Thursday, September 8, 2011

Glen, Gary and Ross: a film about land grabs

An excellent short video from Oxfam that explains the motivations behind land grabbing in developing countries.

Friday, September 2, 2011

recent activities, summer 2011

The 2010 - 2011 academic session has all but ended, which means that now I am entering, as usual, my 'busy' time of the year. I have just recently returned from facilitating a Training of Trainers Workshop for the Gender and Economic Policy Management Initiative - Rwanda in Gisenyi, Rwanda. In the next few weeks I should be facilitating a workshop for the United Nations Development Programme's Regional Bureau for Africa. I will then head to Emory University in Atlanta, to do some teaching on the Global Master's in Development Practice. In June I will return to Dakar, and the United Nations African Institute of Economic Development and Planning, to facilitate a Training of Trainers Workshop for the Gender and Economic Policy Management Initiative - Africa. Towards the end of June I will travel to Livingstone, Zambia, to facilitate a week-long short course on gender and economic policy for the Zambian Ministry of Finance. All in all, a very busy few months!

Crash club: when sputtering economies collide

Trust Mike Davis to tell it like it is. It is going to be a difficult few years.

Crash club: when sputtering economies collide - Opinion - Al Jazeera English