Smart Phones, Gorillas and Armed Conflicts

  • Date: –15:00
  • Lecturer: Sheperd Urenje
  • Organiser: The Baltic University Programme
  • Contact person: Cecilia Lundberg
  • Seminarium

In the webinar series on ESD and Digitalisation, presenters give a short introduction on their perspective. At this event, Sheperd Urenje will give an introduction to the hidden cost of modern high-tech equipment.

Baltic University Programme (BUP) is organizing a webinar series called "ESD & DIGITALISATION - Implications of Digital Technology for Education Policy and Practice". The main target group for the webinar series is teachers in higher education, especially within the BUP, however the webinars are open for everyone interested.

When: 14 December 2021, 14:00 - 15:00 (CET).

Shepherd Urenje, PhD, Specialist in teacher education at SWEDESD – Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development, Uppsala University, Sweden

Title: Smart Phones, Gorillas and Armed Conflicts

Description: What is the hidden cost of your high-tech equipment, such as smartphones? As demand for smart gadgets continues to rise, mining for smart phone minerals and their illegal trade are also rising. These are often controlled by armed groups helping to feed a vicious circle of conflicts, poverty and disease. Our discussion will question how the use of your mobile gadgets affect communities around the world and what you can do about it.

Registration: It is free to participate in the webinars, but registration is required. Please, register on: