Botswana: Bushmen of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 14th March 2011.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 2:45 pm, 14th March 2011

My Lords, my noble friend will recognise how difficult it is to combine maintaining the traditional hunter-gatherer way of life with economic development. The report of the UN special rapporteur on human rights for minorities talks about,

"economic and other development activities that align with the culture of the targeted communities, including hunting and gathering activities".

The problem here is that once you start talking about education, medical assistance et cetera, you are moving away from traditional culture.