EADI e-newsletter #5/2007


December 10, 2007.  

European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)

 

IN THIS ISSUE:

 

*NEWS FROM EADI

*NEWS FROM EADI WORKING GROUPS

*NEWS FROM ICCDA AND OTHER NETWORKS

*NEWS FROM MEMBERS AND PARTNERS

*EDUCATION AND TRAINING

*VACANCIES

*FUNDING

*PUBLICATIONS

*CONTACT INFORMATION

 

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NEWS FROM EADI

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* Global Governance and Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development: 12th EADI General Conference in 2008

The first draft conference programme of the 12th EADI General Conference from 24 -28 June 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland is available. Please visit the conference website at www.gc2008.net.

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*European Journal of Development Research, Vol 19, No 4 released

See www.informaworld.com/openurl for abstracts and contents.

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*Call for papers: EJDR Special Issue on 'Science, Technology and Development in a Dynamic World'

Deadline for submissions: 1 January. See further details at www.eadi.org/detail_page.phtml

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*Reza Hasmath is winner of the EADI Prize 2007

The 2007 EADI Prize was awarded to Reza Hasmath. His outstanding paper on "The Development of Ethnic Minorities in Urban China: The Beijing Example" is a rigorous and multidisciplinary analysis of the difficult subject of ethnic minorities in an urban context. See www.eadi.org/detail_page.phtml

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*EADI Prize for Development Studies 2008

EADI welcomes submissions for the 2008 prize for excellence in development research.

Deadline for entries is 1 March 2008. For further information please visit www.eadi.org/detail_page.phtml

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*European Consensus on Development 2007: Policy Coherence for Development - Rhetoric or Reality?

Report from briefing session on 26 November 2007, Brussels

With Commissioner Louis Michel and Jos van Gennip, SID International as keynote speakers. The Session was organised by the Society for International Development - SID European Programme in partnership with EADI as part of the Europe-wide EDC 2010 programme and EU Coherence Programme. See euforic.blogspot.com/2007/11/policy-coherence-for-development.html

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*The Commitment to Development Index 2007 - How Germany Ranks on Helping the World's Poor: Report of Panel Discussion

Organised by EADI and DIE on 6 November 2007 in Bonn, the panel discussion with David Roodman from the Center for Global Development in Washington focused on how effective the measures taken by governments of donor countries are and if they meet their goals. www.eadi.org/detail_page.phtml

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*IKM Emergent Newsletter

The quarterly newsletter will be a vehicle to inform both Programme members and non-members on the developments taking place within the EADI Programme "Emergent Issues in Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) and International Development". It presents both work that is being undertaken and approaches that are being developed. See www.ikmemergent.net or ikmemergent.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/71112-newsletter.pdf

 

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NEWS FROM EADI WORKING GROUPS

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*Report and presentation from the Annual Meeting of the Information Management Working Group from 26-28 September 2007 in The Hague, Netherlands

www.iss.nl/conferences/eadi_imwg_conference_2007

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*Report from the Urban governance workshop held in Geneva on urban politics

See www.eadi.org/detail_page.phtml

 

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NEWS FROM ICCDA AND OTHER NETWORKS

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*Call for papers: IHDP Open Meeting

IHDP is extending deadlines for applications for both the Open Meeting 2008 and the International Human Dimensions Workshop 2008 next year in India until December 28th, 2007. See www.openmeeting2008.org

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*Launch of the ISSC's new website

The first step towards implementing a new networking and communications strategy for the Council: See www.unesco.org/ngo/issc

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*ISSC's 2008 General Assembly to be held in South Africa from 24 to 28 November 2008

See www.unesco.org/ngo/issc

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*Aegis Summer School

on Borders and Border-Crossings in Africa to be held in Cortona, Italy, on 16-22 June 2008 www.aegis-eu.org/AEGIS-summerschool.htm

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*ACUNS-ASIL Summer Workshop

"Building the Knowledge Base for Global Governance" University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 23 July - 2 August 2008 See www.acuns.org

