A European Parliament hearing [has taken place on December 1st, 2015] to scrutinise the controversial aid initiative, the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. The New Alliance has been widely criticised by civil society organisations across the world for facilitating the grabbing of land and natural resources, undermining small-scale farmers and their right to adequate food and nutrition, and accelerating seed privatisation.
Areas of Engagement
This book follows up on the publication Tensions & Reversals in Democractic Transitions published by Society for Interantional Development and Institute for Development Studies after Kenya's 2007 elections. It is a product of a series of consultative meetings by a group of civil society actors and academics convened by SID and Uraia Trust to capture the lessons learnt from Kenya's 2013 General Elections and interrogate the actors and factors involved.
By Barbara Adams, Global Policy Forum
On the occasion of the forthcoming G20 summit (Hangzhou, 14-15 November), the G20 Megaproject campaign by the Heinrich Boell Foundation – North America, aims at raising awareness on the revamped infrastructure interest in the economic governance agenda and its controversial impact on development. A real race to build infrastructures, access natural resources and markets is taking place worldwide (esp.
Youth and Public Policy in Uganda is a publication of SID and Youth Policy Press (2015). It results from a SID study funded by the Open Society Inititiave for Eastern Africa aimed at better understanding the status of youth in Uganda. The research reviewed existing policies and interrogated whether they were responsive to the current needs of youth in Uganda who form the largest percentage of the population.
PRESS RELEASE 27 October 2015
AFRICAN AND INDIAN CIVIL SOCIETY REMINDS AFRICAN AND INDIAN LEADERS OF THE ISSUES AT STAKE AND THE NEED FOR A CREDIBLE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOME AT THE FORTHCOMING TENTH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE (MC10) OF THE WTO
The 42nd session of the Commtte on Food Security (CFS42) took place from 12 to 15 October at the FAO headquarters, in Rome. The CFS is an intergovernmental body that meets every year (since its establishment in 1974) mandated to review and follow-up policies concerning world food security including production and physical and economic access to food.
The Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2015 was launched at FAO Headquarters in Rome, unveiling key findings around nutrition and the impact of business operations on food policies. Welcoming its release, representatives from across civil society, social movements and the United Nations came together to exchange views about current approaches to nutrition.
Keynote address by Amb. Juma V. Mwapachu, President, SID International Governing Council, Frankfurt, October 2nd, 2015, on the occasion of the SID Frankfurt chapter event.