“Gender and Development” Working Group


New EADI programme: Develop your talents!

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02 Oct 2017

The EADI Mentoring Programme “Develop Your Talents” provides young scholars with the chance to exchange with someone further advanced in their career. The mentoring does not offer professional coaching to the mentees, but accompaniment on a younger sister/elder sister level. As some of our mentors are also active in the Working Groups, opportunities for further collaboration may arise.

Webinar: EADI Working Group on “Post-colonial Perspectives on and within Development Studies”.

Read more: Webinar: EADI Working Group on “Post-colonial Perspectives on and within Development Studies”.
02 Oct 2017

On 20 October 2017 at 1400 hrs Central European Time (GMT +2 hrs) the EADI Working group will organise a webinar with the following topics:.

1. Dr. Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha, Ph.D Topic: Did Postcolonial Studies fail to emancipate the consciousness of the colonized self? How can one explain the chasm between Postcolonial theory and practice?  2. Dr. Epifania Amoo-Adare Topic: (Un)thinking Science: Critical Literacies for 'Postnormal' Times Dr. Amoo-Adare is Associated Researcher at Center for Development Research (ZEF).

About the Working Group

After studying the theme of globalization over the past two years, the group will move on to a renewed focus on the conceptualization of gender. This requires a stronger emphasis on the context and the concrete local manifestations of gender issues. The aim of the Working Group is to link the concept and the conceptualization of gender to the academic discourse and policy discourse in other fields. A range of papers is planned that deal with the conceptualization of gender, not only from a policy perspective, but also from a theoretical and a more transformative point of view. Contributions will address gender relations in different social and cultural spheres, different economic spheres, in both formal and informal institutions, and in different geographical areas.


In order to develop a common vision on gender-related topics within Europe and with partners in the South, the group would like to invite EADI members to participate in the Gender and Development Working Group. The group intends to establish a database of members that provides an overview of research activities and expertise and also facilitates communication and the preparation of seminars. The long-term aim is to make use of possibilities for conducting common research projects at EU level (e.g. under the EU Framework Programme, Marie Curie Call for Actions) and for writing joint publications in the EADI book series or journals. Interested members should indicate their status (MA/PhD), affiliation, research/policy focus and fields of expertise. Please write to gender_development(AT)eadi.org if you would like to be added to the member list.


Joy Clancy
Department of Technology and Sustainable Development
University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands
Tel.: (31) 53-489 35 37
Fax: (31) 53-489 30 87

Nathalie Holvoet
Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp E-mail: nathalie.holvoet@ua.ac.be

Wendy Harcourt
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
P.O. Box 29776
2502 LT The Hague
Tel.: (31) 70 4260548

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