EADI eNewsletter #8/1 2022 | Food Transformations, Research-Practice Collaboration & More

 1st Issue August 2022
At the moment we are in the last stages of preparing our very first regional meeting next month at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, and we look forward to more regional meetings to come. So if you’d like to propose or host one in your own region, please feel free to contact us! We’re also excited that the first submissions to our call for panels for our 2023 Lisbon General Conference are dropping in. Today’s blog post picks up the widely overlooked topic of unsustainable food transformations, and we are happy to announce a series of commentaries on research-practice-collaborations in our journal, the EJDR. Apart from our highlight, calls, trainings and publication picks, we’ve got quite a long list of open vacancies today.
New on our Blog
Food transformations and (un)sustainable diets: Taking consumption seriously in development research »Large parts of the world are increasingly seeing diets consisting of more meat, more fast food, more ultra-processed food, and more unhealthy fat and sugar. Due to these changes, scholars have warned that the world is facing a ‘global syndemic of obesity, undernutrition and climate change’ ». writes Arve Hansen from the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, in our latest blog. This is why he argues for a  » consumption approach to food systems change that goes beyond the choices of individuals and embraces the complexity of food consumption » Read more
To the blog overview
Commentaries on Research–Practice–Collaborations
In her recent commentary in our journal, the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR), Katja Bender from the International Center for Sustainable Development at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences reflects on Research-Practice Collaborations (RPCs) from a political-economic perspective. We’ve invited another series of commentaries to discuss her approach from various perspectives which are available here
The EJDR is EADI’s Journal. Read it now!
Featured EADI Member: IGSD Sheffield
Congratulations to the Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD) at the University of Sheffield, UK, for its new name and mission! Previously known as SIID, the institute’s new focus centres around the three pillars « collaborate, critque, transform« . In addition, the institute has established some key initiatives which cut across all its research teams: the Global Sustainable Development Hub, the Political Ecology Reading Group, the Reading Group on Development Alternatives, and Decolonising Research Practice. Read more
Highlight: Pandemic Perspectives
Why Different Voices and Views MatterThis issue of the IDS Bulletin draws on experiences from the social science research projects around the world supported by the Covid Collective and provides concrete examples of how researchers have demonstrated innovation and adaptation in a range of contexts. Important lessons have been learned about research processes and evolving technical approaches and methods in the areas around access and engagement; consent, ethics, and incentives; and power and perspectives. Read more
Thematic Focus:
Governance & Civil Society

Civil society participation in urban governance in Africa. Supporting CSOs’ political voice for a transformation of citizen–state relations
Megatrends Africa, Policy Brief; Lena Gutheil – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Public participation in climate budgeting: learning from experiences in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal
Sejal Patel et al. – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Public Governance and Technological Capabilities in the Kenyan Leather Industry
African Affairs; Giovanni Pasquali & Valentina De Marchi – Global Development Institute (GDI)

COVID-19 Governance : State Expansion, Capitalist Resilience and Democracy
Pauli Johannes Huotari – Development Studies at the University of Helsinki

Does accountability enhance service delivery? Assessment of a local scorecard initiative in Uganda
World Development;  –  Wil Hout, Natascha Wagner, Binyam A. Demena – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Unpacking the Addis Ababan Exceptionalism—Living and Making Sense of Violent Protests in Ethiopia’s Capital
Urban Forum; Camille Louise Pellerin & Dalaya Ashenafi – Department of Government Uppsala UniversityPremium Members Publication Picks

Rethinking work for a just and sustainable future
Ecological Economics; ErikGomez-Baggethun – Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)

Building feminist peace: gender, legal reforms and social reproduction after the United Nations Mission in Liberia
European Journal of Politics and Gender; Maria Martin de Almagro – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS – UGent)

Norwegian Development Aid: A Paradigm Shift in the Making?
Forum for Development Studies; Elling Tjønneland – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Winds from the East: Ancient Asian views on international trade
Kim Tùng Đào, Peter van Bergeijk – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Living Through a Pandemic: Competing Covid-19 Narratives in Rural Zimbabwe
Iyleen Judy Bwerinofa, Jacob Mahenehene, Makiwa Manaka et al. – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Pandemic Effects: COVID-19 and the Crisis of Development in the Middle East
Development and Change; Adam Hanieh, Rafeef Ziadah – P Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)

