During the ContextMasterClass meeting of November 24, 2011 the director of Context, international cooperation, Fons van der Velden, presented the first copy of the new Context publication ‘New approaches to development cooperation’ to Mr Meindert Witvliet, the outgoing director of SHGW.

In the Introduction of this publication Fons van der Velden argues that nowadays many individuals, organisations and institutions are involved in the search for new approaches to address issues of justice and mercy. They are looking for new strategies and forms of value based change processes in general and new forms of international solidarity in particular. One of these approaches, social business, is explored in depth in this volume. This approach aims for value creation through value chains to benefit all involved stakeholders, sustain the environment and contribute to the common good.

The book costs 30 euro’s (excl. costs for sending: 3 euro’s) and may be ordered by sending an email to Tamar van der Leeuw tvdl@developmenttraining.org.