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South West 'Global Development' drinks with guest speaker
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM (GMT)
UPDATE: GUEST SPEAKER:
Jo Hook, TEMWA
Jo Hook is UK Director of Temwa, a Bristol-born organisation which works on sustainable community development in Nkhata Bay North, Malawi. Focusing on integrated programmes of health education, sustainable agriculture & forestry, schools support and micro-finance, Temwa works according to principles of community led development- employing African directors, programme managers and all project staff are entirely local staff and providing fundraising support from a minimally staffed and low cost UK base (reliant on many volunteers).
Jo will give a short presentation on the history of Temwa and how the organisation works with the Malawian community it exists to support, with examples from her experiences on the ground and working with partners. She will also ask questions intended to stimulate debate and discussion:
What are the issues in development that nobody talks about?
Are we, those working in the sector, ignoring some fundamental problems with ‘aid’?
And how do we move towards a model that’s more empowering and sustainable for communities in developing countries?
Get involved- all places went for January's event, and word is spreading!
Drinks, networking and chat for South West based researchers/academics, professionals, and NGOs working on global development.
This informal evening gathering is open to all those who want to share ideas about
- international development,
- disaster reduction/crises/humanitarian response,
- global politics/global economics and
- CSR/social enterprise
-Drinks and snacks on sale at the bar
-Parking is available near by
When & Where
Development Initiatives exists to end absolute poverty.
Through objective, high-quality research and analysis, we inform decisions at all levels that deliver better use of resources to help the poor.
We champion transparency, the role and effective use of information, and support people to hold their representatives to account as well as informing policy and practice. We have centres in the United Kingdom, Kenya and Uganda and have partners globally including governments, academic institutions, the private sector and citizen representatives.