Benny Dembitzer is a British economist who has specialized in the economics of developing countries, particularly on the continent of Africa. He was a member of the team that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.
Benny is currently Managing Director of GRASSROOTSAFRICA, a not for profit organisation that is offering an on-line agricultural advisory service for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim is to set up a service that, in the long run, will be accessible on mobile telephony as well as on the internet and in a variety of languages. The project is being trialled across Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda in 2015 and 2016. www.grassrootsafrica.org.
He is also the director the GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES which have been run in London since 2003. Over 750 staff of different voluntary organisations through the UK that work in the field of development (from OXFAM to Save the Children Fund, from ActionAid to WaterAid) have been trained via this highly professional short course, organised twice a year in central London.