EADI eNewsletter #9/2 2022 | Writing Good Journal Papers, Health & More

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


We are back from our very first regional meeting and PhD symposium which brought together members and stakeholders from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. Still under the impression of the many inspiring inputs and vivid conversations, we very much look forward to organising similar events in other regions! We are also happy that our videothat explains in detail how early career researchers can get their papers in top shape for publication in academic journals is finally online! And we’ve got a new blog post whichreflects on the apolitical framing of digital technologies, written by our own Basile Boulay. Last but not least we’ve put together highlights and publication picks from our member community, as well as the usual calls, vacancies and opinions. Our thematic focus is on health today.
New On Our Blog: Our Bright Digital Lives
« How do modern technologies, which suck up an increasing share of our attention span and time, prevent us from conceptualising and implementing new forms of individual and collective life? » asks our colleague Basile Boulay in this blog post, criticising the (a)political discourse around smartphone-driven technologies that « effectively manages to hide their environmental and socio-economic consequences ». He concludes: « A more reasoned use of tech devices, a better understanding of value chains and a thorough reflection of what a good life should look like would be first steps to start addressing these pressing global issues. » Read the post
To the blog overview
Video: Making Early Career Papers Fit For Publication 
Our Journal, the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) explicitly encourages young and early career researchers to submit papers. It’s early career initiativeprovides support in the submission process and helps to avoid common pitfalls. In this video early career editor Tewodaj Mogues explains in detail what to take care of when submitting your paper and shares many tips and tricks she has gathered during her experience as an editor. If you’d like your papers to get in top shape for the submission process, watch it now!
The EJDR is EADI’s Journal. Read it now!
Highlight: From Crisis To Transformation
What is Just Transition?This primer by the Transnational Institute seeks to explore why it is imperative to orient ourselves and our social movements towards a Just Transition and how we can consciously and deliberately move away from the dysfunctional and destructive systems that are leading us towards extinction. How can we advance towards new systems of social relations that will help us to survive and overcome the climate crisis and to reverse the planet’s sixth mass extinction? Read more
Highlight: Reducing Inequality, 5-7 October, Bogotá
The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES) convenes a three-day conference on reducing inequality, held in Bogotá, Colombia, on 5-7 October 2022. The keynotes and policy event are livestreamed on UNU-WIDER’s YouTube channel. A link to the livestream is coming soon! The event closes with the WIDER Annual Lecture 2022 given by Daron Acemoğlu: « In the name of progress: Will technology solve inequality? »  Register to attend the Annual Lecture livestream hereRead more
Highlight: 12 October: Justice in Knowledge Production
How can Open and Responsible Science (ORS) respond to the challenge of epistemic justice, given the staggering amount of inequality in the geography of academic knowledge? Which principles connect the framework of ORS with epistemic justice when putting equity between forms of knowledges and ways of knowing at the centre of the conversation? In this hybrid event at ISS, these principles are explored, informed by the mis-framings that marginalized communities experience and their demands for alternative practices for knowledge co-creation. Read more and register for this hybrid event at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) event here
Thematic Focus: Health
Operationalising pharma manufacturing hubs in Africa: Policy options for the EU
Karim Karaki, Pamella Eunice Ahairwe – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Which communication technology is effective for promoting reproductive health? Television, radio, and mobile phones in sub-Saharan Africa
Francesco Iacoella et al. – UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology UNU-MERIT

Displaced population groups’ access to mental health services in Bangladesh and Uganda
Fariba Alamgir, Kate Pincock, Khadija Mitu, Rachel Hiller and Munguleni Dalmatius – Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS)

What Works for Health Systems Strengthening: An Overview of the Evidence – Resource Toolkit
Kim Ozano, Sophie Witter, Jo Keatinge, Beth Scott, Nicola Wardrop – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

States or social networks? Popular attitudes amid health crises in the Middle East and North Africa
International Political Science Review-  Holger Albrecht, Markus Loewe – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

We’ll meet again? Evaluation of the Norwegian Grant Programme for Health Collaboration with Russia 2016-2019
Aadne Aasland, Jørn Holm-Hansen and Bård Kårtveit – Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research NIBRPremium Members Publication Picks

