Images of Research: Hope for humanity

Listen to the sea

Category: Hope for humanity


An African woman kneels with hands in the air as if in pain, covered with a large blue fishing net, surrounded by an audience

Voices of Indigenous Peoples, small-scale fishers, women, and youths are often overlooked in policy forums on the ocean, climate change and blue economy initiatives. 'Lalela uLwandle', a research-based theatre project developed by South African collective Empatheatre (part of Strathclyde-led One Ocean Hub), explores intergenerational environmental injustices and connections between human rights and ocean-climate governance. In 2022, the group was invited to perform (pictured) at the UN Climate Summit (COP27) in Egypt.

Entrant: Elisa Morgera , One Ocean Hub

Copyright: Kiara Worth

Funding: Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Collaborators: Dylan McGarry, Kira Erwin, Taryn Pereira, Philile Mbatha, (Rhodes University, South Africa), Mpume Mthombeni (performer)


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