EADI eNewsletter #2/2 2022 | We’re Hiring, Africa-EU Relations, Urban Development & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
2nd Issue February 2022


On a day like this it feels weird to send out a « regular » newsletter. Putin’s aggression has left us speechless, and our hearts and solidarity are with the people in Ukraine. Despite these worrying news, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered up with the Swedish Development Research Network (SweDev), to become involved in many interesting activities taking place in Sweden, and, in turn, help connect institutes and researchers from Sweden with our wider European community. And we are looking for a new colleague at the EADI secretariat! If you have a background in global development and are into information and outreach, this one might be for you! Our thematic focus is on urban development today. For everything else, please take a scroll.

From our Blog: Africa’s Relations with EuropeAfrica’s relations with the EU: a reset is possible if Europe changes its attitude »The persistent power inequalities do not bode well for supposed change » write the authors of our latest blog post: « This is why the latest summit presents an urgent opportunity for the EU to convince African decision makers that – this time – the desire for change can be followed through by action. The EU of course must agree with the idea that African priorities matter and that they can be mutually beneficial for Africans and Europeans if given a chance. 
Read the postTo the blog overview
We’re Hiring: Junior Officer, Information and Outreach
Do you have a background and/or interest in global development, combined with multimedia skills? Then you might want to become our new colleague!
Especially if you have a technical affinity and are familiar with social media and website content management systems. We’d also welcome experience with creative multimedia tools and basic graphic design tools. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required, as well as meeting facilitation skills, also online. Application deadline is 6 March. Read the full announcement
News from EADI Working Groups
« The European Union as a Development Actor » Working Group is seeking new convenors. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the work of an active EADI working group including organising and directing the academic panels at future General Conferences. To discuss this opportunity please contact Simon Lightfoot, University of Leeds at s.j.lightfoot@leeds.ac.uk. Our special thanks go to Sarah Delputte and Maja Bucar for their brilliant contributions to the Working Group since its formation!
The « Gender Justice » Working Group is looking forward to an exciting year of growth in activities and membership. To ensure an invigorated working group it is actively seeking new members who are interested in further exploring the intersections of gender, justice and development and building networks and activities with like-minded researchers. Additionally, we are seeking someone with the time and energy to take on the role of co-convener of the group to help plan and direct working group activities.  If you are interested, please contact Stacey Scriver at stacey.scriver@nuigalway.ie.
The Convivial Thinkers, our Working Group on « Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development » have published three interesting calls for papers:Article Series: « Polylogues at the intersection(s) of decolonisation, conviviality and ‘critical diversity’ literacy: (Re-)imagining a ‘good life’ ». deadline 31 MayWorkshop: « Decolonising Discourse Studies », deadline 7 MarchSpecial Issue: « UnDoing Epistemic Violence », deadline 30 AprilRead the calls
Highlight: Empowerment in Challenging Contexts
Against the Odds: Action for Empowerment and Accountability in Challenging ContextsHow and under what conditions does citizen-led social and political action contribute to empowerment and accountability? What are the strategies used, and with what outcomes, especially in settings which are democratically weak, politically fragile and affected by legacies of violence and conflict? The A4EA programme at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has explored these questions in Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria and Pakistan. Read more
Thematic focus: Urban Development
Reclamation and Expulsion. Frontiers of City Expansion and the Loss of Public and Communal Spaces at Abidjan’s Lagoonal Waterfronts
2022/01 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); Urban Forum; Author(s): Irit Eguavoen

Are Leading Urban Centers Predisposed to Global Risks- an Analysis of the Global South From COVID-19 Perspective
2022/03 – Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE); Habitat International; Author(s): Himanshu Shekhar, Malvika Rautela, Mehmooda Maqsood, Ricardo Paris et al

Limited, Fragmented and Powerless: National Urban Policies in Sweden
2022/01 – Department of Government, Uppsala University; In: A Modern Guide to National Urban Policies in Europe; Author(s): Anders Lidström & Nils Hertting
 Fraught With Friction: Inclusive Development for Informal Workers in Urban Ghana
2022/02 – African Studies Centre (ASC); EJDR; Author(s): Tanja D. Hendriks, Rafael Verbuyst, Mayke Kaag

