27 Sept. – Day 2
Program 27 September
|Jonathan Jansen South AfricaRector & Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State
Jonathan Jansen is Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State and he is the Honorary Professor of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand and Visiting Fellow at the National Research Foundation. Jansen is a strong proponent of intellectual freedom and the first black president of UFS. After he was appointed he subsequently initiated a process for campus-wide racial among students.
In 2010 The University was awarded the World Universities Forum Award for Best Practice Higher Education which praised amongst other the racial integration and harmonisation of the student community.
Oprah Winfrey, on receiving her honorary doctorate from the university, called the transformation of the university as “nothing short of a miracle” when referring to a severe incident and the subsequent racial integration.
|Hans Rudolf Herren
Kenya, Switzerland, USA
|Sustainable Ecological Development in Agriculture
Winner of the Right Livelihood Award 2013 and the World Food Prize organic pest control to improve crops, nutrition and the basis to sustain life
Founder and President of Biovision - Foundation for Ecological Development, President of the Millennium Institute in Washington DC (USA).
Herren was honored with the prize due to his success in combating the cassava mealy bug, a pest rampant in all of Africa, with wasps and ladybirds – a chemical-free method