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for 2020-7

EADI/ISS Virtual Dialogue: Solidarity Today - Building resilience through a practice of self-care, 31 July, 16.00 CET

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31 Jul 2020

With Tanja Verena Matheis and Vikram Badhwar: Solidarity is one of the central themes of the EADI ISS general conference, and it has become the binding force of global citizens experiencing an unprecedented pandemic. While many people adjusted well and quickly moved to the use of digital tools and online communication, many of us also face economic, social and personal instabilities in isolation.

New EADI Virtual Dialogue: The Rise and Fall of the Aid Effectiveness Norm, 22 July, 16.00 CET

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22 Jul 2020

In this webinar, Prof. Stephen Brown will discuss his work on the effectiveness of foreign aid and will give an overview over 15 to 20 years of this agenda.

EADI/ISS Virtual Dialogue: Transforming Narratives in support of Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice, 16 July, 15.30 CET

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16 Jul 2020

Oxfam Online Session: As part of the global trend of shifting and shrinking civic space, we have seen governments and other powerful actors deploy stigmatizing and delegitimizing narratives to undermine the legitimacy of CSOs and civic action.   The increase of populist rhetoric which taps into emotions and values of people, and even at times adopts some of the human rights language, is increasingly visible around us. Together these are having a detrimental effect on solidarity, peace and social justice.

New on our blog: Disaster response: why democracy matters

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14 Jul 2020

By Isabelle Desportes

It is inherent to times of crises, and we can witness it in the way the COVID-19 pandemic is being handled too: strong leadership emerges, many decisions and emergency legislative mechanisms are enforced, and some key issues move to the background. While such centralistic measures are often necessary, they also bear the risk of infringing on an effective and socially just handling of crises, and shape our societies on the long term.

Towards Transformative Climate Justice: Key Challenges and Future Directions for Research

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10 Jul 2020

2020/07 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; IDS Working Paper; Author(s): Newell, Peter; Srivastava, Shilpi; Naess, Lars Otto; Torres Contreras, Gerado A.; Price, Roz

Climate justice is understood in a multitude of ways and reflects the fact that the causes and effects of climate change, as well as efforts to tackle it, raise ethical, equity and rights issues. The language of climate justice is increasingly omnipresent in the discourse of academia, civil society, social movements, some governments, cities and even some businesses. But the mechanisms for delivering it are weak and under-developed. This paper shows that definitions of what is covered by climate justice, at what scales, how it can be measured, and which are the best means to deliver it are all heavily contested.

Henning Melber elected as EADI President for further three years and calls for "Overcoming Developmentalism"

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09 Jul 2020

We are happy to announce that the EADI General Assembly held last week has elected Henning Melber as EADI President for further three years. In his acceptance speech, Melber stressed that EADI and the wider Development Studies community must overcome what can be called "Developmentalism" and engage with visions and concepts "outside of the Procrustean bed of development with its underlying assumptions of a single perspective confined to the status quo". A slighlty amended version of his full speech is available on our blog.

New on our blog: Inheriting Extreme Poverty

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03 Jul 2020

By Owasim Akram

After working for more than ten years as a development practitioner in Bangladesh with a tremendous opportunity to observe the lives of the extreme poor while living very closely to them, one simple question kept chasing me all the time: why do millions of them remain still poor despite huge progress in the economy, policy changes and many development interventions both from the Government and other development partners?

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