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Book launch at the SANORD-conference in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Tor Halvorsen and colleagues with book on UNs sustainable development goals.

Tor Halvorsen - Knowledge for Justice
Tor Halvorsen at the book launch in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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Associate Professor Tor Halvorsen has, together with colleagues from southern Africa and the Nordic regions, published the book “Knowledge for Justice: Critical Perspectives from Southern African-Nordic Research Partnerships”. The book evaluates the UNs sustainable development goals and the Paris Agreement, where the authors argue for the importance of knowledge as a driver for social, environmental and economic justice at local, national, regional and global levels.

In the book’s three parts they examine obstacles that neo-liberal hegemony presents to substantive transformation; lessons learned from North–South research collaborations and academic exchanges; case studies to analyze the scale of the challenges faced. The publication is tied to the Southern African-Nordic Centre (SANORD), which is a multilateral academic cooperation in research and education between the Nordics and southern Africa.