Class of 2015

<- Back to Alumni  Pablo Aguilera del Castillo / Pablo’s blogs Nimisha Bastedo / Nimisha’s blogs Anyuri Betegon / Anyuri’s blogs Clara de Iturbe / Clara’s blogs Maria Alejandra Escalante / Maria’s blogs Adrian Fernandez Jauregui / Adrian’s blogs Khristian Mendez / Khristian’s blogs Anna Odell / Anna’s blogs Katie O’Brien / Katie’s blogs Stevie Przekora-DuFresne / Stevie’s blogs Lara Shirley / Lara’s blogs Julian Velez  / Julian’s blogs Rachel Wells / Rachel’s […]

From Petro-States to People-Power: Reflections on PowerShift Atlantic

By Nimisha Bastedo and Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler Canada is a Petro-State – a prime example of a government that bows down to the oil industry while it turns its back on the land’s integrity and people’s basic rights. I’d been trying to keep tabs on my country’s dirty ways from across the border, but hearing it […]

Beyond a ‘talk shop’ in Rome

By Nimisha Bastedo How can we make sure that the decisions that are made here actually have an impact? This was the central question during the side event yesterday morning that was called “Towards the Innovative monitoring mechanism of the CFS”. The special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier de Schutter, talked about the […]

Day 1: Policy Convergence?

By Nimisha Bastedo It’s hard to know how to begin articulating all that’s going on, but I’ll try and get some of the cloud that’s taking over my brain onto this page. The contrast between the weekend’s civil society forum and today’s official proceedings is huge. The morning was filled with the formalities of introduction […]

Arrival into the People’s space of food politics

  By Nimisha Bastedo and Clara de Iturbe We’ve arrived at the heart of global food politics: The Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome. We’re here for the 40th annual meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). As one of the opening speakers said yesterday morning, this committee is the “foremost inclusive, international, […]