New on our blog: Rethinking Empowerment and Accountability in ‘Difficult Settings’

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18 Feb 2020

By John Gaventa | EADI/ISS Blog Series

Over the last two decades, development has been replete with theories and interventions focusing on ‘empowerment and accountability’, and how these could contribute to a range of outcomes, be they good governance, social inclusion, and social justice. Much of the early thinking on these approaches emerged from examples in countries which were then relative open, enjoying perhaps an opening of democratic spaces and opportunities, and a flourishing of civil society – one thinks for instance of Brazil, Philippines, Indonesia, India, South Africa and more?

Call for Abstracts: Degrowth meets Development Studies: Two EADI Sessions at Degrowth 2020 Manchester. Submit by 26 February!

Read more: Call for Abstracts: Degrowth meets Development Studies: Two EADI Sessions at Degrowth 2020 Manchester. Submit by 26 February!
05 Feb 2020

Engaging perspectives on South-North / North South relations:
EADI Roundtable and Workshop at the
7th International Degrowth Conference / 16th International Society of Ecological Economics Joint Conference, Manchester, 1st - 5th September 2020: “Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis”

For both events we invite blog-style summaries of around 1000 words (7000 characters including spaces)

Download the call

EADI Seminar: How to Include the Extreme Poor through Inclusive Development? Amsterdam, 26 March

Read more: EADI Seminar: How to Include the Extreme Poor through Inclusive Development? Amsterdam, 26 March
26 Mar 2020

You are kindly invited to attend the EADI seminar on 'How to Reach the Extreme Poor through Inclusive Development?' on 26 March, 13.00-18.00 at the University of Amsterdam.

The seminar will consist of two keynote presentations by Professor Katja Bender, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, on 'Social Protection and Inclusion of the Extreme Poor: An institutional perspective' and Professor Marleen Dekker, African Studies Centre, Leiden University, and Dr Nicky Pouw, University of Amsterdam, on 'Policies, Programs and Interventions for Inclusive Development in SSA: Empirical perspectives and conceptual refinement', followed by a discussion with the participants. 

New EADI Webinar: Rights and Accountability in ‘Making’ and ‘Shaping’ Social Protection, 28 February 1:00pm CET

Read more: New EADI Webinar: Rights and Accountability in ‘Making’ and ‘Shaping’ Social Protection, 28 February 1:00pm CET
28 Feb 2020

In this webinar "Linking social rights to active citizenship for the most vulnerable: the role of rights and accountability in the ‘making’ and ‘shaping’ of social protection?", Rachel Sabates-Wheeler will discuss a conceptual framework she has developed through which citizens can be engaged and stimulated to make rights-based claims for social protection entitlements.

Bridge 47 - EADI Webinar on Educational Partnerships and Knowledge Creation, 10 February 14:00 CET

Read more: Bridge 47 - EADI Webinar on Educational Partnerships and Knowledge Creation, 10 February 14:00 CET (external link)
10 Feb 2020

Are you working in the area of Global Citizenship Education? Do you think that education can change the world around you for the better? If your answer is yes, don't miss our webinar with the researcher-activist Ms. La Salete Coelho from the University of Porto and from the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, to question and re-imagine collaboration and knowledge creation. She will illustrate her reasoning on the example of the Sinergias ED Community, which aims to consolidate the dialogue between action and research in Development Education and GCE, researchers, practitioners and agents of intervention in the field, and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Register here

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