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

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DSA2022

Our conference this year is themed "Just sustainable futures in an urbanising and mobile world"

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

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IDD, University of Birmingham: Event, Publications & News -November

Publications

 Other news 

  • Jonathan Fisher, Idayat Hassan and Nic Cheeseman won a Facebook Research Award for their project: ‘Shutdown: Understanding the closure of social media space in West Africa’.

The project – ‘Solidarity practices during climate crises: Collaboratively exploring opportunities with women agroecologists’ – aims to investigate how already existing solidarity networks, can support ongoing agroecology practices to be more adaptive and resilient to the climate emergency using South Africa as a case study.

  • Merisa Thompson won a £7157 BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant for her project: ‘Intersections of Gender, Race and Class: The Impact of Colonial Legacies on Contemporary Food and Agricultural Policy in the Caribbean’.

Upcoming Events

The IDD Guest Seminar Series has two exciting upcoming events which are open to all and will be held on Zoom:

  • On Tuesday 16th November (09:00-10:30), IDD are delighted to welcome Dr Sarah Philips (Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney) to discuss her latest book: ‘Where There Was No Aid: War and Peace in Somaliland’. Register here to attend: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/172091308737
  • On Tuesday 23rd November (13:30-15:00), IDD’s PGRs are organising a panel debate on: ‘“Chinese Development Cooperation in the New Era” and its impact in the Global South’. Speakers include: Obert Hodzi (University of Liverpool); Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente (Universiteit Leiden); Wanjing Kelly Chen (Hong Kong University). Register here to attend: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/172099352797