 

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NEWS FROM MEMBERS AND PARTNERS

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*Call for Papers: Women's Worlds

Universidad Complutense de Madrid; 10th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, 3-9 July 2008, Madrid, Spain; Deadline for submission of abstracts 28 February 2008. www.mmww08.org/archivos/File/CALLFORPAPERSENGLISH_1.pdf

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*The Annual Asia - Europe Workshop Series 2008/2009 (pdf)

The European Alliance for Asian Studies and the Asia-Europe Foundation welcome proposals for workshops on themes of common interest to Asia and Europe, to take place in 2008/2009. See www.nias.ku.dk/news/documents/call for proposals.pdf

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*Building Bridges: Researchers on Their Experiences with Interdisciplinary Research in the Netherlands

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO-WOTRO), Authors: Y. de Boer et al. www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOP_5YHDHR_Eng

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*Chr. Michelsen Institute hosts a new research project on "Land and Law"

Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI); The aim of this project is to consider the historical and anthropological development of new initiatives to accept legal plurality and to consider their value as mechanisms of justice for the poor www.cmi.no/news/

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*Chr. Michelsen Institute launches BORA - an Open Access archive

Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI); Together with other institutes CMI launches the Bergen Open Research Archive. www.cmi.no/news/

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*NWO - Conference: Knowledge on the Move. Research for Development in a Globalising World

NWO-WOTRO/NUFFIC/ISS; International Conference that will reflect on the relations between development cooperation and international research cooperation. 26-28 February 2008, The Hague, Netherlands. www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOA_78WKNT_Eng

 

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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*Master in Development Studies: Deadline for Applications: 31 January 2008.

The Master in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute in Geneva is aimed at providing people with varied scientific backgrounds (social, natural and engineering sciences) and of various types of professional experience, advanced graduate training in order to deal with development issues in an interdisciplinary perspective. See graduateinstitute.ch/med.html

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*ECDPM Policy Management Brief:

Aid Effectiveness and the Provision of TA Personnel: Improving Practice. See www.ecdpm.org/pmb20

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*Revisiting Gender Training: The Making and Remaking of Gender Knowledge. A Global Sourcebook (pdf)

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Editors: M. Mukhopadhyay, F. Wong

www.kit.nl/net/KIT_Publicaties_output/ShowFile2.aspx

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*Joint ECDPM Evaluation Study of Provision of Technical Assistance Personnel:

What can we learn from promising experiences? Synthesis Report on the Study on Promising Approaches to Technical Assistance

www.ecdpm.org/dp78

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*MA European Union & Development Studies

Start and finish date: late Sept for one year

Location of study: Leeds eadi.org/database/database/

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*Master of Arts in Development Management

Start and finish date: August 2008 - March 2010

Location of study: Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany

eadi.org/database/database/

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More courses at DevTrain - at www.devtrain.org

 

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VACANCIES

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*Research Fellow (Ref 243)

Institute of Development Studies (IDS); Closing 7 January 2008

www.ids.ac.uk/index.cfm

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*Research Fellows, Information Department (Ref 250)

Institute of Development Studies (IDS); Closing 15 February 2008

www.ids.ac.uk/index.cfm

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*Senior Library Assistant (Ref 251)

Institute of Development Studies (IDS); Closing 12 December 2007

www.ids.ac.uk/index.cfm

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*ELDIS Resource Guide Editor (Ref 252)

Institute of Development Studies (IDS); Closing 4 January 2008

www.ids.ac.uk/index.cfm 4

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*Course Tutor, Public Management & Organisational Development (Ref 253)

Institute of Development Studies (IDS); Closing 13 December 2007

www.ids.ac.uk/index.cfm

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More vacancies at Devcareers - Vacancies in international co-operation at eadi.org/devcareers

 

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FUNDING

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*EPFL Scientific Cooperation for Development - Seed Money 2008

Through its Cooperation@epfl unit EPFL aims at promoting and strengthening scientific cooperation for development between researchers at EPFL and EPFL partner institutions in emerging and developing countries. See cooperation.epfl.ch/Jahia/site/cooperation/op/edit/pid/63406

