DevNet 2010: Making Development Sustainable: Connections, Learning, Commitment
1-3 December 2010 | Massey University | Palmerston North
DevNet 2010 was based on the need for sustainable development. Keynote Mason Durrie captured the audience’s attention with a discussion of indigenous development, focusing largely upon positive Maori experiences in Aotearoa New Zealand; Marilyn Waring spoke about gender and sustainable development; Meg Taylor discussed her role as Vice President of the Compliance Adviser Ombudsman with the World Bank; John Connell addressed urban development in the Pacific; Allen Foster spoke of inclusive development including disability. These fantastic keynote addresees, along with many other interesting talks, made the conference a worthwhile experience.
Themes throughout the conference included the changing nature of NZ’s aid programme, Aid Effectiveness and disaster recovery, to education, livelihoods and a workshop on Asset Based Community Development.
Thank you to all those who attended, and special thanks the organisers, keynote speakers and volunteers.
Keynote address video recordings
Unfortunately, Allen Foster’s video presentation is unavailable, however his slides are here.