As has been argued previously on GeoCurrents, the commonplace notion that the world is starkly divided between a prosperous and powerful “global north” and an impoverished and underdeveloped “global south” (with Australia and New Zealand forming southern outposts of the north) receives little support from world maps of socio-economic development. As can be seen in the state-based map of per capita GDP (PPP) posted below, the so-called global south is a diverse zone, containing relatively wealthy as well as extremely poor countries.

Machine Speaks to Rafiki Kamosi

Discussing issues of the Global South

This blog will use video interviews of people talking about critical issues  concerning the Global South, created by a subgroup of Virtual Migrants. 

This will start with the three sessions organised by Southern Voices in Manchester beginning on 29th January 2011.   This first session will be on Climate Change, facilitated by Washington Allcott and we will have interviews of key points from a number of people from that discussion.

The two subsequent sessions will be discussing Migration on 5th March, facilitated by Tracey Zengeni, and then the subject of Debt on 26th March facilitated by Kooj (Kuljit) Chuhan, all from a Southern perspective.