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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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How can we improve the life choices for women in rural Africa? Side event at the 62nd Commission for the Status of Women

20 Mar 2018

Chaired by Thokozile Ruzvidzo, Director, Social Development Policy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, this side event at the 62nd Commission for the Status of Women, will how host a panel of researchers and NGOs to propose policies ideas for improving life choices for women in rural Africa. 

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Securing the Cordon: Destruction and Reconstruction in the Gaza Strip

19 Mar 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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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) focusing on 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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"Saviours" or "Bystanders"? Framing the "International Community" in the Responsibility to Protect

26 Feb 2018

POSTPONED - new seminar date to be advertised soon

This seminar will argue that the responsibility to protect is not fit for purpose.

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Universities and Conflict: The Role of Higher Education in Peacebuilding and Resistance

19 Feb 2018

This seminar presents findings from Juliet Millican's new book Universities and Conflict: The Role of Higher Education in Peacebuilding and Resistance, published by Routledge in October 2017, which uses a series of case studies to examine the roles played by universities during situations of conflict, peacebuilding and resistance and opens a discussion about the ways in which we, as teachers, students or administrators might respond.

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AAAS annual meeting

17 Feb 2018

The UK alone is committing over $6bn of official development assistance to research and innovation investment. The research community needs to respond to the challenges being posed, around development goals that involve both technical and social issues. 

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SenseMaker: Using Micro-Narratives for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

15 Feb 2018

In this CDI seminar, Steff Deprez will present the principles and practice of the SenseMaker methodology and provide examples of SenseMaker applications in diverse programmes for both monitoring and evaluation processes.

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Complexity & Development 2.0: From Agreeing We Should Adapt to Creating the Conditions that Enable Adaptation

13 Feb 2018

In this seminar, Yuen Yuen Ang urges that it's time to take our conversation on "complexity & development" to the next level: how to enable adaptation.

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

12 Feb 2018

POSTPONED - new seminar date to be advertised soon

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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Value Chains for Nutrition in South Asia: Who Delivers, How and to Whom?

07 Feb 2018

This seminar sees the launch of the IDS Bulletin on Value Chains for Nutrition in South Asia.

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