The Challenges of Global Development – Partnering with the Maasai – land encroachment and women’s rights.
Lilian Looloitai, a Maasai woman and Managing Director of
CORDS (Community Research and Development Services), in northern Tanzania, will
talk about the challenges facing the Maasai. Lilian will be focusing on the
importance of holding onto Maasai culture, while recognising a woman's right to
education, as well as ownership over resources (and her own body), and
decision-making processes. Lilian will also be talking about the issue of land
encroachment and climate change, and the threat these pose to the pastoralist
way of life.
Ellie Richold, who heads the Communications department at African Initiatives,
will give an insight into her recent trip to northern Tanzania where she
recorded the work of the NGO over the last two decades. Ellie and Bath-based
photographer Philip Field flew out to Tanzania to meet partners and record
interviews with a variety of project beneficiaries and she will talk through
some of the photographs and stories they collected, which were turned into
press releases, blogs, articles and an exhibition to raise awareness.
A selection of photographs captured by Philip will be on display prior to the
Bath Spa’s Global Citizenship Programme
The Bath Spa Global Citizenship programme is a 3 year extra-curricular course
that runs at Bath Spa University alongside a student’s degree course. The
programme recognises the global perspective of undergraduate studies and aims
to open up opportunities for students in the global employment market. Students
on the course attend and participate in a series of lectures and debates; write
critically and reflectively, take part in workshops, and undertake an
international placement related to their degree course.
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