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for 2020-2

New EADI Webinar: Rights and Accountability in ‘Making’ and ‘Shaping’ Social Protection, 28 February 1:00pm CET

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28 Feb 2020

In this webinar "Linking social rights to active citizenship for the most vulnerable: the role of rights and accountability in the ‘making’ and ‘shaping’ of social protection?", Rachel Sabates-Wheeler will discuss a conceptual framework she has developed through which citizens can be engaged and stimulated to make rights-based claims for social protection entitlements.

Successful Accreditation of the Master in Development Studies Programme, National University of Samoa

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28 Feb 2020

We are delighted to announce the successful accreditation of the Master in Development Studies (MDS) Programme at Centre for Samoan Studies, University of Samoa, by the IAC/EADI International Accreditation Council for Global Development Studies and Research.

The programme  was launched in 2013 aiming at contributing to human resources development in Samoa, supporting the Key Outcome 7 of the Strategy for the Development of Samoa for “Education and training aligned to national human resource development priorities”.

Call for Abstracts: Degrowth meets Development Studies: Two EADI Sessions at Degrowth 2020 Manchester. Deadline extended to 15 March!

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27 Feb 2020

Engaging perspectives on South-North / North South relations:
EADI Roundtable and Workshop at the
7th International Degrowth Conference / 16th International Society of Ecological Economics Joint Conference, Manchester, 1st - 5th September 2020: “Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis”

For both events we invite blog-style summaries of around 1000 words (7000 characters including spaces)

Download the call

Creative Coalitions in a Fractured World: An Opportunity for Transformative Change?

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20 Feb 2020

2020/02 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); Occasional Paper 4; Author(s): Gabriele Köhler

Citizens, activists and analysts around the world are alarmed by ever-increasing political, social, economic and climate inequalities and intensifying obstacles vis-à-vis the promises of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In many places, policy retrogression is undermining transformation towards economic, social and climate justice. Many of the growing fractures have their roots in the structures and trends of the economic system that prevails at national and global levels, and the social contract of democratic welfare statism is under threat. However, hitherto siloed activist communities are coalescing in the form of “creative” coalitions. This paper discusses their commonalities, strengths and shortcomings, and asks whether these creative coalitions could counter the power of economic interests and retrogressive government policies.

New on our blog: Rethinking Empowerment and Accountability in ‘Difficult Settings’

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18 Feb 2020

By John Gaventa | EADI/ISS Blog Series

Over the last two decades, development has been replete with theories and interventions focusing on ‘empowerment and accountability’, and how these could contribute to a range of outcomes, be they good governance, social inclusion, and social justice. Much of the early thinking on these approaches emerged from examples in countries which were then relative open, enjoying perhaps an opening of democratic spaces and opportunities, and a flourishing of civil society – one thinks for instance of Brazil, Philippines, Indonesia, India, South Africa and more?

Bridge 47 - EADI Webinar on Educational Partnerships and Knowledge Creation, 10 February 14:00 CET

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10 Feb 2020

Are you working in the area of Global Citizenship Education? Do you think that education can change the world around you for the better? If your answer is yes, don't miss our webinar with the researcher-activist Ms. La Salete Coelho from the University of Porto and from the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, to question and re-imagine collaboration and knowledge creation. She will illustrate her reasoning on the example of the Sinergias ED Community, which aims to consolidate the dialogue between action and research in Development Education and GCE, researchers, practitioners and agents of intervention in the field, and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Register here

State of Power 2020: The Corporation

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07 Feb 2020

2020/01 – Transnational Institute (TNI); State of Power report 11; Author(s): Grietje Baarset et al.

The Corporation is capitalism's preeminent institution, dominating our economy, distorting our politics and reshaping society. TNI's ninth flagship State of Power report delves deep into the changing nature of the corporation in a time of digitalisation and financialisation and asks how we might best confront its power and construct alternatives.

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