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1st Issue October 2020

Editorial

Today we are pleased to see that our latest blog post on making academia a place which helps to un-learn extractivist models of development and knowledge production has already reached a wide audience. And once again we place our focus on our series of COVID19 coping strategies, for which we could gain interesting speakers from around the world who can offer valuable insights from within. The Bridge47 Project has six new policy papers, and our thematic focus today is on migration. Apart from this we recommend two new open access publications from our community, as well as two online conferences and a video.
From our Blog: Transforming Knowledge Production
Towards a Non-Extractive and Care-Driven Academia
"The white gaze permeates many aspects of even the most critical disciplines. In this piece, we offer some thoughts on how we might reclaim what the university could be  – a place that equips people with the knowledge they need to unlearn/unmake/dismantle the knowledge framings and worldviews that lend themselves to white supremacy and other forms of oppression more broadly." Researchers from the Institute of Development Policy at the University of Antwerp (IOB) and partners from other Universities propose nine possible steps for "fundamentally transforming the power relations of knowledge production" Read the post
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Next Virtual Dialogues on COVID19 Coping Strategies
Lockdown Challenges for Land Reform Beneficiaries: South Africa, 15 October, 13.00 CET
Smallholder farmers and land reform beneficiaries have been greatly affected by the restrictions of movements that took place in South Africa with the declaration of the global pandemic. South Africa's Government announced a Covid-19 relief fund for smallholder farmers and land reform beneficiaries, but concern has been raised about the nature of the support. Nkanyiso Gumede from the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape will detail the issues impacting farmers and explain how support and relief measures must be relevant and based on a thorough consultation with the targeted people. Read more and register
Domestic Workers' Activism during the Pandemic Crisis in Latin America, 22 October, 15.00 CET
Latin American domestic workers, a sector mostly comprised of precarious, informal and racialized women, were particularly impacted by the Covid-19 crisis which translated into a massive loss of jobs and revenues, high exposure to risks of contamination and increased rights' violations at the workplace. Louisa Acciari will discuss how domestic workers have been organising and resisting against this social, economic and health crisis while facing a drastic lack of state support. She will show that domestic workers' unions have undertaken remarkable actions to support their members, and can be considered a leading example of resilience and human solidarity in times of crisis. Read more and register
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Latest Virtual Dialogue to watch online
Kerala’s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic: Key Takeaways: This talk by S.M. Vijayanand, former Chief Secretary to the Government of Kerala, is a unique opportunity to listen to an insider explaining the reasons behind the extraordinary resilience of this Southern Indian State during the pandemic. The talk focuses on the nature of this resilience and some of its key determinants. Watch the video
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News from Bridge 47 - Building Global Citizenship Education
As proud partners in the Bridge 47 Project, we are happy to present six policy papers which outline how the European Commission’s policy priorities for 2019-2024 stand to benefit from the inclusion and implementation of SDG Target 4.7. The papers build on the momentum of Bridge 47’s Envision 4.7 event in Helsinki in 2019, which brought together 200 education practitioners, academics, government representatives, civil servants and civil society organisations from around the world. Read more
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Highlights
Promoting Policy Coherence: Lessons Learned in EU Development Cooperation
This comprehensive briefing note by the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) outlines the measures the EU and its member states took to promote policy coherence since it was first written into the EU Treaty in 1992. The practical experience gained over these nearly 30 years is of course of wider relevance in good policymaking and not just in development cooperation. This became particularly apparent with the agreement on the UN’s 2030 Agenda in 2015 that saw the introduction of the new concept of PCSD or policy coherence for sustainable development. Read more
Rogue Capitalism and the Financialization of Territories and Nature
This discussion paper by the Transnational Institute and two partner organisations intends to provide a basis for people’s movements, grassroots activists and other civil society organizations (CSOs) to build/strengthen their knowledge about the process called “financialization,” and to develop strategies to resist, reverse and prevent it. The paper sheds light on different ways in which finance capital manifests itself in people’s territories, and the actors, places, institutions and policies, that drive these processes forward. The different chapters and the document itself conclude with a set of questions to guide further reflection and discussion. Read more
News Picks from Premium Members
Join the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) for the 14th AFD International Research Conference on Development! The event takes place in the framework of the Finance in Common Summit, the first global meeting of all public development banks. You can request an invitation for the public discussion days on 9 and 10 November with renowned speakers such as Joseph Stiglitz and  Lord Nicholas Stern. Read more
If you have missed the online panel debate "The Making and Unmaking of Development: SDGs and Beyond" with Ruth Nyambura, Jason Hickel and Lata Narayanaswami organised by the Ghent Centre for Global Studies, you can now watch it on Vimeo
The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) invites you to the online-conference "When Disaster meets Conflict: Lessons on Disaster Governance and Humanitarian Action" on 13 and 14 October. When disasters happen in a conflict-setting, responses involve many state and non-state actors that try to reach affected populations. Who are these actors and do they work together? Who can affected communities trust to work for their interests? How are politics interfering in their actions? Read more and register
Thematic Focus: Migration
COVID-19 and human rights of migrants. More protection for the benefit of all
2020/09 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); research paper; Author(s): Chetail, Vincent

