Areas of Engagement



Q. In your book, you and the other authors speak about the 'failure of the development industry'. Can you briefly explain the main arguments?

Q. First of all, could you explain the aim and the meaning of your blog's mission statement 'rethinking in action'?

by Laura Fano Morrissey

On 19-22 April 2010 a very different kind of international conference will take place in Bolivia. The World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, called for by Bolivia's President Evo Morales, will be held in the city of Cochabamba. The conference will gather more than 15,000 people ranging from scientists, government officials and representatives from civil society and social movements to find solutions to the issue of climate change.

by Beatriz Garcìa del Campo

The right to cultural identity is linked to the history of peoples, with their knowledge, habits and customs and with the way the indigenous relate to land, territory and nature. It is the right of indigenous peoples to assert this cultural identity and reproduce forms, practices and values to exercise control over their people and their autonomy.