An Introduction to New Economics: Apply Now!

There is a growing consensus that the assumptions underlying neoclassical and neoliberal economic thought are at odds with life in the 21st century. New Economic Thinking offers an alternative view of the pressing issues of today — growth, environmental sustainability, climate change, decolonisation of developing economies, inequality and unfair distribution of economic gains.

The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) is offering a workshop program on New Economics

The course will cover:

THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON WATER, ENERGY, AND FOOD

THE BLUE ECONOMY

THE GREEN ECONOMY

THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

THE SOCIAL & SOLIDARITY ECONOMY

THE CARE ECONOMY

SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS

Conventional, mainstream economics has championed growth for its own sake. Its negative effects on human beings and natural systems are considered collateral. As the effects of this model of development have become evident, calls for sustainable development have grown louder and more urgent. New ideas are beginning to emerge about the purpose of growth.

How do we put people and the environment in the center with an emphasis on redistribution, equity, and inclusion?

How do we reinvest surpluses to achieve wider social or community objectives such as mitigating income inequality, improving the quality of the physical environment, enhancing space for civil society organizations, and promoting social justice?

The 8-week course will be held in July/August at a still to be confirmed venue in Cape Town.

This is targeted at youth, the unemployed, community practitioners involved in the development of poverty alleviation strategies, and anyone interested in seeking an alternative economic model going forward.

To be considered for the course complete the application form here

Applications close on 15 June

For more information contact admin@ifaaza.org

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