May 2012

Q1) What does sustainable development mean or imply today for a country like Haiti? Which are the issues to be put on the agenda?


After less than one year from the food crisis in the Horn of Africa, a new african food crisis is emerging, in the Sahel region. How can we act to avoid further damages and further crises?

The first part of the conference will analyze the current situation in...

by Suman Sahai

As the world struggles with successive food crises and turbulence marks the countries that suffer from endemic hunger, there is the new factor of global warming and climate change to contend with. Climate change and its...

Konstantin Huber, Executive Director at the World Bank, gave a lecture on the World Bank's engagement in poverty reduction and crisis mitigation within old and new approached for low and middle income countries. He discussed the role of the Bank in relation to the...

May 31: Bottlenecks and Border Crossings in Africa
Cross border trade is increasingly important in an interdependent world. The SID-Washington Africa Workgroup will host a discussion to take a look at efforts to streamline trade flows at borders...

by Wendy Harcourt

by Pat Mooney

Bram Buscher, Associate Professor of Environment and Sustainable Development at the
Institute of Social Studies, and author of Development 55.1 ‘Greening the Economy’ describes the project ‘Producing the Green Economy’, in which he is currently involved...