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

12 Feb 2018

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

12 Mar 2018

This seminar will argue that the responsibility to protect is not fit for purpose. Once we move beyond a framing of the international community as active saviours or passive bystanders, and instead recognise the already-existing economic and political interventions that both destroy livelihoods and generate a world in which ethnic cleansing, genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity are more likely to occur, we start to see that the responsibility to protect works to legitimatise devastating military interventions performed by actors that are already involved in malicious economic and political forms of intervention. Bringing into the picture these already-existing forms of intervention helps to open up avenues for demilitarising international responses to mass atrocities.

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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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Securing the Cordon: Destruction and Reconstruction in the Gaza Strip

19 Mar 2018 until 24 Jan 2018

In this presentation, Francesco Sebregondi argues that the recurrent wars in the Gaza Strip can no longer be understood as an abrupt interruption of an otherwise normal state of peace; rather, they describe a peak of intensity in an economy of violence that takes various forms: structural and explosive, fast and slow.

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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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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 improving M&E systems and move towards a participatory learning practice within projects, programmes and their organisations.

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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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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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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 will reflect 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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Automation, inequalities and the future of work

29 Nov 2017 Watch/Listen Again

This seminar will be a space to discuss key issues and debates and explore the role IDS researchers might play in developing this research agenda.

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

23 Nov 2017 Watch/Listen Again

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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The role of evidence in a changing world

21 Nov 2017

What hope is there for evidence-based policies amid all the talk of post-truth politics, fake news and alternative facts?

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