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

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What is Development Studies

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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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DSA2021

Our conference this year is themed "Unsettling Development"

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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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The importance of sustaining momentum for FLEGT as part of a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday 14 October 2020, 14:00-15:30 (Brussels time).

Human society is enduring one of the greatest global health crises of the past century: COVID-19. As the urgency of tackling the pandemic took centre stage, policy issues such as the implementation of the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan and the Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) moved into the background.

Meanwhile, logging, trade exports, manufacturing, and construction are continuing. Governments in Europe and VPA countries face a tough choice to balance the health and welfare of the population with meeting their governance and political commitments.

At this webinar, Member of the European Parliament Karin Karlsbro – in collaboration with Fern, the Centre for International Development and Training, the Environmental Investigation Agency and the World Resources Institute – along with speakers from EU institutions, timber producing countries, the private sector and civil society, will explore 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.