The Global Poverty Consensus Report (GPCR) is a joint project between ASAP and the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP). It aims to highlight the existing academic consensus on the causes and remedies for global poverty. Launched in 2012 by Gilad Tanay, and completed under the leadership of Alberto Cimadamore and Lynda Lange, the final report […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. We are a global community of scholars from a range of disciplinary and geographic perspectives. We are concerned about the refugee crisis that is presently unfolding in the wider Mediterranean region and distressed by the inadequacy of official responses thus far.
Dr. Theron Pummer, Lecturer in Philosophy and Co-Director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of St. Andrews, is celebrating his birthday by raising money for four highly effective charities working to improve the health of people living in extreme poverty, including Incentives for Global Health (IGH). IGH is sister organization […]
We are looking for country experts and editorial assistants for a country-by-country global report. This work is voluntary and will be concentrated in the last quarter of 2015 and the first half of 2016. You are invited to apply either as a pair or individually. The Report: The Statelessness Report 2016 will bring together peer-reviewed […]
The application deadline has been extended for the global website and campus activism internship positions to Friday, August 14th. Descriptions of these opportunities are provided below. For instructions on how to apply, scroll to the bottom of the page. Global Website Intern We are seeking a talented intern to assist in launching the organization’s new […]
Deadline Thursday, August 20, 2015 Academics Stand Against Poverty is seeking a dynamic volunteer to serve as the organization’s next Vice President. The Vice President works closely with ASAP’s Global Board of Directors and President Thomas Pogge to provide vision and operational leadership. ASAP is an international association focused on helping poverty researchers and teachers enhance their […]
Here at ASAP, we’re seeking intern support for a variety of projects. Our remote, part-time internships are a great way for students and professionals to learn about sustainable development and support innovative poverty interventions. Please note that all ASAP internships are unpaid. Internship descriptions are provide below. For information on how to apply, scroll to the bottom of the page.
Each year, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published a State of Food Insecurity (SOFI) report. The 2015 report has just come out. In an accompanying letter, the FAO’s Coordinator for Economic and Social Development, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, summarizes its message as follows: “With the number of chronically hungry people in developing countries declining from 990.7 million in 1991 to 779.9 million in 2014, their share in developing countries has declined by 44.4 per cent, from 23.4 to 12.9 per cent over the 23 years, but still short of the 11.7 per cent target.” We may not quite achieve the halving of chronic undernourishment envisaged in the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG-1), but we will get quite close.
In the run-up to the grand climate meeting in Paris this December, countries are publishing their commitments. Mexico earned much praise for proposing to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 22% by 2030. But this exemplary reduction is relative to what Mexico might otherwise have emitted in 2030 – and constitutes a substantial increase over its 2013 emissions. Even on a per-capita basis, Mexico is proposing merely to keep its GHG emissions flat at 5.9 tons of CO2 equivalent.
The ASAP-supported project Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) was launched on May 26. GCCW is a new initiative designed to encourage academics in all disciplines and countries to engage with their students and communities on climate change action and solutions. During GCCW (to be held this year on October 19-25) academics will alter their programs to coordinate their teaching on some aspect of climate change. They will also organize various other activities focused on awareness-raising, behavior change and political transformation in relation to climate policy, with the participation of NGOs, the community and not-for-profit sector.