International Development Week at the Global Lounge!

For 23 years, IDW has explored Canada’s role in making differences around the world. This year the Global Lounge will be hosting 3 interesting events on the week of Feb 25 – Mar 1. These events aim to increase awareness of current global issues by highlighting the  problems developing countries face and the impacts of aid on the livelihood of the poor.  UBC research on these issues will also be explored. These are the events:

Movie: Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Monday, February 25, 2013, 5-7pm

Hosted by AfricaCanada.org, Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the story of Liberian women who came together and helped end the civil war in their country. The movie will be followed by a discussion and reflection. Watch the trailer here.

The Role and Effectiveness of ‘Band-aid’
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 5-7pm
Dr. Kishor M. Wasan (Professor & Director and Co-Founder of the Neglected Global Diseases Initiative) and Dr. Blye Frank (Dean of the Faculty of Education) will discuss the impacts of different forms of aid on global health.

Quinoa Salad Anyone? 
Friday, March 1, 2013, 11am-1pm
With the aim to highlight some current issues surrounding the fair trade and sustainable foods movement, phd candidate Sara Elder will share about her current research investigating the impacts of participating in multinational retail supply chains on smallholder farmer livelihoods and food security in developing countries.

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