Upcoming Lecture: International Development and Faith Groups

The Project on Religion and Ethics in the Making of War and Peace (Relwar), the Just World Institute and the Trans-Atlantic Seminar Series invite you to a lecture by Mike Battcock on ‘International Development and Faith Groups’. The lecture will be held in Seminar Room 1 of the Chrystal Macmillan Building in George Square at the University of Edinburgh, from 1-2:30pm on 16th March, 2012.

Mike Battcock works in the Civil Society Team in the Department for International Development (DFID). He has 20 years experience working with civil society organisations. This has ranged from working on small scale spice processing in Sri Lanka for 3 years to small business development in Bangladesh. With the Intermediate Technology Development Group, he has worked with civil society organisations in many countries including Sudan, Zimbabwe and Peru. With Natural Resources International, he was an adviser for the DFID Crop Post Harvest Research Programme.

In 2000, he joined the Civil Society Department in the Department for International Development (DFID). He has worked on a range of areas including the Civil Society Challenge Fund, Partnership Programme Agreements and producing guidance material for DFID country offices.

Image Credit: “Caritas, Karachi, Pakistan” by 350.org

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