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The Dynamics of Agricultural Commercialisation, Diversification and Rural Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

03 Oct 2018

A half-day public seminar with researchers from the Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) Programme of the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) and the Afrint Project of Lund University. They will present findings from two complementary multi-country panel studies examining different aspects of rural change and transformation linked to agricultural commercialisation and livelihood diversification.

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Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 2018

08 Oct 2018 until 12 Oct 2018

The Fifth Global Symposium will focus on “Advancing Health Systems for All in the SDG Era” and will facilitate conversations and collaborations on new ways of financing health; delivering services; and engaging the health workforce, new social and political alliances, and new applications of technologies to promote health for all.

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Contribution Analysis for Impact Evaluation

07 Jan 2019 until 11 Jan 2019

Gain the skills and knowledge to more effectively design impact evaluations using a contribution analysis framing.

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Engaging evidence and policy for social change

15 Jan 2019 until 17 Jan 2019

Gain the concepts, skills and competencies required to operate effectively at the interface between policy and evidence. 

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Using Participatory Action Research to Improve Development Practice

21 Jan 2019 until 25 Jan 2019

Develop your knowledge and skills in a range of participatory action research (PAR) methods for social change.

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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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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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