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Save the date: Workshop on the “Financial Inclusion of Third Country Nationals" on 4 December 2017 in Brussels

18 Oct 2017

The Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (CeSPI), the Italian Ministry of Internal Affairs and the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) are pleased to announce a public event on financial inclusion of third country nationals to be held in Brussels. The event aims at presenting the scope and results of the Italian National Observatory for the financial inclusion of migrants, implemented by CeSPI, and other examples from European countries, and to enable an exchange between stakeholders.

More information will be published soon on this website.

JUMP: Empowering Southern Researchers

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18 Oct 2017

Getting published in a high-ranked journal helps to sharpen individual academic skills and can be very beneficial for a scientific career.

EADI’s new Journal Mentoring Programme (JUMP) in cooperation with the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR), seeks to empower young researchers from the global South to publish in the EJDR. During the EADI NORDIC conference in Bergen, Norway, the first ever group of JUMP mentees attended several workshops and met their mentors.

Courting Catastrophe? Humanitarian Policy and Practice in a Changing Climate

Read more: Courting Catastrophe? Humanitarian Policy and Practice in a Changing Climate (external link)
10 Oct 2017

2017/08 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; IDS Bulletin; Author(s): Siri Eriksen et al. - Details

This IDS Bulletin is a call for increasing engagement between humanitarian aid and adaptation interventions to support deliberate transformation of development pathways. Based on studies from the ‘Courting Catastrophe’ project, contributors argue that humanitarian interventions offer opportunities for a common agenda to drive transformational adaptation. Changes in political and financial frameworks are needed to facilitate longer-term actions where demands move from delivering expert advice and solutions to vulnerable populations to taking up multiple vulnerability knowledges and making space for contestation of current development thinking.

Supporting Governance for Climate Resilience: Working With Political Institutions

Read more: Supporting Governance for Climate Resilience: Working With Political Institutions (external link)
10 Oct 2017

2017/08 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Working and Discussion Papers; Author(s): Arabella Fraser, Amy Kirbyshire - Detials

Political institutions, formal or informal, embody the underlying rules and norms within which organisations such as governments, NGOs or companies, operate (North, 1990) and play a defining role in how people and organisations respond to climate-related shocks and stresses. Democratic relations between national and local government, for example, influence capacities for quick response in an emergency, and these responses can in turn affect economic prosperity, competitiveness, livelihoods and well-being. Governance provides us with a broad term for understanding the institutions working across the state, market and civil society. This working paper identifies an agenda for research and practice to create governance that can support human resilience to multiple shocks and stresses.

Assessing the Potential of Regulating Ecosystem Services as Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Areas

Read more: Assessing the Potential of Regulating Ecosystem Services as Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Areas	 (external link)
10 Oct 2017

2017/09 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas; Author(s): Erik Gomez-Baggethun - Details

Mounting research assesses the provision of regulating ecosystem services by green infrastructure in urban areas, but the extent to which these services can offer effective nature-based solutions for addressing urban climate change-related challenges is rarely considered. In this chapter, we synthesize knowledge from assessments of urban green infrastructure carried out in Europe and beyond to evaluate the potential contribution of regulating ecosystem services to offset carbon emissions, reduce heat stress and abate air pollution at the metropolitan, city and site scales.

Willingness to Pay for Agricultural Risk Insurance as a Strategy to Adapt Climate Change

Read more: Willingness to Pay for Agricultural Risk Insurance as a Strategy to Adapt Climate Change (external link)
10 Oct 2017

2017/06 – Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University; United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); Working Paper #2017-028; Author(s): Tigist Mekonnen Melesse - Details

Agricultural production is subject to high risk associated with environmental and agro-ecological conditions. Farmers continuously make decisions to mitigate the various adversities. This study evaluates farm households’ willingness to pay for agricultural risk insurance intervention introduced in Ethiopia in 2009. A bidding game approach is used to elicit willingness-to-pay.

EADI: No Development Without Freedom

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02 Oct 2017

EADI members and institutions herewith express their concern about the increasing restrictions imposed on scholars and the academic freedom as well as the freedom of speech in many countries, including within Europe.

We are shocked to witness the prosecution of those who practice democracy as an integral and substantial part of good governance and civil rights.

We will explore how best we can support those who as scholars are the victims of undemocratic, authoritarian rule and are prosecuted because of their democratic engagement.

We appeal to governments and academic institutions alike to provide space and shelter for scholars in need.

EADI member institutions are encouraged to collaborate in the efforts to accommodate those who are robbed of the means to continue their work.

New EADI programme: Develop your talents!

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02 Oct 2017

The EADI Mentoring Programme “Develop Your Talents” provides young scholars with the chance to exchange with someone further advanced in their career. The mentoring does not offer professional coaching to the mentees, but accompaniment on a younger sister/elder sister level. As some of our mentors are also active in the Working Groups, opportunities for further collaboration may arise.

Webinar: EADI Working Group on “Post-colonial Perspectives on and within Development Studies”.

Read more: Webinar: EADI Working Group on “Post-colonial Perspectives on and within Development Studies”.
02 Oct 2017

On 20 October 2017 at 1400 hrs Central European Time (GMT +2 hrs) the EADI Working group will organise a webinar with the following topics:.

1. Dr. Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha, Ph.D Topic: Did Postcolonial Studies fail to emancipate the consciousness of the colonized self? How can one explain the chasm between Postcolonial theory and practice?  2. Dr. Epifania Amoo-Adare Topic: (Un)thinking Science: Critical Literacies for 'Postnormal' Times Dr. Amoo-Adare is Associated Researcher at Center for Development Research (ZEF).

Anne-Kathrin Weber winner of EADI Prize 2017

Read more: Anne-Kathrin Weber winner of EADI Prize 2017
02 Oct 2017

We are very delighted to award the 2017 EADI Prize for Excellence in Development Studies to Anne-Kathrin Weber with her outstanding paper on "Why companies go green – A constructivist view on corporate sustainability activities in the forest sector".

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