Development Week at LSE Feb.4-8, 2008Development Week is this week! We have organised events with the Photography, Debate and Finance Societies. We look forward to your participation in this year’s events.Development Week is a part of the Development Month (February) organised jointly by the LSE Careers Service and the Development Society.
Monday, Feb 4th
Talk: The role of the private sector in development versus the role of the government
Speaker: Chris Bold, DFID
Chris is an LSE alumni and works as a Private Sector Development Specialist and a part of the Financial Sector Team in DFID’s Policy and Research Division. He has previously worked in Accenture. He will speak mostly about what the government can do to stimulate private sector development i.e. he will argue that governments and the private sector can, indeed must, work together for development, rather than setting them up as opposing ends. He will support his argument using case studies from Vodafone’s mobile banking in Africa and ITC India’s e-Choupal initiative, both of which were supported by DFID.
Time: 5 pm
Dress code: No jeans/sneakers. Business wear suitable.
At this event you will get the chance to meet representatives from the various organisations mentioned below, ask questions and learn about internship / job opportunities.
i) DIA (Development in Action)
iv) 2way Development
viii) Creative Corners
Time: 7 pm onwards
Tuesday, Feb 5th:
Charity People’s Auction
We are going to auction 20 LSE boys and girls as well as Howard Davies and Professor Danny Quah. Last year we raised £ 6200 and £7000 the year before. So come prepared to cheer-on and even bid for your favourite LSE hottie!
Tickets are being sold on Monday and Tuesday from 10:30 am till 5pm on Houghton Street (or inside The Quad if it rains). Tickets cost £ 3 in advance or £4 at the door. All proceeds go to the Grameen Foundation which provides microfinance grants to the poor across the world- please see Grameen Foundation
Watch out for 2 surprise auction candidates!
7 pm onwards
Room : The Quad
Wednesday, Feb. 6th
Mircrofinance Day organised with ‘Finance Society’
Talk: Introduction to microfinance
Speaker: Ana Marr, University of Greenwich
Anna Marr holds a MSc degree from the London School of Economics and a PhD award from the School of Oriental and African Studies. Dr Marr is now a senior economist with over 15 years of policy-making research, consultancy and lecturing experience in economic and financial-market development, pro-poor credit, microfinance, among other areas.
Time: 6:30 pm
Room: E 171
Panel: Microfinance as a future growth model
Chair: Cornell Jackson – UK Head Planet Finance
Joshua Perry – CEO Microloan Foundation UK,
Ekatirina Mitiaev – Head The Hunger Project UK,
Sandra Kabir – Executive Director BRAC UK and
Ian Callaghan – Head of Morgan Stanley Microfinance Institutions Group (MFIG)
Time: 7 pm
Room: E 171
Thursday, Feb 7th
Talk: The role of the private sector in development -Oxfam case study
Speaker: Nicole Day – Head of Private Sector Strategy ,Oxfam Great Britain
Time: 6 pm
Room: E 304
Debate – Organised with ‘Debate Society’:
‘This house Condemns Fair Trade’ – there will be floor debate so people can participate by asking questions and contributing.
Time: 7 pm
Room: D 302
Friday, Feb 8th
Seminar – Organised with ‘Photography Society’:
Photojournalism as a medium for international development awareness. Case study on modern-day slavery in Brazil.
Guest: Photographer Eduardo Martino
Members are cordially invited to a talk and workshop on Photojournalism as a medium for International Awareness.
The talk will be given by photographer Eduardo Martino, who will use modern-day slavery in Brazil as a case study.
For more information on Eduardo Martino, please visit:Documentography
No RSVP is required, but seats will be given on a first-come first-serve
Room: S 53
Movie screening – The Corporation
Enjoy the documentary with free pizza, popcorn and drinks. Bring your friends along; non-members are welcome.
Time: 6 pm onwards
Room: D 202
Dec 4. Documentary Screening and Q & A Session – Corruptababble