logos seminar Gerrit oliver

South Africa’s World: Perspectives on Diplomacy and International Political Economy”

logos seminar Gerrit oliver

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) in partnership with the SARChI Chair: African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy invite you to a roundtable discussion in honour of the renowned academic and diplomat Prof. Gerrit Olivier.

This roundtable brings together some of the country’s leading thinkers to explore South Africa’s foreign policy. Participants include Deon Geldenhuys (University of Johannesburg), Chris Landsberg (SARChI), Lorenzo Fioramonti (GovInn) and Costa Georghiou (University of Johannesburg). Elizabeth Sidiropoulos (South African Institute of International Affairs) will provide opening remarks along with Prof Geldenhuys. The last word will of course go to Prof. Gerrit Olivier himself.

Date: Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Time: 16:00-18:00 (cocktail reception to follow)
Venue: Senate Hall, Administration Building, University of Pretoria, Main Campus (Hatfield)
RSVP essential: http://goo.gl/forms/FPmErQH3ec (RSVP by 29 April 2016)
Enquiries: info@governanceinnovation.org

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Book launch: ‘South Africa’s Agrarian Question’ by Hubert Cochet, Ward Anseeuw and Sandrine Fréguin-Gresh

South Africa’s Agrarian Question

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation invites you to the upcoming book launch of Govinn’s director Ward Anseeuw co-edited book ‘South Africa’s Agrarian Question’, by Hubert Cochet, Ward Anseeuw and Sandrine Fréguin-Gresh.

“The answers provided in this book will be of interest not only to all those interested in the South African experiment, but also to those who, in all regions, are questioning the mainstream agrifood regime and asking how it can be transformed.” – Olivier De Schutter, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food (2008–2014); Co-Chair, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems; Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

 

Date: Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Venue: GovInn Headquarters, Old College House, University of Pretoria Main Campus (Hatfield)
RSVP essential: http://goo.gl/forms/YkBZG6g5hE by 15 April 2016.
Queries: info@governanceinnovation.org

More information on the book can be found on the Governance Innovation website and the Publisher website.

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“The power of community: Water security in times of scarcity

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The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) and SIWI invite you to a Rethinking Development Seminar

“The power of community: Water security in times of scarcity”

Presented by Rajendra Singh, The Water Man of India

Rajendra Singh is a well-known water conservationist. Also known as “Water Man of India”, he won the Stockholm Water Prize in 2015. Previously, he won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership in 2001 for his pioneering work in community-based efforts in water harvesting and water management. He has been instrumental in fighting slow bureaucracy and  mining lobbies and has helped villagers take charge of water management in their semi-arid areas through the use of ‘johad’, rainwater storage tanks, check dams and other time-tested as well as path-breaking techniques. He is one of the members of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) under the Indian Ministry of the Environment. In 2008, The Guardian named him as one of the “50 people who could save the planet”.

Date: Thursday 3 March 2016
Time: 14:00-16:00 PM
Venue: GovInn Headquarters, Old College House, University of Pretoria Main Campus (Hatfield)

RSVP essential: Contact Neil Kasselman neil.kasselman@governanceinnovation.org by 29 February 2016.

Rethinking Development Seminar: Working with the grain by Brian Levy

Working with the grain

Book Launch: Working with the grain – integrating governance and growth in development strategies’  by Prof. Brian Levy

The Rethinking Development Seminar Series is a joint initiative of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, the Human Economy Programme and the Postgraduate School of Agriculture and Rural Development.

About the book:  Good governance has failed as a prescription for addressing development challenges. This book proposes an innovative ‘with-the-grain’ alternative as a constructive, hopeful way of engaging the challenging governance ambiguities of our early 21st century world.

About the author: Brian Levy is currently involved in the faculties of the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Cape Town.
He has a sustained track record of both thought leadership and hands-on experience. At theWorld Bank, where he worked for more than two decades, he led the programme to increase support for public-sector reform in Africa, and subsequently co-led the effort to mainstream governance and anti-corruption into the organisation’s operational programmes.
Prof. Levy has published widely on the interactions between institutions, political economy and development policy.
He obtained his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1983.

Date: 21 July 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: Graduate Centre L1-72, University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus

VIDEO: “Why greater equality makes societies stronger” – Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett keynote address at Governance Innovation Week 2015, University of Pretoria entitled “Why greater equality makes societies stronger”. The address was filmed on 3 June 2015.

VIDEO: Poverty With Added Vitamins? Competing Ways to Govern the World Food System, Raj Patel

Raj Patel keynote address at Governance Innovation Week 2015, University of Pretoria entitled “Poverty with added vitamins? Competing ways to govern the world food system”. The address was filmed on 2 June 2015.

Michel Bauwens @govinn2015 video

VIDEO: Within or beyond capitalism?

Michel Bauwens keynote address at Governance Innovation Week 2015, University of Pretoria entitled “Within or beyond capitalism? Four scenarios for the emerging collaborative economy”. The address was filmed on 4 June 2015.

PRESENTATION: ‘Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger’ Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett #govinn2015

3 June 2015
‘Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger’ Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, bestselling authors of “The Spirit Level: Why Equality Is Better for Everyone”

PRESENTATION: Poverty with added vitamins? Raj Patel #govinn2015

2 June 2015, 4.30pm

‘Poverty With Added Vitamins? Competing Ways to Govern the World Food System’ Raj Patel, New York Times bestselling author of “Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System” and The “Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy”

GALLERY: “Why equality makes society stronger” with Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson

Why Greater Equality Makes Societies StrongerRichard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, bestselling authors of “The Spirit Level: Why Equality Is Better for Everyone”.