“Gender and Development” Working Group


Debating Colonial Legacies of Development Studies

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12 Jul 2018

“The biggest myth about development is the superiority of the West”, claimed Olivia U. Rutazibwa during the debate, “we urgently need to demythologize development.” This pinpoints one of the core arguments of the engaged debate among panellists and participants of the EADI-organised roundtable during the British Development Studies Association (DSA) Conference held in Manchester, 27-29 June 2018.

EADI Webinar on Citizenship and Civil Society in Development

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22 Jun 2018

The first webinar of the Civil Society and Citizenship in Development Working Group invites everyone interested to join the session (and the group) and share approaches and ideas.

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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