21 Dec '11, 1pm

A development expert relies on the resilience of local villagers in face of environmental challenges

A Development Expert Relies On the Resilience of Villagers Geographer Edward Carr has worked extensively in sub-Saharan Africa, where climate change and other environmental threats present a growing challenge. In an interview with Yale Environment 360 , Carr talks about why any outside aid to the developing world must build on the inherent capability of the local residents. by keith kloor In the late 1990s, Edward Carr began working as an archaeologist in Ghana, piecing together a recent history of the culture, economy, and environment in several rural villages. His experience led him to rethink his own assumptions about poverty, as he recounts in his recently published book, Delivering Development: Globalization’s Shoreline, and the Road to a Sustainable Future : “People in these villages lived on less than two dollars a day but never seemed to go hungry. They lived in ho...

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