In this interview Ilona Kickbusch talks with EndofAID about various forms of governance, as applied to global health and sustainable development; about the SDGs, and the difference between ‘traditional’ development approaches and collective action. She also discusses how countries are graduating from development assistance, and whether those transitions are happening at a realistic pace.
Professor Kickbusch is the Director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. She has had a distinguished career including positions the World Health Organization and Yale University. She was responsible for the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, a seminal document in public health. She has contributed significantly to developing the concept of health literacy, and currently spearheads the emerging field of global health diplomacy.
Some of the online resources mentioned during the interview are listed below:
- Professor Kickbusch’s personal website
- Ilona on Twitter
- Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Europe’s oldest school of international realtions.
- Global Health Centre at GIIDS
- GIIDS on Twitter