Events

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

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Report from Rojava: Revolution at a Crossroads

31 May 2018

This free public event features panellists Lloyd Russell-Moyle (MP, Kemptown Brighton), Elif Sarican (Kurdistan Students Union UK), Simon Dubbins (UNITE the union) and Janet Biehl (writer and artist, translator of 'Revolution in Rojava' and 'Sara: My Whole Life Was a Struggle').

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Beyond the traditional humanitarian aid model

24 May 2018

In this Sussex Development Lecture Thea Hilhorst will discuss these paradigms and the different images they evoke about crises, local institutions and the recipients of aid.

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Roundtable discussion: A closer look to the forthcoming elections in Latin America

21 May 2018

In 2018, the three biggest countries in Latin America – Mexico, Colombia and Brazil - will hold elections to elect new presidents. These elections are occurring in the context of political and social turmoil in each case, where the people who have felt left behind under the current neoliberal agendas are the poor and those living in rural areas.

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Accountability for Health Equity Webinar

17 May 2018

To mark the launch of the IDS Bulletin Accountability for Health Equity: Galvanising a Movement for Universal Health Coverage, and to consider the key learning and implications for actions to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), UHC2030 and IDS are pleased to host a webinar.

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Economics as if we wanted to survive the 21st century

14 May 2018

The economist Kate Raworth, author of the bestselling book Doughnut Economics, will give the 2018 STEPS Annual Lecture at the University of Sussex. This is the only public event of the STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability.

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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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Kate Osamor MP Sussex Development Lecture

10 May 2018

Kate Osamor MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, will give a Sussex Development Lecture as part of the Spring 2018 series on humanitarian aid development.

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The myth of ‘community’: fake concepts and distracted knowledge in humanitarian and development action

02 May 2018

The default language in talking about disasters, climate change and development and the local level is now ‘community’. It is rare for the word ‘people’ or ‘locality’ to be used. 

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Disaster Development: Fighting for Visibility in Sierra Leone’s Borderlands

30 Apr 2018

Based on extensive ethnographic research in Northern Sierra Leone, this seminar considers the implications of the securitisation of Ebola for populations affected by the epidemic.

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