Follow the Congress opening keynotes on @icraf.

We’re covering the keynotes (have a look at the speakers’ lineup) in turn. Connection is not helping us: working off mobile phone internet. It’s exciting, though.

Wangari Maathai, Nobel Laureate, Green Belt Movement, closed her session today with the inspiring story of the hummingbird. A forest was on fire and all the animals were escaping to the margins of the forest, leaving it to its fate. Only the hummingbird started flying up and down from a water stream nearby, taking a drop of water at a time and putting it on the fire. All the animals were discouraging the industrious hummingbird. But the little bird continued its work and said: I can’t do it all, but I can do something.

Take home message: wifi failure won’t stop up. We’ve also agreed to tweet asynchronously if that’s necessary.¬† So keep an eye on @icraf.

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