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‘We are like slaves’: strict encampment policies and refugee economies in North-Western Tanzania

23 Apr 2018

As part of the Conversations about Conflict and Violence seminar series, this presentation will review the (early) findings of new fieldwork conducted in Nyarugusu, Mtendeli, and Nduta refugee camps in February 2018.

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Rural Futures Cluster Colloquium: Affordances and Opportunity Landscapes

25 Apr 2018

This Rural Futures colloquium will create a space for a conversation about the relationship between agency and opportunity, and how this relationship may be explored through the relational, interactional concept of ‘affordance’.

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Humanitarianism under stress – meeting the challenge, strengthening the architecture and reviving the rules

26 Apr 2018

The international humanitarian system plays a critical role in development – but the system is operating under unprecedented stress. Armed conflict, climate risk, and insecurity have contributed to record levels of displacement.

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Disaster Development: Fighting for Visibility in Sierra Leone’s Borderlands

30 Apr 2018

Based on extensive ethnographic research in Northern Sierra Leone, this seminar considers the implications of the securitisation of Ebola for populations affected by the epidemic.

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STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability 2018

14 May 2018 until 25 May 2018

Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues.

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Economics as if we wanted to survive the 21st century

14 May 2018

The economist Kate Raworth, author of the bestselling book Doughnut Economics, will give the 2018 STEPS Annual Lecture at the University of Sussex. This is the only public event of the STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability.

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Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation for Learning

04 Jun 2018 until 08 Jun 2018

Professional short course that equips development planners and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively design and improve M&E systems and move towards a participatory learning practice within projects, programmes and their organisations.

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Innovation for Universal Health Coverage in Asia and Africa

11 Jun 2018 until 12 Jun 2018

The Innovation for UHC Conclave at the GE Healthcare, Bangalore, India will bring together those who have been involved in the design and implementation of health care innovations, which have the potential to be taken to scale and transferred between regions and countries. 

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Participatory Video Processes: building inclusive engagement and community-led change

18 Jun 2018 until 22 Jun 2018

Learn how to use participatory video to drive and mediate participatory and community-led change, in an ethical and contextualized way. 

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Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence

25 Jun 2018 until 28 Jun 2018

This course enables participants to expand their knowledge base of approaches to social protection, develop an understanding of the challenges in designing and implementing social protection programmes, and critically assess current evidence of what works in social protection.

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The Humanitarian Border: Aid and Development as tools to prevent migration

19 Apr 2018

In recent years crisis thinking associated with international migration has motivated a political re-evaluation of well supported elements of the relationship between migration and development.

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Rethinking State and Society in China - Gordon White Lecture

18 Apr 2018 Watch/Listen Again

Professor Biao Xiang will deliver this lecture examining what Gordon White taught us in relation to examining social changes by the relation between the state and the society as two separate entities, particularly in China. 

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Simplexity2 or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Complexity in Development

17 Apr 2018

This seminar is the fifth in a series that aims to share cutting edge thinking and research being done at IDS and the University of Sussex around how we practically capture and account for complexity across a variety of sustainable development contexts.

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Bridging the Humanitarian-Development Divide

12 Apr 2018

How can humanitarian aid workers and development actors work better together to achieve the SDGs?

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A post-imperial lens on displacement and development in the Middle East

22 Mar 2018

Imperial encounters with multiculturalism and ethnic diversity characterized the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires as well as the colonies that were ruled by European empires

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How can we improve the life choices for women in rural Africa? Side event at the 62nd Commission for the Status of Women

20 Mar 2018

Chaired by Thokozile Ruzvidzo, Director, Social Development Policy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, this side event at the 62nd Commission for the Status of Women, will how host a panel of researchers and NGOs to propose policies ideas for improving life choices for women in rural Africa. 

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Securing the Cordon: Destruction and Reconstruction in the Gaza Strip

19 Mar 2018

In this presentation, Francesco Sebregondi argues that the recurrent wars in the Gaza Strip can no longer be understood as an abrupt interruption of an otherwise normal state of peace; rather, they describe a peak of intensity in an economy of violence that takes various forms: structural and explosive, fast and slow.

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International conference: 'Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World'

17 Mar 2018 until 18 Mar 2018

International conference organised by the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) focusing on the rise of ‘authoritarian populism’ in rural settings across the world, as well as the forms of resistance occurring and the alternatives being built.

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