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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.

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.

EADI Webinar: Engaged Excellence in Development Studies, 19 March, 3pm CET

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19 Mar 2019

This is the second webinar in our "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" Series, and we are happy to have gained Melissa Leach and John Gaventa to present the concept of "Engage Excellence" They will share their reflections and experiences in seeking to promote positive transformative change that is strategically informed by research and knowledge. If you'd like to get a first impression, read our related blog post by Melissa Leach.

EADI Webinar: The Struggles of Epistemic Freedom and Decolonization of Knowledge in Africa, 12 March 3pm CET

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13 Mar 2019

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Professor and Head of the Archie Mafeje Research Institute at the University of South Africa, will give insights into his work on epistemic freedom and decolonization of knowledge in Africa.

New Initiative on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and the Environment, first virtual session on 27 February, 4pm UTC

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27 Feb 2019

In preparation of the EADI General Conference “Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice” in June 2020, our Working Group on the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development is reaching out for topics, good ideas and new participants.

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

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21 Feb 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.

EADI Webinar: Building Development Studies for the New Millennium, 18 February 2pm CET

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18 Feb 2019

The editors of the new EADI volume on "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium", Isa Baud and Elisabetta Basile, will give an introduction to the book, its contents, rationale and aim and will outline how and why the field needs to engage with new paradigms and narratives, methodologies and perspectives from the Global South.

Europe's Approach to Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: Good Practices and the Way Forward

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14 Feb 2019

2019/02 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); research paper; Author(s): Ingeborg Niestroy et al.

This study examines the governance frameworks put in place for SDG implementation in all EU Member States, and the resulting country fiches constitute the first comprehensive comparative overview of these. The analysis shows that EU Member States are integrating SDGs into national strategies. While Member States have taken steps to enhance horizontal policy coordination, there is a continuing need for better mainstreaming sustainability. Member States innovate with SDG budgeting, science-policy interface, and stakeholder participation mechanisms for making these strategies more operational. Parliaments show increasing activity on the SDGs and the EP could benefit from enhanced collaboration. The EU could learn from and support these initiatives.

State of Power 2019 - Finance

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31 Jan 2019

2019/01 – Transnational Institute (TNI); research paper; Author(s): Ann Pettifor et al.

Despite causing the worst financial crisis in decades, the financial sector emerged even stronger. The Transnational Institute's eighth flagship State of Power report examines through essays and infographics the varied dimensions and dynamics of financial power, and how popular movements might regain control over money and finance. In addition, it includes six compelling infographics that tell you everything you need to know about financial power. Who controls banks? Investment Funds? Where are they based? How is power concentrated? What difference does this make to corporations in general? How do banks influence public policy? How do financial institutions remain impune? What alternatives are there.

Continental drifts in a multipolar world - Challenges for Africa-Europe relations in 2019

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17 Jan 2019

2019/01 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Alexei Jones; Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw; Philomena Apiko

This year's ECDPM challenge paper analyses the institutional and political processes and dynamics that will influence the ability of the African Union and EU to work together on issues of common concern in a spirit of partnership between equals. In addition, it identifies windows of opportunities to revamp the EU-Africa partnership in 2019. This paper examines some of those and looks ahead at what to expect in the coming year. We pay particular attention to converging and diverging interests, across member states, between the member states and their respective continental organisations – the EU and the African Union, and between the two continents themselves.

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