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evel on Wed, 13 Feb 2002 14:31:01 +0100 (CET)


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[Nettime-nl] Globalisation and the Energy Crises


In het kader van de discussie over Enron
is deze avond misschien interessant:
(georganiseerd door TNI - Amsterdam)

Transnational Institute Forum:<bold> 


Power to the People:  

Globalisation and the Energy Crises  </bold> 


18 February 2002, 20.00 – 22.00 hours,  

Eik en Linde, Plantage Middenlaan 22, Amsterdam 


An evening of information and debate on global privatisation of  
energy and water sectors, with a special focus on the Enron  
debacle.   


The World Bank and IMF are extensively involved in privatisation  
policies as advisers to governments, as private investors and  
through the provision of loan finance. Loan conditionality often  
includes privatisation of electricity distribution. Possibly inefficient 
 public sector enterprises may be replaced with powerful private  
sector concerns, accountable to shareholders with no democratic  
responsibility in the country where they are delivering this essential 
 resource. This is particularly significant in poorer countries where  
the institutional infrastructure is such that regulation is weak.   


In India, the Enron project is the single largest foreign investment  
and was once seen as the showpiece of India's commitment to  
globalisation and economic reforms. Now, India struggles on with   Enron,
Indonesia with PT Paiton and two dozen other private-sector 
 power providers. In one way or another, so do Pakistan, the  
Philippines, and other emerging countries across the globe, from   Brasil
to Zimbabwe to Russia.    


Speakers include  

· Kevin Danaher, Global Exchange, USA,  

· Patrick Bond, Alternative Information and Development Centre,  
South Africa,  

· Mary Lou Malig, University of Philippines, Phillippines,  

· Jayati Gosh, Network of Development Economists, India and  

· Adam Ma’anit, Corporate Europe Observatory, Netherlands  

Daniel Chavez from the Transnational Institute will chair the  
meeting.   


The full program and additional information on the speakers can be  
found at http://www.tni.org/acts/power.htm  


For more information please contact: 


Antonio Carmona Baez or Annelies Borsboom 

<color><param>0100,0100,0100</param>Transnational Institute 

Paulus Potterstraat 20 

1071 DA Amsterdam 

tel ++ 31 (0) 20 6626608 

fax ++ 31 (0) 20 6757176 


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