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"

Series on COVID 19: National and local coping strategies following the Covid-19 pandemic

Speakers from around the world will explore the variety of responses to the pandemic from a multidisciplinary perspective and offer insights into the local realities and lived experiences in different regions

Food chain resilience in India during the covid-19 pandemic, 3 September, 14.00 CET

With Sudha Narayanan: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian government imposed a stringent national lockdown from March 24-May 31 that caused severe disruptions across agrifood supply chains from “farm to fork”. Agrifood markets in India, both in urban and rural areas, constitute a mosaic of diverse actors and tend to be highly fragmented. How did this complex system cope in the wake of lockdown? Read more and register

Tackling the pandemic without doing away with democracy. Europe and its global context, postponed until further notice!

Julia Leininger (German Development Institute) will discuss the political consequences of the Covid19-pandemic. She focuses on the pandemic’s influence on democracies in Europe and the world.
Lockdowns are epidemiological measures, which restrict individual freedoms. While this opens doors to autocratization in some countries, it brings out democratic strengths in other countries. For some time, it has been taken for granted that Europe is a safe haven for democracy. This assumption has been proven wrong for a while. Read more and register

Kerala’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic: key takeaways, 28 September, 13.30 CET (5pm IST)

S.M. Vijayanand (Former Chief Secretary to the Government of Kerala), will provide an overview of Kerala’s response to the covid-19 pandemic in the context of the unique development trajectory of this southern Indian state. With development indicators well above national averages, Kerala has shown remarkable resilience following the outbreak of the pandemic. Read more and register

Lockdown challenges for land reform beneficiaries: South Africa, 15 October, 13.00 CET

With Nkanyiso Gumede, Researcher, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS). Smallholder farmers and land reform beneficiaries have been greatly affected by the restrictions of movements that took place in South Africa with the declaration of the global pandemic. The reduced mobility for farmers and a drop in demand for produce, resulted in a loss of income. South African's Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development announced a Covid-19 relief fund for South Africa’s smallholder farmers and land reform beneficiaries but concern has been raised about the nature of the support. Read more and register

Domestic Workers' Activism during the Pandemic Crisis in Latin America, 22 October, 11.00 CET

With Louisa Acciari. Latin American domestic workers, a sector mostly comprised of precarious, informal and racialized women, were particularly impacted by the Covid-19 crisis which translated into a massive loss of jobs and revenues, high exposure to risks of contamination and increased rights' violations at the workplace. This presentation will discuss how domestic workers have been organising and resisting against this social, economic and health crisis while facing a drastic lack of state support. Read more and register

Communities' Responses in Peru, 3 November, 15.00 CET

With Liliana Miranda.In Peru the pandemic is hitting urban populations hard, deepening profound inequalities and revealing the fragility of public policies. Lack of urban planning and social housing policies result in illnesses, deaths and economic losses. At the same time, social organization, and peasant communities in particular, are teaching a lesson on how to respond and protect themselves. Read more and register

More Virtual Dialogues

EADI Virtual Dialogue 25: Towards a Wellbeing Economics. How and why we need to do economics differently, 28 October, 12.00 CET

With Nicky Pouw: Economics should be more about human wellbeing and human-nature relationships than about growth. To address current global problems of rising inequality, climate change, migration and health pandemics requires a fundamental rethink of how we think about the economy and the ways we practice it. Sustainable and inclusive development can only be achieved if we transform our vision of the economy. Read more

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An overview of the EADI/ISS virtual dialogue series "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice" is available on the site of the EADI/ISS General Conference "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice

Past Virtual Dialogues

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"


Online-Workshop for academic coordinators of Development Studies Programmes, 19-20 November

Read more: Online-Workshop for academic coordinators of Development Studies Programmes, 19-20 November
19 Nov 2020

Following the success of its 2019 edition, we are pleased to announce our 2020 Academic Coordinators Workshop. The workshop will take place online on 19-20 November.

The application period is now over.

New Virtual Dialogue: "Inclusive Development" with Professor Joyeeta Gupta, 11 November, 14.00 CET

Read more: New Virtual Dialogue: "Inclusive Development" with Professor Joyeeta Gupta, 11 November, 14.00 CET
11 Nov 2020

Much analysis of inclusive development focuses on social elements. But this virtual dialogue with Professor Joyeeta Gupta will demonstrate that we can no longer address development without taking environmental issues into account.