In January 2023, the Program on African Social Research convened a workshop at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Rabat, Morocco, to discuss the many possible meanings and forms of the politics of environmental change. A diverse, multidisciplinary group of almost a dozen early career scholars from across the continent participated in two days of discussions, searching for both commonalities and differences in the political experience of the environment. Their papers are collected here as a starting point in a broader cross African conversation, with the goal of centering African knowledge production and bringing the voices of emerging scholars from the continent into the conversation about environmental politics and climate change. These papers illuminate the ways these different meanings are constructed, as well as drawing out the political implications of the contestations over these divergent understandings.
Stanley Ebitare Boroh, PhD, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty Social Sciences, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Jackson Tamunosaki Jack, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Bienfait Kazamwali Mukamba, Researcher, Groupe d’Etudes sur les Conflits et la Sécurité Humaine (GEC-SH) based at the Centre de Recherches Universitaires du Kivu (CERUKI) at the Institut Supérieur Pédagogique (ISP) of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Nciko wa Nciko, LL. B, Strathmore University Law School; LL.M, Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies