EADI Virtual Dialogue Series

We came to know that the category "webinar" is a registered trademark under German law. This is why we have decided to call our online-seminar series "Virtual Dialogue Series"

Upcoming Virtual Dialogues

Modeling a Pandemic (COVID-19) Management Strategy for Urban Slums Using Social Geometry Framework, 19 January, 11.00 CET

With Francis Onditi PhD, Head of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Riara University, Kenya. Our central claim is that the containment strategy that was instituted to control spread of COVID-19 failed to recognize the socio-cultural and livelihood complexities of the urban slum residents. This unmitigated strategy predisposed the residents to risks of heightened transmission of the pandemic. Drawing on social geometry approach in the analysis of human relations, we reveal some insights offered by our experiences in theorizing about public health intervention (PHI) and in doing so develop an alternative analytical framework (‘social pendulum’) to support the development of a PHI strategy that is compatible with the swing-like lifestyle of residents in the informal settlements.

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Consistent Injustice Within Environment-Development Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa and Possible Ways Forward, 11 February, 11.00 CET

With Susannah Sallu, Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds. Susannah will discuss possible ways forward to (re)negotiate rural livelihood and landscape resilience, bring together and reflect on her recent portfolio of case study research on climate change, conservation and agricultural development intervention, largely conducted in Tanzania.

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Past Virtual Dialogues to Watch Online

Liliana Miranda (Foro ciudades para la vida, Peru)

Communities' Responses to COVID 19 in Peru

Joyeeta Gupta (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education)

Inclusive Development

Nicky Pouw (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam)

Towards a Wellbeing Economics. How and why we need to do economics differently

Louisa Acciari (Master in Comparative Politics, Sciences Po Paris, PhD in Gender Studies, London School of Ecoomics)

Domestic Workers' Activism during the Pandemic Crisis in Latin America

Nkanyiso Gumede (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape, South Africa)

Lockdown challenges for land reform beneficiaries: South Africa

S.M. Vijayanand (Former Chief Secretary to the Government of Kerala)

Kerala’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic: key takeaways

Sudha Narayanan (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) in Mumbai, India)

Food chain resilience in India during the covid-19 pandemic

Stephen Brown (University of Ottawa, Canada, School of International Development and Global Studies)

The Rise and Fall of the Aid Effectiveness Norm

Lara Lundsgaard-Hansen (Centre for Development and Environment, Bern, Switzerland) and Stefan Bächtold (Monash University,Kuala Lumpur)

Land Conflict in Myanmar

Mala Thun (University of New Mexico), Elisabeth Olivus (Umea University Sweden)

Gender and Development in Myanmar

Jana Kleibert (Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) and Humboldt University of Berlin)

Digital Work in the Global South: A Chance for Transformative Development?

Owasim Akram (Örebro University, Sweden)

Generational Transfer of Disadvantages and Extreme Poverty

Nicky Pouw (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research), Marleen Decker (African Studies Centre Leiden)

How to reach the (extreme) poor through inclusive development policies in sub Saharan Africa?

Rachel Sabates-Wheeler (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK)

Linking social rights to active citizenship for the most vulnerable: the role of rights and accountability in the ‘making’ and ‘shaping’ of social protection?

European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) article

Sylvia Kay (Transnational Institute), Attila Szocs (Eco Ruralis)

This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My land? Land Deals and Dynamics in Europe

Presentation (PDF)

Jude Fransman and Kate Newman (Rethinking Research Collaborative)

Rethinking Research Collaboration for Global Development

Henning Melber (EADI and Nordic Africa Institute)

Knowledge Production, Ownership and the Power of Definition

Rogelio Madrueño Aguilar (University of Göttingen)

Development Studies in Spanish: Critical, Constructive and Peripheral

Webinar Presentation (PDF)

Melissa Leach and John Gaventa (Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex)

Engaged Excellence in Development Studies

Presentation (PDF)

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni (University of South Africa)

The Struggles of Epistemic Freedom and Decolonization of Knowledge in Africa

Presentation (PDF)

Isa Baud (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Elisabetta Basile (University of Rome La Sapienza), Susanne von Itter (EADI Executive Secretary)

Building Development Studies for the New Millennium

Presentation (PDF)

Laura Camfield (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom), Lukas Schlogl (University of Vienna, Austria), Andrew Sumner (King's College London)

Mixed Method Research on poverty, inequality and economic development

Juan Fernando Larco Guevara (University of Freiburg, Germany)

“Re-thinking emancipation in “Latin America” and the de-colonial project"

Prof Vanessa Andreotti (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Interdisciplinary Studies in Global/Planetary Interdependence: The mobilization of hope and rage in times of instability

Dr Sayan Dey (Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan)

"Colonial Detoxification and In-Betweenness"

Dr Tiina Kontinen (University of Jyväskylä) / Dr Marianne Millstein (Oslo Metropolitan University) / Prof Kees Biekart (International Institute of Social Studies)

"Civil Society, Citizenship and Development"  

Prof Peter Knorringa  (International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam)

"Frugal Innovation and Development"  

Dr Ana E. Carballo (University of Melbourne, Australia)

"Discursive synergies across Buen Vivir, Degrowth and Human Development"

Prof Aram Ziai (University of Kassel, Germany)

"Ethiopians in Zhengistan- Decolonising Development Policy"

Dr Rosalba Icaza Garza (Institute of Social Studies, ISS, The Netherlands)

"Decolonial Feminism and Development"

Dr Epifania Amoo-Adare (Accra, Ghana)

"(Un)thinking Science: Critical Literacies for 'Postnormal' Times"


New Virtual Dialogue: Consistent Injustice Within Environment-Development Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa and Possible Ways Forward, 11 February, 11.00 CET

Read more: New Virtual Dialogue: Consistent Injustice Within Environment-Development Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa and Possible Ways Forward, 11 February, 11.00 CET
11 Feb 2021

Possible ways forward to (re)negotiate rural livelihood and landscape resilience: Susannah Sallu from the Sustainability Research Institute of the University of Leeds will bring together and reflect on her recent portfolio of case study research on climate change, conservation and agricultural development intervention, largely conducted in Tanzania.

New Virtual Dialogue: Modeling a Pandemic (COVID-19) Management Strategy for Urban Slums Using Social Geometry Framework, 19 January, 11.00 CET

Read more: New Virtual Dialogue: Modeling a Pandemic (COVID-19) Management Strategy for Urban Slums Using Social Geometry Framework, 19 January, 11.00 CET
19 Jan 2021

The purpose of this virtual dialogue is to utilize social geometry framework to model a pandemic (COVID-19) management strategy in densely populated informal settlements in Kenya. Our central claim is that the containment strategy that was instituted to control spread of COVID-19 failed to recognize the socio-cultural and livelihood complexities of the urban slum residents.