South-South Cooperation in the News
Report Emphasizes STEM Education For Higher Skills
- Thursday, 28 January 2016
- By Asian Scientist/ Fatima Arkin
Technological growth, globalization and climate change are redefining what work means in today’s world—presenting huge challenges for countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
South-South Cooperation, Irreversible Strategic Approach for Morocco
- Sunday, 24 January 2016
- By Morocco World News
Manama – Morocco has made south-south cooperation an irreversible strategic approach, Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister Salaheddine Mezouar said on Sunday in Manama, Bahrain’s capital.
Justice Delayed: The Political Origins and Uncertain Future of Global Justice
- Wednesday, 27 January 2016
- By ABC Religion and Ethics/Samuel Moyn
Since the 1970s, "global justice" has surged as a central topic in Anglophone political theory and philosophy.
A Brief Analysis On Global South’s Paradigms: Global Governance Case
- Sunday, 10 January 2016
- By Eurasia Review/Umut Can Adisonmez
From scheduled jet airline services to millions of bookings simultaneously around the world, experiencing foreign exchange turnover $3,500 billion in a daily basis, a broadcast of CNN reaching 260 million households within a second, on the other hand, several aeroplane crashes or computer viruses which are designed by an individual who knocks off a bank account at the diametrically opposite geography in the world…
Morocco to Provide $ 1 Million Humanitarian Aid to Flood-Hit Paraguay
- Saturday, 02 January 2016
- By Morocco World News
Rabat – Upon High instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, Morocco will provide a US$ 1 million emergency humanitarian aid to flood-hit Paraguay, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said Friday.
Funded by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), the project focuses on the changing dynamics and implications of South- South cooperation, in the context of South Africa's avowed commitment to this cause in its international relations. The need to understand the complexities of South-South dynamics and their implications for foreign policy is particularly urgent for South Africa, which, while working to advance South-South multilateralism, must also contend with the corresponding need to remain true to other universal values underpinning its foreign policy as well as guarantee the specific interests of its immediate environment, that is, the African continent.
In recent times, South-South cooperation has received renewed attention, inspired mainly by the emergence of new southern clubs such as IBSA, BRICS and CELAC. This trend reflects a growing push by developing countries to respond to current global challenges in a coherent and concerted manner.
The IGD programme on South-South cooperation focuses on three of the key themes that presently animate the discourse on the phenomenon. These include: South-south cooperation dynamics; development cooperation in the South; and the club diplomacy of leading southern states. The current project therefore centres on the following:
- Changing dynamics of South-South cooperation
The evolution that is observable in South-South cooperation has not been matched with the corresponding discourse that appreciates the nuances that define this changing phenomenon. As a way of illustration, discussions on the subject continue to take as a starting point the anti-colonial imperative of the 1950s, ignoring the push associated with the global shift in economic power coupled with the need to address shared challenges such as poverty and underdevelopment. This part of the project seeks to unpack the changing dynamics of South-South cooperation in order to enrich our conceptual understanding of the phenomenon.
- South-South cooperation and South Africa's development assistance agenda
South Africa has signalled its intention to become a major player in the area of development assistance through the still to be launched South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA). Arguably, the success of SADPA would depend to a large extent on how its conceptualisation and subsequent execution resonates with the dynamics that underpin cooperation among countries in the South. The focus of this component of the project is therefore to examine the implications of the current dynamics of South-South cooperation for South Africa's global South policy, using the policy area of development assistance as a case study.
The aim of the project is therefore to contribute, through critical research and dialogue, towards a nuanced understanding of contemporary South-South cooperation. In particular, it seeks to appreciate the basis on which countries in the South cooperate or compete with one another, and the implication of these dynamics for South Africa's policy.
The specific objectives of the project include:
- To contribute to a better understanding of the importance of the changing dynamics of South-South cooperation.
- To rethink the implications of South-South cooperation for South Africa's foreign policy with a view to advocating an appropriate response to changing dynamics.
- To provide valuable insights into the implications of these dynamics for South Africa's global development agenda including development cooperation.