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Research Advocacy, Decolonisation and Digital Divides: Development Research Communications Workshop, Thursday, 25 November, 10.00-17.00 CET

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25 Nov 2021

EADI and the EADI Research Communications Working Group cordially invites communications professionals from our community and interested researchers to the 4th development research communications workshop (online)

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New on our blog: Decolonising the university: between hope and necessity

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24 Nov 2021

By Gaya Raddadi

Calls for decolonisation are appearing all over the globe, in different forms. But what does ‘decolonisation’ mean? Each definition is rooted in the specificity of the contexts it is applied to, and in the aims it wishes to achieve. In my research on decolonising universities I propose  to consider it as the recognition of the historicity of processes of knowledge creation and reproduction.

The 2021 EADI Directors' Meeting will take place on 12 November in Bonn

Read more: The 2021 EADI Directors' Meeting will take place on 12 November in Bonn
12 Nov 2021

We will be happy to present a programme on selected challenges in development research: Safety and security for researchers in difficult settings; influencing research funding policies; and academic freedom. The EADI Directors’ Meeting will once more connect research institutes for more effective co-operation by sharing ideas, identifying common problems, discussing new trends. The key is networking. In Europe, there is no better occasion for institute directors to meet, exchange and discuss.

Decolonisation: A Past That Keeps Questioning Us

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11 Nov 2021

2021/10 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Global Challenges special issue; Author(s): Graduate Institute

"In the context of a lingering Eurocentrism, not least within academia, scholars and development professionals are increasingly calling for the decolonisation of their respective fields. However, as nationalist ideologues from Europe to Asia have shown, the challenges to effective decolonial action go well beyond intellectual intransigence: the prospects for a neo-imperialist subversion of the decolonial discourse itself remain alarmingly real", write Grégoire Mallard, Dominic Eggel, and Marc Galvin in the introduction to the special issue of the Graduate Institute's Global Challenges series.

New briefing paper: EADI’s International Accreditation Council for Development Studies (IAC) celebrates its 10th anniversary: Looking back and moving forward

Read more: New briefing paper: EADI’s International Accreditation Council for Development Studies (IAC) celebrates its 10th anniversary: Looking back and moving forward
05 Nov 2021

In this briefing paper Dr Joost Mönks, secretary of the IAC, summarises the purpose, history and objectives of the IAC and gives an overview of criteria and steps of the accreditation process. To establish criteria tailored to academic Development Studies programmes, a common understanding of the field of Development Studies was needed. Read the paper

EADI Virtual Dialogue: Indebting the green transition: critical notes on the expansion of green bonds in the South, 3 November, 15.00 CET

Read more: EADI Virtual Dialogue: Indebting the green transition: critical notes on the expansion of green bonds in the South, 3 November, 15.00 CET
03 Nov 2021

Green bonds are among the most recent financial instruments to ‘join the ball’ of financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Green Bonds are nothing but a new form of raising debt and are increasingly being promoted throughout the Global South as a low cost and appealing way for public and private actors to access liquidity and contribute to climate change mitigation and (although in a limited way) adaptation.

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