18 Apr 2016

Public dialogue to launch the book Africa and the Millennium Development Goals

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, is holding a public dialogue to launch the book Africa and the Millennium Development Goals: Progress, Problems, and Prospects. The meeting will be held on Thursday, 28 April 2016 at the Centre for the Book, 62 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town, from 17h30 to 19h00.

Professor Said Adejumobi, Director, Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Lusaka, Zambia, has been invited to chair the meeting. Mr Charles Mutasa, Independent Development Policy Consultant, Harare, Zimbabwe, and Professor Thandika Mkandawire at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) England, and Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP), University of Cape Town (UCT), have been invited to speak.

This unique study by the Centre for Conflict Resolution, tracks the successes and failures of African countries in achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) between 2000 and 2015. Thirteen chapters written by African scholars and practitioners with expertise in the various areas covered by the eight MDGs are organised around the larger themes of political economy, structural issues, sustainable goals, and human development goals. They critically assess the progress that Africa has made towards the achievement of the MDGs, discuss how to accelerate that progress, and offer alternatives and recommendations in support of institutions in Africa that are engaged in promoting the achievement of sustainable development.

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