Information on the speakers, moderators and panellists for the conference is provided on the speakers page, with photos and bios included where available.

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Day 1: Friday, 18 November 2011


08h00 Registration Opens

08h30 Welcome

Host – Anton Cartwright, African Centre for Cities, UCT

08h40 Peformance

Mbali Vilakazi, Poet

08h50 Session 1: “Great Expectations: Cities taking on climate change”

Presentation: Cormac Cullinan, Cullinan & Associates [view]


Moderator:  Marlene Leros, ICLEI Africa

10h15 Tea break

10h45 Session 2: “Can Cape Town be at the forefront of climate change solutions?”

Presentation: Mark New, director ACDI and Pro-VC for Climate Change, University of Cape Town [view]


Moderator:  Marlene Leros, ICLEI Africa

12h10 South Africans living with climate change

Short film with introduction: Jacqueline van Meygaarden, filmmaker

12h30 Lunch

13h15 Be the change you wish to see in the climate

Introduction to Saturday’s Open Space session: Mwenya Kabwe, facilitator

13h30 Pecha Kucha presentations

  1. Can design inspire climate change solutions? – Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, Cape Town Partnership, World Design Capital 2014 bid team
  2. Urban Leadership for Sustainability in Africa – Kobie Brand, ICLEI Africa
  3. Partnerships to sustain Cape Town – Marvin Benjamin, Siemens
  4. Cut carbon. Dare to Change. – Stephen Davis, Project 90×2030
  5. Can Carrotmobs change the world? – Julia Karl, City of Cape Town, Environmental Resources Management Department
  6. Is micro farming the key to the future? - Rob Small, Abalimi Bezekhaya
  7. Arts for Climate Change – Virginia MacKenny, UCT, Michaelis School of Fine Art
  8. Artivism – Andrea van Meygaarden,
  9. Oceans, carbon, and the mother of all assumptions – Pedro Monteiro, CSIR
  10. Day of 1 000 Trees – Misha Teasdale, Greenpop

15h00 Tea and networking

15h30 Art engaging climate change

Short film with introduction: Daniel Popper, artist

15h45 Inspiring stories and lessons learned

Short film with introduction: Brenda Martin, Project 90×2030

16h00 Climate smART in Green Point Park

Overview: Peter Hayes, Climate smART

16h30 Day 1 closes

Evening Carrotmob event

Optional. Venue: Maria’s Greek Cafe, Dunkley Square.


Day 2: Saturday, 19 November 2011


08h00 Registration Opens

08h30 Welcome

Host – Sarah Ward, Energy and Climate Change, City of Cape Town

08h40 Performance

Mbali Vilakazi, Poet

08h50 Open Space Orientation and Kickoff

Facilitator – Mwenya Kabwe, UCT Department of Drama, in association with Ingenious People’s Knowledge Consultants

09h00 “Be the change you wish to see in the climate”: Open Space Sessions

12h00 Report back

12h30 Afternoon and Day 3 Logistics

12h40 Lunch (packs)

13h00 Site visits

More information on the site visits available here.

17h00 Return to CTICC


Day 3: Sunday, 20 November 2011


11h00 Climate smART Cape Town

Venue: Green Point Park

A day good food, fun and entertainment as well as beautiful recycled and upcycled craft on the circular lawn of the Green Point Park.  It’ll be a day to live lightly, play deeply, and celebrate a Climate Smart Cape Town.


15h00 Event ends