Bristol International Development Conference 2012

10 March 2012, 9.15 AM - 10 March 2012, 9.15 AM

Chemistry Department, Cantocks Close, University of Bristol, BS8 1TS
On Saturday 10 March 2012 The Bristol International Development Conference opens its doors once again, and this year it’s bigger and better than before! 

Come along for an action-packed day of talks, workshops, films and debate with leading minds from across the world of international development and global justice. The conference will address key themes such as humanitarian aid, climate change, world trade, international health, human rights, and the politics of development; and aims to facilitate a dialogue about our role to play, as individuals and world citizens, in tackling poverty and social injustice across the globe.

Timings are 9.15 am - 5.00 pm.


Confirmed speakers include:
  • John Hilary - Executive Director of War on Want
  • Adrian Gault – Chief Economist, Committee on Climate Change
  • Katie Alcott - Founder of FrankWater Projects
  • Gavin Bate - Founder of Moving Mountains Trust and Everest summiteer! 
  • Abbas Shiblak - Founder, Palestinian Diaspora and Refugee Centre, Ramallah (SHAML) 
  • Catherine Turner - Child Labour Programme Coordinator, Anti-Slavery International  
  • Professor Vikram Patel - Co-founder of Goan NGO, Sangath
  • Dr Hugh Annett -  Director of Public Health Bristol and Associate, Oxford Policy Management
  • Heidi Chow - Campaigns Officer, World Development Movement 
  • Dr Adam Corner - Research Associate Cardiff University and Guardian Environmental Blogger
  • Dr Tim Chatterton - Senior Research Fellow, UWE; Policy Fellow, Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Dr Adrian Flint - Lecturer in Politics, Bristol University

Also involved: Global Giving, African Initiatives, OneVoice Movement, Fairtrade Foundation, Balloon Kenya, Frank Water Projects, SARAID (Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters), theIDLgroup, FairTrade Volunteers, Maison de la Gare and many more...

Plus.... the special chance to see the Burma Art Exhibition, Remember the Ethic Minorities, courtesy of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) and Deeda Production's enlightening 2011 film, 'Talibé: The Least Favoured Children of Senegal'. 

There will be lots of time for networking and the opportunity to find out about international development societies and organisations in Bristol, as well as opportunities from further afield.

free lunch is provided by FoodCycle, and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Space is limited so make sure you get your early bird tickets soon!    

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