Discussion Forum

The discussion forum is a platform that would enable members to voice their opinions or share their views on issues that are significant for developing countries. Certain themes have been selected for the discussion forum- Energy and resource issues in Africa, Sustainable development in developing countries, Climate change, Trade and sustainable development and Energy and development.

You can write on your theme of interest or comment on a posted discussion article.

Do you have a theme in mind? Then write to us!


Climate change

Description
Climate change is a global concern that has national and local effects. Understanding the varied aspects of climate change, adaptation and mitigation options and strategies are essential to tackle this issue. The theme focuses on building a dialogue on climate change that offers an overview of the national and local issues and their impact on the global environment, and vice versa.

Last Activity : Tuesday, 01 September 2009 Post: 1
Energy and development

Description
Energy is the fuel for social and economic development. Energy poverty, energy access and availability are significant issues in this sector. The growing need for the inclusion and comprehensive understanding of energy-efficient technologies, technology transfers and renewable energy in the developmental process is a key element in order to understand the association of energy and development. The theme offers an opportunity to discuss the issue at large and also provide insights into specific issues and topics.

Last Activity : No activity Post: 0
Energy and resource issues in Africa

Description
Africa is rich in mineral resources that could be utilized efficiently for the development of the continent. Resource-related conflict and poverty due to lack of access to energy and resources are key concerns in the region. African countries are on the path to achieve the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) and build a sustainable future. Discussions could focus on issues related to energy and resources in Africa and their linkages and impact on poverty and socio-economic development.

Last Activity : Tuesday, 01 September 2009 Post: 1
Sustainable development in developing countries

Description
Developing countries are rapidly expanding and rising economically. As they scale the peak of development, nations also have to focus on creating a sustainable future. Creating awareness, knowledge-sharing and improving learning on issues of sustainable development are pertinent for developing nations to advance sustainability along with their socio-economic development with sustainability. The theme focuses on issues of sustainable development in developing countries and regions - the common problems, diverse solutions and varied dimensions.

Last Activity : Tuesday, 01 September 2009 Post: 1
Trade and sustainable development

Description
Globalization and trade integration amongst countries have been affecting the economic, environmental and social dimensions of trade partners of the world in both positive as well as negative ways. With such a background, this theme of the network aims to build a dialogue on the pros and cons linked with the issues of trade and sustainable development of various nations of the south. Discussions could specifically focus on the areas of trade and their impact on dimensions such as economy, environment, society, and governance, of various nations engaged in the trade regime.

Last Activity : No activity Post: 0