Putting Public in Public Services: Research, Action and Equity in the Global South
Cape Town, South Africa
April 13-16, 2014
The Municipal Services Project (MSP) explores alternatives to the privatization and commercialization of essential services, focusing on health, water and electricity in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are convening an international conference to bring together researchers, activists, labour representatives, development practitioners and policy makers working to promote progressive public services in Cape Town from April 13-16, 2014.
Our conference programme is now available. We have an exciting lineup of over 50 panelists and speakers from more than 20 countries from all regions. The event will showcase promising service provision alternatives, pushing forward our conceptual and methodological understandings of how public attitudes and practices arise, how they are constituted, and how they might be sustained. It will also offer practical alternatives and help advance debates about public services in South Africa.
We are opening registration to South Africans and participants from the region who would like to take part as observers for the full length of the conference. Registration is free but you will be responsible for your own expenses. Space is limited and we will review applications on a first come, first served basis. We will give priority to people with a demonstrated interest in conference themes. Kindly register before March 14, 2014.
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