Past Event

IDS at DSA 2020: New Leadership for Global Challenges

From 16 Jun 2020 9:00 until 19 Jun 2020 17:45

Development Studies Association Online

The Development Studies Association (DSA) annual conference 2020 will take place online from the 16 to 19 June. The conference will focus centrally on ‘New Leadership for Global Challenges’. The aim is to investigate where and how leadership is emerging at global, regional and local levels to address critical issues such as climate emergency, identity-based inequalities, poverty, violence, ill-health, resource plunder, and digital surveillance.

A range of IDS Researchers and PhD Students will also be convening panels and presenting papers on a range of topics and themes related to IDS work at the conference.

IDS convened panels

Global Challenges Research Funding: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Jaideep Gupte (IDS)
Tuesday 16 June from 16:00 to 17.45.
As the Global Challenges Research Fund comes to the end of its first 5 years, we take this opportunity to hold a ‘town hall’ meeting to discuss researchers’ perspectives, experiences and challenges with GCRF funding. The discussion will help inform the process of formulating future plans.

Gatekeepers and Gamechangers: How Women Matter for Promoting Equitable Change
Sohela Nazneen (IDS) and Ayesha Khan (Collective for Social Science Research)
Friday 19 June from 9.00 to 10.45 and 14:00 to 15.45.
The panel explores how women’s leadership matters in bringing about and consolidating gender equitable policy change. Using case studies the panel highlights how women leaders can be game changers and strategies they use to tackle gatekeepers and counter backlash against gender equity gains.

Emerging leadership for data governance and data for development
Eric Kasper (IDS) and Stella Odiase (IDS)
Friday 19 June from 9.00 to 10.45
Data is increasingly important in the effort to address global challenges. But data usage and governance is itself an emerging global challenge. This panel seeks to explore emerging leadership in areas central to data governance and data for development.

Poverty, vulnerability, social protection and support networks: what role does measurement play?
Keetie Roelen (IDS)
Friday 19 June from 9.00 to 10.45
This panel explores the interface between poverty, vulnerability, social protection and social relations. While research in each of these areas has rapidly expanded in the last decade, few studies have explored their interactions. This panel particularly focuses on issues of measurement.

IDS Researchers are also presenting papers on panels

  • Martin Hearson paper: Tax diplomacy and the taxation of Chinese multinationals in a digital age
  • Richard Jolly paper: Systems leadership, complexity and the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • Tessa Lewin paper: Nothing is as it seems: ‘discourse capture’ and contemporary politics
  • Annalena Oppel paper: Beyond informal social protection: insights from a mixed methods approach
  • Amrita Saha paper: Understanding the intersections of trade and data governance: Evidence from India

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