Pambazuka News 728: Special Issue in Cooperation with AfricAvenir: From MDGs to SDGs: Claims vs. Reality

We are proud to present this special issue of Pambazuka News, the the authoritative pan-African electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa providing cutting edge commentary and in-depth analysis on politics and current affairs, development, human rights, refugees, gender issues and culture in Africa.

Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

CONTENTS: 1. Features, 2. Announcements, 3. Jobs

1 Features
GRAND DEVELOPMENTALISM: MDGS AND SDGS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
A. Bayo Ogunrotifa

The proposed Sustainable Development Goals suffer from the same failings as the Millennium Development Goals they are replacing. Ideas and practices of sustainable development should reflect the complexities of development issues and not be based on abstract agendas and strategies that are constituted in a universalist frame.http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/94817******

FROM MDGS TO SDGS: AN AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY PERSPECTIVE ON THE GAP BETWEEN CLAIM AND REALITY
Boniface Mabanza

Without radical rethinking, the new project of setting a post-2015 agenda is in danger of suffering the same fate as its forerunners. Development in its classical understanding is of no use now. What is needed are real changes corresponding to the various local and national necessities.http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/94818******

FROM SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS TO ECONOMY OF LIFE-GOALS FOR AFRICA
Rogate R. Mshana

The vision of an economy in the service of life, where poverty is eradicated, social justice is embraced and ecological justice promoted, must be the essence of the next generation of Sustainable Development Goals and beyond.http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/94823******

POST-2015: A VISION FOR AN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BASED ON INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND RESOURCES
Chika Ezeanya

A sustainable and effective post-2015 development agenda for Africa must have its emphasis on building the capacity of Africans to identify, grow and strengthen their own systems and processes.http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/94819******

ASSESSING THE HIV/AIDS MDGS: DOES THIS LOOK LIKE SUCCESS OR EVEN PROGRESS?
Lincoln J. Fry

One of the MDGs is to reduce sexual transmission of HIV by 50 percent by 2015. But new infections are outpacing scaled up treatment, basic knowledge about HIV is poor, only about 35 percent of those infected receive treatment, and only about 40 percent of people living with HIV know their status.http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/94820******

FROM MDGS TO SDGS: INDIGENOUS AFRICAN WOMEN AS MISSING LINK
Gwain Colbert

It is because of indigenous African women’s strength and resilience that our families and communities have been kept alive, not western development concepts and models.http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/94822******

REGIONALISM IN THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
Joe Corry-Roake

In an ever-globalising world, developing nations are robbed of the capacity to deal with global challenges to their own interests. Strong regional bodies are an opportunity to resist this by adopting common positions and protecting the interests of member states.http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/94824******

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF AN UNFINISHED JOURNEY
Humphrey Polepole

Since the Millennium Development Goals are an unfinished journey, they are still relevant, but there is a need to go beyond the MDGs in order to take into account new and emerging issues and aspirations.http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/94821******
2 Announcements
CALL FOR PAPERS: HEROES AND HEROINES OF THE BACK TO AFRICA MOVEMENTS

The international conference in Barbados hopes to bring together scholars/researchers, activists and policy makers to interrogate the philosophical, political, socio-cultural and economic thoughts and legacies of these Africanists.http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/announce/94825******
3 Jobs
VACANCY: DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS, TRUST AFRICA
Location: Dakar Senegal Deadline: 30 May 2015
TA
Trust Africa

The goal of the Director of Programs is to manage the programs of TrustAfrica (convenings, grant- making, knowledge generation and provision of technical assistance) working under the supervision of the Executive Director and in close collaboration with All Staff.http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/jobs/94621**
Fahamu – Networks For Social Justice
http://www.fahamu.org

Pambazuka News is published by Fahamu Trust Limited.

© Unless otherwise indicated, all materials published are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. For further details see:http://www.pambazuka.org/en/about.php

Pambazuka news can be viewed online: English language edition (http://www.pambazuka.org/en  )
Edição em língua Portuguesa (http://www.pambazuka.org/pt  )
Edition française (http://www.pambazuka.org/fr  )
RSS Feeds available athttp://www.pambazuka.org/en/newsfeed.php

Pambazuka News is published with the support of a number of funders, details of which can be obtained here (http://www.pambazuka.org/en/about.php) .

To SUBSCRIBE or UNSUBSCRIBE go to:http://pambazuka.gn.apc.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pambazuka-newsor send a message to gro.akuzabmap@rotide with the word SUBSCRIBE or UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line as appropriate.

The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of Pambazuka News or Fahamu.

With around 2,600 contributors and an estimated 600,000 readers, Pambazuka News is the authoritative pan-African electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa providing cutting edge commentary and in-depth analysis on politics and current affairs, development, human rights, refugees, gender issues and culture in Africa.

Newsletter

Mit unserem Newsletter informieren wir Sie über Aktuelles zu AfricAvenir International Berlin und zu den Themen Dekolonisierung, Rassismuskritik und afrikanische Perspektiven. Tragen Sie sich hier ein und erhalten Sie zweimal pro Monat Termine, Lesetipps und andere Empfehlungen.