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Is global development achievable?

13 October 2015

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Development is becoming globalised. The global development architecture is rapidly going through major transformations and simple dichotomies – North/South or developed/developing countries – are now obsolete. There has been a shift in the geography of poverty with the majority of poor populations now living in middle-income countries, while the poorest countries that have no geostrategic relevance are forgotten in their vulnerabilities.

At the event a new animated guide, produced by ECPDM and supported and funded by the Camões Institute for Cooperation and Language, will be launched for the European Year for Development. The animated guide is in Portuguese and will soon be available in French and English. 

Development challenges are increasingly interdependent and multidimensional, including security, environment, migration, and other concerns that aid alone cannot address. The complexity is far greater because population growth, pulling millions of people out of extreme poverty and the “Right to Development” may clash with the necessary changes of production and consumption patterns towards more sustainable policies and practices.

Development has therefore moved from being an issue that concerns the poorest countries and regions towards a global and common concern. Is the globalisation of well-being feasible and achievable?

ECDPM’s Geert Laporte and James Mackie will speak at this conference.

This conference is an initiative of the European Year for Development 2015 in Portugal, organised by the Camões Institute for Cooperation and Language, the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), the Institute Marquês de Valle Flor (IMVF) and the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe.

Place: Salão Macau, Museu do Oriente, Avenida Brasília, Doca de Alcântara (Norte)

How to arrive: Bus 12 – 28 – 714 – 738 – 742 | Tram 15E – 18E | Train – Cascais Line (Alcântara Station) or Azambuja Line (Alcântara-Terra)

Working Languages: English and Portuguese (translation available)

Free entrance upon registration here

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Cross-cutting TopicsEuropean external affairsPost-2015 Global Development AgendaPost 2015Sustainable Development GoalsAfrica