Rethinking State and Society in China - Gordon White Lecture

18 Apr 2018

Professor Biao Xiang will deliver this lecture examining what Gordon White taught us in relation to examining social changes by the relation between the state and the society as two separate entities, particularly in China. 

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The Humanitarian Border: Aid and Development as tools to prevent migration

19 Apr 2018

In recent years crisis thinking associated with international migration has motivated a political re-evaluation of well supported elements of the relationship between migration and development.

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Humanitarianism under stress – meeting the challenge, strengthening the architecture and reviving the rules

26 Apr 2018

The international humanitarian system plays a critical role in development – but the system is operating under unprecedented stress. Armed conflict, climate risk, and insecurity have contributed to record levels of displacement.

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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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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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Participatory Video Processes: building inclusive engagement and community-led change

18 Jun 2018 until 22 Jun 2018

Learn how to use participatory video to drive and mediate participatory and community-led change, in an ethical and contextualized way. 

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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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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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Realising Sexual Rights Event: Sweden Ministry of Foreign Affairs Workshop 2006

19 Feb 2006 until 24 Feb 2006

The workshop, initiated by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' Expert Group on Development Issues (EGDI), brought together senior members of the Swedish government, researchers, practitioners and activists.

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Realising Sexual Rights Event: International Workshop 2005

28 Sep 2005 until 30 Sep 2005
This workshop brought together activists, academics, practitioners and donors grappling with issues of sexuality, rights and development.
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'Queering Development Seminar Series' 2000-2001

20 Feb 2000 until 31 May 2001 Why is development so straight? Sexuality is often ignored in development studies or practice, or if included, conceived of as a narrow form of heterosexuality. In early 2000 a group of students and staff at IDS got together to talk about this. More details

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