EADI eNewsletter #2/1 2022 | White Saviour Nature Conservation, Digitalisation, Jobs & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
1st Issue February 2022


At the moment we are busy at the EADI secretariat with designing a new state-of-the-art website, recording a podcast series and preparing our next general conference in Lisbon – with interesting news to come during the next few months. For the time being we recommend a new blog post that looks at proposed nature conservation efforts from a decolonial lens and have chosen a few highlights from our member community for you. Our thematic focus is on digitalisation today, and, apart from the calls, events and opinion pieces at the bottom, we’ve got some interesting job offers to share.From our Blog: The “White Saviour” Deal for NatureIn our latest blog post, Gert van Hecken and Vijay Kolinjivadi from the Institute of Developent Policy argue that the current nature protection agenda such as the Global Deal for Nature is not only a dangerous distraction from the root causes of environmental degradation, but  also the ongoing legacy of colonial practices and modes of thinking. It is deeply rooted in « whiteness as capitalist ecology », they write: « Whiteness is a deeply normalised ideology that points the finger at an imperfect world that only requires greater technical sophistication and political will to manage. » Read the postTo the blog overview
EJDR: Recommended Open Access Articles
Since the publication of the February 20222 issue, we can recommend three new open access articles in our journal, the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR):
Multinationals, Capital Export, and the Inclusive Development Debate in Developing Countries: The Nigerian Insight Read
Who Called Team Europe? The European Union’s Development Policy Response During the First Wave of COVID-19 Read
Malawi at the Crossroads: Does the Fear of Contracting COVID-19 Affect the Propensity to Vote? Read
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Highlight: The Geopolitics of African Renewable Energy
This paper by ECDPM gives a reality check for the EU’s engagement in African renewable energy and it makes recommendations for strengthening the EU’s renewable energy cooperation with Africa. Both European and Chinese actors are trying to adapt to a greener global environment. This can create new forms of competition, but also opportunities for rapidly increasing capacity and access on the African continent. The EU will need to adapt both its rhetoric, and its business model to respond to the needs and constraints of African energy systems. Read more
Highlight: Podcast on Global Poverty
Why does global poverty exist and could we share wealth more evenly?A new episode of the King’s Department of International Development podcast episode looks at levels and causes of global poverty and whether universal basic income schemes offer a way to address it. Researchers share insights on what lies behind global poverty including the effects of the pandemic and where it is increasing the fastest. They also look at the suggestion of a guaranteed minimum income, and  how fixed and deep-rooted ideas around work could be affecting grassroots support for such schemes and be contributing to poverty around the world. Read more and listen
Featured EADI Member: DEval
We cordially congratulate the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) to it’s 10th anniversary!  It was established in 2012 with the aim of making German development cooperation more effective. With its organisational autonomy and scientific independence, DEval was an institutional innovation from the outset and remains unique not only in Germany but also internationally. Since then, the institute has been performing independent and scientifically sound evaluations which provide a basis for evidence-based decision-making in development policy. Read more
Thematic focus: Digitalisation

Towards a Digital Development Partnership That Meets African Interests
2022/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Benedikt Erforth, Kerstin Fritzsche

The Opportunities and Challenges of Industry 4.0 for Industrial Development: A Case Study of Morocco’s Automotive and Garment Sectors2022/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Georgeta Vidican Auktor

From Digital Divide to Digital Justice in the Global South: Conceptualising Adverse Digital Incorporation
2021/08 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Working Paper Series; Author(s): Richard HeeksDigital Financial Services and Digital IDs: What Potential Do They Have for Better Taxation in Africa?
2022/02 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Fabrizio Santoro, Laura Munoz, Wilson Prichard, Giulia Mascagni

Aligning AI Governance Globally
2022/01 – Institute for Development and Peace (INEF); research paper; Author(s): Amandeep Singh Gill…

Digital Platforms and Development: A Survey of the Literature
2021/10 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Innovation and Development; Author(s): Xiaolan Fu, Elvis Evenyo & Pervez GhauriMore publications on digitalisationPremium Members Publication PicksA Political Ecology of Aviation and Development: An Analysis of Relations of Power and Justice in the (De)construction of Nepal’s Second International Airport
2022/01 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Journal of Political Ecology; Author(s): Hanna Geschewski, Mine Islar

