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Book Launch 2019

Date: Thursday February 7
Date Time Type Venue
Thursday February 7 10:00AM - 11:30AM BOOK LAUNCH

Climate Change and Crop Production: Foundations for Agroecosystem Resilience

Overview: From the perspective of agroecology, this book provides a strong foundation for changing research and education programs so that they think and act beyond maximization of yields and instead build both the resistance and resilience that will be needed for the uncertain climate future ahead. Ultimately, these programs will help us move beyond the farm and reach all parts of the food system, creating the multiple elements of resilience we need for change to occur.

Guest Speaker: Prof. Michael Taylor, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology

Author: Prof. Nourredine Benkeblia

The Undercroft, Senate Building
Thursday February 7 4:00PM - 5:00PM BOOK LAUNCH

SDG 4 Quality Education: Inclusivity, Equity and Lifelong Learning For All

Overview: The book explores the multifaceted and complex nature of the concepts of inclusivity and quality education. Drawing examples from two different country contexts (Latvia and Jamaica), the book explores how and why inclusive and quality education is critical to sustainable development. It considers the indicators of inclusive and quality education, how the concept of education for sustainable development is evolving, and the ways in which these indicators are being pursued. The book pays specific attention to the roles of teachers, teacher educators, and the curriculum in the attainment of inclusive and quality education and 21st century skills for a sustainable society.

Authors: Therese Ferguson, Dzintra Iliško, Carmel Roofe and Susan Hill 

Guest Speaker: Ms. Latoya Swaby-Anderson National Programme Officer, Education, UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean


Neville Hall Lecture Theatre
Thursday February 7 6:00PM - 7:30PM BOOK LAUNCH

Developing Sustainable Balance of Payment in Small Countries: Lessons from Macroeconomic Deadlock in Jamaica

Overview: The book analyses Jamaica’s ability to satisfy its short and long run foreign currency obligations in light of recurrent balance of payment support from international lending agencies. The book further delves into Jamaica’s continued indebtedness, continued successive arrangements with the International Monetary Fund, its depreciating currency continues to drive up debt servicing requirements, and provides policy recommendations to bolster the Jamaican economy into solvency and suggests strategies for supporting local economic objectives within global geopolitical constraints

Author: Kelli-ann Dixon Hamilton

Regional Headquarters UWI, Mona
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