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for 2020-5

Fair Research Contracting: A Self-Assesment Tool for Institutions

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28 May 2020

2020/05 – Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE); publication; Author(s): André Lederer

The fair research contracting self-assessment tool, developed by the Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries and the Council on Health Research for Development supports institutions to engage in fair and equitable negotiation processes for formal contracts despite recognised imbalances in institutional contracting capacities. The self-assessment tool provides a 10 steps approach for assessing an institution's capability to negotiate and conclude fair and equitable research agreements and contracts.

Vacancy Note: Senior Executive

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28 May 2020

EADI is currently seeking to fill the position of Senior Executive from 1 July 2020 with a focus on conference and workshop coordination. The successful candidate will join our small and dynamic office, where everyone plays an important role and has an impact. Deadline for applications is 14 June. Download the announcement as PDF

New on our blog: From Science to Practice: Strengthening Research Uptake to Achieve the SDGs

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22 May 2020

By Maggie Carter

Humanity is currently facing a threat against which scientific knowledge is our most powerful weapon. Researchers are racing to learn more about the invisible enemy that is Covid-19. However, at the same time, we face another threat, one that has been rearing its head in recent years, but is becoming all the more visible in this unprecedented moment: a growing skepticism of and even hostility towards science.

The Future is Public: Towards Democratic Ownership of Public Services

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15 May 2020

2020/05 – Transnational Institute (TNI); book; Author(s): Alexander Panez Pinto et al.

This open access book shows that public services are more important than ever in the face of the climate catastrophe, mounting inequalities, and growing political unrest. Together, civil society organisations, trade unions, and local authorities are crafting new templates for how to expand democratic public ownership to all levels of society and opening up new routes to community-led and climate conscious public service. TNI's research has identified more than 1,400 successful (re)municipalisation cases involving more than 2,400 cities in 58 countries around the world.

New EADI webinar (in Spanish) "| “Adaptando los ODS a lo Local mediante la Educación para el Desarrollo. La experiencia de la Estrategia de la Cuidad de Valencia”, 14 May, 15.00 GMT

Read more: New EADI webinar (in Spanish) "| “Adaptando los ODS a lo Local mediante la Educación para el Desarrollo. La experiencia de la Estrategia de la Cuidad de Valencia”, 14 May, 15.00 GMT
14 May 2020

This webinar is the third event of the Iberian Partnership under the umbrella of the Bridge47 project on Global Citizenship Education (GCE). It is. part of the Sinergias ED international webinar series on "Ibero-American Experiences on Collaboration between Higher Education Institutions and Civil Society"

New on our blog: COVID-19 and Development Co-operation: we know a lot about what works, let’s use the evidence

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13 May 2020

By Per Øyvind Bastøe, Wendy Asbeek Brusse and Jörg Faust

The recent statement from the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee calls for sustained action to address the crisis in the poorest countries of the planet. In these societies, the pandemic will encounter weak public health systems. Lock-down measures will crush fragile economic structures and worsen the social situation for many people, particularly among the most vulnerable groups in society.

New on our blog: The Coronavirus pandemic and the irrelevance of the SDGs

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13 May 2020

By Remco van de Pas

We are awakened to a new reality. The pandemic outbreak by an infectious pathogen comes to no surprise to the Global Health community. The World Health Organization (WHO) has prepared for pandemic scenarios and response plans since over a decade, albeit that they have been written for an influenza virus, not for the coronavirus disease (covid-19) pandemic that we currently face. What is unpresented though is how countries fall back on their own security and economic matters, and that multilateral cooperation is under severe constraints.

EADI Blog Prize for outstanding posts on PhD research

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08 May 2020

We cordially invite you to present your PhD on the EADI blog "Debating Development Research"! All accepted and published blog posts will be featured in the fortnightly EADI newsletter and via social media. During the publishing process, we will help you with the editing and with becoming familiar with the rather casual and journalistic blogging style.

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