Opportunities for cross-regional learning:


Opportunities for cross-regional learning:

Regional dynamics (Africa, Asia, and LAC), cross regional learning, and the role of regional platforms and organizations in South-South

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Bhopal Gas Tragedy

Started by Amitava Basu Dec 8, 2009. 0 Replies

It may be recalled 25 years ago, on 3rd December, 1984 the greatest and worst industrial disaster happened in the Central Indian city of Bhopal when Methyl Isocynate Chemical (MIC) leaked from the…Continue

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Comment by Steffen Soulejman Janus on September 30, 2010 at 5:36pm
Hi Patralekha, thank you for sharing. I enjoyed the read and must admit I learned about a topic I have not much thought about in the past. Would be interesting to know if there have been attempts by the Government of India or NGO's to learn from other experiences elsewhere to deal with the issue of access to low-cost toilets.
Comment by Patralekha chatterjee on September 30, 2010 at 2:57pm
Dear colleagues

I am sharing an op-ed piece I wrote for two English language newspapers with a combined circulation of 1.4 million. It is written in a cheeky style to inject some life into a topic which doesnot usually get much play in the Indian media. But the theme-- need for low-cost toilets -- also has a South-South cooperation angle and that is why I am sharing it here. Would love feedback and your thoughts.


Best wishes
Comment by Patralekha chatterjee on August 27, 2010 at 4:03pm

I am sharing a report I wrote last year. Would be interested to know if tje key message still holds good.


Best regards
Comment by Patralekha chatterjee on August 26, 2010 at 3:51pm

I am a Delhi-based journalist, photographer, author and independent consultant to the UN, working at the international and regional level. Much of my work over the past 20 years has focused on cross-regional learning, particularly in health and related issues. I am happy to be part of this group and look forward to contributing and learning.

Best regards
Comment by Steffen Soulejman Janus on September 22, 2009 at 10:52pm
This Working Group
As working group members we identified so far Mozambique, NEPAD, LenCD, UNDP, ACBF and the World Bank Institute. We are still aiming for more country representation in this working group. Ghana and South Africa as participants of the first TT-SSC meeting are likely candidates.

One of the very concrete results of our TT-SSC meeting on 15-16 September in Washington is NEPAD's agreement to take the lead in the design and implementation of the African regional consultation process to identify good practice in South-South Cooperation.

Tentative dates for consultation
In a follow-up meeting between NEPAD and WBI we discussed aiming for the consultation to take place on Friday, 22. January, as a runner up to the AU Summit in Addis. A possible pre-meeting could take place in Addis the first week of November.

- Funding of this activity is still quite limited. We discussed asking TT-SSC member organizations as well as other actors involved in SSC for additional funding.
- A consultant to organize the consultation process will need to be hired. NEPAD will put together the ToR for such a person, which will include logistics supervision of the meetings and responsibility to collect cases/stories. Of course the person should have a solid background in SSC. We will post the ToR here once ready.
Comment by Maiwada Zubairu on September 22, 2009 at 6:46am
Better life, global climate change is context specific. How much should the South bother and be affected by the so called "Global Standard" of what a better life is and actions towards climate change. Many in the South are skeptical about the intent of the worst polluters within the industrializes countries. Context should matter in all Global issues
Comment by Winifredo Dagli on September 21, 2009 at 11:26pm
Cross-regional knowledge sharing and learning within the Global South is definietely an inevitable phenomenon, as we observe gradual shifts in power, failures of the dominant development paradigms to keep its promises of a better life, and the transboundary nature of global climate change that has the most detrimental impacts in the most vulnerable regions in the Global South!

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