Upcoming Workshops

Mapping Slum Development
in Africa

25 & 26 October 2021
Dr. Olabisi S. Obaitor

Fieldwork in Multilingual

04 & 05 November 2021
Mr. Oyewole S. Oginni

Gender & Development
11 & 12 November 2021
Dr. Sundus Saleemi


Dr. Silke Tönsjost
(Academic Coordinator)

Max Voit
(Project Manager)


Past Workshops

Successful International
Project Management

13 October 2021
Dr. Shilpi Saxena

Knowledge sources and
practices in agriculture

22 & 23 September 2021
Dr. Andreas Mandler

Transdisciplinary Research
Processes and Science Eng.

Dr. Denise Matias

Field Experiments in
the Social Sciences

Dr. Hart N. Feuer

Fieldwork in Multilingual

Mr. Oyewole S. Oginni

Knowledge in Rural

Dr. Andreas Mandler

Digital Soil Mapping
using machine learning

Dr. Powell Mponela

70 Years of Disaster
Risk Studies

Dr. Jonatan Lassa

Meta-Analysis & systematic
literature review using R

Dr. Bibiana Betancur Corredor

Time Management
Dr. Daniel Callo-Concha

Publish or Perish
Dr. Marwa Shumo

Mathematical Modeling
Using R

Mr. Koissi Savi

Study Online

The project called Online Development Studies and Research Community (ODSRC) advances the teaching exchange between partner institutes in the Global North and South and integrates alumni into the teaching program.

ZEF/ BIGS-DR and the International Program for Agricultural Development Studies (IPADS) at the University of Tokyo conduct joint online lectures as part of their curricula.  Additionally, alumni share their experience with current students in Online-workshops: Overview 

The ODSRC- project was funded by DAAD IVAC.

Online Study Modules

The 13 online study modules produced in 2021 are the outcome of joint BIGS-DR and IPADS online lectures. They are interactive asynchronous courses created with iSpring. Future partners will be invited to contribute lectures to the study modules creating a vivid exchange from North to South and South to North. Universities and research institutes interested in cooperation are welcome to contact us. Online modules and workshops are only available for cooperation partners.

The following 3 modules will be available by the end of 2021:

Module 1: Introduction to Development Research

Module 2: Social, Economic and Ecological systems

Module 3: Development research put into practice

Prof. Mathias Becker: "Ecological interactions at field level"

Dr. Juliana Jaramillo: "Entomology and Integrated Pest Management"

Dr. Luna Bharati: "River Basin/Watershed Planning and Management"


Alumni and advanced doctoral students offer workshops to support students in their research and in their future career on a peer-to-peer level. The workshops are open to students from all participating partner institutes. They complete the ODSRC online study modules.

The workshops are open for our students and alumni. You can contact us in case you are affiliated with ZEF or its partner institutes and want to participate.

An interview with our alumna and ODSRC workshop lecturer Dr. Bibiana Betancur Corredor can be found in our alumni newsletter from 2021.