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Archive for 2007

the banyan tree

8 September 2007

In India the Banyan tree is seen as sacred and is adorned and dressed with ribbons and flags as offerings of thanks for abundance… In Hindu religion, the banyan tree is considered sacred and is called “Ashwath Vriksha” (“I am Banyan tree among trees” – Bhagavad Gita). It represents eternal […]

how do we create an inclusive society?

5 August 2007

The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UNDESA) recently held an E-dialogue on “Creating an Inclusive Society: Practical Strategies to promote Social Integration”. This E-dialogue was organized by DSPD in collaboration with UNESCO and UN-HABITAT, from 22 May to […]

Where in the world are you?

4 August 2007

I’ve just stumbled across a great website called WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE YOU? This site uses web 2.0 features  to provide a space for South Africans, wherever they may be located, to log on and share information about what they miss about home. This is an initiative of The […]

N2 Gateway Pilot Project: Fiasco or Model for the future South African city?

30 July 2007

          Justin du Toit, a research intern at DEVELOPMENT WORKS, attended a Development Dialogue recently. This opportunity for dialogue was presented by the Isandla Institute and Open Society Foundation for South Africa, on 19 July 2007, at the Centre for the Book in Cape Town…   […]

Lucy’s story

28 July 2007

AfroMusing an African Blogger recently appealed to all bloggers covering the recent TED Conference in Arusha Tanzani (June 2007) to support Lucy, a little Kenyan girl, who is living in a place of safety, The Nest Home in Limuru. The Nest was approached by a Nairobi Hospital to take in […]

African windmills…

28 July 2007

To be truly inspired visit William’s blog at http://williamkamkwamba.typepad.com/ William Kamkwamba is a 19-year-old high school student whose first experience of the internet was at a TEDGlobal conference held recently in Arusha, Tanzania (www.ted.com). William was invited to this conference after the Kenyan media (Malawi’s Daily Times newspaper) gave coverage […]

Power of Narratives of Forgiveness

26 July 2007

Conference On Memory, Narrative And Forgivenesss Held on the 22-26 November 2006 At The University Of Cape Town, Co-hosted By Faculty Of Humanities And The African Ethics Initiative, University Of Natal. Siphokazi (Spoki) Mlandu, a previous research intern at DEVELOPMENT WORKS, shares her experiences of the Conference …. The session […]

The Afterlife of survival: memory, recovery and voice

26 July 2007

  Narratives of Memory and Forgiveness Conference… Yazir Henri from Action Centre for Peace and Memory A thought provoking session that left the audience in silence as Henri spoke of how survivors of apartheid in South Africa have to find common ground to mediate in order to publicly articulate them-selves […]

Disappearances in South Africa

26 July 2007

Narratives of Memory and Forgiveness Conference (November 2006) Speaker: Dr Ollie Mahongo – Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation Can they be asked to forget about their loved ones? Where are they buried? Yvonne Wabagatore, a researcher from DEVELOPMENT WORKS, attended this Conference and shares below the key […]

Forgiveness and Reconciliation regarding former child soldiers in Northern Uganda

26 July 2007

Narratives of Memory and Forgiveness Conference : Cape Town (25 November 2006) Presented: Annemiek Richters Leiden University Center & Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, The Netherlands Yvonne Wabatagore, a researcher from DEVELOPMENT WORKS attended this conference and shares her thoughts and experiences… I was really looking forward to this […]