We convene a wide range of debates, seminars and lectures that bring together multiple perspectives  on development issues and challenges.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event

Creative praxis and working with children and young people

As part of the Rejuvenate project, we are hosting a series of grounded dialogues. We’ve just confirmed the date for our third dialogue in February, which will reflect on the use of creative praxis to further rights and participation for children and young people. Confirmed...

23 February 2022

Upcoming Event

Book Launch: The Routledge Handbook of Smuggling

We are thrilled to officially launch the 'Routledge Handbook of Smuggling' with an introduction by its editors, some of its authors, and a discussion of key issues in the contemporary study of smuggling. Confirmed speakers so far Max Gallien, Research Fellow, Institute of Development...

3 May 2022

Event Series

Event series

IDS Annual Lecture

Each year we invite a prominent speaker on international development to give the IDS Annual Lecture. These events are open to the public and available to watch online afterwards. Past speakers include the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada and world-renown economist...

Event series

Conflict, Violence and Development Seminar Series

The IDS Conflict, Violence and Development seminar series focuses on mass violent conflicts as well as every day forms of insecurity, looking at their relationship with poverty and development. It provides a forum to discuss the Institute's work in this area, as well as some exciting work on...

Past Events

Past Event

What are the priorities for realising SDG 6.2 in Ghana?

How are we doing on SDG-6 to ensure safely managed sanitation for all in Ghana? Where is progress being made, and how is this being achieved? What challenges remain? How can we accelerate efforts and reach those most in need? This webinar brings together academics, policy actors and...

20 January 2022

Past Event

Transforming Bangladesh’s health workforce for sustainable health impact

A virtual national symposium to share learnings from the three-year Trans4m-PH Project (Transformative Competency-Based Public Health Education for Professional Employability in Bangladesh’s Health Sector). This event will discuss the systemic challenges to the local Public Health Curricula...

13 January 2022

Past Event

Child rights: through Covid and into recovery – new and changing norms

As part of the Rejuvenate project, we are hosting a series of grounded dialogues. The first dialogue, held in September, responded and reflected on the Rejuvenate principles, and can be rewatched here. We will be joined in an interactive session by practitioners and thinkers in the fields of...

12 January 2022

Past Event

Matters of inclusivity in design and governance of digital health in India

This session opens up a conversation between state, tech and civil society actors in the context of the rapid increase in application of digital health solutions in India’s mixed health system, and the challenges of ensuring inclusivity. This consultation will ask what it means to take a...

16 December 2021

Past Event

China and international development: Knowledge, governance and practice

China’s rapidly changing role in international development is the subject of intense debate, with profound impact on economies, societies and the environment globally. Watch now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w9h1pG3NvA Against this backdrop, a new issue of the IDS Bulletin titled...

9 December 2021