THE RAMPHAL INSTITUTE
Tackling development issues in the Commonwealth
and the wider world
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.
Small Island Developing States, Small Farmers, and the Climate Negotiations
Participate in our forum on Small Island Developing States, small farmers, and The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP21).
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH PROFESSOR NIGEL HARRIS
On the 14th October 2015, the Ramphal Institute hosted a high-level Roundtable at King’s College, London on 'The Evolving Role of Tertiary Education in Post-Colonial Societies' The feature presentation was delivered by the Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Nigel Eon Harris. He was joined by Professor Teddy Brett of the LSE, Dr Sadhana Manik of the University of KwaZulu Natal, and Dr Casmir Chanda, an education expert. Please refer to our Events page for a summary report on the Roundtable.
THE SIR ARTHUR LEWIS CENTENARY LECTURE - TO BE DELIVERED BY SIR HILARY BECKLES
Roundtable Discussion with Professor Nigel Harris
Professor Nigel Harris will be talking about 'The Evolving Role of Tertiary Education in Post-Colonial Societies' on Wednesday 14th October 2015. Please refer to our Events page if you wish to attend.
Professor Ruth L. Okediji Visits Ramphal
During a brief visit to London Professor Ruth L. Okediji, a leading expert on international intellectual property (IP) law called on the Ramphal Institute for discussions with members on 17th August 2015. Please go to our Events page to find out more about her visit.
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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