The previous constitution in Kenya was not sufficiently representative of women, disadvantaged groups and minorities with the result that their voices, opinions and perspectives were therefore not heard within the public policy making process. Through a consultative process of reforms that culminated in the new Kenyan constitution in 2010, a proportional representation electoral system has been endorsed. Women's demands of political representation have been captured in the new system.
Development 55.1 'Greening the economy' will be launched on Friday 23 March at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, on the occasion of the first of four colloquia on green economy, jointly organised by the Society for International Development, The Institute of Social Studies Erasmus University and HIVOS.
This week we feature an interview with Development author Kathleen McAfee Greening the Economy: ‘Selling Nature to Save it’ is not a solution!. Kathleen McAfee talks about the problems connected to the use of market instruments applied to nature. In particular she discusses the difficulties of putting a price on nature, the risk of commodification of nature and the emergence of growing global inequalities due to the workings of uneven markets.
by Jos van Gennip