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for 2015-11

New UK Aid Strategy – Comments by ODI and IDS

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30 Nov 2015

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton have released public comments on a new UK aid strategy that was published in November 2015.

Workshop: “When Can Frugal Innovations Become Inclusive Innovations?”

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26 Nov 2015

On November 26–27,  the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa and the EADI working group ‘Frugal Innovation and Development’ will meet at the Institute for Social Studies in the Hague, the Netherlands for a joint workshop.

Toward a Culturally Sensitive Conceptualization of Resilience: Participatory Research With War-Affected Communities in Northern Uganda

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24 Nov 2015

Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS); Transcultural Psychiatry; Authors: Sofie Vindevogel, Ilse Derluyn et al. – Details for “Toward a Culturally Sensitive Conceptualization of Resilience”

This study examined youth resilience in the aftermath of war in northern Uganda. It generated new contextually sensitive indicators. These can complement standardized measures that conceptualize resilience as the absence of psychopathology. The new indicators can provide a more comprehensive view of youths’ resilience in the wake of war adversity.

Delicious Disgusting Dangerous: Eating in a Time of Food Price Volatility

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18 Nov 2015

Oxfam GB; IDS, Brighton; research report (Life in a time of food price volatility); Authors: Naomi Hossain, Richard King et al. – Details for “Delicious Disgusting Dangerous: Eating in a Time of Food Price Volatility”

This study uncovers the realities of what people on low and precarious incomes are eating. For the consumer, there are undeniable benefits from the integration of world food trade: more stable supply and wider choice. Changes in food habits mean people are finding new ways to enjoy food and new foods to enjoy – often with greater convenience as new markets for purchased and prepared foods open up. But the loss of control this brings has detrimental impacts on wellbeing.

New Book: “The Power of the Chinese Dragon. Implications for African Development and Economic Growth”

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12 Nov 2015

This reader brings together published articles from Palgrave's journal The European Journal of Development Research on the development between China and Africa as well as emerging national economies in the BRICs group. Topics include trade relations, investment in sub-Saharan Africa, global politics of development and more.

Women and Girls Caught Between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015

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11 Nov 2015

Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); CMI Report; Authors: Liv Tønnessen; Samia Al-Nagar – Details for “Women and Girls Caught Between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015”

This report investigates criminal law reform in Sudan, focusing on two important and controversial legal reforms related to (a) a definition of rape that is clearly de-linked from the Islamic crime of zina (i.e., sexual intercourse between individuals who are not married to each other) and (b) a definition of “child” as an individual younger than 18 in statutory rape cases.

EADI Members Invite Refugees to Join Activities

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11 Nov 2015

EADI members have announced invitations for refugees to take part in education, research and dialogue activities. Both organisations are based in Bonn: The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn (GIUB).

We will update this article if other EADI members decide to join the initiatives.

Call for Papers: “Global Conflict & Transformation of the Global Countryside” (WHA annual conference, 2-5 July 2016)

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10 Nov 2015

The research group Communities, Comparisons, Connections of the Department of History and the Ghent Centre for Global Studies are proud to announce that Ghent University will host the next annual conference of the World History Association, from July 2 to 5, 2016. The conference’s two main themes are ”Global conflict” and ”Transformation of the global countryside.”

The submission deadline is November 20, 2015.

The Perception of Security in an International Comparative Perspective

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05 Nov 2015

Real Instituto Elcano; Working Paper 16/2015; Author: Juan Díez-Nicolás – Details for “The Perception of Security in an International Comparative Perspective”

Security has always been an important value in traditional societies, but it has become a key value in present-day societies, both developed and less developed, particularly since the end of the Cold War. During that period most of the literature on security referred to national or state security because of the military (nuclear) balance between the two blocks. But when that period ended, the concept of security has been enlarged to encompass individual, societal, global and human security, as discussed in this paper.

How the AFD and the World Bank Partnered to Publish 20 Important Books in 5 Years on the State of Africa’s Development

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03 Nov 2015

In 2009, the World Bank and AFD created the Africa Development Forum with the goal of producing high-quality research to chronicle the region’s ascent. Five years and 20 publications later, the knowledge produced by this partnership is vast and rich.

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