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Our conference this year is themed "Unsettling Development"

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IDD, University of Birmingham: Event, Publications & News – June

Publications

Fiona Nunan (with Marije Schaafsma, Felix Eigenbrod, Alexandros Gasparatos, Nicole Gross-Camp, Craig Hutton, Kate Schreckenberg and Kerry Turner) has published “Trade-off decisions in ecosystem management for poverty alleviation”, Ecological Economics, 2021, 187: 107-103.

Emeka Thaddues Njoku (with Joshua Akintayo) has published “Sex for survival: Terrorism, poverty and sexual violence in north-eastern Nigeria“, South African Journal of International Affairs, 2021. 

Other news 

  • IDD welcomed Emeka Thaddues Njoku to the department. Emeka is a 2021-2023 Newton International Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society. His research focuses on the intersection of civil society organizations and security governance, particularly post-9/11 international and state-level counterterrorism policies and practices.
  • Alana Tomlin (with Chris Roche, Ujjwal Krishna and Will Pryor) published an LSE Impact Blog – ‘Proving and Improving – Evaluating policy engagement is an opportunity for researchers and institutions to learn as well as demonstrate impact’ – outlining seven principles and accompanying guidance based on a University of Oxford project, on monitoring evaluation and learning for policy engagement.
  • Alana Tomlin published the April/May 2021 edition of DLP’s Leadership Observatory, providing five takeaways for development policy and programs based on new leadership research from the University of Birmingham, DLP and other institutions.
  • Early findings from DLP’s latest research on how leaders emerge, work together to push for change, and how this can be supported have been published on the DLP website. One project, exploring why women working in grassroots politics or development organisations are under-represented in state or national assemblies in Sri Lanka and Indonesia, has eleven key findings.
  • Nic Cheeseman has been invited to be an ‘irregular guest’ on CNN’s global news show, One World with @ZairAsher and appeared on Weds 26th May for the first time. The programme airs on weeknights at 5pm BST/6pm CET. More details here: https://cnn.it/3n9dGc1
  • Emeka Thaddues Njoku has published an op-ed in Democracy in Africa (DIA) “Merchants of Terror: The Counter-Terrorism Economy in Africa“, Democracy in Africa (DIA)
  • Emeka Thaddues Njoku was interviewed on Galaxy Television (Headquartered in Nigeria) on the state of insecurity (Terrorism/insurgency/banditry) in Nigeria and Realpolitikpodcast on insecurity in the Lake Chad region, particularly Nigeria.
  • Sanne Weber has published an op-ed in Open Democracy about how the legal attacks against women justice defenders in Guatemala threatening the rule of law in the country. It is available in English and Spanish.
  • Sanne Weber has published a Spanish language book, Vida y Voces de Mujeres Revolucionarias: Experiencias de emancipación y aportes de las mujeres a la lucha para un país más justo, about the experiences of female ex-combatants in Guatemala before, during and after the armed conflict there. The book is part of an impact project, funded by the Institute of Global Innovation, the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account and the GIZ and will be launched online in the coming weeks. Physical copies will be distributed among civil society and community-based organisations in Guatemala.