If you are interested in democracy, governance, poverty eradication, and climate change, this is your go-to podcast for a deeper understanding of the politics of global development.
Our world is facing a double challenge: to eradicate hunger and poverty and to stabilize the global climate. We are constantly warned that as the adverse impacts of climate change will only worsen soon, we must redouble our focus and energy in promoting a sustainable development agenda. Many also urge us to transform our policies and practices related to food and agriculture, health, energy, infrastructure development and consumption patterns. But how can we achieve such ambitious transformations, and what are the main challenges ahead?
In each episode, we will discuss the experiences of developing and “emerging economies” in Africa, Asia and Latin America. While we will examine major global challenges and highlight various “problems”, we will also highlight “solutions” and “what works” on the ground.
This podcast, hosted by Professor Dan Banik from the Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo, will enable you to examine development interventions critically. It will also help you better understand how “promising” policies, programs, and practices can be deployed in a range of international contexts.
The impact of the sustainable development concept — Frank Biermann
Dan Banik speaks with Frank Biermann on the novelty of the SDGs, goal setting as a global governance strategy, political interest and enthusiasm for the sustainable development concept and what constitutes earth system governance.
The future of aid
Dan Banik speaks with Jonathan Glennie on whether "aid" has reached its expiry date and the characteristic features of Global Public Investment (GPI) for sustainable development.
Vaccine nationalism and vaccine equity
Dan Banik speaks with Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée on vaccine nationalism, vaccine diplomacy and the merits of the COVAX Initiative.
Lina Benabdallah on knowledge production and network-building in China’s foreign relations
Dan Banik speaks with Lina Benabdallah on how China brands its model of development, the types of knowledge production and network building activities it undertakes, and whether African countries have much say in how China-Africa relations are conducted.
How to distribute a Covid-19 vaccine ethically
Dan Banik speaks with Aksel Braanen Sterri on vaccine justice and why Norway and other rich countries ought to donate their share of vaccines to more needy countries.
Rory Horner on how India became the pharmacy of the world
Dan Banik speaks with Rory Horner on the role and impact of the pharmaceutical industry in global development and the ability of India's huge and thriving pharmaceutical industry to supply affordable drugs and vaccines to low-income countries.
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