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1 David Lambert Chief Executive Geographical Association

2 Making Poverty … … …GEOGRAPHY?

3 Making Poverty History G8 summit (July 2005, Scotland) Commission for Africa (March 2005) UN Decade for sustainable development (2005)

4 Making Poverty History G8 summit (July 2005, Scotland) Commission for Africa (March 2005) UN Decade for sustainable development (2005) …… Seize the moment!

5 Things to avoid

6 Making Geography History!

7 Establishing the value of geography in education: Physical systems Human organisation Interdependence

8 Establishing the value of geography in education: Space and place Spatial scale Pupils lives (and the future)

9 Professor Doreen Massey Open University (David M Smith annual lecture, 2004)

10 The Commission for Africa

11 Responding to the Millenium Development Goals in the context of Africa.

12 The Millenium Development Goals Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Achieve universal primary education Promote gender equality Reduce child mortality

13 The Millenium Development Goals Improve maternal health Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other disease Ensure environmental sustainability Develop global partnership for development

14 The Millenium Development Goals (and many others!)

15 Anna Tibaijuka Executive Director of the UN Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) Launch of the Commission for Africa Report

16 How can we ensure that school geography helps young people engage positively with this opportunity?

17 what knowledge and understanding? which key ideas? what skills?

18 How can we ensure that school geography helps young people engage positively with this opportunity? The case for GA Africa Project?

19 Getting Started: Bringing the global dimension into geography DfES DEA/GA Scour the Exhibition for lesson materials

20 Andrew Hutchinson Save the Children Fund The Young Lives Pack (SCF/GA)


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