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Power and privilege- taking a look at ourselves

Reposting today’s HPA blog from Martin about readdressing power balances internally, and in the wider development sector. Two years ago we worked with others on a report that argued the development sector, through its focus on aid, was obscuring the … Continue reading

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Drugs, Poverty and Development – Policy Solutions?

Panel Discussion “Drugs, Poverty & Development – Policy Solutions?” 26 February 2015 | 17:30 to 18:30| IPU ROOM The British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU) and Health Poverty Action (HPA) invite you to a discussion on drugs policy as a driver … Continue reading

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Meeting – UK development sector and illicit drugs policy

Christian Aid and Health Poverty Action are hosting a meeting of development and other NGOs to discuss creating a joint position for the UK development sector on the issue of illicit drugs policy.  The meeting will take place at 10 am on … Continue reading

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StopAIDS AGM

Posting on behalf of Ben Simms… We will be exploring what lessons from the global response to HIV can be applied to the 2014 outbreak of ebola in West Africa. As the number of deaths approaches 5,000, we will explore the epidemiological, … Continue reading

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Honest Accounts – the True Story of Africa’s billion dollar losses

Some organisations involved in the Progressive Development Forum alongside a number of African partners recently published the report ‘Honest Accounts’ This report, briefing and animation (below) quantifies the resource flows in and out of sub Saharan Africa, across a wide … Continue reading

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“The white savior supports brutal policies in the morning, founds charities in the afternoon, and receives awards in the evening.”

This is an old piece but it’s worth sharing. Nigerian born, US based writer Teju Cole on the ‘white saviour industrial complex’. I used one of his tweets recently in a report and a presentation – here’s a link to … Continue reading

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