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Call for Session Proposals: Contested Natures – Pollen Conference 2020

The Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) Third Biennial Conference will be held in Brighton, United Kingdom on 24-26 June 2020 on the theme of Contested Natures: Power, Possibility, Prefiguration. The organisers have issued a call for proposals for themed sessions in a variety of both...

7 August 2019

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New IDS Bulletin on the political economy of food

This new issue of the IDS Bulletin, edited by Jody Harris, Molly Anderson, Chantal Clément and Nicholas Nisbett examines a range of perspectives on power in food systems, and the various active players, relationships, activities, and institutions that play a major role in shaping them. It...

6 August 2019

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Top summer reading and resource recommendations

For student’s looking to start their postgraduate degree in international development and for anyone with an interest in development studies, we have put together a selection of recently published titles that reflect a wide range of themes. Books The Water–Food–Energy Nexus Jeremy...

29 July 2019

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What are the critical global challenges of our time?

The world is facing a series of really big global challenges from climate change to pandemics to conflict. These are challenges that affect everybody everywhere, and to tackle them we need to bring together knowledge, theories, practices, experiences and ideas, from people and organisations all...

22 July 2019

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In memory of Professor Ephraim Wadonda Chirwa

Professor Ephraim Chirwa, the Director of Research-Africa of the Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) Programme and a founding member of the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC), passed away after a sudden illness on the morning of 15 July 2019. An economist by training (with...

18 July 2019

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Community engagement and tackling antimicrobial resistance

Community engagement has the potential to put people, their perceptions and priorities at the heart of both social and biological science development research. 'A woman raises her hand to speak at a community meeting in Aurangabad', Flickr.com, World Bank Photo Collection, CC BY-NC-ND...

7 August 2019

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Exploring how to improve wellbeing for urban refugees and their hosts

Huge numbers of people continue to flee the world’s most intractable conflicts. Many of these refugees are not destined for camps, but are increasingly channeled into urban informal settlements, chiefly in developing countries. With few signs of this abating, IDS has been working to improve...

6 August 2019