Water, Poverty and Development in the MDG/SDG Era

Water, Poverty and Development in the MDG/SDG Era

LECTURE AND BOOK LAUNCH: CROP International Studies in Poverty Research

15 October 2015 | Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Norway

Ronaldo Munck (Dublin City University) will give a CROP lecture titled “Water, poverty and development in the MDG/SDG era" at the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, October 15th (14:00-15:00).

He will discuss how the actual level of water access or provision to global majorities is contributing or not to poverty reduction, food security and development in the South and how this is addressed in the current post-MDGs (or SDGs) debate.

Following the lecture (at 15:00) Munck will present his latest book (co-edited with Narathius Asingwire, Honor Fagan and Consolata Kabonesa) Water and Development: Good governance after neoliberalism. An essential tool both for students and for NGOs and policy-makers seeking a robust and transformational approach to water and development.

Water has always been a crucial catalyst for human development. In Africa, competition among different sectors for this scarce resource remains a critcial challenge to water managers and decision-makers.

The book examines a range of issues, from governance to solar distillation, from gender to water pumps, using a range of research methods, from participant observation to GIS and SPSS data analysis. Throughout, however, there is the unifying thread of developing a participatory and sustainable approach to water which recognises it as an essential public necessity.

The event is free, and all are welcome to attend. The Bergen Resource Center for International Development is located in Jekteviksbakken 31.


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