New African Film Proving Power of Creative Economy

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY A new movie is generating excitement around life in the war-torn, chaotic and impoverished Democratic Republic of the Congo(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo – the central African nation – and proving how versatile and resilient a creative economy can be in a crisis. Viva Riva! (http://www.vivarivamovie.com) is set in the […]

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Southern Art Hubs Grab Attention for Creative Economy

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Regeneration – of poor neighbourhoods, districts, even whole countries after a conflict – is both a challenge and a key to transforming lives. One approach that has a track record is turning to artists and creative people to re-imagine a neighbourhood or country’s culture, and restore […]

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Innovations In Green Economy: Top Three Agenda

By David South southasiadiasters.net December 2013 The transition to a green economy has reached a crossroads: while multilateral global initiatives have been long-running and complex, the idea of a green economy still seems fragile and achieving it far from certain. In the face of the ravages of the global economic crisis that has raged since 2007/2008, […]

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US $450 Million Pledged for Green Economy Investments at Kenyan GSSD Expo

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  Innovators working in the global green economy could benefit from over US $450 million in investment recently pledged at the UN’s Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) held in Nairobi, Kenya. A combination of green investors, businesses, governments and others came together at the UN Environment […]