August 2012 2
PhD Completions 2011-July 2012
Congratulations to the new doctors in thehouse!
An alternative model for development? : promise and politics in the projecthonduras network
The politics of development aid : the allocation and delivery of aid from the United States of America to Pakistan
The power to reform: water and the poverty of democracy and rights in the era of "good" governance
Negotiating on a seesaw: the decentralisation of education and health services in Uganda and Tanzania from a local perspective and in a historical context
Glenn and Maria on Sabbatical
Both A/Prof Glenn Banks and Dr Maria Borovnik arerecharging their batteries, and hopefully their brains as well,by taking sabbatical leave in semester 2. Maria has startedoff in Kiribati where she is conducting research on thefamilies of seafarers, then she heads for Europe to attend theInternational Geographical Union conference in her oldstomping ground, the beautiful city of Cologne. Glenn ismeanwhile based at the East-West Centre in Hawaii, wherehe is hoping to progress a few writing projects including abook on
Unearthing Development: Large-Scale Mining in Melanesia and the Meaning of Development
. And if you’reworried about him working too hard, please see below:
A/Prof Glenn Banks on sabbatical leave: he’s hoping to master standingon the board before returning to NZ in early October
Gerard celebratesthe successful oraldefence of his PhDin style: with glassof bubbly
aglass of milk!
Activities of IDS Massey Alumni
Aung San Suu Kyi (centre, front), andHenry Scheyvens (right, back
Henry Scheyvens (who completed his Masters in DevelopmentStudies in 1996 and went on to do a PhD at Monash University)is currently working as the Director of Natural ResourcesManagement at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies(IGES) in Japan.IGES participated in the Myanmar First Green Economy andGreen Growth (GEGG) Forum and Conference held in Nay PyiTaw and Yangon, from 1-4 November 2011.1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,attended the morning session of the final day of the GEGGConference. Henry had the good fortune to deliver hispresentation on REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestationand forest degradation plus enhancing forest carbon stocks)during her attendance. He explained that REDD+ would only besuccessful in providing climate and developmental benefits if itwas supported at the highest political levels, if it was underpinnedby broad multi-sectoral and multistakeholder engagement, and ifthe rights and well-being of local communities and indigenouspeoples were prioritised.Remember, if you have news snippets that may be ofinterest to our readers, please get in touch with Regina(email@example.com;+ 64 6 3505799 x2509).