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Next EADI General Conference announced: "Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice", 29 June - 2 July 2020

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29 Jun 2020

EADI and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) announce the 16th EADI General Conference, which will be held in The Hague (Netherlands) from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July 2020. The conference will be hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), one of Europe’s oldest and largest centres for research and education in the field of for development studies. The conference will be combined with the Development Dialogue, the annual European conference of PhD candidates working in development studies. To the conference webpage

Save the dates: 7-8 November 2019 Research Communications Workshop in Bonn

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07 Nov 2019

Because our first Research Communciations Workshop in 2018 was such a great success, we have decided to make this an annual event, together with our new Research Communciations Working Group. This year we will be holding the workshop on 7 and 8 November.

Save the date: EADI Directors' Meeting 2019 in Cordoba, 17 and 18 October

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17 Oct 2019

This year, our annual Directors’ Meeting will be taking place in the beautiful city of Cordoba at the Loyola Andalucía University. The event is kindly hosted by a consortium of EADI members in Spain: REEDES, Instituto Elcano, ICEI and ETEA Foundation.

Environment and Transformation: New Focus points of Development Studies in the Anthropocene, Bonn, 11 July

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11 Jul 2019

Book launch "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium"

11 July 2019, 16:30-18:30 German Development Institute, Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn

The event will be video-recorded and made available online

Climate change, environmental degradation and increasing global divides in income and wealth force development scholarship and development policy makers to think beyond established North-South binaries. They are in demand to address the cumulative environmental, social and political impacts of the Anthropocene in a more just, inclusive and transdisciplinary way.

Risk-Informed Development: From Crisis to Resilience

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07 Jun 2019

2019/05 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Sarah Opitz-Stapleton et al.

This report explores how development can become more sustainable and resilient: Over the past decade, important progress has been made on poverty reduction, disease control and access to healthcare, education and services. However, these gains are fragile, and are undermined by new and emerging threats, including climate change, economic and financial instability, antibiotic resistance, transnational criminal networks and terrorism, cyber fragility, geopolitical volatility and conflict. These threats are interconnected, they cross national borders and they are occurring simultaneously.

No Time to Waste: Tackling the Plastic Pollution Crisis Before it’s Too Late

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07 Jun 2019

2019/05 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Mari Williams at al.

This report by Tearfund, Fauna & Flora International (FFI), WasteAid and The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) describes the environmental destruction, sickness, mortality, and damage to livelihoods that the plastic pollution crisis is causing. On the solution side, it outlines the roles and responsibilities of four groups who could be key to tackling the plastic pollution crisis.

Bridge 47 - Tender for a Regional Knowledge Exchange Consultant – Northern European Partnership -

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03 Jun 2019

The Bridge 47 – Building Global Citizenship project mobilises global civil society to contribute to global justice and eradication of poverty through Global Citizenship Education (GCE). The project provides a space for civil society organisations, activists and other interested people to interact with one another, exchange information and resources and develop new and innovative approaches for global citizenship education. The project focuses on joint advocacy efforts and building new partnerships, while it also supports the civil society to develop new and effective approaches to reaching out to new stakeholders and provides tools to promote and act upon Global Citizenship Education. The project works closely with partners engaged in informal and non-formal education and life-long learning with a view to promoting transformative change in society. Download the full tender here

Biodiversity Loss is a Development Issue

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24 May 2019

2019/04 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); research paper; Author(s): Dilys Roe, Nathalie Seddon, Joanna Elliott

On the occasion of the recent release of the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, we'd like to highlight this issue paper by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IEED): "This global biodiversity crisis is hitting the poorest communities first and hardest, because they can ill-afford to ‘buy in’ biodiversity’s previously-free goods and services (and are already bearing the brunt of climate change).So why does the development community often ignore biodiversity loss? This paper unpicks misunderstandings and sets out the evidence that biodiversity loss is much more than an environmental problem – it is an urgent development challenge.

EADI ISS General Conference 2020, Call for Panels and Sessions open!

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23 May 2019

We are happy to announce that the Call for Panels and Session for the EADI ISS General Conference "Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice", 29 June to 2 July 2020 in the Hague, is now open! Deadline for Submissions is 6 September 2019. Download the call

EADI Webinar: Knowledge Production, Ownership and the Power of Definition: Perspectives on and from Sub-Saharan Africa, 20 May, 2pm CET

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20 May 2019

This webinar with Henning Melber ist the third free webinar in the "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium Series", engaging with challenges that scholars and researchers face in striving for genuine research collaboration and knowledge production in a North–South interaction. He maps asymmetries in scholarly interaction generally and examines African realities specifically.

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