The South Saskatchewan Committee For World Development
Organization profile published 1982

Year Published:  1982  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2623
Inactive/Defunct Organization
See also CX2553.


Abstract:  THE SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN COMMITTEE FOR WORLD DEVELOPMENT (SSCWD) is a development education organization which receives funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation to prepare and make available programmes on issues pertinent to the Third World. Its programming is designed to help explain how colonialism and poverty abroad are related to exploitation in Canada. This is done by exploring topics like land use, human rights, resource extraction and work in the light of current events and with a firm committment to the realization of social justice.

Its urban and rural workers are able to act as resource persons and the group has a variety of films, slide shows, and print materials available for use in local programs on development issues. Members are kept informed by a monthly newsletter which contains information of issue priorities and the day-to-day functioning of SSCWD. Priorities for SSCWD at present include:

- grain handling and transportation
- gobal land use and land ownership
- food processing, vertical, intergration, ocorporate control;
- plant breeders' rights;
- Third World labour education, farm labour;
- energy resource extraction
- liberation support for Latin America, Southern Africa, and Nicaragua.

The March 1982 issue of the SSCWD NEWSLETTER includes a report from a Nicaraguan farmer who concludes that, "It's not idea fora farmers, or anyone yet, but there has been so much improvement." The same issue carries an article on a nun from Nicaragua who argues that " the Miskitu Indian is not a counter-revoluntionary, but a victim." SSCWD is currently making available a photo exhibit on "The Nicaraguan Revolution: Two Years", write for details.

This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.
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