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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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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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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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Can pastoralists help us respond to global uncertainties?

09 Jan 2018

Uncertainties are everywhere: climate change, financial crises, migration flows, infrastructure development, disease outbreaks and more. Yet contemporary institutions and policy processes are poor at responding to and embracing uncertainties, where we don’t know about either the likely outcomes or their probabilities. Too often political, procedural and professional pressures force us to ignore uncertainties, constructing problems and solutions in terms of manageable risk. In this seminar, Ian Scoones argues that we can learn much from those who live daily with uncertainty and make use of it as a productive resource.

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Precarious prospects: oil in Northern Kenya - exhibition

08 Jan 2018 until 02 Feb 2018

From 8 January to 2 February a photo exhibition 'Precarious Prospects: oil in Northern Kenya' will be on display at the Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre. This exhibition includes images which tell the story of changing lives and livelihoods in Lokichar, a small town in Turkana County, and surrounding villages that are at the centre of northern Kenya’s oil frontier. Featuring the work of acclaimed photographer Sven Torfinn and images from Turkana-based Evans Otieno, the exhibition captures changes in a locale whose fortunes have become inseparable from the highs and lows of the global resource economy.

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A Complexity Based Approach to Scaling Development Impact

12 Dec 2017

Drawing on thinking in his book Navigating Complexity in International Development (Burns and Worsley, 2015) and a case study in Myanmar, Danny Burns argues for a ‘movement based approach’ to creating sustainable change at scale.

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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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Citizenship and Participation: Steps Achieved and Future Agendas

06 Dec 2017 until 07 Dec 2017

This international conference reflected on the Citizen Engagement Programme (CEP)’s contribution to field of social accountability and citizen participation in Mozambique and beyond whilst promoting a debate on future agendas that could capitalise and build on the programme’s legacy. 

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The Role of Circular Economy in the Transition Towards a Pollution-Free Planet

05 Dec 2017

This UNEA side-event will set the frame for global action on sustainable consumption and production, exploring how a circular economy can address resource constraints and generate economic opportunities for a pollution free world.

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Governing in the Midst of Violence: State and Paramilitary Politics in Colombia

04 Dec 2017

Through the study of paramilitary militias in Colombia, this seminar provides an analysis in which high-intensity violence does not marginalise the state, but on the contrary entails the reinforcement of its central role.

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