EADI eNewsletter #6/3 2022 | First EADI Regional Meeting, Heterodox Perspectives & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
 3rd Issue June 2022


Today we are happy to announce our first regional meeting and PhD symposium for the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, with more regional meetings to follow! Our latest blog post explores the challenges Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire face when trying to keep cocoa export prices stable and sustainable, and our thematic focus is on heterodox perspectives today. Besides the regular job offers and opinion pieces, we’ve got some news and publication picks from our premium members today..New on our BlogWho to blame? The rough start for living income cocoa prices in Côte d’Ivoire and GhanaAs we learn from this blog by researchers from the University of Vienna, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana account for two thirds of the world’s cocoa production. Despite this, they are facing great challenges in keeping prices stable, as the combination of reduced demand and shifting sourcing strategies has put both countries in an unfavourable position. The authors argue that a broader cooperation with other cocoa-exporting countries could improve their bargaining position against international buyers and generally delink price-setting from volatile and financialised futures markets. Read the postTo the blog overview

First EADI Regional Meeting and PhD SymposiumStarting with the region of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, we are holding our very first regional meeting to encourage our members to connect and explore further cooperation. The meeting at the Institute of International Relations in Prague on 15 and 16 September will provide an opportunity for researchers, particularly PhD researchers, to engage with the development community within these countries and representatives from EADI. Please share our open call for participants and papers with everyone from this region who might be interested. Read the call

Highlight: Global Green Transition after Ukraine InvasionThe European Green Deal is being reassessed in a highly securitised environment. This can also alter the global green transition and long-term credibility of the EU. This ECDPM Discussion Paper zooms in on the green energy transition and food systems change under the Farm to Fork Strategy, identifying key challenges in maintaining an ambitious and effective EU ‘Green Deal diplomacy’. The changing context calls for a fundamentally outward-looking and global approach to green transition, one that more structurally links the EU’s own transition with the economic development, industrialisation, sustainable transition and security needs of countries in the Neighbourhood and Africa. Read more

Featured EADI Member: ECDPMThe European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is a leading independent think tank that wants to make policies in Europe and Africa work for inclusive and sustainable development. ECDPM aims to improve international cooperation between Europe and countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. It does this through capacity building, promoting policy dialogue, and by providing information and facilities for knowledge exchange. In addition to today’s highlight, it has released some interesting publications during the last two weeks:Supporting adaptation in African agriculture – A policy shift since the EU Green Deal?From hashtags to the streets: Digital technologies for women’s political activismThe Global Gateway: A recipe for EU geopolitical relevance?Read more

News Picks from Premium MembersName change: our heartfelt congratulations go to the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), formerly German Development Institute – Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). With its new name, this leading research institute expresses its increasingly international profile and explicit focus on sustainable development processes. The chosen acronym IDOS, pronounced eîdos, derives from political philosophy, denoting “idea” as per Plato and “form” according to Aristotle. Read more

« Decolonial Feminist Horizons » was the title of the inaugural lecture by Professor Rosalba Icaza at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague. She examined how these horizons help can us address the erasure of experiences that can teach us about overcoming the destruction of the earth and of ways of knowing and forms of knowledge. Professor Icaza works on the interactions between power and knowledge under conditions of globalization, gendered inequalities and modern and colonial structures of power, knowledge, gender, and subject formation.​ Watch or read the lectureJoin the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) for the « Power and Politics – Perspectives on Taxation and State Building in Africa » conference on 1 and 2 September in Bergen, Norway. The conference adopts power and politics as central lenses to understand and explore the future of taxation and reforms in the Global South, with a particular focus on Africa. It will explore the role of powerful interest groups and elites in shaping the fiscal state and tax policies, how norms, trust, and enforcement affect peoples’ attitudes towards taxation and the state, as well as how the legacy of historical political institutions may impact on current and future development. Read more

Thematic Focus: Heterodox Perspectives
Challenging the imperial mode of living by challenging ELSEWHERE: Spatial narratives and justice
DIE ERDE – Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin – Florian Dünckmann, Jonas Hein, Silja Klepp – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Radical social innovations and the spatialities of grassroots activism: navigating pathways for tackling inequality and reinventing the commons
Journal of Political Ecology  –  Elia Apostolopoulou et al. – Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP)
The many faces of Post-Development: alternatives to development in Tanzania, Iran and Haiti
Sustainability Science  –  Julia Schöneberg, Daniel Haudenschild, Hadi Darvishi, Somayeh Momeni, Aram Ziai – Global Partnership Network (GPN)

Ecological macroeconomic assessment of meeting a carbon budget without negative emissions 
Global Sustainability  –  Martin R. Sers – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)Premium Members Publication PicksWomen’s Leadership and Political Agency in Fragile Polities
Sohela Nazneen – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

A Radical Democratic Lens to Rejuvenating European Union Democracy Support
Democratic Theory –  Nathan Vandeputte – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS – UGent)

White paper: Critical materials, green energy and geopolitics: a complex mix
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

The Chinese approach to peacebuilding: contesting liberal peace ?
Third World Quarterly –  Xinyu Yuan – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)Evaluation Synthesis – Private Sector Engagement
Valerie Habbel, Magdalena Orth-Rempel, Johanna Richter, Steffen Schimko – German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval)

Green jobs in cities: challenges and opportunities in African and Asian intermediary cities
Wolfgang Scholz, Michael Fink – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

The Seedlings of Animal Protection in Mexico: The Interplay of Regulation and Social Change
Norma Contreras Hernandez – Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM)
 Read more about EADI Members
OpinionsKeeping global sustainability in mind
Axel Berger –  German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Agrarian Climate Justice: Challenges for the New Petro/Marquez government in Colombia
28 June 2022  –  Itayosara Rojas, Darío Fajardo – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Laying the foundations for a collective eco-sufficiency policy
Mathieu Saujot & Charlie Brocard – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

The overturning of Roe vs Wade: a dark time for rights?
Sohela Nazneen, Tessa Lewin – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

What’s our role in changing the international aid system? A personal and practical reflection
Nicola Banks – Global Development Institute (GDI)

Recovery from Crisis: Brazilian public health and environment reflections
João Nunes – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York (IGDC)

How the Amazon bioeconomy can catalyse an inclusive green economy
Virgilio Viana – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Blue or Green Economy: How do people understand it and how do we measure it in Tanzania?
Emmanuel Sulle – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID)

Climate Change: Threat or Potential Opportunity for Social Contracts in the MENA Region?
Annabelle Houdret & Markus Loewe – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Bootcamp for better tax policies in Africa
Amina Ebrahim – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Going Against the Tide: Towards Binding Environmental Regulation of Mining in Chile
Johanna Järvelä & Lotta Aho – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)

See more blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI websiteTrainingGlobal Political Economy and Development (Master)
Application Deadline: 15 July 2022  –  Global Partnership Network (GPN)

See more courses and trainings on the EADI websiteJobsUniversity Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Development Studies
Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC) – Deadline: 12 July 2022
Postdoctoral Researcher « Prioritizaing the Displacement-Environment Nexus »
Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI) – Deadline: 13 July 2022
Monitoring & Evaluation Analyst
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) – Deadline: 18 July 2022
Temporary Senior Tutor
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) – Deadline: 20 July 2022
Post-doctoral position for ERC project: ‘Green Industrial Policy in the Age of Rare Metals
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) – Deadline: 11 August 2022
Doctoral Researcher for the Project “CLICCS – Climate, Climatic Change, and Society”
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) – Deadline: 14 August 2022
Senior researcher in Tax and Public Finance
Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI) – Deadline: 15 September 2022

See more jobs on the EADI website