Workshop on the “Financial Inclusion of Third Country Nationals" on 4 December 2017 in Brussels

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21 Nov 2017

The Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (CeSPI), the Italian Ministry of Internal Affairs and the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) are pleased to announce a public event on financial inclusion of third country nationals to be held in Brussels. The event aims at presenting the scope and results of the Italian National Observatory for the financial inclusion of migrants, implemented by CeSPI, and other examples from European countries, and to enable an exchange between stakeholders.

JUMP: Empowering Southern Researchers

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18 Oct 2017

Getting published in a high-ranked journal helps to sharpen individual academic skills and can be very beneficial for a scientific career.

EADI’s new Journal Mentoring Programme (JUMP) in cooperation with the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR), seeks to empower young researchers from the global South to publish in the EJDR. During the EADI NORDIC conference in Bergen, Norway, the first ever group of JUMP mentees attended several workshops and met their mentors.

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EADI: No Development Without Freedom

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02 Oct 2017

EADI members and institutions herewith express their concern about the increasing restrictions imposed on scholars and the academic freedom as well as the freedom of speech in many countries, including within Europe.

We are shocked to witness the prosecution of those who practice democracy as an integral and substantial part of good governance and civil rights.

We will explore how best we can support those who as scholars are the victims of undemocratic, authoritarian rule and are prosecuted because of their democratic engagement.

We appeal to governments and academic institutions alike to provide space and shelter for scholars in need.

EADI member institutions are encouraged to collaborate in the efforts to accommodate those who are robbed of the means to continue their work.

New EADI programme: Develop your talents!

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02 Oct 2017

The EADI Mentoring Programme “Develop Your Talents” provides young scholars with the chance to exchange with someone further advanced in their career. The mentoring does not offer professional coaching to the mentees, but accompaniment on a younger sister/elder sister level. As some of our mentors are also active in the Working Groups, opportunities for further collaboration may arise.

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Courting Catastrophe? Humanitarian Policy and Practice in a Changing Climate

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2017/08 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; IDS Bulletin; Author(s): Siri Eriksen et al. - Details

This IDS Bulletin is a call for increasing engagement between humanitarian aid and adaptation interventions to support deliberate transformation of development pathways. Based on studies from the ‘Courting Catastrophe’ project, contributors argue that humanitarian interventions offer opportunities for a common agenda to drive transformational adaptation. Changes in political and financial frameworks are needed to facilitate longer-term actions where demands move from delivering expert advice and solutions to vulnerable populations to taking up multiple vulnerability knowledges and making space for contestation of current development thinking.

Supporting Governance for Climate Resilience: Working With Political Institutions

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2017/08 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Working and Discussion Papers; Author(s): Arabella Fraser, Amy Kirbyshire - Detials

Political institutions, formal or informal, embody the underlying rules and norms within which organisations such as governments, NGOs or companies, operate (North, 1990) and play a defining role in how people and organisations respond to climate-related shocks and stresses. Democratic relations between national and local government, for example, influence capacities for quick response in an emergency, and these responses can in turn affect economic prosperity, competitiveness, livelihoods and well-being. Governance provides us with a broad term for understanding the institutions working across the state, market and civil society. This working paper identifies an agenda for research and practice to create governance that can support human resilience to multiple shocks and stresses.

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