2011 / 2012
dialogues, proposals, stories
All around the world, individuals, movements and communities invent or re-invent, where they live, livelihoods and life-styles that are more just and more sustainable.
They develop new ways of thinking and doing, going beyond established models and boundaries.
They propose and explore new regulations to meet the global challenges that face us today.
Because sharing experiences, building common references and proposals, is necessary to developing a global citizenship and empowering local actors.
DPH provides more than 7,000 articles on exemplary struggles, innovative actions and organisations, collective analyses and proposals - in four languages and from all continents.
The changing climate poses severe problems to present and future development goals. Climate risks affect the livelihoods of the rural poor. Their strong dependence on natural resources and their limited capacity to adapt renders the population of the global South very vulnerable to climate change. Therefore, development projects need to take climate change into account to lead to sustainable improvements in the standards of living of the beneficiaries.
Pambazuka News believe the articles will contribute towards raising public awareness about what is at stake at COP 17, deepening analysis and understanding of the climate crisis and its impact on the people of Africa, creating linkages between academics, activists and journalists and reflecting the advocacy of African civil society organisations in the lead-up and during COP 17
The rhetoric of economic progress being a necessity for developing countries is repeated in various policy documents, project reports and judicial orders. In an effort to realise this, several regions that are critical for their biodiversity value, that support the livelihoods of marginal communities such as indigenous and forest dwelling people, fishworkers and landless farmers are assumed to be available for transforming into sites of industrial production of energy, goods and services.
The farmers of Loksado and Tamiang Layang have different strategies for handling risk. Examples include income diversification, the use of chemical pesticides to control pests or demonstrations against mining. Nevertheless, the government still issues miner’s rights to corporations.
Despite a dramatic growth in certified fisheries, the Marine Stewardship Council has not been able to convincingly prove that it has reversed the overexploitation of global fisheries.
Today Nupi Kheitel is confronting new challenges as a result of the “developmental” discourses and the effects of armed conflict. On the one hand, the women are resisting the abuses of the soldiers and the hyper-masculinization generated in a militarized zone. On the other hand, Nupi Kheitel is opposing governmental policies that promote international trade agreements with Asian neighbours.
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