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 and decolonising development.

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Our Members

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

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Find out about our constitution, how we are run and meet our Council

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

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

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Our conference this year is themed "Social justice and development in a polarising world"

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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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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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WICID goes global with UN impact link

WICID joins United Nations Academic Impact, an initiative that engages institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realization of the Organization’s purposes and principles, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution. WICID can now share their work and connect with policy makers on a global scale.

Support for peacebuilders with caring responsibilities

Dr Briony Jones, WICID Director has co-produced, with key academics and policy-makers, the concept note ‘Who Cares in Peacebuilding? Building Sustainable Peace and Advancing Gender Equality through Support for Peacebuilders with Caring Responsibilities’. The concept notes includes a link to a survey on the impact of having caring responsibilities in the peacebuilding sector, and the subsequent impact on peacebuilding practices, priorities and outcomes.

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