Policy Recommendations C20 2016 ECSN-BRICSAM

  Civil society organisations from the BRICSAM region (Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China, South Africa and Mexico, brought together through the “Empowering Civil Society Networks (ECSN) from a Multi-polar World” project have developed a joint set of G20 policy recommendations for the 2016 Civil20 Communiqué.  The ECSN policy recommendations are focused on the thematic areas […]

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Policy Recommendations for the Civil BRICS Summit 2016

The representatives of the civil society organisations (CSOs) from Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa (as well as developing nations including Mexico and Indonesia) present some of the key recommendations for the forthcoming BRICS Summit and Civil BRICS forum at Goa and New Delhi, India. This note summarises the concerns raised and expectations from […]

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Expanding Employment Opportunities for Stigmatized Women in BRICS

Guest Blogger Victoria Stetsko from Oxfam GB in Russia reviews on Becky Perkins’ analysis of existing practices of expanding employment opportunities for especially stigmatized women in BRICS countries. Women’s groups worldwide have been long pushing for inclusion of non-gender neutral and women-specific recommendations in the global advocacy agenda at various global forums. The spiralling unemployment […]

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What´s Next? : BRICSAM CSOs Weigh in on the SDGs and Implementing the 2030 Agenda

What are the challenges in implementing the ambitious 17 sustainable development goals and the 2030 Agenda in BRICSAM? To download What´s next? Reflections from emerging countries´civil society on the SDGs and the challenges of implementing and monitoring the 2030 Agenda, click: What´s Next This comprehensive primer of civil society perspectives includes: The Post 2015 Agenda and the […]

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BRICS VOICES Issue 2

The 2nd issue of your primer for issues affecting BRICSAM and beyond is out. In this edition of BRICS VOICES you will find: BRICS BANK: Is it the road less travelled any longer? By Freelance Writer Himanshu Damle Brazil in Mozambique – South-South cooperation or South-South exploitation?  By Sameer Dossani, International Advocacy Coordinator: Reshaping Global Power International, Action Aid International Collaboration […]

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Towards an autonomous civil society space in BRICS and the G20

Towards an autonomous civil society space in BRICS and the G20: critical reflections from our Post-BRICS & Pre-G20 Dialogue Workshop with SANI members & partner stakeholders Johannesburg | 30 September 2015 Blog by the South African Network Inequality (SANI) ‘Comrades, there is one thing that we must remain cognisant of and that is that the BRICS […]

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Civil Society from the Global South launches new newsletter, ´BRICS Voices´

BRICS Voices is a quarterly newsletter to foster greater engagement of CSOs on BRICS with a view to promote inclusion and accountability. An initiative of civil society networks on BRICS issues from the member countries, in partnership with Oxfam India, the newsletter shares thought pieces and information with a view to amplify voices from the ground […]

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WTO negotiations are central to discussions of agriculture in the global south

In this short video presentation, Adhemar Mineiro from REBRIP outlines why WTO negotiations can have a huge impact on agriculture and particularly small farmers. The next WTO Ministerial meeting will be held in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2015, and civil society´s role in highlighting issues of food security and food sovereignty will be key if […]

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The BRICS Running a Good Race

By Diego Azzi |CUT International Relations Advisor and member of REBRIP Originally posted at: http://www.rebrip.org.br/noticias/os-brics-correndo-por-fora-the-brics-running-a-good-race-b1c8/ Analysis of the results of Ufa indicates important movements in the block. In sports jargon, the expression “run a good race” applies to those competitors who, although not among the favorites, discretely do a good job and end up achieving surprising […]

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Economic “BRICS” to cement a new partnership

Blog post by Pooja Parvati  | Research Manager, Oxfam India Photo credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin This article was originally posted at: https://www.oxfamindia.org/featuredstories/1054 Did you know #BRICS nations house 40% of the world population. Read more on their economic partnership http://bit.ly/1g1kQvF @OxfamIndia simplifies the recently concluded #BRICS summit for you. Read on. http://bit.ly/1g1kQvF On July 9, 2015 five countries — Brazil, Russia, […]

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