Business and Development Seminars
Each term IDS' Globalisation team hosts a seminar series on Business and Development. This term the team is holding a one off special seminar by international development charity Transaid on how they are working with the UK and European Transport industry to find transport solutions in Africa.
Transaid believes that well-managed transport has the power to change people's lives for the better. Without it many people in the developing world are denied their basic human rights. Transaid is working with the private and public sector to make an impact in Africa and other developing countries on accessibility of health, livelihoods, road safety and environment
The seminars take place on Tuesday lunchtimes from 13:00 to 14:30 in the IDS Convening Space or room 221, and are open to all. For more information, please contact Stacey Townsend.
Write-ups and audio recordings of the seminars, along with short interviews with each of the speakers, will be available from this page after each seminar.
About the seminar series
The seminars are designed to bring together experts on the role of business and development to discuss relevant and current topics. Previous series have focused on a range of issues including the impact of business on development, how to engage with business and food security.
One Off Special Seminar
- Reaching the Standard: The Business of Measuring and Assessing Impact
- Business Decisions: What Opportunities and Challenges Arise from Climate Policy
- Conflicting Interests: How Businesses Operate in Areas of Conflict
- Food for Thought: Business Impact on Food Markets and Food Policy
- Changing Perceptions of Business and Development
How Transaid has inspired the transport industry: Solutions for AfricaTuesday 4 Jun 2013
In this seminar Gary Forster and Chris Cuninghame will discuss Transaid's road safety and maternal healthcare initiatives in AfricaMore details