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Roundtable discussion

How to use local talent in standing up for climate solutions?

Tuesday 18 October 2022
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Spanish Steps

Climate change is one of the most significant issues of our time and many feel compelled to stand up and act in response to the increasing climate crisis. This HagueTalks is about tapping into people’s strengths and ability to act in the face of increasing climate insecurities. How can we unlock the potential of community engagement as a catalyst for action towards climate resilience?

Three climate action talks will provide distinct approaches to local action: from a young female lawyer in Hargeisa, Somaliland; a multimedia climate artivist from Australia, and a young peacebuilder based in the Netherlands. Their Talks will focus on concrete action, what they have learned what works. Silver linings throughout these talks will be the importance of experiencing a sense of belonging to the community and recognizing the dynamics that support change.


  • Hana Daud Abdi – is an human rights activist, IDLO Program Coordinator and a Founder of the Somali Women in Law. She was warded as the “young person of the year” in 2019.
  • Gregg Hone – expresses his fears and concerns about Global Warming, Climate Change and the Climate Crisis through Artivism. He is an Australian born Artist calling for Climate Action Now.
  • Wojtek Oreszczuk – is full-time devoted to World Esperanto Youth Organization, while after hours becoming peaceful rebel of global movement Extinction Rebellion.

Event moderator is Messina Laurette Manirakiza from KPSRL. She is experienced in Human Rights Law, transitional justice and gender in (post)conflict and fragile settings.

The event is co-organised by Knowledge Platform for Security and Rule of Law (KPSRL), International Development Law Organization (IDLO), United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) and Leiden University.

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