On the Fringes of Urban Justice: Violence and Environmental Risks in Precarious Settlements in Guatemala City
2022/02 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Helsinki; Social Inclusion, Vol. 10(1); Author(s): Florencia Quesada

Appropriate Housing Typologies, Effective Land Management and the Question of Density in Muscat, Oman
2021/12 – SPRING, Fakultät Raumplanung, Universität Dortmund (ISPC / SPRING); Sustainability; Author(s): Wolfgang Scholz

More publications on urban issues
Premium Members Publication PicksAn Update on World Trade During the COVID-19 Episode
2022/02 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); research paper; Author(s): Peter van Bergeijk

Peta Wolpe
Our Common Agenda – Impetus for an Inclusive and Networked Multilateralism for Sustainable Development. Statement
2022/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Author(s): Imme Scholz, Silke Weinlich

Policy Brief: Human Rights in German Development Cooperation. Aspirations and Implementation 
2021/12 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); research paper; Author(s): Jan Tobias Polak, Lea Smidt, Lena TaubeWhat Role for Social Policies in the Framework of the Just Transition in South Africa?
2022/02 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Wendy Annecke, Peta Wolpe

African Regional Hubs to Manufacture Health Products: Towards Comprehensive Joint AU-EU Actions
2022/02 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): San Bilal, Karim Karaki, Pamella Ahairwe, Philomena Apiko

Pharmaceutical Pollution of the World’s Rivers
2022/02 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); PNAS; Author(s): John L. Wilkinson, .Alistair B. A. Boxall, Dana W. Kolpin et al.

Read more about EADI Members
CallsCall for Papers: Third Millennium Africas in the Global World. Challenges, Reconfigurations, and Opportunities, 29 June – 1 July 2022, Urbino, Italy
The Association for African Studies in Italy (ASAI); Deadline: 3 March

Call for Papers: European Public Banks and Their Development Role: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding the Past, Present and Future of European Development finance; University of Luxembourg, 21 – 22 July 2022
Global Development Institute (GDI); Deadline: 7 March

Call for Proposals: INTPART International Partnerships for Excellent Education, Research and Innovation
Research Council of Norway (RCN); Deadline: 16 March

Call for Papers: WIDER Development Conference in Partnership With UNIANDES: Reducing Inequality – The Great Challenge of Our Time, Bogotá, 5-7 October 2022
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline: 31 March

Call: Grant Writing Workshop
Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland (DSA); Deadline: 1 April

Call for Papers: Special Issue: Beyond Growth? Alternative Models for Economic Development
Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network (PEGNet); Deadline: 30 April

Call for Papers: Africa’s Regional and Global Integration – Lessons From the Past and Implications for the Future, 17-18 November 2022, Online and Kiel, Germany
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 30 April

Call for Proposals: Public Sector PhD Project – Doctoral Project in the Public Sector
Research Council of Norway (RCN); Deadline: Open-ended

More calls on the EADI websiteTraining

UNU-WIDER Winter School on Tax Policy Research
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline for applications: 18 March

Advanced Online Course: Natural Resource Governance and Energy Transition: Policies and Practice, 23 May – 22 July 2022
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL)

More courses and trainings on the EADI website

Blog: How Can the G7 and the UN Make Multilateralism Sustainable?
2022/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Silke Weinlich, Marianne Beisheim

Blog: Healthy and Sustainable Food for all: Mission (Im)possible?
2022/02 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Élise Huber, Lucile Rogissart, Mathieu Saoujot

Blog: The Messy Realities of Everyday Governance: Six Dilemmas for Development Practice
2022/02 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Colin Anderson, Katrina Barnes

Blog: Why We Need Greater Transparency on How Aid Is Taxed
2022/02 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); blog post; Author(s): Jorge Moreira da Silva, Pascal Saint-Amans

Blog: Do Tourists Like Nudges?
2022/02 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); blog post; Author(s): Elizabeth Cooper

Opinion: Interview: How the EU Is Shaping Migration Policy in Ethiopia
2022/02 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); Author(s): Alice Troy-Donovan

