Sunday, 6 January 2008
The first commission on inquiry into the future role of Swedish development assistance
Caption: Olaf Palme joined Henrik Beer on the inquiry group.
In 1958 the first commission on inquiry into the future role of Swedish development assistance started its work. The inquiry group had representatives, all men, from Sweish industrial orgamisations and popuar NGOs.
Henrik Beer, Secretary General of the Swedish Red Cross and Olaf Palme, Parliament member,were among the many prominent committee members.
An extract from May-Britt Ohman “(Hydro) Power for poor peoples-feminist perspectives on technology in development assistance’ paper presented at the conference “Information Technology, Transnational Democracy and Gender-RELOADED”, Lulea, Sweden, November 14-16, 2003