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EADI/ISS Webinar: Rethinking civil society in promoting solidarity and social change in constrained settings, 29 June, 10.00 CET

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29 Jun 2020

Webinar on EADI-ISS – Conference harvest panel 122, Time: 10:00-11:30

Coordinators: Kees Biekart, Tiina Kontinen, Marianne Millstein

A vibrant civil society enhances solidarity, social justice, and peace. However, opportunities to act for social change within civil societies are limited in many ways. Solidarity networks function in a way that might counter the conventional conceptualizations of civil society in Western scholarship.

EADI Takes A Knee: Statement of Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

23 Jun 2020

As the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes have repeatedly stated, development is not neutral. The time has now come for us to once again take a stand by taking a knee. We condemn all forms of racism and discrimination. Human dignity and equality mean that #BlackLivesMatter. To the full statement

EADI/ISS Work in Progress Webinar: China, the EU, and Western aid norms. A case study on Ethiopia, 22 June, 14.00 CET

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22 Jun 2020

The EU’s development policy is being strategically adjusting to respond to the shifting challenges of the international order. In doing so it is argued that this is undermining the EU’s core normative commitment to development. This seminar approaches the topic by exploring the extent to which the shift to ‘partnership’ in EU development rhetoric is a break with the past?

New EADI Webinar: Land conflict in Myanmar, 22 June, 12.00 CET

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22 Jun 2020

With Lara Lundsgaard-Hansen and Dr Stefan Bächtold: Myanmar faces enormous development challenges in the midst of a rapidly changing and uncertain political and economic landscape. The European Journal of Development Research is pleased to present a special issue on development challenges in Myanmar. In this webinar, we draw on the findings of two papers within the special issue, examining land conflict in Myanmar.

New EADI Webinar: Gender and development in Myanmar, 17 June, 4pm CET

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17 Jun 2020

With Professor Mala Htun and Dr. Elisabeth Olivius: Myanmar faces enormous development challenges in the midst of a rapidly changing and uncertain political and economic landscape. The European Journal of Development Research is pleased to present a special issue on development challenges in Myanmar. In this webinar, we draw on the findings of two open access papers within the special issue, examining gender in Myanmar.

EADI/ISS Online Seminar: EU Development Policy Post 2020: norms and contestation, 16 June, 11am CEST

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16 Jun 2020

Work in Progress Seminar: The EU as a development actor EADI Working Group

The EU’s development policy is being strategically adjusting to respond to the shifting challenges of the international order. In doing so it is argued that this is undermining the EU’s core normative commitment to development. This seminar approaches the topic by exploring the extent to which the shift to ‘partnership’ in EU development rhetoric is a break with the past?

Change Finance, not the Climate

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11 Jun 2020

2020/06 – Transnational Institute (TNI); book; Author(s): Oscar Reyes

This new handbook is an indispensable guide to climate activists and policy-makers alike towards a complete overhaul of the financial system to stop climate chaos. Central to its message is that fossil fuel lending can be redirected towards green energy and that public finance and ownership can bankroll and provide the infrastructure for delivering a Green New Deal. The book presents many progressive proposals to build a just and future-proof financial system that can respond to the climate crisis, assess their potential impact, achievability and any associated drawbacks.

New EADI Webinar: Digital Work in the Global South: A Chance for Transformative Development? 10 June, 15.00 CET

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10 Jun 2020

In this webinar, Jana Kleibert will discuss her research on the opportunities and limitations of economic development models that build upon creating employment in information-technology enabled services.

New on our blog: Researchers must improve the working conditions for local collaborators

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04 Jun 2020

By Ananya Chakraborty and Lennart Kaplan

There has been a spurt in research to design appropriate policy solutions for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Global South. Ironically, such research projects often build upon existing power hierarchies, which may result in unsafe and dangerous working conditions and undermine the Sustainable Development Goal for decent work (SDG 8).

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.

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