The Mid-Maine Global Forum contributes to the local community’s understanding of issues of global significance by organizing and disseminating informed public presentations and discussion. To become a member or be put on our mailing list, email Global Forum  

Unless otherwise indicated, all events are now at the Alfond Center on North Street.

     The Forum is sponsoring film at the Maine International Film Festival. As soon as the film and the details are settled, this information will be posted and emailed out to our mailing list.

The next Forum program:

Wednesday, September 19

Andrew Stanicoff

Climate Change, Conflict and Migration-An Example From Africa

Alfond Center 12 noon

    Mr. Stancioff is a geologist, natural resource planner, analyst, and manager with 35 years of experience in geology, hydrology, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, climatology, and oceanography. He has 40 years of experience in developing countries and 24 years in Africa. During the last ten years, Mr. Stancioff has worked to develop methods and models to monitor and evaluate poverty and conflict in areas under stress from overpopulation and overuse of natural resources and other forms of degradation. He has been involved in modeling, demographic health and environmental data in support of early warning systems. For six years, he mapped the geologic, mineral, hydraulic and natural resources of Zaire, Guinea, Central Africa, and Mauritania. From 1991‑96, he was the USAID “team leader” at the AGRHYMET Center in Niamey, Niger where he developed maps for agricultural and health development projects for 13 African countries. In recent years, Mr. Stancioff has focused climate change and its effects on water resources and on reducing atmospheric Carbon Dioxide by reforesting areas in north Africa.   He is presently seeking support for an effort to reforest some of the most appropriate areas in the Sahel of Africa to sequester Carbon and to provide improved living conditions to people in that region.

Details about registering and the lunch choices will be posted closer this event.


The Board is working hard on arranging a wide range of programs for the fall and into the winter. Information will be posted as soon as speakers and dates are arranged.

Thanks for supporting the Mid-Maine Global Forum and its mission to bring speakers on international issues to Waterville.