Towards Carnegie 3: 3-7 September 2012
The University of Cape Town, with the support of the National Planning Commission, is co-ordinating a national conference to be held in the first week of September 2012. The purpose of the conference is to share insights and stimulate deeper thinking about strategies to overcome poverty and inequality in South Africa. This is the first stage in a process leading to what is hoped will be a third Carnegie inquiry in this country.
The conference will combine formal presentations of analytical research papers with panel discussions and presentations of on-the-ground innovation and interventions in practice. In particular, it will aim to stimulate thinking around the lessons that applied research and practical initiatives have to offer.
There are numerous and intersecting themes, ranging from macro-economic debates, to education, to new models of agriculture. Within each thematic area, we seek to understand and benchmark the current debates, and to explore the critical levers to addressing blockages that perpetuate inequality.
For more information on the conference, go to: www.carnegie3.org.za