Launch of new edition of "80:20 – Development in an unequal world"
On 18 April 2012 more than 60 academics, students, teachers and representatives from Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) attended the UK launch of the new edition of the internationally popular development education resource, 80:20 – Development in an unequal world.
Now in its 6th edition it is extensively used by universities, schools, adult and youth organisations as well as by NGOs. Prof John Briggs highlighted Glasgow’s commitment to development issues and to the strong links between the University of South Africa and the University of Glasgow following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in 2010. Philippa Bonella, SCIAF’s head of Education and Communications spoke about how the book is used in classrooms in Scottish schools. Prof Mike Osborne emphasised the importance of a text that is used internationally to discuss the inequalities and injustices in the 21st century.