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Saving UAE’s Native Plants: How we Built the Flora Database (2-3 p.m. Gulf Standard Time)

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

The purpose of the webinar is to explain the efforts of young Emirati plant specialists in the generation of UAE Flora: The Native Plants Database of Emirates; a fully referenced, extensively validated, evolving, web-based, virtual database that has been designed and developed to introduce native plants form the biodiversity of UAE to the Global scientific communities, with the help and support of UAE plants’ expert from all the emirates. This database will be accessible to experts, researchers, and the public to support the UAE Flora conservation and reintroduction efforts.
Organizer: Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus

Students Taking on Hunger: Ideas from Around the World on Addressing Food Insecurity and Inadequate Nutrition

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

Please join us on Monday, March 6, 1-2 pm PST, as UC Davis SDG Interns interview student speakers from around the world about encouraging local agricultural production, reducing food waste, and engaging communities to facilitate food distribution.
Organizer: UC Davis
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Community Tourism: Is it Really Sustainable?

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

Few communities have witnessed such a dramatic change in recent years like Medellin's Comuna 13. Once declared one of the most dangerous neighborhoods on earth, this area is now a tourism hot spot with visitors attracted to its world-class street art, live hip hop, Afro-Caribbean dance shows, and innovative outside escalators. But is visiting Comuna 13 really sustainable?
Organizer: Kagumu Adventures
Presented in English; Spanish available