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*IDS Award Announced for Documentary Film on Rights, Power and Change

Screen South and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) launched the £20,000 Real World award to create a 4 X 3 minute short documentaries at the SEE Festival in Brighton on 17 November 2007. The award will be given to an innovative documentary filmmaker from the Screen South region to make a film aimed at a global audience and based on the themes of rights, power and change in women's and men's lives. See www.ids.ac.uk/index.cfm

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More funding opportunities at eadi.org/devfunding

 

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PUBLICATIONS

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*Asian Models for Aid: Is There a Non-Western Approach to Development Assistance? (pdf)

Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Report No. 12, Summary Record of Seminar held in Oslo, December 2006, Author: A. Jerve www.cmi.no/publications/file/

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*The Impact of China on Sub-Saharan Africa (pdf)

Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Working Paper No. 291, Authors: R. Kaplinsky et al. www.ids.ac.uk/ids/bookshop/wp/wp291.pdf

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*Global Resource Management: Conflict Potential and Characteristics of a Global Governance Regime (pdf)

Development and Peace Foundation (SEF), Policy Paper No. 27, Authors: R. Bleischwitz, S. Bringezu www.sef-bonn.org/download/publikationen/policy_paper/pp_27_en.pdf

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*Oligopolies of Violence in Post-Conflict Societies (pdf)

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Working Paper NO. 62, Author: D. Lambach www.giga-hamburg.de/dl/download.php

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China in Africa (pdf)

Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Current African Issues No. 33, Authors: M. Lee, H. Melber et al. www.nai.uu.se/publications/download.html/978-91-7106-589-6.pdf

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*The Global Challenges of the Knowledge Economy: China and the EU (pdf)

United Nations University (UNU-MERIT,) Working Paper No. 28, Authors: C. Huang, L. Soete www.merit.unu.edu/publications/wppdf/2007/wp2007-028.pdf

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*The Gender-Energy-Poverty Nexus: Finding the Energy to Address Gender Concerns in Development (pdf)

Technology and Sustainable Development Department (TSD), University of Twente, Authors: J. Clancy et al. www.utwente.nl/cstm/tsd/research/current/gender/nexus.pdf

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*Global Governance and Developing Countries: The Implications of the Rise of China (pdf)

Deutsches Institut fuer Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Discussion Paper No. 18, Authors: Messner et al. www.die-gdi.de/die_homepage.nsf/6f3fa777ba64bd9ec12569cb00547f1b/be803da30eaa92b8c12572670041d831/$FILE/DP 18.2007 Gu%3B Messner Global Gov.pdf

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*Up in Smoke? Asia and the Pacific (pdf)

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Working Group on Climate Change Report No. 5, Authors: H. Reid et al. (Foreword by Pachauri) www.iied.org/pubs/pdf/full/10020IIED.pdf

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*Call for Papers: African Security (pdf)

Routledge Taylor & Francis Group; New bi-annual journal that begins publication in 2008; Submission of articles and book reviews are now being accepted for consideration. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/uafscfp.pdf

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*ISS working paper 449, Geography vs Institutions at the village level.

The paper shows that geography-induced migration together with population size foster through their effect on institutions technology adoption. See biblio.iss.nl/opac/uploads/wp/wp449.pdf

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*Climate Change Adaptation

IDS In Focus Issue 2, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies New research demonstrating the risks and opportunities of climate change adaptation has been published by IDS ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali. www.ids.ac.uk/index.cfm

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*Mapping the poverty-conservation landscape - who is doing what and when?

The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) tries to keep abreast of this wealth of activity. See www.povertyandconservation.info

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*From Legal Commitments to Practice: Monitoring Economic Partnership Agreements

This Discussion Paper describes, visualises and suggests a possible road map for establishing and implementing a process for monitoring EPAs. www.ecdpm.org/dp79

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More publications at www.eadi.org/detail_page.phtml

 

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