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Mr. Benny Dembitzer

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Visiting Lecturer In Economics

University of Greenwich

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Benny ..., 9 Dec 2015 [cached]
Benny Dembitzer Sustainable development
Benny Dembitzer is an economist who has spent almost 40 years working on grassroot development projects across Africa, in Pakistan and Indonesia.
In 1972, whilst working for the Economist Intelligence Unit as a researcher, Benny set up what was to become the first ever fair trade shop. He went on to run a large independent trust encouraging the development of small scale industries in Africa, and then with the United Nations Development Programme, which led to a year long assignment in Ethiopia.
In 1984-85 he was the European Director of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the winners of that year's Nobel Peace Prize. After the award, Benny went back to Ethiopia and became involved in the famine relief operations. Since 1985 Benny has worked as a development consultant. He drafted the United Nations 5-year development plans for the Gambia and Liberia, and led missions to Indonesia, Lesotho and Guinea (Conakry)
Benny has run the annual (Global Partnership) Fair Trade Fair since 1987, and in 2001 launched the Global Development Forum, the annual Global Development Conference held in London and the quarterly Global Development Courses for development agency staff.
Benny is a visiting lecturer in economics at the University of Greenwich and supervises postgraduate dissertations at the London Metropolitan University. He is the author of The Attack on World Poverty - Going Back To Basics (published in 2009), and Sleepwalking into Global Famine - the worls cannot feed 9.1billion people (published in 2012)
Benny Dembitzer Sustainable development
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theteam, 17 April 2012 [cached]
Director: Benny Dembitzer (
The Director of the project is Benny Dembitzer. He is an economist who has studied at Cambridge, Uppsala, and Lausanne. (At Cambridge he was a pupil of Amartya Sen). He has worked in 35 countries in Africa and 2 in Asia with several different international agencies (UNDP, UNIDO, UNCDF, ITC, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, EU). He was Economic Adviser to the Dutch Aid Mission to Indonesia. He has worked for OXFAM and CARE International. During the years 1987 to 1999 Mr Dembitzer organised the annual GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WORLD FAIR. This became the largest annual gathering of development agencies in the world. In 1999 it attracted some 175 voluntary organisations and commercial concerns working in the global arena and attracted 12,000 visitors.
Mr Dembitzer has also worked as a consultant for DfID, the British Department for International Development. In 1985 he was the European Director of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), winners of the Nobel Peace Prize that year. Between 1973 and 78 he set up and managed FRIDA (the Fund for Research and Investment for the Development of Africa). This international NGO based in London worked all over Africa (with offices in Mali, Kenya and Lesotho) to promote small-scale projects in the poorest countries of the continent.
Mr Dembitzer has been on the Council of the Africa Centre of London since 1992, was Secretary of the UK Chapter of the Society for International Development, Chairman of International Voluntary Service and one of the Directors of War on Want.
Regent's University London - The Perfect Storm of World Starvation, 16 Jan 2013 [cached]
All alumni are welcome to attend a seminar by Nobel Peace prize winner, Benny Dembitzer.
The Perfect Storm of World Starvation: International Open Seminars Series 2012/13
A seminar led by Benny Dembitzer: Author, Sleep Walking Into Global Famine
Wednesday 16 January, 17:30 - 19.00 Tuke Common Room
Mr. Benny Dembitzer is a former international development consultant who has worked for several different international organisations that range from OXFAM to the World Bank, from the United Nations Development Programme to the International Trade Centre.
He has worked at different times in 35 different African and 2 Asian countries. He has been a director of the charity War on Want and Chairman of International Voluntary Service (now called Skillshare Africa).
He was European Director of the organisation that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. He is currently a visiting lecturer in economics at Greenwich and London Metropolitan Universities.
cru Investment Management - Africa Invest, 1 Mar 2008 [cached]
Benny Dembitzer has worked in a total of 35 African countries.Benny has three degrees, studying at Uppsala University in Sweden, Lausanne in Switzerland and economics at Cambridge University, where he was also on the staff for five years.His career spans a diverse range of jobs.In 1970, Benny joined the Economist Intelligence Unit.He established the Fund for Research and Development of Africa (FRIDA) which set up offices in Mali, Lesotho and Kenya.In 1982 -1984, he was a project officer with the Industrial development Unit of the Commonwealth Secretariat, advising the Government of Tanzania and coordinator of the industrial programme of SADC (Southern African Development Coordination Committee.In 1984 -1985, he was the European Director of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War which he helped to gain the Nobel Peace Price.He has been involved in Live Aid relief operations in Ethiopia, United Nations International Service, Oxfam, the World Bank in Djibouti and six different UN agencies.
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