Areas of Engagement


by Shobha Raghuram. The Rio+20 'Future We Want'  is a 53-page document, an outcome of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (A/CONF.216/L.1*, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20-22 June 2012). This document deserves to be read by all citizens, not because it provides us hope for serious change but because it reminds us of the platitudinous nature of global diplomatic discourse.

The Status of Governance in Kenya: A baseline Survey Report 2012

Tuesday 2 October | 'Policy Interventions for a Green Economy: True Price: Putting a Price on Nature? This discussion with Larry Lohman (The Corner House, uk) and Adrian de Groot-Ruiz (Radboud University Nijmegen) will be moderated by Bram Büscher of the ISS. The colloquium series ‘Critical Engagements with a Green Economy’ continues at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague with a sharp discussion on True Price.The programme and background paper can be found here.

What is going on in today’s fierce world is not humane, nor is it sustainable’ Gita Sen.

Preview: Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know

The Career fair is one of the key events organized every year by the SID Washington Chapter with the aim of creating connections among youth and the development community. It is addressed to entry level and mid-level professionals.
Highlights include

By K.Bhanumathi, Secretary, SID Hyderabad

'Writings brought revolutions in the Nations of the World. Writings are the great communicators, the connectors of past to the present and links to the future and beyond. Maha Kavi Kalidas IN the South and William Shaksphere in the North remain immortal in the memories even to the contemporary societies making such a great impact to discern the right from the wrong.'

Jos van Gennip is former member of the Upper House of the Netherlands' Parliament and Chairman of the Standing Committee of Foreign Affairs of the Senate. He was director of the Scientific Bureau of the Netherlands Christian Democratic Party and has had a long political career within this party. He has held leading positions at various Dutch development NGOs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Development Cooperation. He is foudner of Cebemo, now Cordaid.