ASAP has staged country-chapter launch conferences involving hundreds of participants at Yale University and the Universities of Delhi, Birmingham, Oslo, as well as Ryerson University. If you have an active network of academics focused on poverty-related issues in your country and would like to propose an ASAP launch, please contact Gilad Tanay or Luis Cabrera at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Yale University, February 14-16, 2013
ASAP sponsored The Structural Roots of Poverty: Theory Meets Practice, a three-day intensive workshop at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, hosted by the Yale Global Justice Program and Global Financial Integrity.
The conference commenced on the morning of Thursday, February 14, with a day-long exploration of the relationship between tax policy, illicit financial flows, and global poverty. Friday, February 15, featured discussion of priorities for development after 2015, when the Millennium Development Goals expire. Speakers were encouraged to focus on the themes of governance and global institutional reform, inclusive participatory consultation, and merging the environmental sustainability and poverty alleviation agendas. Saturday, February 16, was broken into two sessions, one focusing on climate change and global poverty, and the other on international cooperation for innovation in global health. The conference concluded Saturday evening.
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, October 25-27, 2012
ASAP established its Canadian chapter with a three-day intensive workshop at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto, “Beyond 2015: Towards a New Consensus on Ending Global Poverty.” The workshop focused on the current process for replacing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the global agreement to reduce poverty and related deprivations, which will expire in 2015. The themes of the workshop were united by the concern that the new international agreement superseding the MDGs make good on the promise of ending world poverty.