Human Behaviour Seminar: Addressing Global Inequalities
|Starts:||13:00 30 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||14:00 30 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Environment, Education and Development|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, Families, General public, Post 16, University staff|
|Speaker:||Professor David Hulme|
UN Global Goals and Human Behaviour: Results-based Management or Changing Social Norms or Celebrity Advocacy?
Date: Monday 30th November 2015
Venue: Mansfield Cooper G.19 (No 65. on the campus map)
This year's first seminar will be held on Monday 30th November 2015 with Professor David Hulme from the Brooks World Poverty Institute presenting UN Global Goals and Human Behaviour: Results-based Management or Changing Social Norms or Celebrity Advocacy?
The United Nations General Assembly has moved on from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of 2000-2015 to halve poverty to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eradicate poverty by 2030, promote global social justice/reduce inequality and achieve sustainability. The original framing of the MDGs was from results-based management – SMART goals/targets/indicators will lead to behaviours that will accelerate global social progress. This remains the frame for the SDGs but they are (i) linked to the ‘leave no-one behind’ slogan, and (ii) accompanied by a major attempt, led by Richard Curtis, to communicate the 17 SDGs through social media and celebrity advocacy. This work-in-progress presentation examines the framing of the goals and argues that the goals, and the processes surrounding them, are not focussing sufficiently on the ‘grassroots’ and changing international social norms…they may even be fostering ‘post-democratic’ political behaviours.
David Hulme is Professor of Development Studies at the University of Manchester where he is Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute. David has worked on rural development, poverty and poverty reduction, microfinance, the role of NGOs in development, environmental management, social protection and the political economy of global poverty for more than 30 years.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Professor David Hulme
Role: Professor of Development Studies and Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute
Organisation: School of Environment, Education & Development- Brooks World Poverty Institute
Travel and Contact Information
G.19 (No 65. on the campus map)
Mansfield Cooper Building