The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture is a platform to drive debate on important social points.
It encourages the general public, each regionally and internationally, to enter right into a dialogue, typically about social points confronted by society globally.
In 2021, Motley was topped a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Setting Programme for her work elevating consciousness of the disaster that local weather change poses to creating nations.
“Her Excellency Mia Mottley was just lately topped a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environmental Programme for her unbelievable work in elevating the alarm on the disaster local weather change poses on susceptible Creating States,” Sello Hatang, CEO of the NMF mentioned on Friday.
Motley, 56, follows within the footsteps of former ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, UN Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres and former US President Barack Obama, who’ve delivered the distinguished lecture prior to now.
“The theme for the twentieth Lecture will discover problems with local weather change and meals insecurity, underpinned by our social bonding praxis,” NMF mentioned in an announcement.
This twentieth version of the annual occasion will likely be hosted within the coastal metropolis of Durban in November. The precise date and venue for the lecture will likely be introduced later, it mentioned.
This yr’s occasion was to point out solidarity with the individuals of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring Japanese Cape Provinces, who’ve suffered a yr of devastating rioting, inter-communal violence and flooding that has left 1000’s of individuals homeless, the NMF mentioned.
The lecture is held yearly in reminiscence of Nelson Mandela, the internationally-respected first democratically elected president of South Africa after a long time of apartheid-era minority white rule.
Mandela spent 27 years as a political prisoner earlier than main the nation to freedom.