In September voices from grassroots organisations from South Asia and Latin America will meet Swedish politicians, international academics and other civil society organisations for a four day conference on sustainable development, equality and development cooperation. Glocal Development Talks! is arranged by Svalorna Indien Bangladesh on 20-23 September at Lund City library (Stadsbiblioteket) and at AF-borgen.


Read the full programme for Glocal Development Talks.

Participants at Glocal Development Talks!:



Anders Granlund, head of the unit for research cooperation at Sida.





Bodil Valero fd. Ceballos, Eu-parlamentariker för Miljöpartiet





Emilie Aho, Policy advisor at Forum Syd.




Gudrun Schyman, partiledare Feministiskt Initiativ




Hans Linde, riksdagsledamot och gruppledare i Vänsterpartiet.



Khushi Kabeer from Nijera Kori, an organisation that works with women’s rights and marginalised farmers on Bangladesh. Khushi is an internationally acknowledged activist and Nijera Kori has been fighting to mobilise landless groups in rural Bangladesh since the 1980′s.




Mathew John from Keystone Foundation working in the Indian mountain range Western Ghats.





Naila Kabeer, author and professor at London School of Economics




Peter Sörbom, Policy coordinator CONCORD Sweden




Ravi Kumar, President of FIAN Andhra Pradesh (AP), one of seven Indian chapters of the international human rights organisation advocating the right to adequate food. He has over a decade of experience from human rights work at the grassroots level.




Shahidul Islam from the Bangladeshi NGO Unnayan Dhara working with the rights of marginalized farmers.





Sheelu Francis, leader for the Women’s Collective, an organisation that works for the rights of women and Dalit people in Tamil Nadu, India.





Shobha Raguram, member of Svalorna Indien Bangladesh’s Advisory Board, researcher and development expert.




Sukanta Sen, founder of avBangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK) that works with climate issues and biodiversity in Bangladesh. BARCIK has presented research at COP15 in Copenhagen and has more than 20 years experience in action research natural resource management.



Suresh Kanna, Senior Team member of Kudumbam, a Non-Governmental Organization engaged in establishing biodiversity based ecological agriculture alternatives in Pudukkottai District of Tamil Nadu, India.




True Schedvin, Senior economist at Sida






Ulrika Modéer , state secretary for development cooperation





Åsa Eldén, policy specialist in gender equality at Sida




As well as:

Petra Flaum (policy and development strategist), Matti Larsson and Nihal Ragab (Giraffa i Staden), Cecilia Jonsson (Linné University), Stina Hansson (Gotheburg University) etc.



Maria Persson, projektledare Glocal Development Talks!

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