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Report from Rojava: Revolution at a Crossroads

31 May 2018

This free public event features panellists Lloyd Russell-Moyle (MP, Kemptown Brighton), Elif Sarican (Kurdistan Students Union UK), Simon Dubbins (UNITE the union) and Janet Biehl (writer and artist, translator of 'Revolution in Rojava' and 'Sara: My Whole Life Was a Struggle').

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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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IDS Annual Lecture with Peter Piot

17 Jul 2018

Drawing on his more than 25 years of experience working on HIV/AIDS, Professor Peter Piot will discuss the interrelated relationship between HIV/AIDS and development. 

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Building effective public and civil society partnerships for teaching and research

10 Sep 2018 until 14 Sep 2018

Gain a rich understanding of the range of community, social and public engagement approaches and learn how to develop your organisation’s strategy in a way that more effectively responds to the needs of your locality.

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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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"Saviours" or "Bystanders"? Framing the "International Community" in the Responsibility to Protect

26 Feb 2018

POSTPONED - new seminar date to be advertised soon

This seminar will argue that the responsibility to protect is not fit for purpose.

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Universities and Conflict: The Role of Higher Education in Peacebuilding and Resistance

19 Feb 2018

This seminar presents findings from Juliet Millican's new book Universities and Conflict: The Role of Higher Education in Peacebuilding and Resistance, published by Routledge in October 2017, which uses a series of case studies to examine the roles played by universities during situations of conflict, peacebuilding and resistance and opens a discussion about the ways in which we, as teachers, students or administrators might respond.

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AAAS annual meeting

17 Feb 2018

The UK alone is committing over $6bn of official development assistance to research and innovation investment. The research community needs to respond to the challenges being posed, around development goals that involve both technical and social issues. 

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SenseMaker: Using Micro-Narratives for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

15 Feb 2018

In this CDI seminar, Steff Deprez will present the principles and practice of the SenseMaker methodology and provide examples of SenseMaker applications in diverse programmes for both monitoring and evaluation processes.

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Complexity & Development 2.0: From Agreeing We Should Adapt to Creating the Conditions that Enable Adaptation

13 Feb 2018

In this seminar, Yuen Yuen Ang urges that it's time to take our conversation on "complexity & development" to the next level: how to enable adaptation.

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Enhancing Operational Effectiveness? An Analysis of Pre-deployment Training for Rwandan Tactical-level Female Military Peacekeepers

12 Feb 2018

POSTPONED - new seminar date to be advertised soon

Is this seminar, Dr. Georgina Holmes explores how gendered peacekeeping roles and identities are constructed in the pre-deployment training programme for tactical-level military peacekeepers delivered by the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF).

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Value Chains for Nutrition in South Asia: Who Delivers, How and to Whom?

07 Feb 2018

This seminar sees the launch of the IDS Bulletin on Value Chains for Nutrition in South Asia.

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The Local Developmental State

24 Jan 2018

This talk explores renewed interest in the local state playing a pro-active developmental role to secure sustainable and equitable local economic and social development – becoming what might be called a ‘local developmental state’

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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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