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Britain and Africa after 50: Fair Trade, Fair Extraction, Fairplay?

January 27, 2014

Burns Room, Scottish Parliament

Thursday, 27 February 2014 - 5.30-8.00pm
 
Sponsored by Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian and Convenor of the International Development Cross Party Group
 
Organised by Jana Hönke and Sara Dorman, University of Edinburgh and the BISA-Africa Working Group
 
50 years after independence, with Africa’s expanding and important
role in international economy, it is time for a critical debate on trade
and resources.
 
Important to both Africa and Britain, resource extraction and trade
too often come at the expense of African societies. As a result, fair
trade and sustainable governance of resource extraction have
become important concerns especially in the ‘fair trade nation’
Scotland, But has enough been done? And where are economic
relations going?
 
Join Humza Yousaf (Scottish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development), Martin Plaut (Former BBC Africa Editor) and Claude Kabemba (Executive Director of Southern Africa Resource Watch) at the Scottish Parliament for a timely debate on this critical set of issues.
 
Including discussion and a wine recption.
 
Link to our poster here. Please download a copy!
 
webpage link: http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/events/conferences/britainafrica50