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Decolonisation and Transformation of Higher Education in South Africa: The Case of Rhodes University

23 Nov 2017

Professor Robert van Niekerk from Rhodes University will deliver this Sussex Developement Lecture on Decolonistion and Transformation of Higher Education in South Africa.

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On Babies and Bathwater: Decolonising International Development Studies

07 Dec 2017

In this Sussex Development Lecture, Dr. Rutazibwa offers a conversation between personal experiences, reflections and decolonial scholarship to reflect on the fundamental, practical, institutional and epistemological implications of recognising the coloniality in the international development project.

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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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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) focuses on understanding 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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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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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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Public-Private Collaborations for Secure and Inclusive Rural Economies (Invitation Only)

19 Jul 2017

IDS and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have been collaborating to develop a framework to study the conditions for agricultural value chains to include marginalised farmers on better terms, including in in post-conflict areas. 

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Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes 2017

17 Jul 2017 until 21 Jul 2017

Applications are now open for this 5 day course, designed for both for policy makers and practitioners. The course will take participants through new ways of thinking about undernutrition and what to do about it.

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Perception data as a metric of well-being - HLPF side event (UNICEF)

13 Jul 2017

This High Level Political Forum lunchtime side event is hosted by the Government of Guatemala, in partnership with UNICEF, WFP, SDG Action Campaign, Institute of Development Studies and UN Global Pulse.

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Inside/out? Locating sexualities studies within academia and beyond

05 Jul 2017

This seminar, by Professor Yiu-tung Suen, aims to provoke researchers to reflect on the space that sexualities studies occupy within academia and beyond.

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IDS Annual Lecture with Jayati Ghosh

04 Jul 2017 Watch/Listen Again

World renowned economist, Professor Jayati Ghosh devliered this year's IDS Annual Lecture on ‘The complexities of success: Globalisation, inequality and economic insecurity in China and India’.

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How do we manage the delicate balance between ‘technical’ and ‘social’ in translating evidence to action?

29 Jun 2017

In the first of the Research to Action Roundtable webinar series the Institute of Development Studies, the Impact Initiative and Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group ‘Translating Evidence to Action’ will host an expert panel to discuss their experiences in turning evidence into impact on 29 June. 

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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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