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EADI Virtual Dialogue: Citizens Committees and Local Elites in Burundi, 19 January 2021, 11.00 CET

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19 Jan 2022

With Jean-Benoît Falisse: Mainstream development policies often promote citizens committees to oversee basic social services. Such committees require influence over, and legitimacy among, service providers and citizens to perform their roles, which local elites can help or hinder. Using a mixed-methods approach, this  talk analyses the situation in 251 health facility committees in Burundi, part of which benefited from interventions designed to bolster their relationship with local leaders. Register here

Global Value Chains and Multinational Corporations – how do they relate? Budapest, 9-10 December 2021 (hybrid)

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09 Dec 2021

The EADI Working Group on Multinational Corporations" invites you to a workshop on global value chains with the aim of organising a special issue in a renowned journal in 2022:

Global value chains have been proliferating in the global economy, and embrace the activities of an increasing number of industries and more and more locations in an increasing number of countries. Without including global value chains in the analysis, we cannot really understand numerous developments in the world economy. Multinational companies are the key and leading actors in global value chains. Download the programme

New on our blog: Some steps for decolonising international research-for-development partnerships

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02 Dec 2021

By Katarzyna Cieslik, Shreya Sinha, Cees Leeuwis, Tania Eulalia Martínez-Cruz, Nivedita Narain and Bhaskar Vira | EADI/ISS Blog Series

While partnerships between researchers and practitioners from the Global North and Global South can be and often are intellectually and socially impactful, they remain highly unequal. Coloniality pervades these partnerships, influencing who leads research projects implemented in the Global South and whose interests are represented. Here, the conveners and panellists of a roundtable discussion on partnerships in academia that formed part of the recent EADI ISS Conference 2021 propose some steps for decolonising international research partnerships.

Applications open: Online-Workshop for academic coordinators of Development Studies Programmes, 2 - 3 December 2021

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02 Dec 2021

This years' workshop is entitled "Development studies and climate change: ways forward for curriculum building".

Applications are now closed

As the effects of climate change become more and more visible, so does the necessity to incorporate teaching on this matter in development studies curricula. So far, while the effects of climate change are often discussed in international development courses, the approach remains topical and usually embedded within the traditional teaching frames. This workshop will discuss how programmes in development studies could include a stronger component relating to climate change so that it becomes as legitimate a building block as other components. Challenges related to inter- or trans-disciplinarity will also be discussed, given that a change in study programmes implies greater familiarity with disciplines outside the traditional frame of ‘social sciences’ (such natural sciences, or sustainability studies). As usual, the workshop will consist of a...

More than 100 organisations call on the EU: Restore rights and values at Europe’s borders!

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01 Dec 2021

EADI is one of the signatories of the joint declaration by more than 100 civil society and professional organisations working on asylum, migration, humanitarian assistance and human rights initiated by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles: "we are shocked by the continuing humanitarian crisis at the borders between the EU and Belarus which causes immense suffering and has led to the deaths of at least ten people."

Research Advocacy, Decolonisation and Digital Divides: Development Research Communications Workshop, Thursday, 25 November, 10.00-17.00 CET

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25 Nov 2021

EADI and the EADI Research Communications Working Group cordially invites communications professionals from our community and interested researchers to the 4th development research communications workshop (online)

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New on our blog: Decolonising the university: between hope and necessity

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24 Nov 2021

By Gaya Raddadi

Calls for decolonisation are appearing all over the globe, in different forms. But what does ‘decolonisation’ mean? Each definition is rooted in the specificity of the contexts it is applied to, and in the aims it wishes to achieve. In my research on decolonising universities I propose  to consider it as the recognition of the historicity of processes of knowledge creation and reproduction.

The 2021 EADI Directors' Meeting will take place on 12 November in Bonn

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12 Nov 2021

We will be happy to present a programme on selected challenges in development research: Safety and security for researchers in difficult settings; influencing research funding policies; and academic freedom. The EADI Directors’ Meeting will once more connect research institutes for more effective co-operation by sharing ideas, identifying common problems, discussing new trends. The key is networking. In Europe, there is no better occasion for institute directors to meet, exchange and discuss.

Decolonisation: A Past That Keeps Questioning Us

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11 Nov 2021

2021/10 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Global Challenges special issue; Author(s): Graduate Institute

"In the context of a lingering Eurocentrism, not least within academia, scholars and development professionals are increasingly calling for the decolonisation of their respective fields. However, as nationalist ideologues from Europe to Asia have shown, the challenges to effective decolonial action go well beyond intellectual intransigence: the prospects for a neo-imperialist subversion of the decolonial discourse itself remain alarmingly real", write Grégoire Mallard, Dominic Eggel, and Marc Galvin in the introduction to the special issue of the Graduate Institute's Global Challenges series.

New briefing paper: EADI’s International Accreditation Council for Development Studies (IAC) celebrates its 10th anniversary: Looking back and moving forward

Read more: New briefing paper: EADI’s International Accreditation Council for Development Studies (IAC) celebrates its 10th anniversary: Looking back and moving forward
05 Nov 2021

In this briefing paper Dr Joost Mönks, secretary of the IAC, summarises the purpose, history and objectives of the IAC and gives an overview of criteria and steps of the accreditation process. To establish criteria tailored to academic Development Studies programmes, a common understanding of the field of Development Studies was needed. Read the paper

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