IIR Book Launch - 'Legal Rights of the Poor: Foundations of Exclusive and Sustainable Property'

Event Date(s): 21/04/2015

Location: Institute of International Relation Board Room, UWI St. Augustine Campus

The Institute of International Relations (IIR) presents the Book Launch of "Legal Rights of the Poor- Foundations of Exclusive and Sustainable Prosperity" by Dr. Naresh Singh. 

This event takes place at 11am.  

To RSVP email  iir@sta.uwi.edu or call 662-2002 ext. 83235. 

For more information, click here to see the event's flyer.  


Dr. Naresh Singh has nearly 30 years of experience as an international development practitioner and adviser, with a special focus on sustainable livelihoods, poverty, environment and legal empowerment.  More recently he been working as independent consultant in international development.  Previously, he was Principal Adviser at UNDP HQ on Poverty and Sustainable Livelihoods, and before that he was Program Director for Community Adaptation and Sustainable Livelihoods at the International Institute for Sustainable Development in Canada.

 Dr. Singh has held several additional distinguished posts and responsibilities. From 2006 to 2008, he served as the Executive Director of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, co-chaired by Madeleine Albright and Hernando De Soto. From 2002 to 2011, he was a Director General and Acting Vice President at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and then was Program Director for the Caribbean Local Economic Development Program with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. He has worked in more than 50 countries and written several books and journal papers. He has been visiting scholar or professor at several universities in North America including Boston, Harvard, McGill and Waterloo. Dr. Singh is currently Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at the OP Jindal Global University, Haryana, India. 

His books include:

Legal Rights of the Poor: Foundations of Inclusive and Sustainable Prosperity (2014)

Sustainable Livelihoods: Building on the Wealth of the Poor.  (2001)

Empowerment towards Sustainable Development. (1995)

Participatory Research for Sustainable Livelihoods. (1995)

Designing Work for Sustainability. (1994)

From Legacy to Vision:  Policy Adjustment, Poverty and Sustainability. (1996) 



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