Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies, why it matters, how you can study and career prospects

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Governance

Find out about our constitution and how we are run

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People

Meet our Council members and other stuff who support the running of DSA

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About

The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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DSA2021

Our conference this year is themed "Unsettling Development"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Publications

Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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Latest news from CIDT

Alumni spotlight: Marcel Botelho leads COVID-19 research programmes in Brazil

This month we catch up with Professor Marcel do Nascimento Botelho, who undertook a PhD with CIDT back in 2003. In his agrobusiness work, Marcel has implemented successful CODI19 initiatives in Brazil, where he is Rector at the Federal Rural University of Amazonia. Marcel’s success is a credit to the University of Wolverhampton, as well as to the UK capacity strengthening funding programme that enabled his study.

Project support to the fight against COVID-19 in Kinshasa

June 2020 saw the launch of an awareness raising campaign against the coronavirus in the forestry communities of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). CV4C project partner OGF and the RENOI forest monitoring network led this activity to raise awareness in the heavily hit urban areas, whilst also distributing sanitation kits.