Dhiren Katwa is with the Environment Agency as External Relations Advisor. He has been a trustee of Birmingham Rathbone (a charity for people with mild to moderate learning difficulties) since 2007. In addition, he sits on the ITV Central Diversity Panel and on the Diversity Board of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a member of the Equality Council of the National Union of Journalists.
Here he discusses the current issues in making the media a more diverse and equal industry.
Anna Marriott works for Oxfam. Here she discusses and challenges the myths that surround private health care in poor countries at the 15th annual IAHPE conference that took place at Coventry University.
The documentary, which was shot covertly in Zimbabwe in 2008, charts white farmer Mike Campbell who takes President Mugabe to court for racism. Campbell won his case despite intimidation, threats and violence against him, his family, the 500 black workers and their families who share life on the farm.
Lucy talks about the making of the documentary which is currently touring a number of festivals around the world.
Professor Hazel Barrett has spent a number of years researching the aids pandemic in the sub-Saharan countries of Africa. Despite the numerous efforts over the years the AIDS virus continues to grow in the number of people contracting and dying from the infection.
In this talk Hazel discusses some of the many causes influencing the problem of AIDS and HIV in the countries of Africa, arguing that the issues can only partially be solved by medical advancements. She also discusses the socio-economic factors that are influencing the prominence of AIDS throughout this region.
Hazel also discusses the impact that the virus is continuing to have on the UK and the many myths that surround the virus.
John O. Oucho holds a PhD in Population Geography from the University of Nairobi and was a post-doctoral fellow of the Carolina Population Centre in the University of Nairobi, University of Ghana and University of Botswana. He is a well-travelled and well-published academic and has participated in many international conferences, presenting papers and chairing sessions.
This Coventry Conversation was recorded just a day after Barack Obama won the presidency in the US. This is the subject of John's talk.