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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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STEPS Annual Lecture: Achim Steiner

15 May 2017

Achim Steiner, incoming Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will deliver this year's STEPS Annual Lecture, entitled: 'Doomed to Fail or Bound to Succeed? Sustainable Development and the Green Economy Agenda – Revisited'.

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STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability

15 May 2017 until 26 May 2017

Annual two-week course for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers on pathways to sustainability, convened by the ESRC STEPS Centre. The course includes a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and interaction with STEPS Centre members.

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Legal Response to domestic murders: Analysis of High Court cases of honour killings in Turkey

12 May 2017

This seminar considers the issue of honour killings in Turkey with special attention to the legal responses to these crimes.

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Intersecting Inequalities and the Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Brazil

10 May 2017 Watch/Listen Again

In this seminar, Ricardo Santos will explore the paper 'Intersecting Inequalities and the Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Brazil'co-authored with Prof. Naila Kabeer of the Gender Institute, LSE, and Emeritus Fellow of IDS.

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The Reinvention of Land Reform in South Africa

10 May 2017 Watch/Listen Again

Speaker Ruth Hall is a professor at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

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‘Building Kachin’: Everyday Youth Action in Kachin State of Myanmar

08 May 2017

In this seminar, Ja Htoi Pan Maran reflects on the political transition from the perspective of the people of Kachin state. The seminar will then present findings from a study on how young people in Kachin experience insecurity, and how they take different forms of social and political action in response to everyday challenges.

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The Geopolitics Behind Alternative Forms of Educational Provision in the Global South

04 May 2017

Dr Antoni Verger from the Autonomous University of Barcelona will deliver the final Sussex Development Lecture of the Spring 2017 term.

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Evaluating impact of business partnerships

04 May 2017

During this seminar, Carrie Baptist will reflect on her experiences creating and implementing global M&E systems for three of Save the Children UK’s largest business partnerships: with GlaxoSmithKline, Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever.

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Did Climate Change Spark the Syrian Civil War?

27 Apr 2017 Watch/Listen Again

Professor Jan Selby will interrogate claims that climate change was behind Syria's descent into war.

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Choosing Appropriate Evaluation Methods Tool

06 Apr 2017

Barbara Befani will introduce The Choosing Appropriate Evaluation Methods tool which is designed to help understand evaluation methods and select appropriate approaches for a range of evaluation contexts, questions and interventions.

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