THE RAMPHAL INSTITUTE
Tackling development issues in the Commonwealth
and the wider world
The above image was taken after heavy rains in South Sudan. It shows a woman resting by the side of the road after gathering sticks to build a hut to sleep in after her home was flooded. The image is used courtesy of 'UN Multimedia'.
THE RAMPHAL INSTITUTE
Launched in 2008, the Ramphal Institute is a not-for-profit organisation working on issues of special concern to the Commonwealth and its 53 members in the areas of social and economic policy, governance and the environment. The Institute leverages the special ties of the Commonwealth to advance and share knowledge in these fields as a means of challenging development issues with relevance to the wider world, benefiting both policy makers and the public.
Congratulations To Professor Eon Nigel Harris
The Ramphal Institute is pleased to learn that the government of Guyana will nominate Professor Eon Nigel Harris to serve as Chancellor of the University of Guyana.
Chair Appointed Visiting Professor @ King's College London
The Ramphal Institute is pleased to announce that its Chairperson, Patsy Robertson has been appointed Visiting Professor at King’s College London. Hers is one of three appointments that are expected to further boost the reputation of King’s as a center of international excellence by adding to the impressive and diverse group of Visiting Professors at the Policy Institute. Further details can be found here.
New Agricultural Alerts
New alerts have been published on the 'Implications for the ACP of Current Projections for the EU Sugar Markets' and 'Situating the Recent Evolution of EU-ACP Agro-food Sector Trade by Region'
A NEW PARTNERSHIP
Trustees agreed a memorandum of understanding with King’s College on 17 December 2014. This allows for Collaboration on research and advocacy between the Institute and King’s College while retaining the independence of the Institute, which remains a registered UK charity and Non Profit company. The Institute’s office transferred to the Virginia Woolf Building on Kingsway at the end of February 2015 and will be based at the Policy Institute at King's. Institute trustees have welcomed this development as providing a solid intellectual partnership, which is particularly appropriate as Shridath Ramphal was a law student at King's College in the 1940s.
GLIMPSES OF A GLOBAL LIFE
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