Rigorous Impact Evaluation: Evidence Generation and Take-Up in German Development Cooperation 
2022/01 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); research paper; Author(s): Marion Krämer, Lea Jechel, Timo Kretschmer, Elisabeth Schneider

Life and Death: NGO Access to Financial Services in Afghanistan
2022/01 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); research paper; Author(s): Norwegian Refugee Council

Topic Modelling Exposes Disciplinary Divergence in Research on the Nexus Between Human Mobility and the Environment research paper; Author(s): Benedikt Erforth, Kerstin Fritzsche
2022/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Nature: Humanities & Social Sciences Communication; Author(s): Kerstin K. Zander, Stephen T. Garnett, Harald Sterly et al.Just Transition in Southeast Asia: Exploring the Links Between Social Protection and Environmental Policies
2022/01 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Alexandre Berthe, Pascale Turquet, Huynh Thi Phuong Linh

Strengthening the AU-EU Partnership on the Economic Development and Trade Agenda
2022/02 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Poorva Karkare

Holding No-One Back: The Nutrition Equity Framework in Theory and Practice
2022/03 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Global Food Security; Author(s): Nicholas Nisbett, Jody Haris, Kathryn Backholer et al.

Measuring Global Poverty Before and During the Pandemic: A Political Economy of Overoptimism
2021/12 – Department of International Development King’s College (DID); Third World Quarterly; Author(s): Andy Sumner Eduardo Ortiz-Juanez, Christopher HoyRead more about EADI Members
Training2022 Summer School in Social Research Methods, 20 June – 1 July 2022, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen (CIDIN)

More courses and trainings on the EADI websiteJobsResearch Assistant Migration and Mobility (40 Hours/week)
European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Deadline: 18 February

Researcher (F/m/diverse) “Regime Change and Social Cohesion in Africa”
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 20 February

Programme Officer – Promoting Principled UN Leadership
Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); Deadline: 20 February

Programme Officer – Strengthening MultilateralismDag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); Deadline: 20 February 2022Job Market Seminars: 1 Assistant Professor and 2 Post-Doc Resesarchers
Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI); Deadline: 20 February

Post-Doc Researcher (TVL 13; 75%; 4 Years): “Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace & Conflict”
Arnold Bergsträsser Institut (ABI); Deadline: 21 February

University of Edinburgh –University of Leiden Joint Funded PhD Studentship Religion and Mobility in the African City
African Studies Centre (ASC); Deadline: 1 March

Assistant Professor in Computational Social Science
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 6 March 2022

Postdoctoral Research fellowship/Research Fellowship on Gender, Islam, and Transnational Legal Orderings in Afghanistan
Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Deadline: 15 March

PhD Position Just Transitions to Climate-Resilient Agriculture in India
University of Utrecht; Deadline: 15 March

Research Professor (TT)ZAPBOF, the Political Economy of Globalisation and Inclusive Development 
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB); Deadline: 24 March

Postdoctoral Researcher, Development Processes, Actors and Policies
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB); Deadline: 28 March

More jobs on the EADI WebsiteOpinionsBlog: Novel Ways in Which Social Innovation Can Tackle Biodiversity Loss
2022/02 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); blog post; Author(s): Fergus Lyon

Blog: The Climate Crisis and the Fastest Societal Change, Ever
2022/02 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Clare Shakya & Andrew Norton

Blog: Why the German G7 Agenda Needs a Stronger Social Dimension
2022/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Maurizio Böhl Gutierrez

Blog: An Opportunity to Be Seized
2022/01 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); blog post; Author(s): Samia El Nagar

Blog: How ‘Interactive Research’ Can Foster Mutual Learning as a First Step in Transformative Research
2022/02 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Holly A. Ritchie

Blog: Advancing Social Mobility Research: Where to Start 
2022/02 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); blog post; Author(s): Patrizio Piraino

