Tools of the trade
At www.mathiasandamadou-thegame.eu/ you can play (in several languages) an interactive game sending you on different missions taking place around Africa, facing various sorts of problems. You can win a downloadable African music album as well as have your personalised t-shirts printed
Our position and suggested pledges to MEP candidates
RISC has published a reader which tries to make the complex world of trade agreements more comprehensible and asks the question: how far can the opening up of trade meet the needs of the world’s poorest people? A background section summarises the arguments which have been put for and against EPAs using extracts from key documents. The appendices include longer extracts from these documents to give a better idea of the complexities involved as the long process of negotiation has unfolded and the campaign against EPAs has been countered by its proponents.
Hegoa's Campaign Dictionary, which explains key concepts in the debate about the EPAs, is now available in English as an A4 download.
The UN Environment Programme & WTO have published an interesting report that examines both the contribution of world trade to CO2 emissions and the impact that climate change could have on world trade and efforts to mitigate and adapt. It also covers how multilateral agreements on climate change interface with trade negotiations. One sentence flags up a warning: "A successful conclusion of WTO negotiations on opening markets to environmental goods and services will help improve access to climate-friendly goods and technologies".
Free trade disagreement - Disaccordo di libero scambio - Des acuerdos de libre comercio - Niet Akkord van vrije handel
E' la nuova pubblicazione elaborata da Amici dei Popoli all'interno del progetto Partnership for change. Il volume, pensato come strumento di formazione, approfondimento e riflessione, affronta le maggiori tematiche relative all'istituzione di aree di libero scambio e delle conseguenze che queste comportano quando vengono create senza prendere in considerazione tutti gli interessi in gioco e senza riflettere sulle diverse situazioni dei paesi che ne entrano a far parte.
A publication was edited by the Italian NGO Amici dei Popoli (ADP), within the framework of the project Partnership for Change. The publication, conceived as a tool for training and analysis, discusses all the topics related to the establishment of free trade areas and the consequences which arise when created without taking into account different interests and situations.
A promising role play on EPAs
A German team of nine authors has written a role play on EPAs for secondary school pupils (16 to 18 years old). The role play was played at the Congress //weltweitwissen (//worldwide knowledge) in Sachsen in November 2007.
Teaching activities which use episodes of the Kenyan soap opera, Makutano Junction, to help young people engage with global issues - discovering similarities, challenging stereotypes and raising awareness - including the MDGs. If English is not your first language this is a good way to bring a global dimension to English language teaching.
Epa Update - December 2008_IT
A ppt update about the EPAs (Economic Partnership Agreements) at december 2008 by
Professor Chris Garforth, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
EPA status November 2008.ppt 484.00 kB