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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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IDS Annual Lecture with Peter Piot

17 Jul 2018

Drawing on his more than 25 years of experience working on HIV/AIDS, Professor Peter Piot will discuss the interrelated relationship between HIV/AIDS and development. 

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Building effective public and civil society partnerships for teaching and research

10 Sep 2018 until 14 Sep 2018

Gain a rich understanding of the range of community, social and public engagement approaches and learn how to develop your organisation’s strategy in a way that more effectively responds to the needs of your locality.

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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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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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The Local Developmental State

24 Jan 2018

This talk explores renewed interest in the local state playing a pro-active developmental role to secure sustainable and equitable local economic and social development – becoming what might be called a ‘local developmental state’

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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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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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Precarious prospects: oil in Northern Kenya - exhibition

08 Jan 2018 until 02 Feb 2018

From 8 January to 2 February a photo exhibition 'Precarious Prospects: oil in Northern Kenya' will be on display at the Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre. This exhibition includes images which tell the story of changing lives and livelihoods in Lokichar, a small town in Turkana County, and surrounding villages that are at the centre of northern Kenya’s oil frontier. Featuring the work of acclaimed photographer Sven Torfinn and images from Turkana-based Evans Otieno, the exhibition captures changes in a locale whose fortunes have become inseparable from the highs and lows of the global resource economy.

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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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