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The Asia-Pacific Region Network is a new network that aims to bring together capability researchers and practitioners within the region. At present we have colleagues based in Thailand, Indonesia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, and Tonga working in a number of areas including: indigenous issues, poverty, environment, participatory methods, education. Our aim is to create capability conversations within the region by organising seminars and workshops, and to establish (at some point) an annual regional capability conference. We also hope to establish development ethics and human development courses across the region.

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Amartya Sen and Paulo Freire – What can emancipatory development learn from them?

Talk by Dr. Bill Walker
Hosted by the HDCA Asia-Pacific Regional Network (APRN)

Amartya Sen and Paulo Freire are two of the most influential development thinkers of the last fifty years. While both emphasized that development requires freedom and justice, their writings emerged in markedly different contexts, their assumptions often differed, they reached distinctively different conclusions, and their work spawned separate movements. The presented paper aims to compare their thinking and explore potential synergies between them and their movements, which are germane to contemporary development.

HDCA Webinar 2022 Asia-Pacific Region Network
69 minutes
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