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Please note that there are two different conference venues:
June 14/15 - Century City Conference Centre
June 16 - Kirstenbosch Conference Centre (transportation available)

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Wednesday, June 14
 

09:30

Opening Keynote by Dr. Relebohile Moletsane "Nurturing Feminist Remembering and Building Resilience Among Young People in the Context of Structural Violence"
Opening Keynote by Dr. Relebohile Moletsane
Topic: Nurturing Feminist Remembering and Building Resilience Among Young People in the Context of Structural Violence
Speaker:
 Dr. Relebohile Moletsane (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
What would happen if, in the context of violence and the suffering it brings to young people in particular, we considered the benefits of feminist remembering and its potential for building and nurturing their resilience? In this presentation, I will examine the use of remembering, and its potential for building and nurturing resilience among young people impacted by violence. Addressing the question: How do social ecologies enable/constrain the resilience of young people in the face of sustained structural violence, the paper will use the concepts, remembering and resilience to analyse short autobiographical stories of young women from a rural context, in which they reflect on their life journeys and the strategies they use to negotiate their lives in the social ecologies in which they live. 

Speakers
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Relebohile Moletsane

Professor & J.L. Dube Chair in Rural Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal


Wednesday June 14, 2017 09:30 - 10:15
Hall A/B Century City Conference Centre
 
Thursday, June 15
 

11:30

Keynote by Dr. Michael Ungar and Dr. Linda Theron "Innovations in Resilience"
Keynote by Dr. Michael Ungar and Dr. Linda Theron
Topic: Resilience of Individuals, Families, Communities and Environments: Mutually Dependent Protective Processes and Complex Systems
Speakers:
Dr. Michael Ungar (Dalhousie University, Canada) and Dr. Linda Theron (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Theories of resilience across different systems (biological, psychological, social, environmental) share common ground but vary widely depending on the discipline in which they have been constructed. There has, however, been a growing convergence in systemic thinking to explain the complexity of positive growth under conditions of adversity with global efforts to make individuals, their families, communities, governments and natural environments better able to adapt and transform when facing severe stress. In this opening keynote, we will show that protective factors and dynamic processes operating at multiple levels are mutually dependent and that new ways of understanding resilience are required if we are to address major social challenges like mass migration, youth suicide, drug abuse and school violence. This presentation will provide an opportunity to explore complex connections through multi-level case studies of how people and their social and natural environments adapt, re-organize and, when necessary, transform in response to challenges.
 

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Linda Theron

Professor, North-West University
Linda Theron is a full professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria; an associate of the Centre for the Study of Resilience, University of Pretoria; and an extraordinary professor in Optentia Research Focus Area, North-West University... Read More →
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Michael Ungar

Director, Resilience Research Centre
Michael Ungar, Ph.D. is the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University. As the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience and Professor of Social Work, as well as a family therapist, he has helped to identify the most important... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
Hall A/B Century City Conference Centre
 
Friday, June 16
 

09:15

Keynote by Dr. Ann Masten "Resilience in Science and Action: Contributions of the Global South"
Keynote by Dr. Ann Masten
Topic: Resilience in Science and Action: Contributions of the Global South
Speaker:
Dr. Ann Masten (University of Minnesota, USA)
This keynote will present an update on international resilience science focused on understanding processes that mitigate risk and promote capacity for positive development in young people around the world who are threatened by adversity. Contributions of the global south to theory and evidence on resilience will be highlighted.  

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Ann Masten

Regents Professor, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota


Friday June 16, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
Kirstenbosch Conference Centre Old Mutual Conference and Exhibition Centre, Table Mountain, South Africa

12:30

Closing Keynote by Dr. Rachel Jewkes "Building resilience to violence against women and girls - what works in prevention violence in global context"
Closing Keynote by Dr. Rachel Jewkes
Topic: Building resilience to violence against women and girls - what works in prevention violence in global context
Speaker:
Dr. Rachel Jewkes (MRC Gender & Health Research Unit, South Africa)
This keynote will draw on extensive, on-going research that focuses on what works to prevent violence across Global South and North Countries (including 14 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East). Its aim is to address the burning topic of sexual violence and resilience, with special emphasis on how social ecologies can facilitate resilience in the face of sexual violence. 

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Rachel Jewkes

Unit Director, MRC Gender & Health Research Unit


Friday June 16, 2017 12:30 - 13:15
Kirstenbosch Conference Centre Old Mutual Conference and Exhibition Centre, Table Mountain, South Africa