August 2012

SID Council Member Betty Maina appointed to UN Advisory Panel on MDGs

Betty Maina is the Chief Executive of Kenya’s Association of Manufacturers, one of the country’s leading business associations with some 700 members. Ms. Maina was previously at the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Kenya Leadership Institute, among others. She served on Denmark’s Africa Commission and currently sits on various boards in the public sector.

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The business of nutrition and security (FoodFirst).

As a special surprise the participants of the foodFirst conference will be offered a small treat developed by Too Good To Waste. This enthusiastic group won NCDO’s Battle of the Cheetahs, a competition aimed at challenging young professionals  to come up with smart ideas for global food issues. At the Floriade a movie will be showed presenting their first recycled food product: gazpacho made with overripe tomatoes.

No Economic Justice without Gender Justice. Wendy Harcourt's editorial

by Wendy Harcourt

It seems incredible in these days of economic crisis that over 2,200 women (and some men) found the time and money to fly to Istanbul for a discussion on gender and economic justice at the AWID Forum 2012. Registrations closed a week before the event opened and the majority of the 800 organizations and individuals who answered the call for sessions and papers could not be accommodated.