Globalization, Governance and Civil Society (Co-Convenor with Mark Swilling)
Mazibuko Jara is Editor of Amandla (a Cape-based political journal), an independent researcher and writer, and development consultant. He has an engineering degree from University of KwaZulu-Natal and a masters degree from University of the Western Cape. He has a long history of grassroots activist work with the HIV/AIDS movement, the cooperative movement and community-based development organisations. He was formerly media officer of the South African Communist Part but has fallen out of favour with the SACP leadership. He has extensive global experience working with alliances and coalitions that are critical of corporate-led finance-dominated modes of globalisation and which articulate alternatives that are consistent with the principles of social justice and ecological sustainability.