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Emissions Gap Report 2019

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06 Dec 2019

2019/11 – November 2019; Author(s): United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi

The latest UNEP Emissions Gap Report reveals that, over the next decade, global emissions need to be cut by 7.6 percent every year to meet 1.5°C Paris target. According to current unconditional pledges, the world is heading for a 3.2°C temperature rise. G20 nations account for 78 per cent of all emissions, but 15 of them have not even committed to a timeline for net-zero emissions. The report finds that greenhouse gas emissions have risen 1.5 per cent per year over the last decade. Emissions in 2018, including from land-use changes such as deforestation, hit a new high of 55.3 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent

We mourn the loss of former EADI president Louis Emmerij

Read more: We mourn the loss of former EADI president Louis Emmerij
02 Dec 2019

We are very sorry to share the sad news of the sudden passing away of our former President professor Louis Emmerij at the age of 84 last week on 26 November. Louis Emmerij was the second president of EADI from 1978 to 1984 and a key person in giving EADI its current shape.

Wanted: Knowledge Partnership Student Assistant for 6 Months

Read more: Wanted: Knowledge Partnership Student Assistant for 6 Months
27 Nov 2019

We are looking to recruit a Knowledge Partnership Student Assistant (20 hours per week) to the Bridge 47 - Building Global Citizenship project for a 06-month contract starting in February 2020 and ending on 31 July 2020.

JUMP Call 2020: Scholarships for Conference Visit and Journal Mentoring Available for Researchers from the Global South

Read more: JUMP Call 2020: Scholarships for Conference Visit and Journal Mentoring Available for Researchers from the Global South
27 Nov 2019

In connection with the forthcoming EADI/ISS General Conference 2020, to be held from 29 June to 2 July 2020 in the Hague, PhD and early career researchers from the Global South are invited to apply for a new round of the JUMP Mentoring programme. Applicants must have submitted an abstract to either one of the Conference Panels (call open until 15 December) or the 17th ISS Development Dialogue (call open until 15 January)

The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa (Open Access Book)

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25 Nov 2019

2019/11 – November 2019; Author(s): Sam Hickey et al (editors)

This book challenges the common conception that the introduction of social protection schemes has been entirely driven by international development agencies, instead focusing on the critical role of political dynamics within specific African countries. It details how the power and politics at multiple levels of governance shapes the extent to which political elites are committed to social protection, the form that this commitment takes, and the implications that this has for future welfare regimes and state-citizen relations in Africa. It reveals how international pressures only take hold when they become aligned with the incentives and ideas of ruling elites in particular contexts. It shows how elections, the politics of clientelism, political ideologies, and elite perceptions all play powerful roles in shaping when countries adopt social protection and at what levels, which groups receive benefits, and how programmes are...

EADI World Café Session at 19th Global Development Conference in Bonn

Read more: EADI World Café Session at 19th Global Development Conference in Bonn
14 Nov 2019

At the recent Global Development Conference "Knowledge for Sustainable Development - The Research-Policy-Nexus" EADI facilitated a lively World Café Session. The event "“A question of shared responsibility? Debating roles, processes and risks within the research – practice nexus” brought together researchers from different fields of study as well as practitioners to discuss the realities of research-practice collaborations.

Webinar 14 November, 1pm GMT: Time for Action: Intimate Partner Violence and Costs to Businesses

Read more: Webinar 14 November, 1pm GMT: Time for Action: Intimate Partner Violence and Costs to Businesses
12 Nov 2019

The recently passed ILO Convention and Recommendation on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work has brought sharp focus to the impacts of violence against women at the workplace and the consequences for businesses across the globe. The recently passed ILO Convention and Recommendation on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work has brought sharp focus to the impacts of violence against women at the workplace and the consequences for businesses across the globe. Register here

The Business of Building Walls

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08 Nov 2019

2019/11 – Transnational Institute (TNI); research paper; Author(s): Mark Akkerman

This report explores the business of building walls in Europe, which has both fuelled and benefited from a massive expansion of public spending on border security by the European Union (EU) and its member states. The main beneficiaries of this development are the businesses involved, some of them also global players who tap into a global market for border security estimated to be worth approximately €17.5 billion in 2018, with annual growth of at least 8% expected in coming years. It is important to look both beyond and behind Europe’s walls and fencing, because the real barriers to contemporary migration are not so much the fencing, but the vast array of technology that underpins it, from the radar systems to the drones to the surveillance cameras to the biometric fingerprinting systems.

Translating Research into Action: Development Research Communications Workshop, 7-8 November, Bonn

Read more: Translating Research into Action: Development Research Communications Workshop, 7-8 November, Bonn
07 Nov 2019

Following the success of our Research Communciations Workshop in 2018, we invite communications professionals from our member institutes and members of our Research Communciations Working Group to another round of interactive exchange and discussions here in Bonn. The programme will be updated in due course. Download the programme

New EADI Webinar: Rethinking Research Collaboration for Global Development, 6 November, 3:30pm CET

Read more: New EADI Webinar:  Rethinking Research Collaboration for Global Development, 6 November, 3:30pm CET
06 Nov 2019

In this webinar, Jude Fransman and Kate Newman (co-convenors of the Rethinking Research Collaborative) will discuss their work on understanding and improving trans-national/sectoral/disciplinary research collaboration to address the urgent social and environmental challenges facing the world today.

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