Like everybody else, we are deeply concerned about the current coronavirus-pandemic - especially about its implications for the most vulnerable, for example people living in informal settlements. As IIED director Andrew Norton rightfully says: "Coronavirus and climate change are two crises that need humanity to unite". In such times, cooperation and networking are more important than ever, not only among academics and policymakers, but also across societies. This is why we are proud to be part of the Bridge 47 project on Global Citizenship Education, which has enabled us to establish three regional partnerships between academic institutions and other civil society actors. Let's hope that our networks and cooperations are strong enough to be up to the challenges that might lie ahead....
New on our Blog: Resource Grabbing
In our latest blog post "Resource Grabbing in a Changing Environment", a group of PhD researchers from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) explores the many different faces and aspects of resource grabbing; with many concrete examples on actual cases and political responses. The post discusses questions such as: "How do attempts to address climate change prevent farmers from working their lands, or negatively affect the livelihoods of forest users? Why are fishers organising themselves to resist interventions intended to protect marine areas? How do human rights groups and indigenous communities resist the state and powerful companies despite civil society space being increasingly limited?" Read the post
New EADI Webinar on 16 April
In this webinar "How to reach the (extreme) poor through inclusive development policies in sub Saharan Africa?", Nicky Pouw from University of Amsterdam will introduce a policy analysis framework to understand inclusive development from a bottom-up perspective of the poor and diversified vulnerable groups, the stakeholders involved and the importance of uncovering the transaction costs related to access and reaping the benefits of the interventions, programs and processes. Read the article
News from Bridge 47
Free webinar on 26 March, 14:00-15:00 CET:
Are you working in the area of education for active citizenship? Do you think that education can change the world around you for the better? If your answer is yes, Bridge 47 welcomes you to participate in this webinar and invites you to actively participate with ideas, reflections and comments! Read more and register
“Refugees and migrants from developing countries are studied as an object rather than an equal partner in the international development process.” The Slovenian project “Integration in Globalization” aims to build a bridge between the academic researchers, the civil society sector who are working in the field of intercultural learning and cultural mediation and migrants with refugee status and asylum seekers in Slovenia. Read more
Want to know more about EADI's role in the Bridge 27 project? We have updated our project site to draw a clearer picture on what we actually do: building new and strengthen existing partnerships to facilitate knowledge exchange between researchers and practitioners. With a series of events, workshops and conferences we are contributing to bridge communication gaps between civil society organisations and academia. Read more
Latest Open Access Article in the EJDR
Sustainable Development Under Competing Claims on Land: Three Pathways Between Land-Use Changes, Ecosystem Services and Human Well-Being
Competition over land is at the core of many sustainable development challenges in Myanmar: villagers, companies, governments, ethnic minority groups, civil society organisations and non-governmental organisations claim access to and decision-making power over the use of land. This article investigates the interactions influencing land-use changes and their impacts on the supply of ecosystem services and human well-being. Read the article
Many of you might remember the long-standing EADI Member CROP (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty) at the University of Bergen. The programme has now transitioned into the Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP), which is a radically interdisciplinary research programme that views inequality as both a fundamental challenge to human well-being and as an impediment to achieving the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda. GRIP was established in 2019 as a collaboration between the University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) to foster co-designed processes of knowledge creation to understand the multiple dimensions of rising inequalities. Visit the newly launched GRIP website
The EU and Africa are each trying to find their place in an unstable world. This paper by the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) argues that the needs and expectations on both sides call for a new and more interest-driven partnership between the EU and Africa, one that does not brush over contention, but recognises diverging views and priorities, negotiates concrete solutions that work for both sides, and lays the foundations of a real political alliance in global affairs.The paper looks at six thematic priorities of the partnership: jobs, investment and trade, climate change, digitalisation, peace and security, democracy and human rights, migration and mobility. Read more
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