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Call for Activity

EADI invites you to establish a new Working Group or to express your interest in collaborating with an existing EADI Working Group.

EADI has the following types of working groups:

  1. A network of institutes and individuals to exchange information, discuss research in progress and publish completed research.
  2. A group jointly pursuing research on a specific topic, with the intention of reporting the findings in a publication at the end of its work.
  3. A group providing joint input or service to development research or training, e.g., the Information Management and Training Working Groups.

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Working Group Guidelines

Read in this note about:

  • The constitutional aspects of the Working Groups and their relationship with other parts of EADI.
  • The roles of the Working Groups.
  • The organisation of the Working Groups.
  • How EADI supports Working Groups.
  • The procedures for establishing a Working Group.

Working Group Guidelines

New EADI Webinar: Mixed Method Research on Poverty, Inequality and Economic Development

22 Nov 2018

This webinar of the EADI Working Group on “Multi-Dimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics" will take place on 13 December 2019 at 2 pm CET. It focuses on the use of mixed methods approaches within development research on poverty, inequality, and economic development, as well as on their interactions, and will share the insights from a recent EADI/CROP event

It will start with short presentations from the organisers before engaging listeners in critical discussion of the challenges they face generating and using qualitative and quantitative data in an integrated and interdisciplinary way. Speakers are Laura Camfield, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, Andrew Sumner, Kings College, London and Lucas Schlögl, Kings College, London.

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New Working Group on Gender Justice

02 Nov 2018

Call for participation: The newly constituted Working Group on Gender Justice is inviting collaborators from all disciplines. The Gender Justice Working Group of EADI is a group of scholars working, writing and thinking on all issues related to gender justice. We feel that a shift from gender mainstreaming to gender justice in international development theory, policy and practice contexts is a worthwhile point of departure for discussion and focus. Therefore, we are opening this space/ initiative as a forum for scholars and researchers with an interest in the relationship between gender justice and international development.

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Call for Participation: Critical academic perspectives on scholarship in the social sciences – How do we "know" the world?

Read more: Call for Participation: Critical academic perspectives on scholarship in the social sciences – How do we "know" the world?
18 Oct 2018

This one-day Workshop, organised by the EADI Working Group on "Post- and Decolonial Perspectives to Development" aims to bridge academic “silos” and connect scholars from diverse fields in the social sciences. Deadline for submissions: 27 November 2018

"Challenges to Democratic Processes in Asia", 3-4 September, Rome

Read more: "Challenges to Democratic Processes in Asia", 3-4 September, Rome
03 Sep 2018

The EADI Global Asia Working Group, together with the Albert Hirschman Center on Democracy, Graduate Institute Geneva, and the Italian Institute of Oriental Studies, Sapienza University Rome, invites to this conference to shed the light on the various challenges democratic processes in Asia are curently facing.

Re-thinking Development Research

Read more: Re-thinking Development Research
29 Aug 2018

Despite a broad consensus that global problems require global solutions, academia and research remain dominated by Western scholars and epistemologies. Western knowledge and its forms of production are considered as universally applicable and relevant while Southern knowledge(s) continue to be marginalized and/or silenced.

Debating Colonial Legacies of Development Studies

Read more: Debating Colonial Legacies of Development Studies
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

Read more: EADI Webinar on Citizenship and Civil Society in Development
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.

Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals: Water, Food and Climate (25-26 June 2018)

Read more: Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals: Water, Food and Climate (25-26 June 2018) (external link)
15 Jun 2018

The Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) hosts and brings together partners at UvA and other locations in the Netherlands, which work on sustainable development. More information (programme, panels etc.) are available online.

Call for Papers: Fifth Conference of the Association for African Studies in Italy

Read more: Call for Papers:  Fifth Conference of the Association for African Studies in Italy
28 May 2018

The Association for African Studies in Italy (ASAI) announces a Call for papers for its Fifth biennial conference Plural Africa. Politics, knowledge and social dynamics in time and space.

CfP for Special Issue Proposal: ‘Development Challenges in Myanmar’

Read more: CfP for Special Issue Proposal: ‘Development Challenges in Myanmar’
15 May 2018

Myanmar faces multifaceted, complex and intertwined development challenges that cannot be tackled one by one. The EADI Global Asia Working Group will propose a special issue on ‘Development Challenges in Myanmar’ to be submitted to the European Journal of Development Research.