'Development futures: Alternative pathways to end poverty' conference
WHO CC involvement: Michele Rumsey, Amanda Neill, Patricia Brodie, Jodi Thiessen
The Development Futures Conference held 21-22 November 2013, at UTS Sydney, provided a unique opportunity to take part in discussion and debate on our collective response to the increasing need for innovation, foresight and new approaches to end poverty. The University of Technology, Sydney, through the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), is hosting this conference in collaboration with the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and the wider ACFID University Network. The WHO CC UTS was on the steering committee for the conference.
The WHO CC UTS attending many meetings throughout 2013 as part of the Steering Committee for the conference. WHO CC UTS also presented an online presentation on Maternal and Child Health Initiative in PNG, a poster on building relationships with SPCNMOA and was part of a panel conducting a workshop on community involvement.
The conference was designed to enable strong participation and engagement through a mixture of presentations and facilitated discussion, panels and workshops. Ensuring developing countries were part of the debate of their own humanitarian development is vital for efficient and successful projects and initiatives.