Amy Lieberman is an award-winning journalist based in New York City. Her coverage on politics, social justice issues, development and climate change has appeared in a variety of international news outlets, including The Guardian, Slate and The Atlantic. She has reported from the U.N. Headquarters, in addition to nine countries outside of the U.S. Amy received her master of arts degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in May 2014. Last year she completed a yearlong fellowship on the oil industry and climate change and co-published her findings with a team in the Los Angeles Times.
A high-level panel appointed by the United Nations to craft a new global development agenda is gathering in Monrovia today for a series of talks – but civil society representatives are afraid that its focus has become too narrow.
Recent months have seen a flurry of meetings on disaster risk reduction and ways to increase the resilience of communities against hardship. But is development cooperation truly able to make a difference? Ahead of a highly anticipated meeting of African officials on the issue, a Red Cross official told Devex he’s skeptical.