Climate Change, Famines and Conflicts in Globalised World: Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Seminarsaal 20 (Juridicum)
WG05 Famine and Society (host committee)
RC10 Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management

Language: English

Climate change, famine (due to both draught and floods) and conflicts seem to be affecting a sizeable population in the globalised world. Participation, organisational democracy and self-management appear as crucial for addressing the growing problems the world is facing today due to climate change, famines, food crises and conflicts. The earth’s ability to produce food for the world population is limited and climate change seems to be affecting future prospects. Market forces are getting strong and creating hurdles for the livelihood of millions of people and an efficient management of the existing resources for the poor. The chances of famines seem to be greater in both areas facing water scarcity and areas affected by water overflows. Humanitarian relief systems appear as grossly inadequate. And peace development in many regions seem to be at stake due to growing conflicts and poor organisational regimes. 
The session will address these theoretical and methodological challenges by exploring the emerging issues and options in the context of famines and conflicts and how participation, organisational democracy and self-management could help to tackle such emerging challenges.
Session Organizers:
P.P. BALAN, Kerala Inst Local Administration, India and Harjit Singh ANAND, Glownet Knowledge Services, India
Social and Political Implications of Drought Northeast of Brazil
Maria Zefisa SOARES MENEZES, Planning and Gestion Secretary, Brazil
Self Governance and Watershed Development Programme a Case from Eastern India
Niharranjan MISHRA, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India; Suman DEVI, National Institute of Technology Rourkeal Odisha, India