This blog was originally posted on the British Academy website on 7th August 2017. The theme of the 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) is “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world“. We were pleased to be able to attend thanks to the support of the British Academy, since finding more inclusive ways […]
Posts by Tom Thomas
As global governments begin to negotiate and agree on a framework for a development agenda post-2015, it is heartening to note that unlike the MDGs that were developed in a top down manner, development of the post-2015 framework has been consultative, at least via CSO mediated processes. Efforts such as Ground Level Panels (GLPs) by […]
As the final Ground Level Panel of the four GLPs hosted in Egypt, Brazil, Uganda and India, Praxis in India has just concluded their panel. In this blog article, Tom Thomas reflects on the frustrations felt by the panelists of their experience of marginalisation and living in extreme poverty in contrast to their determination and hope to make a significant change.
Tom Thomas, (CEO, Praxis Institute for Participatory Practices), is reflecting on the ATD Fourth World Conference on ‘Building the Post 2015 sustainable development agenda with people living in extreme poverty’ held in New York in June. He highlights the unequivocal agreement between the participants of the importance of equitable education, and yet the divergence in understanding what that means and how it can be achieved.