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Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839
CONTENTS: 1. Features, 2. Announcements, 3. Jobs
GRAND DEVELOPMENTALISM: MDGS AND SDGS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
A. Bayo Ogunrotifa
The proposed Sustainable Development Goals suffer from the same failings as
the Millennium Development Goals they are replacing. Ideas and practices of
sustainable development should reflect the complexities of development
issues and not be based on abstract agendas and strategies that are
constituted in a universalist frame.
FROM MDGS TO SDGS: AN AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY PERSPECTIVE ON THE GAP BETWEEN
CLAIM AND REALITY
Without radical rethinking, the new project of setting a post-2015 agenda
is in danger of suffering the same fate as its forerunners. Development in
its classical understanding is of no use now. What is needed are real
changes corresponding to the various local and national necessities.
FROM SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS TO ECONOMY OF LIFE-GOALS FOR AFRICA
Rogate R. Mshana
The vision of an economy in the service of life, where poverty is
eradicated, social justice is embraced and ecological justice promoted,
must be the essence of the next generation of Sustainable Development Goals
POST-2015: A VISION FOR AN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BASED ON INDIGENOUS
KNOWLEDGE AND RESOURCES
A sustainable and effective post-2015 development agenda for Africa must
have its emphasis on building the capacity of Africans to identify, grow
and strengthen their own systems and processes.
ASSESSING THE HIV/AIDS MDGS: DOES THIS LOOK LIKE SUCCESS OR EVEN PROGRESS?
Lincoln J. Fry
One of the MDGs is to reduce sexual transmission of HIV by 50 percent by
2015. But new infections are outpacing scaled up treatment, basic knowledge
about HIV is poor, only about 35 percent of those infected receive
treatment, and only about 40 percent of people living with HIV know their
FROM MDGS TO SDGS: INDIGENOUS AFRICAN WOMEN AS MISSING LINK
It is because of indigenous African women?s strength and resilience that
our families and communities have been kept alive, not western development
concepts and models.
REGIONALISM IN THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
In an ever-globalising world, developing nations are robbed of the capacity
to deal with global challenges to their own interests. Strong regional
bodies are an opportunity to resist this by adopting common positions and
protecting the interests of member states.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF AN UNFINISHED
Since the Millennium Development Goals are an unfinished journey, they are
still relevant, but there is a need to go beyond the MDGs in order to take
into account new and emerging issues and aspirations.
CALL FOR PAPERS: HEROES AND HEROINES OF THE BACK TO AFRICA MOVEMENTS
The international conference in Barbados hopes to bring together
scholars/researchers, activists and policy makers to interrogate the
philosophical, political, socio-cultural and economic thoughts and legacies
of these Africanists.
VACANCY: DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS, TRUST AFRICA
Location: Dakar Senegal Deadline: 30 May 2015
The goal of the Director of Programs is to manage the programs of
TrustAfrica (convenings, grant- making, knowledge generation and provision
of technical assistance) working under the supervision of the Executive
Director and in close collaboration with All Staff.
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