Sustainable agrifood systems for a post-growth world
Nature Sustainability  –  Steven R. McGreevy, Christoph D. D. Rupprecht, Daniel Niles, Arnim Wiek, Michael Carolan, Giorgos Kallis et al. – Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM)

Actors and interests along the Dakar-Bamako corridor
Bruce Byiers, Poorva Karkare – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Social Protection Intervention: Evaluation Research Design
Ton Giel, Keetie Roelen, Neil Howard, Lopita Huq – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

“We are not allowed to speak”: Some thoughts about a consultation process around lithium mining in Northern Argentina
The Extractive Industries and Society  –  Melisa Escosteguya, Araceli Clavijo, Walter Fernando Diaz Paz, Marc Hufty, Lucas Seghezzo – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

EFFEXT Background Paper – National and international migration policy in Ethiopia
Kiya Gezahegne, Oliver Bakewell – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Understanding Commodity Markets to Effectively Address Price Increases and Volatility in A Post-COVID-19 World
Susan Newman, Sophie van Huellen – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 16: a governance compass towards just transition?
Anita Breuer, Julia Leininger, Pooja Balasubramanian – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Home Grown School Feeding in Low-Income Countries: Harvesting Benefits for Smallholder Farmers
Anne Margrethe Brigham, Ruth Haug – Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)

Governance reforms and public acceptance of regulatory decisions: Cross-national evidence from linked survey experiments on pesticides authorization in the European Union
Regulation & Governance  –  Jonathan Zeitlin, David van der Duin, Theresa Kuhn, Maria Weimer, Martin Dybdahl Jensen – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Learning in, about and from the field? Symbolic functions of EU knowledge production on Central Asia
Central Asian Survey –  Oleg Korneev, Karolina Kluczewska – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS – UGent)Read more about EADI Members
CERES PhD Programme 2022-2023
Research School for International Development CERES

Nordic Scholarship Programme
Applications Deadline:1 October 2022  –  Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

Master’s Programme in Communications for Development
Applications Deadline: 17 October 2022  –  School of Arts and Communication, University Malmö (K3)

See more courses and trainings on the EADI website

Climate change, agrarian justice and pastoralism
Ian Scoones – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Amid the US-Sino rivalry: how high is the risk of a deglobalisation trajectory for China?
Li Yanbai, Hao Zhang – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Autonomy, democracy, solidarity: the Green Deal still at the heart of the State of the European Union speech
Nicolas Berghmans – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)
Five ways to build resilience in Nigeria’s education system
Adedeji Adeniran & Thelma Obiakor – OECD Development Centre OECD/DC
Empirical experiences of communicating risk and response – Emergencies, wellbeing and social justice in the Anthropocene
Renzo Taddei – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York (IGDC)
Redefining smallholder farmer inclusion in modern value chains: three ways forward
Giulia Nicolini and Alejandro Guarín – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
The hidden scale of ‘business for good’ | Report shows scope of social enterprise in UK
Fergus Lyon – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)
The Voices from ‘Ground Zero’ Report on Cameroon’s Anglophone Conflict: Interrogating History, Culture and Identity
Gordon Crawford and Dr Nancy Annan – Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR)Calls

Call to Action for Journalists: #CrisesofInequality UNRISD Media Contest
Deadline:10 October  –  United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Call for Papers: Recognising Refugees | RSC Conference
Deadline:31 October –  Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House (ODID)

See more calls on the EADI website

Vacancy for the associate position of Junior Researcher
Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) – Deadline: 30 September 2022
Student Research Assistant / Werkstudent*in (f/m/d) (part-time — 10 – 20 hours per week)
International Security and Development Center gGmbH (ISDC) – Deadline: 30 September 2022
Research Consultant
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – Deadline: 03 October 2022
Postdoctoral Researcher, Development Studies
Masters’ Programme in Development, Education and International Cooperation (DEICO) – Deadline: 16 October 2022
Research Fellow (P-2/P-3), Maputo, Mozambique
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) – Deadline: 19 October 2022

See more job offers on the EADI website

Opinions continued

How to feed Africa’s growing population: Lessons from India’s Green Revolution
Isha Vajpeyi – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
Quo vadis ocean literacy. Early insights from the first year of the UN Decade for Ocean Science
Mirja Schoderer, Ramona Hägele – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

A Painful Dialogue with the Taliban
Arne Strand – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

See more blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website