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

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

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

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DSA2020

Our conference this year is themed "New leadership for global challenges"

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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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September update from CIDT

Literature review on illegal wildlife trade explores preventative measures
This review of the literature on illegal wildlife trade (IWT) looks at local, regional and global responses to the problem as well as tools for combatting IWT and related crimes. The review makes suggestions for new approaches and recommends significant targeted funding to fight corruption, improve transparency and strengthen government law enforcement capabilities as part of a post-COVID-19 recovery package.
Read the full document at: https://cidt.org.uk/literature-review-on-illegal-wildlife-trade-explores-preventative-measures/

FORTHCOMING EVENT: Join our webinar on sustaining momentum for FLEGT as part of a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
This event takes place on Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 14:00-15:30 (Brussels time). Speakers from EU institutions, timber producing countries, the private sector and civil society will debate how to mitigate negative impacts the pandemic may have on governance and forest peoples’ rights, and how FLEGT can play a positive role in recovery plans.
See the full agenda: https://cidt.org.uk/join-our-webinar-on-sustaining-momentum-for-flegt-as-part-of-a-green-recovery-from-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Sarah Thomas publishes article exploring civil society through the eyes of practitioners
This journal article is published in ‘Development in Practice’ and is entitled ‘Singing from the same song sheet? Exploring “civil society” through the eyes of NGO practitioners’. The paper presents findings from qualitative research undertaken with forest sector civil society organisations in the Central African Republic. It unearths and examines perceptions of the roles and values of civil society among practitioners themselves and the underlying drivers of consensual or contested understandings.
https://cidt.org.uk/sarah-thomas-publishes-article-exploring-civil-society-through-the-eyes-of-practitioners/