Annual conference: 2011 DSA-EADI Annual Conference
Conference 2011 Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty
Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty
New Values, Voice and Alliances for Increased Resilience
19-22 September, DSA-EADI Conference York, UK
Day 1: New values: Rethinking progress and how to measure it
Tuesday 20th September
Day 2: New Institutions Rethinking Governance
Wednesday 21st September
Day 3: New Ideas: Where are the voices and alliances?
Thursday 22nd September
About the Conference
EADI's triennal general conferences are the Association's public forum for debate and research. The 13th General Conference will be held in co-operation with the Development Studies Association of the United Kingdom and Ireland (DSA).
The EADI-DSA 2011 joint conference aimed to be one convening space to fundamentally revisit and rethink the development paradigm(s) in all its dimensions in an era of plurality, uncertainty and change.
The EADI-DSA 2011 conference aimed to maximise the opportunity of working together and to revisit and rethink ‘development’, to generate new ideas, new narratives and new thinking whenever possible globally co-constructed with partners in global-South.
The conference aimed to go forward by rethinking what are new universals in terms of ideas, and narratives that will allow humanity to reach some kind of adaptive and sustainable pathway or pathways by taking inter-cultural, inter-generational and inter-disciplinary forces into account. Please consult the conference description for a broader introduction to the theme, or download the conference leafltet for key facts about the event.
It is at the level of plenary, parallel and working group sessions that we will deal with the different economic, social, political, cultural and ecological aspects covered by this large, all-encompassing theme.
The conference provided several formats for the presentation of concepts, research results, policy conclusions and debate among development scholars and between them and policy makers and representatives of the civil society and the business community.
The conference began with the Dudley Seers Lecture by an eminent development thinker. Each of the three conference days had a focus or a theme: