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In Madrid on 27th and 28th September the next edition of Views is taking place, the International Meeting on Policies for Development organised by Women for Africa (Mujeres por África) in collaboration with the Complutense University and the Ramón Areces Foundation. It is a forum created to analyse and debate global matters and trends in this sphere.

The first edition of the event, held in October 2013, was dedicated to public goods and international governance. This time the matter under scrutiny will be the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and the construction of inclusive societies: the fight against inequality.

This is without a doubt an extremely significant matter that is increasingly affecting citizens on a global scale. In order to analyse it from the different perspectives—not only in terms of economics but also as regards education, healthcare and gender—there will be prestigious academics taking part such as the main exponent of ecofemininsm, the Indian intellectual Vandana Shiva, who will be giving the keynote speech; Kate Pickett, a professor at York University; Richard Wilkinson, of University College London; Gilbert Sharpe, from the University of Toronto and; and Josephine Beoku-Betts, from Florida Atlantic University; together with the Spanish academics Luis Ayala, from King Juan Carlos University, and Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, from the Madrid Polytechnic.

In the opening session for Views 2, the Director of the Ramón Areces Foundation, Raimundo Pérez-Hernández, will be speaking, as well as Carlos Andradas, the Chancellor of the Complutense University of Madrid, and María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, the president of Women for Africa.

José Antonio Alonso, Professor of Applied Economics at the Complutense University and the scientific director of Views, will be responsible for the closing session. 

AGENDA

9:00 am:  Reception and delivery of credentials

9.30- 10.30 am OPENING SESSION

  • Raimundo Pérez Hernández, Director of the Ramón Areces Foundation
  • Jesús Manuel Gracia, State Secretary for International Cooperation and Ibero America
  • Carlos Andradas, Rector of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid
  • María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, President of The Women for Africa Foundation

 

10. 30 -11.30 am:  KEYNOTE SPEECH: VANDANA SHIVA

Research Foundation Of Science Technology and Ecology (RFSTE)

11.30–11.45 am: Coffee break

 

11.45 am- 01.00 pm  INEQUALITY: A PROBLEM CALLING FOR RESPONSE

Moderator:  Lamia Radi

Diplomat, Chair of  “Fondation Mémoire pour l’Avenir » 

1-Inequality driverscomparative approach of the cases of Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin     America

Andrea Cornia

Florence University

2- Consequences of inequality

Richard Wilkinson

University College of London

1.00-1.45 pm: Debate

 

4.00- 5.15:  LABOR MARKET AND INEQUALITY

Moderator: Joaquin Estefania

Journalist and economist

1.Institutional changes in the labour market and inequality

Roberta Gatti

World Bank

2. Labour market and inequality: the Spanish case from a comparative perspective

Miguel Ángel García Díaz

Professor and collaborator Rey Juan Carlos University

 

5.15--6.030 pm: EDUCATION AND PROMOTION OF EQUALITY

Moderator: Pilar Aranda Ramírez

Rector,  University of Granada

  1.  Education and the correction of inequalities

 Luis Felipe López-Calva

World Bank

2.  Education, gender inequality and power in Sub-Saharan Africa

Josephine Beoku-Betts

Florida Atlantic University

 

6.30 – 7.45 pm: HEALTH AND INEQUALITY

Moderator: Maria Blasco

Director of the National Cancer Research Centre

  1. The effects of inequality in health

Kate Pickett

York University

2.  Public health policy

Dr. Rogelio López Vélez

Head of the National Referral Centre for Tropical Diseases. Infectious Diseases Department. Ramón y Cajal

 

Wednesday 28th September

9. 30 -11.00 am: TAXATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Moderator: Josep Borrell

Former President of the European Parliament

  1. Taxation in Africa

Mr. Saurabh Sinha,

Chief, Employment, Social Protection, Social Development Policy Division, UNECA

 2. Gender budgeting

Graça Sanches

Former President Network of women Parliamentarians – Cape Verde

  1. Taxation and Inequality in Spain

Luis Ayala

Rey Juan Carlos University

 

11.15 am – 12.45 pm: GENDER INEQUALITY AND ITS IMPLICATIONS

Moderator: Teresa Langle de Paz

Director -Women's Knowledge International

1. Gender inequality and women's empowerment

H.E. Aminata Toure

Former Prime Minister of Senegal

2. The SDG’s and gender equality

Inés Sanchez de Madariaga

Universidad Politécnica of Madrid

 

13.00 pm: CLOSURE

José Antonio Alonso

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

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