The international conference ‘Re-imagining and re-claiming public services – Perspectives from the Global South’ is scheduled for Oct. 24-25 at the United Theological College (UTC) in Bangalore. MSP co-director Greg Ruiters (University of the Western Cape) and associated researchers Amit Sengupta (People's Health Movement), Daniel Chavez (Transnational Institute) and Mary Ann Manahan (Focus on the Global South) will be presenting.
It will bring together researchers, activists, trade unionists and policy makers working to promote public services, with an emphasis on health, water and electricity. The conference aims to improve dialogue and expand networks on public services, with a focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America. We expect this two day meeting to go beyond a mere critique of privatization to offering practical and theoretical understandings of pro-public services (past, present and future). The idea is to conceptualize, evaluate and take forward – through new partnerships in research, campaigns and advocacy - what is fast becoming an important and widespread movement for better public services in the Global South.
The conference is jointly organised by ActionAid India – South-South Knowledge Hub, Jan Arogya Andolana Karnataka, Peoples Campaign for Right to Water Karnataka and the Municipal Services Project.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 09:45 to Friday, October 25, 2013 - 17:30