaptation strategies for Brazil and launched the Call to Action “↓ 1.5°C and Zer0 Inequalities.”

"COP27 was a space to amplify the dialogue with society, activists, and world leaders regarding Climate Change and Inequalities. It was also an opportunity to share our reflection and vision for climate adaptation strategies in the face of the climate emergency in Brazilian territories, and reinforce our commitment to the elimination of racial, gender, and social inequalities and related oppressions in territories most impacted by the effects of climate change," said Ferreira.

Learn more about Iyaleta's research.

Discussing Antiracism Research and Action at ABRASCO’s 13th National Congress

Members of The Ubuntu Center team, including Ferreira and Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH, assistant professor of in the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and director of The Ubuntu Center, also visited Salvador, Bahia, Brazil to attend ABRASCO’s 13th National Congress.

Members of the Ubuntu Center team pose together at ABRASCO‚Äôs 13th National CongressThey connected with fellow strategic council member Dra. Edna Araújo at the State University of Feira de Santana; members of the ABRASCO Racism and Health Working Group; and Dra. Emanuelle Góes, an Ubuntu Movement Fellow and epidemiologist at the Center for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health-FIOCRUZ-Bahia and Iyaleta.

During the meeting, they discussed opportunities for collaboration, met with students and faculty engaged in antiracism research and action; and celebrated the research and recognition received by members and affiliates of The Ubuntu Center.

“Meeting with colleagues and students at ABRASCO’s 13th National Congress was energizing. Our participation reflected our deep commitment to connecting collective, antiracism research and action locally and globally,” said Barber.

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