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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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Roundtable discussion: A closer look to the forthcoming elections in Latin America

21 May 2018

In 2018, the three biggest countries in Latin America – Mexico, Colombia and Brazil - will hold elections to elect new presidents. These elections are occurring in the context of political and social turmoil in each case, where the people who have felt left behind under the current neoliberal agendas are the poor and those living in rural areas.

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Beyond the traditional humanitarian aid model

24 May 2018

In this Sussex Development Lecture Thea Hilhorst will discuss these paradigms and the different images they evoke about crises, local institutions and the recipients of aid.

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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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Building sustainable food futures

04 Jun 2018

Sustainable food systems are a pressing and undisputed goal – but what barriers are preventing the vision from becoming a reality?

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Innovations for Universal Health Coverage - 2018

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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Should I trade or should I go (to war)? Lessons from the Second Intifada

11 Jun 2018

Do trade shocks affect conflict? The evidence on this question has so far focused mainly on commodity price shocks. This seminar moves beyond this focus and uses data from the entire export and import baskets to examine whether changes in Palestinian trade in the second half of the 1990s affected the intensity of the subsequent Palestinian uprising (‘second Intifada’).

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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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Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes

16 Jul 2018 until 20 Jul 2018

This professional development course equips development policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively design, improve and implement strategic approaches to address nutrition issues at regional, national and global levels.  

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Accountability for Health Equity Webinar

17 May 2018

To mark the launch of the IDS Bulletin Accountability for Health Equity: Galvanising a Movement for Universal Health Coverage, and to consider the key learning and implications for actions to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), UHC2030 and IDS are pleased to host a webinar.

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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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Kate Osamor MP Sussex Development Lecture

10 May 2018

Kate Osamor MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, will give a Sussex Development Lecture as part of the Spring 2018 series on humanitarian aid development.

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The myth of ‘community’: fake concepts and distracted knowledge in humanitarian and development action

02 May 2018

The default language in talking about disasters, climate change and development and the local level is now ‘community’. It is rare for the word ‘people’ or ‘locality’ to be used. 

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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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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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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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‘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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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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