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TIDI Seminar: Aid and Development

Agreement has been reached on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are – unlike the MDGs – the result of a comprehensive consultation and negotiation process, involving civil society and the private sector as well as governments. Their overarching goal is to eliminate absolute poverty by 2030.

Professor Myles Wickstead, British Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti from 2000 to 2004 and Head of Secretariat to the Commission for Africa from 2004 to 2005, will be sharing his knowledge and insights on how these SDGs can be achieved.

After setting aid and development into their historical and political contexts, Professor Wickstead will trace the path by which the reduction of poverty has taken centre-stage as the key objective of aid and development over the past quarter of a century, before looking to the future, to the Sustainable Development Goals, and how they will provide the framework for aid and development efforts over the next 15 years.

Date: 12th February 2016; Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue: Global Room, Trinity College Dublin

TIDI Seminar: Neoliberal Policy Reform and Food Security in West Africa

Dr. William Moseley, Professor of Geography at Macalester College, will give a talk on the Causes and Consequences of the 2008 Global Food Crisis. More details to follow.
Date: 26th February 2016; Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue: Global Room, Trinity College Dublin

TIDI Seminar: The Rise in Global Inequality

Documentary film maker Peadar King will be speaking on the rise in global inequality as depicted his What in the World? documentary series, currently being broadcast on RTE 1. More details to follow
Date: 11th March 2016; Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue: Global Room, Trinity College Dublin