The Sixth South South Forum on Sustainability (SSFS) focuses on the theme of "Ecology, Livelihood, and Community Regeneration". As a continuation of the debates of previous forums on reviewing critical situations and exploring alternatives, the Sixth SSFS aims to examine the current state of affairs - nuclear weapons proliferation, nuclear power plant catastrophes, climate change, weather extremities, environmental pollution, food and fresh water shortages, US geopolitical and currency domination, the energy issue which lies behind US aggression against Venezuela and Iran, the USA-China trade conflict... Taking note of the consequences and effects on nature and on peoples especially those from the global south, the Forum has brought together prominent feminists, academic scholars, peace activists, community workers, food producers, and rural regeneration promoters to review, articulate and debate theories and affecting the ecological, the social, the political, and the economic. Drawing upon experiences of community governance in Asia and Latin America, the Forum is a platform for dialogues and exchanges among grassroots and resistance practices in the production, dissemination and use of knowledge as instruments of problematization and self-organization, as well as interactions among thinkers in search of paradigms for peace and justice, The Forum is particularly honoured with the presence of Dr Rebecca Johnson, Founding Co-chair of ICAN, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

The Forum is composed of:

  • June 24-26 : Summer School on Nuclear Weapons and Power: Current Challenges and Responses
  • June 28-30 : Forum on Ecology, Livelihood, and Community Regeneration
  • July 1-2 : Workshop on Architecture and Urbanism
  • July 1 & 3 : E-lectures by three speakers
  • For the Reader and full Participants List, please see

    Organizers 主辦:

    • Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University
    • Global University for Sustainability

    Co-organizers 協辦:

    • Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives (ARENA)
    • Lingnan Gardeners
    • Programa de Pós-Graduação em Política Social, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santos, Brazil
    • Institute of Social Sciences, Daegu Catholic University, Republic of Korea
    • Spirit_45, Indonesia
    • Functions of Art in Global Contexts (FOA-FLUX), Switzerland
    • PeaceWomen Across the Globe
    • Centre for Film Studies and Cultural Studies, Peking University
    • Centre of Rural Reconstruction, Renmin University of China
    • Tsinghua Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Institute of Rural Reconstruction of China, Southwest University
    • Institute of Rural Reconstruction of the Straits, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University
    • Green Ground Eco-Tech Centre (Beijing)
      國仁城鄉 (北京) 科技發展中心
    • Partnerships for Community Development
    • St James’ Settlement

Browse the contents of 2019 The Sixth South-South Forum on Sustainability 第六屆南南論壇:

Summer School on Nuclear Weapons and Power
Forum on Ecology, Livelihood and Community Regeneration
Workshop on Architecture and Urbanism