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04-20-02021_Peter van Bergeijk

COVID-19 | Fighting pandemics = fighting inequalities: a business proposition

Peter van Bergeijk
April 21, 2021
The most important lesson that we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic is that inequalities are the Achilles heel of a society that has been hit by a pandemic. Based on selected insights from his new book, Pandemic Economics, Peter van Bergeijk argues that relatively small interventions in the Global South and the adjustment of the SDGs to include combating pandemics can go a long way in preventing future pandemics.
April 21, 2021
land and youth

From possession to property: how the commodification of land affects youth participation in farming in Ghana

Gertrude Aputiik
April 19, 2021
With the gradual transition from the customary possession of land to property ownership based on a capitalistic logic, customary lands in the Techiman area in Ghana have been commercialised and are failing to fulfil their traditional role as essential stepping stone for the youth to initial economic independence. Gertrude Aputiik argues that, contrary to mainstream assertions of the youth being disinterested in farming, difficulty accessing agrarian resources (land) could be seen as the major cause of poor participation of the youth in farming.
April 19, 2021

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COVID-19 and Conflict
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Development Dialogue 2018
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IHSA Conference 2018
Positioning Academia
Women's Month 2019
Women's week 2018
04-20-02021_Peter van Bergeijk

COVID-19 | Fighting pandemics = fighting inequalities: a business proposition

Peter van Bergeijk
April 21, 2021
The most important lesson that we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic is that inequalities are the Achilles heel of a society that has been hit by a pandemic. Based on selected insights from his new book, Pandemic Economics, Peter van Bergeijk argues that relatively small interventions in the Global South and the adjustment of the SDGs to include combating pandemics can go a long way in preventing future pandemics.
April 21, 2021
land and youth

From possession to property: how the commodification of land affects youth participation in farming in Ghana

Gertrude Aputiik
April 19, 2021
With the gradual transition from the customary possession of land to property ownership based on a capitalistic logic, customary lands in the Techiman area in Ghana have been commercialised and are failing to fulfil their traditional role as essential stepping stone for the youth to initial economic independence. Gertrude Aputiik argues that, contrary to mainstream assertions of the youth being disinterested in farming, difficulty accessing agrarian resources (land) could be seen as the major cause of poor participation of the youth in farming.
April 19, 2021