West Cold-Shoulders Rebuilding Southern Africa

Lorenzo Fioramonti   Crises, like those gripping Europe, tend to expose the process and practice of regional governance as technocratic and elite-driven. But citizens and civil society may well demand more voice and power, in a ‘politicisation’ of regions. In a globalizing world, where old and new evolutions challenge traditional decision making and (nation) states find it […]

Reclaiming SADC for people’s development

By Thomas Deve Summary of Key note speech during SADC People’s Summit in Mozambique (August 2012) In his Key note address, Thomas Deve delivered a brief but powerful keynote address to the audience gathered at the summit. He outlined the 2012 theme in the context of growing frustration from the citizens on their continued marginalization […]

The 2012 SADC People's Summit Report

We the more than 250 representatives of grassroots movements, visit web community-based organizations, visit this peasant and small farmers movements, faith based organizations, women’s organizations, labour, student, youth, economic justice and human rights networks and other social movements met in Mumemo centre, Maracuene, Mozambique, from 15-16 August at the eighth People’s Summit incorporating the People’s […]

A People’s SADC Myth or Reality

By Thomas Deve Summary of Key note speech during SADC People’s Summit in Mozambique (August 2012) In his Key note address, Thomas Deve delivered a brief but powerful keynote address to the audience gathered at the summit. He outlined the 2012 theme in the context of growing frustration from the citizens on their continued marginalization […]

A Case for Closer Integration between South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland?

The Asean Civil Society Conference (ACSC) and ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) provide an annual platform – in paralell to ASEAN Heads of State Summit – for civil society groups  from different political, economic and socio-cultural backgrounds to come together to consolidate CSO’s positions on major regional issues and agenda. The first ACSC was organised in […]

Video Documentary "Global Crises, Regional Solutions"

Can regional integration offer a way out of the current economic, climate, food and energy crises? In this video documentary, activists from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe* argue that regional integration is the only viable response to these crises.

Book: Civil Society and International Governance

The Role of Non-State Actors in the EU, health Africa, Asia and Middle East Edited by David Armstrong, Valeria Bello, Julie Gilson, Debora Spini Published 29th October 2010 by Routledge – 224 pages Series: Routledge/GARNET series Civil Society and International Governance critically analyses the increasing impact of nongovernmental organisations and civil society on global and […]

Reclaim Control over EPA Talks

By Servaas van den Bosch WINDHOEK, sovaldi sale Mar 29, click 2010 (IPS) – Southern African governments must regain control over the negotiations on the trade deals known as economic partnership agreements (EPAs). Issues earmarked as deal-breakers should be resolved before talks to a full EPA are continued. These include limiting the EPA to a […]