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Labour Party Conference Fringe: Brighton and beyond - the future of decent work in a digital world

24 Sep 2017

Advances in digital technology and artificial intelligence are transforming the future of work. This fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference will discuss the implications for the UK Government the UK's role in helping to achieve the Global Goal of decent work for all by 2030.

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What is China's Belt and Road Initiative, and Why is East Africa in Focus?

28 Sep 2017

Three years since the launch of China's flagship outbound investment strategy, One Belt One Road (OBOR), many are left uncertain - what is OBOR and what exactly is China trying to achieve?

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Conservative Party Conference Fringe: Manchester and beyond - the future of decent work in a digital world

01 Oct 2017

Advances in digital technology and artificial intelligence are transforming the future of work. This fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference will discuss the implications for the UK Government the UK's role in helping to achieve the Global Goal of decent work for all by 2030.

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Development Economics for Non-Economists

15 Jan 2018 until 19 Jan 2018

This unique course offers a stimulating, interactive, and entertaining introduction to the world of development economics.

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Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

22 Jan 2018 until 26 Jan 2018

This course equips policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively integrate disaster risk reduction with adaptation to climate change, in the context of development and poverty reduction.

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Using Participatory Action Research to Improve Development Practice

22 Jan 2018 until 26 Jan 2018

This five-day course on Participatory Action Research (PAR) will provide participants with the conceptual and practical tools to design and carry out PAR. They will learn about a range of methods and develop their ideas into a detailed plan that they will be able to put into action on returning to their organisation.

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Sustainable Lifestyles, Livelihoods and the Circular Economy

27 Jun 2017 until 29 Jun 2017

The third International Conference of the Global Research Forum (GRF) on Sustainable Production and Consumption, hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex.

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The BRICS Effect: The Impact of South-South Cooperation in the Social Field of International Development Cooperation

21 Jun 2017 Watch/Listen Again

The growing number of development stakeholders and initiatives in developing countries have added complexity to the social field of international development cooperation (IDC).The arrival of new agents with their alternative practices increased the bargaining power of recipient countries, strengthening their capacity to negotiate the terms and drive the implementation of development programmes. 

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Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence short course 2017

12 Jun 2017 until 15 Jun 2017

This short 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. It 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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Book Launch: Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China

06 Jun 2017

Published in April 2017, the Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China focuses on the environmental challenges of China’s rapidly growing economy and provides a comprehensive overview of the policies developed to address the environmental crisis.

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The Turn to Resilience in Humanitarian Aid

05 Jun 2017 Watch/Listen Again

Although some aspects of aid never seem to change, the author maintains that we are currently experiencing a significant turn in humanitarian aid. Whereas some changes are enabled by technological innovations, such as the use of digital payment systems or drones.

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General Election Hustings - Brighton Pavilion

02 Jun 2017

The University of Sussex, the Institute of Development Studies and the University of Sussex Students' Union co-host a 'Question Time' style event with the Brighton Pavilion candidates standing for election on 8 June. 

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China's Agricultural Investment in Africa and its Compliance with VGGT

31 May 2017

Since 2000, China has become increasingly involved in the African agricultural industry and this has widely provoked ardent discussion. The interview-based report primarily attempts to answer key questions.

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Why is Physical Violence Morally Wrong?

22 May 2017

Bob Brecher brings a philosophical lens to the issue of why physical violence is morally wrong, as well as whether it is always wrong or if are there circumstances in which it might be morally justifiable.

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General Election Hustings - Brighton Kemptown

17 May 2017

Ahead of the UK General Election, the University of Sussex, the Institute of Development Studies and the University of Sussex Students' Union co-host a hustings event for the Brighton Kemptown constituency.

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Promoting rational use of antibiotics in low and middle income countries

17 May 2017

?Inappropriate over use of antibiotics is a major contributor to increasing antimicrobial resistance, one of the most serious global public health problems existing today.

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