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WFF Masterclass: Integral Ecology


Young economists, entrepreneurs and change-makers are invited to explore models for infusing economics with ethical values on 15 July 2021 in a 90-minute World Food Forum (WFF) Masterclass on “Integral Ecology,” hosted by the Economy of Francesco (EoF).

Named by the pontificate of Pope Francis, the EoF is a movement of global youth committed to giving a "soul to economy." This interactive WFF Masterclass will provide an introduction to the EoF and discuss how an integral ecology perspective can be applied to a variety of interconnected themes, including energy, agriculture, finance, poverty, justice, and notions of work and care.

The masterclass will also present integral ecology from indigenous peoples’ perspectives, and utilize breakout rooms to facilitate live debates on integral ecology in relation to specific topics, such as energy access, food systems, gender inequality and more.

Featured presenters and speakers

  • Mariana Res Maria, Research Fellow at the Economy of Francesco; Coordinator of the Energy and Poverty Village of the Economy of Francesco and of the Sustainability WG of The Young Scholars Initiative; PhD. candidate in in Economics at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
  • Diego Perez, spokesperson from the Economy of Francesco, and co-founder of the Economy of Francesco Latin American Network
  • Ingrid Gómez Neuque (Neukye Guate), representative of the Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia and the Comisión de la Verdad
  • Patrícia Gualingua, representative of Sarayaku women, indigenous peoples of the equatorial forest

This WFF Masterclass will be presented in English and Spanish.