Thinking macroeconomic vulnerabilities in the context of low-carbon transition
Alvaro Moreno, Diego Guevara, Jhan Andrade et al. – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Governability of regional challenges: the Arctic development paradox
Politics and Governance; Michał Łuszczuk, Jacqueline Götze, Katarzyna Radzik‐Maruszak, Arne Riedel, Dorothea Wehrmann – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

A Framework for Cloud to Coast Adaptation: Maturity and Experiences from across the North Sea
Land; Paul Sayers, Berry Gersonius, Gül Özerol, Erwin Nugraha. Cor A. Schipper – Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM)

Read more about EADI Members
International Training on Dialogue and Mediation (ITDM)
23-27 August  –  Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation (DHF)
Equity and Merit Scholarships for international master’s students
Deadline: 31 August 2022  –  Global Development Institute (GDI)
Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index (2022)
Free self-paced course  –  Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House (ODID)

See more courses and trainings on the EADI website

Trouble at the UN: Western Member States Push Back Against Chinese-led FAO
Max-Otto Baumann – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Against Capture, Cleansing and Extraction: Towards a New Eco-Social Discourse of Research and Investigation
Alison Phipps – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Thinking Big—The transformative potential of Universal Ownership and Systems Change Investing
Andrew Gaisford – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

All Bark, No Bite? The Case for Human Security in European Migration & Asylum Governance
Xander Creed – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)  

The Greater Bay Area: China’s ‘next big thing’
Alfonso Ballesteros – Real Instituto Elcano
How costly political realities undercut Ghana’s electricity reforms
Barnaby Joseph Dye – Global Development Institute (GDI)
India’s democracy in crisis: Towards an electoral ethnocracy
Indrajit Roy – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York (IGDC)
Waking up: the vital long-term finance goal of the Paris Agreement
Illari Aragon – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
#4: Life under the Taliban
Anisa from Mazar-e Sharif (pseudonym) – Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC)
Indonesia, the developer’s dilemma, and Vision 2045
Arief Anshory Yusuf & Kyunghoon Kim – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Are emerging economies already engaging with Industry 4.0 technologies?
Carlo Pietrobelli et al. – UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology UNU-MERIT

See more blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website

Call for papers for conference on Natural Resource Management and Conflict in Africa, University of Ghana, 26-28 June 2023
Deadline: 31 August 2022  –  Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Call for Abstracts: DSAI Annual Conference 2022
Deadline: 02 September; Development Studies Association Ireland DSAI
Application call for the new French social science and humanitarian fellowship
Deadline: 05 September 2022; Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Call for papers Workshop on Illicit Financial Flows, Copenhagen, 25-26 October 2022
Deadline: 10 September 2022 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
Request for research proposals Macro-fiscal analysis and policy modelling
Deadline: 15 September; United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

See more calls on the EADI website

Assistant Lecturer
Deadline: 16 August 2022 – Maynooth University Social Science Institute MUSSI
Teaching Fellow in Environmental Policy and Governance
Deadline: 17 August 2022 – Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (SRI)
Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Economics
Deadline: 20 August 2022 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)

Teaching Coordinator (junior) spatial sustainability education
Deadline: 20 August 2022 – Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM)

Senior Policy Officer International Climate Governance
Deadline: 26 August 2022 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

PhD Candidate on « EU democracy promotion in authoritarian regimes »
Deadline: 26 August 2022 – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS)

Un.e coordinatrice/teur France de l’initiative « Transition agricole et alimentaire »
Deadline: 30 August 2022 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

Postdoctoral Researcher « Prioritizing the Displacement-Environment Nexus »
Deadline: 31 August 2022 – Chr. Michelsen Institute
Post-Doc Researcher: Political Aspects of the Restitution of Colonial Stolen African Art/Cultural Objects
Deadline: 04 September 2022 – Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut (ABI)
Senior Lecturer/Reader in Global Development – Poverty and Inequality (Teaching and Research)
Deadline: 30 September 2022 – Global Development Institute (GDI)

See more job offers on the EADI website