Blog: A New Tool for a New Stage in the Transition of the Mobility and Transport Sector
2022/01 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Jean-Philippe Hermine, Marjorie Mascaro

Blog: Can Random Taxes Be Desirable?
2021/01 – Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI); blog post; Author(s): James R. Hines, Michael Keen

Blog: COP26 – What Next?
2022/02 – Transnational Institute (TNI); blog post; Author(s): Nick Buxton

Blog: Forced Migration in Nigeria Is a Development Issue
2022/02 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); blog post; Author(s): Fatima Mamman-Daura

Blog: Putin Wins and Loses: Towards a New European Order?
2022/01 – Real Instituto Elcano; blog post; Author(s): Andrés Ortega

Opinion: « No Alternative to Give-and-Take Negotiations in Sudan »
2022/02 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); Author(s): Johan Sävström

Blog: Lobbying as if It Mattered
2022/02 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); blog post; Author(s): Dieter Zinnbauer

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI websiteCallsCall for Papers: 7th Annual Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week, Online, 20 June – 1 July 2022
Deadline: 13 February

DSA2022 Call for Papers, 6-8 July 2022
Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland (DSA); Deadline: 4 March

MGG Academy 2022: Call for Applications Is Open
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 15 March

Call: University Secures 15 Commonwealth Scholarships for Development Masters Students in Uganda
Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP); Deadline: 15 March

More calls on the EADI websiteOpen Online ActivitiesNaval Buildup in the Indo-Pacific: Sub-Regional Variations
11 February, 10.00 CET; German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

The Practice of Mixed-Methods and Mixed Data Research 
11 February, 13.00 CET; Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)

Sensing Myanmar – Exploring Violence and Resistance
11 February, 13:00 CET;Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Black Box: The Myth of the ‘Mysterious’ Female (Reproductive) Body 
14 February, 16.00 GMT; Department of International Development, King’s College (DID)

Beyond Liberal Order: States, Societies and Markets in the Global Indian Ocean 
15 February, 14.30 GMT; International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD)

State-to-State or Bypass
15 February, 15:00 CET; Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA)

Hybrid Seminar on Social Accountability. Findings on Citizen Engagement and Social Accountability in Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon
15 February, 15.30 CET; International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

OECD Tax and Development Days 2022
16-17 February; OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC)

Doing Development Research Differently During and Beyond Covid-19edit “Doing Development Research Differently During and Beyond Covid-19”
16 February, 13:00 GMT; Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS)

Investing Together, for a New Alliance Between Africa and Europe
16 February 14.00 CET; Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Populism, Authoritarianism and Agrarian Struggles
16 February, 15.00 CET; Transnational Institute (TNI)

ACES Webinar on EU Governance of Anti-Money Laundering
16 February, 15.30 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Borders, Militarism and Inequality in Global Capitalism: Reflections on Strategies for Freedom
16 February, 17:00 GMT; Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)

Envisioning a Future EU-Japan Digital Partnership: A Stepping Stone Towards Greater Influence in the Digital Transition?
17 February, 9.30 CET; Real Instituto Elcano

Online Roundtable: Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transfor
17 February, 10.00 CET; German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Climate Change, Agrarian Transformation, and the Origins of COVID-19
18 February, 17.00 GMT; Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)

Technologies & Transformation in Congo’s Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mines
22 February, 13.00 CET; Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB)

Human Rights and HIV in the Digital Age: What Role for the UN and Governments?
22 February, 14.00 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Cara Nine on Displacement, Autonomy and Adaptation
22 February, 17.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

How to Integrate Fundraising in Your Advocacy Strategy?
22 February, 17.00 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Book Launch: Becoming Organic: Nature and Agriculture in the Indian Himalaya
22 February, 18.30 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Creative Praxis and Working With Children and Young People
23 February, 12.00 GMT; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton;

Holding Ourselves Accountable, to Whom and How?
23 February, 16.00 CET; International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Online Conference: What Is Our Story of Inclusive Education?
24 February, 13.00 CET; International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Indian Farmers’ Struggle and Climate Change: Defending Small Farming Against Agro-Business Takeover
25 February, 17.00 GMT; Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)

More online offers by members on the EADI Website