Opinion: “Leaving No Child and No Adolescent Behind” Day Zero – SDG Bergen 2022 
2022702 – Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP), International Social Science Council (ISSC); Author(s): Maria Bakke Ulvesæter

Blog: The Tortoise Defeats the Hare: Does Moderate Outlast Rapid Growth in Domestic Revenue? 
2022/02 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); blog post; Author(s): Annalena Oppel & Kyle McNabb

Blog: When Covid-19 Hits Transnational Urban Lives: Localisation and New Solidarities
2022/02 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): Tanja Müller

Blog: Mineral Exploration Goes Unchecked as Demand Escalates
2022/02 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Abbi Buxton

Blog: #2: Life Under the Taliban Back in Herat: The Daily Struggle of a Human Rights Defender
2022/02 – Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC); blog post; Author(s): Parween

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website

General Director
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS); Deadline: 28 February

PhD Candidate on Civil Registration, Citizenship and Legal Identity in India 
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 1 March

Research Assistant (F/m/divers) Sustainable Public Food Procurement and Urban Food Agenda
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 1 March 2022

Post-Doctoral Researcher Position at INED for 12 Months Public Policy Challenges Arising From Population Ageing in Africa
Agence Française de Développement (AFD); Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique pour l’Étude de la Mondialisation et du Développement (GEMDEV); Deadline: 4 March

Post-Doc Researcher, MENA, (TVL 13; 75%; 2 Years)
Arnold Bergsträsser Institut (ABI); Deadline: 6 March

Head of Global Climate Law, Policy and Governance Programme (Maternity Cover) 
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 8 March

W2 Professorship for Georisk Research Using Remote Sensing Methods
Department of Geography, University of Bonn (GIUB); Deadline: 15 March

PhD Candidate in Quantitative Social Science With a Focus on Civil Registration 
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 15 March

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Students From the South
Global Development Institute (GDI); Deadline: 15 March

Scholarship Opportunity: Joint Doctoral Program of the University of St Andrews and the University of Bonn: Hydrologic Relevance and Climate Response of Rock Glaciers in Mountain Permafrost Environments 
Department of Geography, University of Bonn (GIUB); Deadline: 31 March

More jobs on the EADI Website

Open Online Activities
Book Launch: States, Markets, and Foreign Aid
28 February, 12.30; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Book Launch: Ideational Legacies and the Politics of Migration in European Minority Regions
28 February, 12.30 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Covid-19 and Reframing the Discourse on Global Health Equity: Challenges, Trade-Offs and Opportunities
28 February, 16.00 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

H2020 SCORE Project Webinar: « Developing Coastal City Living Labs (CCLL): Design and Evaluation Design Frameworks »
1 March 11.00 CET; Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)

State Aid for Renewable Energy  
1 March, 12.00 CET; UiB Global, University of Bergen

Defending Online Civic Spaces – Lessons From Africa
1 March, 14.00 GMT; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Historical Path Dependence in Intergovernmental Tax Arrangements
1 March, 15.00 CET; Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Reconciliation as Both Healing and Prevention: Mending Ruptures Within the Self and Between Generations
2 March, 15:00 GMT; Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)

Entanglements in EU-Middle East Relations & History
2 March, 16.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online Seminar: The Policy Implications of Recent Globalization Research – A World Trading System for the Twenty-First Century 
2 March, 16.00 CET; German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Afghanistan: Six Months After the Disaster
3 March, 18.00 GMT; Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC)

Online Panel Discussion: FFVT on Point – The Situation of Forced Migration and Durable Solutions in Ethiopia 
7 March, 13.30 CET; German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Gendered Effects of the Pandemic in Africa – Ways Forward
8 March, 10.30 CET; Nordic Africa Institute (NAI).;

Online Event: Ashwini Deshpande and Janneke Pieters on Women’s Work
8 March, 16.00 EET; United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Practicing Peacebuilding Principles
10 March, 15:00 CET; Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA)

Dockside Reading: Hydrocolonialism and the Custom House
10 March, 15.30; African Studies Centre (ASC)

Sussex Development Lecture: Reimagining Development Education in an Uncertain World 
10 March, 17.00 GMT; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

More online offers by members on the EADI Website