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Developing World Challenges 2008

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Sponsored by Economic and Social Research Council
and Newcastle University


Part of the North East Education for Sustainable Development programme

9am - 4pm, Saturday, 15 March 2008
Lindisfarne Room
King's Road Centre
Newcastle University

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ESRC Festival of Social Science
Newcastle University
One day workshop organised by The Great Debate and WORLDwrite. The workshop will focus on two new documentaries made by Chew On It Productions: Keeping Africa Small and I'm A Subsistence Farmer... Get Me Out Of Here! This challenging, exciting event will examine the issues raised by the films and provide an opportunity to learn about documentary making.

In session 1 the crew who made the documentaries will share top tips on no to low budget broadcast quality production, discussing how and why they made the films. Sessions 2 and 3 will open with a showing of a half hour documentary followed by a debate. A panel including one of the film makers will discuss issues raised by the film and the audience will be given plenty of opportunity to ask questions and make points from the floor.

Come along, hear the arguments and have your say

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Timetable

09.00 09.30   Registration and coffee
09.30 09.45   Welcome
09.45 11.15   Top tips with the Chew On It Productions crew
11.15 11.45   Break
11.45 13.15   Keeping Africa Small. Film and debate
13.15 14.15   Lunch
14.15 15.45 I'm A Subsistence Farmer... Get Me Out Of Here! Film and debate

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Developing World Challenges 2008

Session Outlines

9:30am - Session 1:

Ian Foster, Ceri Dingle and Viv Regan talk about documentary making
Get your top tips on making documentaries in developing countries on a shoestring. Here is your chance to ask questions of the experts!
With Ian Foster, Ceri Dingle and Viv Regan.
Chair: Jon Bryan

11:45am - Session 2:

Video of Keeping Africa Small debate
Keeping Africa Small examines Western NGO practices in Africa: However well meaning they may be, NGO programmes often annoy everyone from fishermen to shanty town inhabitants. Click Here for film web site and trailer. Click here for edited video of debate.   Chair: Caspar Hewett

Speakers:
Ceri Dingle, Director of WORLDwrite and Chew on it Productions
Barry K.Gills, Professor of Global Politics, Newcastle University
Kim Tan, Campaigns Officer for Oxfam UK

2:15pm - Session 3:

Video of I'm a Subsistence Farmer ... Get Me Out Of Here! debate
I'm A Subsistence Farmer... Get Me Out Of Here! explores the fact that whilst Westerners celebrate nature and complain about consumer lifestyles, many in the developing world yearn for the comforts of modernity. Click here for film web site and trailer. Click here for edited video of debate.
Chair: David O'Toole

Speakers:
Viv Regan, Producer, WORLDwrite and Chew on it Productions
John Gowing, Reader in Agricultural Water Management, Newcastle University
Bill Colwell, Atlantic Pictures
Hilaire Agnama, Development Education Worker

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WORLDwrite

WORLDwrite is an education charity with a difference. Its mission is to challenge prejudices and stereotypes by giving young people a unique opportunity to see the world from a fresh perspective through a first hand investigative experience. The charity helps create links between young people across the globe, encouraging them to learn from their peers, expand their horizons and champion the aspirations of newfound friends.

WORLDwrite runs programmes with young people across the UK and has exchange partnerships with Ghana, Brazil, Uganda, South Africa, India, Germany and Japan.

The WORLDwrite Crew

website: www.worldwrite.org.uk

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Education for Sustainable Development

The United Nations Education for Sustainable Development (EfSD) programme works on research and capacity development to integrate understanding of sustainability into curricula at all levels of education and in all sectors of society.

As part of The Great Debate's ongoing commitment to education, knowledge and informed opinion through discussion and research we are pleased to be partners in the North East EfSD regional network.

Other partners include

  • Institute for Research on Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at Newcastle University,
  • Newcastle City schools Building Schools for the Future (bsf) programme
  • Moorbank Botanical Gardens
  • The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT)
  • The North East Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Schools (NESPSS)
  • The Ethics and Environment Committee of Newcastle University Students' Union
  • The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS)
  • The Dove Marine Laboratory
  • Newcastle Enviro Schools
  • Newcastle Engineering Design Centre
  • Royal Institute of British Architects, Northern Region
  • Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG)
  • Redcar and Cleveland College
  • Dott07
  • TyneMetropolitan College
  • IRES Ubuntu pages

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    Links

    Proceedings of the First Conference on Development, Sustainability and Environment
    Proceedings of DSE2: The Second Conference on Development, Sustainability and Environment
    Proceedings of DSE3: The Third Conference on Development, Sustainability and Environment

    WORLDwrite
    Keeping Africa Small web site and trailer
    Edited video of Keeping Africa Small debate held in March 2008
    I'm a Subsistence Farmer ... Get Me Out of Here! web site and trailer
    Edited video of I'm a Subsistence Farmer ... Get Me Out of Here! debate held in March 2008
    Think Big web site and trailer
    A Letter to Geldof web site and trailer

    the great northern debate
    RCE North East
    Oxfam
    Institute for Research on Environment and Sustainability
    Friends of the Earth
    Institute of Ideas
    Supporters of Nuclear Energy (SONE)
    Scientists for Global Responsibility
    Woudhuysen: Thinking about the future

    To Build or Not to Build Proceedings by Caspar Hewett and Mo Lovatt
    The New Moral Code - Environmentalism in the 21st Century by David O'Toole
    That's the limit by Roger Higman
    Our Legacy of Nuclear Waste by Aidan Burton
    Reflections on Policy in Republic of South Africa by Caspar Hewett, June 2003
    Where there's the will, there's water by Ceri Dingle and Esme Young

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