What is poverty anyway?

What does it mean to be poor? Before we can fight poverty, we need to understand it. International poverty campaigner Sabina Alkire will be speaking at Oxford Town Hall tomorrow (Tuesday 13th November) about using multidimensional indicators of poverty to build up a detailed picture and advocate effectively for the world’s poorest people.

Dr Sabina Alkire is director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). She will be speaking at a free event organised by Oxford World Development Movement (WDM).

Sam Partington, chair of Oxford WDM, said: “Sabina Alkire’s research work with Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative is an excellent complement to WDM’s focus on activism and campaigning for a global economic justice, so I’m delighted that this event can bring Sabina’s work to a wider audience.”

“Poverty reduction and global economic justice are two key goals that OPHI and World Development Movement share. This will be a great chance to bring Sabina Alkire’s cutting-edge thinking and research to bear on those aims for which we campaign so hard.”

OPHI is best known for working with the United Nations Development Programme to develop the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), now the standard index for assessing a country’s poverty levels.

The talk will take place tomorrow (Tuesday 13th November 2012) at Oxford Town Hall. 8pm-9:15pm. Entry is free. There will be the opportunity for questions and discussions after the talk.

For more information, interview requests or photographs, contact:
Sam Partington 07754 686168 sam@samsolutions.co.uk

Cross-posted to the Oxford WDM website.