Perceiving Migration Crises: A View From the European Neighbourhood
2020/09 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); GIGA Focus Middle East 05; Author(s): Christiane Fröhlich, Lea Müller-Fun

The Rhetoric and Reality of Localisation: Refugee-Led Organisations in Humanitarian Governance
2020/09 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); The Journal of Development Studies; 2020, Ahead-of-print, 1-16; Author(s): Kate Pincock, Alexander Betts & Evan Easton-Calabria

Settlement and Labour Force Outcomes for Afghan Immigrants and Their Children in Canada
2020/09 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies; 2020, Ahead-of-print, 1-21; Author(s): Ravi Pendakur
The Conceptual Limits of the ‘Migration Journey’. De-Exceptionalising Mobility in the Context of West African Trajectories
2020/09 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies; Author(s): Joris Schapendonk; Matthieu Bolay; Janine Dahinden

Involuntary Migration, Context of Reception, and Social Mobility: The Case of Vietnamese Refugee Resettlement in the United States
2020/09 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies; 2020, Ahead-of-print, 1-20; Author(s): Carl L. Bankston Iii & Min Zhou

A Review of Estimating Population Exposure to Sea-Level Rise and the Relevance for Migration
2020/09 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); research paper; Author(s): Celia McMichael et al.

More publications on Migration on the EADI website
 
Premium Members Publication Picks
Social Impacts and Responses Related to Covid-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
2020/09 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Brigitte Rohwerder

Advancing EU-Africa Cooperation in Light of the African Continental Free Trade Area (PDF)
2020/09 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Axel Berger, Clara Brandi et al

Improved Understanding of FGM/C Abandonment Among Sudanese Families in Khartoum and Kassala States
2020/09 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); research paper; Author(s): Nafisa Bedri, Yussra Mohammed

The Effect of Gender-Targeted Transfers. Experimental Evidence From India
2020/09 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); research paper; Author(s): Almas, Ingvild; Somville, Vincent; Vandewalle, Lore
International Funding for Peacebuilding: Will COVID-19 Change or Reinforce Existing Trends?
2020/09 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Andrew Sherriff; Pauline Veron

Water in War: Understanding the Impacts of Armed Conflict on Water Resources and Their Management
2020/09 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water; Author(s): Juliane Schillinger;Gül Özerol; Sermin Güven-Griemert; Michiel Heldeweg

Hot Politics? Affective Responses to Political Rhetoric
2020/09 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); American Political Science Review; Author(s): Bert N. Bakker, Gijs Schumacher, Matthijs Rooduijn
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Training
International Joint MSc Programme: Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security
Department of Geography, University of Bonn (GIUB); United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

More courses and trainings on the EADI website
Open Online Activities
Online Seminar: EU-Mexico Agreement: Reflections on the Impacts of European Investments and Free Trade
2 October 2020, 16.00 CET; Transnational Institute (TNI);

Online Discussion: The EU, Migration and Border Governance 
5 October, 12.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online Seminar: COVID-19 and the Housing Crisis in the Global South – Time for Change
5 October, 15:00 BST; International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED);

Online Workshop: Teachers Facing the Digital Divide
5 October, 15.00 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Online Seminar: What Can We Learn From Regional Initiatives on Investment Facilitation
5 October, 15.00 CET; German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Online Series: Understanding Home Gardens for Resilience and Recovery in Development and Emergency Settings
6 October, 3 November, 15 December; 14.00 CET; International Security and Development Center (ISDC)

Online Lecture With Joseph Stiglitz: The Post-Pandemic World: Restructuring Globalization for the Global Public Good
6 October, 16.00 CET, limited capacity!

Online Introduction: Framings and Design Politics of Just Transitions
6 October, 16:00 CET; United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Online Debate: Protest Potentials in Post-COVID Mena: A Third Wave of the Arab Spring?
6 October, 15.00 CET; German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Online Lecture: The Challenges of Social Inclusion in a Post-Conflict Environment
6 October, 15.00 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Online Series: Introduction: Framings and Design Politics of Just Transitions
6 October, 16.00 CET; United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD);

Online Seminar: Infrastructure as Decay and the Decay of Infrastructure
07 October, 17:00 CET; Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS);

Online Lecture: “Foreign Interference” Begins at Home
7 October, 16:30 CET; Institute of International Relations (IIR)

