Saturday, October 6, 2007

South Centre organizes the Second South Intellectual Platform Workshop

Several eminent intellectuals and practioners from the South gathered under the Chairmanship of Mr. Benjamin Mkapa, former president of Tanzania at Chateau de Bossey, Crans-près-Céligny, Switzerland on 6 October 2007 to take stock of current and emerging issues in which developing countries are stakeholders.

The workshop, second in the South Intellectual Platform series, identified priority areas where the strength of the South lies collectively and where the South needs to assume leadership. Those present, included Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Ambassador Ma Yuzen, Norman Girvan, Deepak Nayyar, Abdul Minty, Bagher Asadi, Carlos Lopez, Martin Khor and Yash Tandon.

The South Intellectual Platform is an initiative of the South Centre to reflect on the new challenges for the South which have emerged since the work of the South Commission 15 years later. The South Intellectual Platform helds its first workshop in Geneva in 2006. More details about this initiative is available at: