UNESCO Chair of Inter-Religious & Inter-Cultural Dialogue
International Symposium 2021-2022
Leaving No One Behind: Water & Inequalities | Part – 1
St. Andrew’s College, Bandra
The PUC Rio De Janerio, Brasil in collaboration with The UNESCO Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation Chair on Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, St. Andrews college, Mumbai, India organized an international symposium on 21st of July 2021 on the topic-‘ Leaving No one Behind- water and Inequalities’ .Welcome addresses were given by the PUC President Father Tosafa Carlos Sequeira S.J., President of UNESCO IHP Intergovernmental council, prof. Fadi Georges Comair,Prof. Luiz Roberto Cunha and Mr.Giuseppe Musumeci. We were also honored by the presence of Mr.Garegan Tosunyan, Mr. Alexandra Otte and Dr.Milagros Couchoud
We had Mr.Garegin Tosunyan who explained about the role of the financial system in achieving the U.N Sustainable Development Goals. He spoke on how proper use of financial resources can help in providing a sustainable environment for all.
Mr.Alexander Otte spoke on the social dimensions and cultural values of water. He explained about the social barriers for providing water to all and how they can be oovercome
Mr.Anil Patil spoke on the role of water Management in Poverty Reduction. He gave a brief explanation on how proper Water Management would lead to better supply and generate more employment which can help in Reduction of Poverty.
Prof.Rogerio Ribeirio De Olivera gave an insight on the condition of forests in Rio de Janeiro and how human invasion has affected it. He spoke about the importance of forests for human survival and how it should be protected.
Prof. Rafeal Soares Goncalves spoke about the Rain disaster in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas. He explained the effects of these disasters on humans and the environment . He also provided information about the Community Reforestation Project for the City’s Hillsides.
Prof. Sebastian M. Micheal guided us through a case study on differing culture Adjustment in economic development. He explained how cultural differences in ecology affect water supply and create inequality among humans.
Mr. Wivine Matipa spoke about the attempts at Poverty Reduction in the world. He explained the topic in an essay. He mentioned about the steps that are taken and can be taken towards reduction of Poverty.
Prof. Maria Sarah Telles shared an analysis of the fight against inequalities in Brazil. She gave an insight about the progress in the steps undertaken to tackle this issue and the challenges faced in the process.
Prof. Lidwin Dias told about the job opportunities available in social work. She shared how employment opportunities exist in work for the society. And hence encourage community support.
Prof. Inez Stampa and Nilza Rogerio Nunes gave information about the precarious works in Brazil. They explained how the covid-19 pandemic affected the lives of those workers engaged in precarious works .