Events

mHealth, Health Systems and Development - An online blended learning course

06 Apr 2016 until 06 May 2016

IDS is excited to offer a FREE, online blended learning course on Mhealth, Health Systems and Development. The 5 week course, convened by Linda Waldman will introduce the student to the concept of mhealth and explore some of the wider debates about the implications of the increasing use of mobile technology in health systems globally.

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Rapid Energy Transition

29 Apr 2016

One-day conference on the transitions needed to achieve a low-carbon future.

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CDI Seminar: Evaluating complex change across projects and contexts

29 Apr 2016

In this seminar the authors share methodological learning from this complex evaluation. The innovative methodology employed a mixed-method approach designed to capture the breadth and of a large and diverse portfolio without losing the depth of analysis of complex change processes.

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Sustainable Development Goal 4 Education - Necessary Ambition or Misplaced Folly?

05 May 2016

Dr Jordon Naidoo, Director Education for All, UNESCO delivers a Sussex Development Lecture examining the Sustainable Development Goal on Education, the critique of expanded ambition in education, and why despite the potential barriers ambition is necessary.

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Can we govern the climate?

16 May 2016

Public lecture by Harriet Bulkeley, Professor of Geography at Durham University.

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Future of food: burgers...or bugs?

18 May 2016

How and what we eat, the journey it’s been through and how much is left is over has a huge impact on the world’s resources. With population growth, climate change, diet-related diseases and huge inequality in the food system, do we need to take a fresh look at what’s on our plate?

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Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence short course 2016

27 Jun 2016 until 30 Jun 2016

This course is open to a wide audience of policy makers, practitioners, researchers and project managers who are already or will be working in the area of social protection. The course aims to provide a platform for strengthening conceptual grounding and for engagement in critical debate about knowledge, practice and evidence on social protection.

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States, Markets and Society

05 Jul 2016 until 06 Jul 2016

IDS 50th anniversary conference over two days in July 2016 on ‘States, markets and society in a reconfigured world: Defining a new era for development'.

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IDS Annual Lecture with James Ferguson

05 Jul 2016

Professor James Ferguson from Stanford University will deliver the inaugural IDS Annual Lecture titled 'Not Working: Rethinking Production and Distribution in the Jobless City'.

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Transforming Nutrition; Ideas, Policies and Outcomes 2016

11 Jul 2016 until 15 Jul 2016

Applications are now open for this 5 day course, designed for both for policy makers and practitioners. The course will take participants through new ways of thinking about undernutrition and what to do about it.

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Reflections from a realist evaluation in progress: Scaling ladders and stitching theory

21 Apr 2016

In this session, Isabel Vogel, Melanie Punton and Rob Lloyd will reflect on the first year of a three-year realist impact evaluation, examining the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme funded by the UK Department for International Development. 

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The City and the barracas: Urban Change, Spatial Differentiation and Urbanity in Maputo

21 Apr 2016

Maputo, the Mozambique city capital, has been experiencing significant changes in its urban morphology.These changes have been pushed by public interventions, linked to the recent Maputo structure plan and the expansion of the city towards new neighbourhoods, or to private-led real estate developments resulting in the mushrooming of numerous high-rise buildings in the wealthier areas of the city.

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The Sustainable Development Goals in Mexico and LA: learning from the past, preparing for the future

21 Apr 2016 until 22 Apr 2016

This event seeks to learn from the past and prepare for the future, in search of common challenges and a shared agenda surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals in Mexio and Latin America. 

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The Role of the European Parliament in External Affairs

15 Apr 2016

This seminar considers how te European Parliament's activities in the field of external affairs are constrained or enhanced by recent Treaty developments and to what extent has its role grown over recent years.

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Organisational Transformation with a Feminist Lens

14 Apr 2016

Aruba Rao and Joanne Sandler on their work as scholar-activists and activist research that can change how organisations address issues of gender. 

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Rapture: sex, music and radical participatory action research

09 Apr 2016 until 10 Apr 2016

In a workshop at the How to Do It conference in April IDS will run a session to share learnings from our collaboration with Love Matters Kenya and the Sauti Academy on an action research project.

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Child-sensitive social protection: policy and practice in South Asia

05 Apr 2016 Watch/Listen Again

During this seminar, Keetie Roelen and Disa Sjöblom will discuss work on child-sensitive social protection in South Asia, including a study on the child-sensitivity of government-implemented social protection programmes in Nepal and experiences with Save the Children's Child-Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) programming in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

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How Can Nepal Effectively Respond to the Sustainable Development Goals?

01 Apr 2016

IDS Alumni event to discuss 'How can Nepal effectively respond to the SDG framework at a national level and are there knowledge and research capacity gaps that need to be addressed?' 

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CSW60 When women’s empowerment isn’t enough: Provocations on power to address intersectional inequality

23 Mar 2016

The Sustainable Development Goal principles reflect a shared commitment by the international development community to ‘leave no one behind’. Evidence from research, however, reveals the extent to which development is undermined by a failure to recognise power in much work on gender, sexuality and women’s empowerment.

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CSW60 Sustainable Women’s Economic Empowerment: Looking beyond labour force participation

22 Mar 2016

Women’s increasing entry into the labour market has not been matched by a change in the gendered division of unpaid care work. The UNDP Human Development Report 2015 estimates women do 3 out of every 4 hours of unpaid work.

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