Online Seminar: The Future of International Development
08 October, 13:00 GMT+1; International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD)

Decolonising the Museum and Art. Collections, Colonialism and Curators
8 October, 16.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online ISS Dies Natalis 2020: Climate Change, Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter
8 October, 16.00 CET; International Institute of Social Studies (ISS);

Online Discussion: Libya and the Lessons of the 2011 Intervention for the EU
8 October, 20.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR);

Online Book Talk: The Making of Land, and the Making of India 
8 October 11.00 CET; Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM)

Online Seminar: Working Class Homosexuality in South African History
08 October 2020, 15.30 CET; African Studies Centre (ASC)

Online Seminar: The EU Green Deal and the Future of the Modern Corporation
9 October,  13.00 CET; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS)

Online Lecture: Project Europe: A History
12 October, 16.00 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Online Debate: Those Who Do Not Learn From the Past Are Condemned to Repeat It: Europe’s Role in Post-COVID MENA
13 October, 15.00 CET; German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Online Discussion: Half a Year Later: COVID-19 in Latin America, and Its Social and Political Effects
13 October, 19.00 (CET) German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA);

Online Panel Discussion: Population Growth as a Threat to Security in Africa: Myth or Underestimated Risk Factor?
14 October, 16.00 CET: German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA);

Online Talk: Eradicating Poverty: Is COVID-19 Undoing the Progress Made?
15 October, 18.00 CET; German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA);

Digital Conference: Consumers and Businesses in Digital Markets
15 October, 13:00 CET: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS);

More online offers by members on the EADI Website
Jobs
Research Officer, Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development (K4D) Team
2020/09 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 4 October

Module Tutor - Economic Perspectives on Development
2020/09 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 6 October

More jobs on the EADI Website
Calls
Call: Nordic Scholarship Programme
2020/09 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

Call for Papers: Call for SNIS International Geneva Award
2020/09 – Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE); Deadline: 15 October

Call for Applications: 5 Scholarships to Visiting Scholars for the Year 2021 for a Period of Stay of 4 to 12 Weeks at the University of Pavia, Particularly From Developing Countries
2020/09 – Centre for International Cooperation and Development (CICOPS); Deadline: 15 November

Call for Contributions: From Science to Practice: Research and Knowledge to Achieve the SDGs
2020/09 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); Deadline: 30 November

More calls on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: Democratic Disenchantments: Fridays for Future, Black Lives Matter, and COVID-19
2020/09 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); blog post; Author(s): Laura Bullon-Cassis

Blog: Multilateralism Needs Action, Not Celebrations
2020/09 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Johna Hendra, Silke Weinlich

Blog: Reflecting on Including Environmental Aspects in Research Integrity & Ethics
2020/09 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); blog post; Author(s): Judith Krauss et al.

Globalisation Reimagined - Elcano Blog
2020/09 – Real Instituto Elcano; blog post; Author(s): Andrés Ortega

Blog: Arguments for an Inclusive World Trade Order
2020/09 – International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD); Global Labour Column; Author(s): Christoph Scherrer

Blog: Filling Africa’s Largest Dam Risks Political Tension if Engineering Realities Are Ignored
2020/09 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s):

Opinion: Addressing Gendered and Other Inequalities Will Be Central to COVID-19 Recovery
2020/09 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Author(s): Alice Sverdlik

Blog: United Nations Summit on Biodiversity: First Landmark in the Fog of a Stalled Political Agenda
2020/09 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post

Opinion: Exploited and Unprotected: Agricultural Workers Under Corona
2020/09 – Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC); Spotlight 53; Author(s): Stefania Prandi, Pascale Müller

Blog: Planting Trees: No all-Round Solution for Climate-Change Mitigation
2020/09 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); blog post; Author(s): Christine Schmitt

Blog: Normative Foundations for Stakeholder Involvement in Environmental and Societal Impact Assessments
2020/09 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); blog post; Author(s): Karin Buhmann

Blog: The Perils of Monetary Policy in the Global Periphery During the Covid-19 Pandemic
2020/09 – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York; blog post; Author(s): Nadine Reis

Opinion: Tech and Trust Challenges: Emerging Trends in Somaliland Diaspora Response to Covid-19
2020/09 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); Author(s): Ahmed Musa et al.

Blog: Global Interventions and Local Priorities
2020/09 – Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM); blog post; Author(s): Dan Banik

Blog: The United Nations at 75: Multilateralism Needs Action, Not Celebrations - Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
2020/09 – Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); blog post; Author(s): John Hendra & Silke Weinlich

Blog: Five Facts on E-Learning That Can Be Applied to COVID-19
2020/09 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); blog post; Author(s): Unu-Ehs

Blog: Who Is (Un)protected by the Law?
2020/09 – UiB Global, University of Bergen; blog post; Author(s): Mari Lund Eide

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website
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