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for 2020-1

New EADI Webinar: This land is your land, this land is my land? 30 January, 3:00pm CET

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30 Jan 2020

In this webinar, Sylvia Kay and Attila Szocs will discuss their research and activism on land grabbing, with a particular focus on Romania, and the implications for political struggles over land and territories.

New on our blog: Bridging EU- & Postdevelopment Studies: Four Avenues

Read more: New on our blog: Bridging EU- & Postdevelopment Studies: Four Avenues (external link)
30 Jan 2020

By Sarah Delputte and Jan Orbie   | EADI/ISS Blog Series

In February 2019, we pushed ourselves out of our comfort zones to participate in a panel on “Re-thinking, Re-defining, Re-positioning: “Development” and the Question of “Alternatives”, convened by Julia Schöneberg at the Development Days Conference in Helsinki, in a first attempt to look at EU development policy from a postdevelopment perspective. As scholars studying the EU’s Development Policy we usually try to take a critical approach towards EU Development. However, and perhaps embarrassingly, postdevelopment debates were new to us.

The Many Hidden Faces of Extreme Poverty. Inclusion and Exclusion of Extreme Poor People in Development Interventions in Bangladesh, Benin and Ethiopia

Read more: The Many Hidden Faces of Extreme Poverty. Inclusion and Exclusion of Extreme Poor People in Development Interventions in Bangladesh, Benin and Ethiopia (external link)
28 Jan 2020

2020/01 – African Studies Centre (ASC); open access book; Author(s): Anika Altaf

While the inclusion of extreme poor people is a noble and necessary objective, it is challenging. This book provides deeper understanding of the mechanisms of in- and exclusion of extreme poor people, the structural causes of extreme poverty and the desirability of a univocal definition of extreme poverty. The book contributes to such an understanding through an analysis of extreme poor and marginalised people and their multiple dimensions of wellbeing.

New on our blog: Empowering African Universities to have an impact

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27 Jan 2020

By Liisa Laakso   | EADI/ISS Blog Series

Discussions on the impact of higher education and research have increased, together with the rise of strategic thinking in the management of universities during the last decade. Governments, taxpayers and private funders want to know which benefits they get from universities. Academic Institutions, in turn, want to prove how their work is beneficial to society in multiple ways. This tells us much about the global management culture in public services – and about a new pressure against the academic authority and standing of universities.

Energy Supply for Healthcare Facilities in Ghana: Announcing the EnerSHelF website

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23 Jan 2020

We are pleased to announce the launch of the website of the EnerSHelF project. This is an interdisciplinary German-Ghanaian project of political economists, engineers and partners from the private renewable energies sector. EnerSHelF deals with the sustainable and reliable energy supply for healthcare facilities in Ghana, and EADI is involved in the project as transfer and dissemination partner.

Successful accreditation of the “Master Degree Programme Management of Development”, offered by the Hogeschool Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

Read more: Successful accreditation of the “Master Degree Programme Management of Development”, offered by the Hogeschool Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences
23 Jan 2020

EADI is delighted to announce the successful accreditation of the “Master Degree Programme Management of Development", offered by the Hogeschool Van Hall Larenstein (VHL), University of Applied Sciences, in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. IAC/EADI wishes to congratulate Van Hall Larenstein on the excellent quality of the programme with its distinctive and dynamic features.

Attention Early Career Researchers: The Call for Abstracts for the 17th Development Dialogue is Open!

Read more: Attention Early Career Researchers: The Call for Abstracts for the 17th Development Dialogue is Open!
15 Jan 2020

Engaged Scholarship for Development: Building Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice:
Invitation to PhDs and early-career researchers in development studies to share ideas on their research methodologies, findings and experiences towards solidarity, peace and social justice. Submit your abstract by 15 January 2020!

Envision 4.7: Roadmap in Support of SDG Target 4.7

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10 Jan 2020

2019/12 – EADI; briefing paper; Author(s): Bridge 47

As part of the Bridge 47 Project on Global Citizenship Education, the participants of the "Envision 47 Event" last November in Helsinki have developed a set of policy recommendations and considerations to form the basis of frameworks that support life-long learning linked to sustainable development through formal, non-formal and informal education.

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