People’s Forum: Programme Schedule | oct 13& 14 | Goa, India

People’s Forum on BRICS: Schedule of events | The People’s Forum will be held in Goa on 13-14 October, 2016. It will provide space for progressive trade unions, social movements, academia and civil society from the BRICS countries to share analysis on the developmental policies of the BRICS governments and their institutions, forward alternatives emerging from people’s movements, and build solidarity with each other’s struggles.


The Nuclear Power push in BRICS countries: Perspectives from People’s Movements | 13 october, 4pm to 6 pm

October 13, 16:00 to 18:00 Hrs. Hall no.1, Xavier Centre for Historical Research, Alto Porvorim After the Fukushima disaster – which is still unfolding, beyond total containment – many nations heavily dependent on nuclear fission power till then, decided to move away from this frankenstein energy source, often under immense public pressure. The global nuclear…


Food Sovereignty, Nutritional and Agrarian Crisis: Voices of communities from BRICS countries | 13 October, 2pm-4pm

13 October 2016, 2pm-4pm  Hall No 2 Xavier’s Centre of Historical Research, Alto Porvorim, Goa Since the onset of globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation in 1991, traditional agricultural practices and the native/ collective wisdom of peasants and farmers are under continuous attack and their symbiotic relationship with land, water bodies, seeds, commons and other natural resources…

A man walks past a signage decoration for the BRICS summit outside Sheraton Hotel, the venue for the third BRICS summit in Sanya, Hainan province April 14, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Files

BRICS Bank : What does it mean for the People and the Ecology? | 13 October, 2pm – 4 pm

13 October 2016 2:00pm-4:00pm Hall No (tbc) Xavier’s Centre of Historical Research, Alto Porvorim, Goa The BRICS New Development Bank was launched in 2015 with the promise to spur South-South cooperation and promote infrastructure and sustainable development in BRICS countries and beyond. But after the NDB’s first year of operation, serious questions remain regarding whether…