EADI eNewsletter #1/1 2023 | Ethics in Development Studies, Mastodon & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
1st Issue January 2023
After the break over the holiday season we’re back with fresh energy and are excited to see that so much is going on in our member community! On our side, we’re also quite busy preparing interesting events and networking opportunities for our members over the coming months before heading to Lisbon to our big flagship conference; so please watch this space and our website for further news to come soon. For today, we’ve got a new blog post which sheds the light on addressing issues of power and positionality in research. We look forward to the closing symposium of the EnerSHelF project we’re part of, and have placed our thematic focus on environmental policies this time. And, further to some other bits and pieces of news, calls and blogs, we have a large bunch of vacancy anouncements to share today.
From our Blog: Ethics in Development Studies
How ethical can research relationships be in Development Studies? »The pandemic offered an important moment for researchers from high income countries to work towards decolonising transnational research », writes Isis Barei-Guyot from the Global Development Institute in Manchester on our latest blog. Drawing on  Postcolonial Feminist Ethnography she concludes: « Researchers in the field of Development Studies must care enough to commit to ethical changes as individuals. Decolonising research relationships requires peeling back layers of honesty, particularly when unethical research practices have been normalised » Read the post
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Follow us on Mastodon!
In reaction to the discussions on Twitter’s widely debated changing role in science communication after its takeover by Elon Musk, we’ve joined a spearhead of other science communicators and set up a Mastodon account. Mastodon is a decentralized and non-profit social network made up of independent servers organized around specific themes, topics or interests. For our followers on Twitter nothing will differ, as we won’t change our tweeting habits for the time being. At the same time we are happy to support and try out this uncommercial and promising alternative. To our Mastodon account
Enershelf Online Symposium, 14 February 10.00 CET
As communication and dissemination partner of the Energy-Self-Sufficiency for Health Facilities in Ghana (EnerSHelF) project, we cordially invite you to the online symposium on 14th February 2023, 10:00-15:00 CET, to share the main outcomes of the project. In March 2023 the project comes to an end, and since its start in 2019 the team has been working on both technical and politico-economic questions to improve and disseminate marketable PV-based energy solutions for health facilities in Ghana. The results are of interest to a broad audience, including researchers, private sector organisation, public authorities as well as international donor organisations working on either the expansion of Solar PV or on enhancing health services in Ghana and beyond. Register here
Latest Issue of the EJDR

The first issue of our journal, the Journal of European Development Research (EJDR), this year is all about Financing for Sustainable Development Goals in the era of COVID-19 and beyond.

We’re also preparing for a launch event for this issue and will keep you informed!Browse the issue
Welcome to our New Members!
We are proud and happy to announce that four more members have joined our network by the end of 2022. Let’s welcome theDepartment of International Relations, University of MaltaDepartment of International Relations, Karadeniz Technical University, TurkeyCentre for Economic and Regional Studies, Budapest, HungaryAfrican Studies Centre, Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic
Featured EADI Member: Ghent Centre for Global Studies
This January the Ghent Institute of International and European Studies (GIES), part of the interdisciplinary Ghent Centre for Social Studies, has issued a series of occasional papers all around the global energy crisis:Europe’s Energy Crunch: No Time for Complacency – by Thijs Van de GraafThe Case of Algeria: EU short-term energy policy inconsistencies and their possible long-term consequences – by Reinhilde BouckaertLNG: Saviour or a New Problem in the Making? – by Moniek de JongThe European radical-Right and the Energy Crisis: a Window of Opportunity – by Jasper PraetThe Energy Crisis and Global Climate Goals: Popping Empty Promises? – by Hermine Van CoppenolleAnother Wage Price Spiral in the Making? A Comparison of the 2020s and 1970s – by Mattias Vermeiren
Highlight from this Series: Hydrogen
Hydrogen: A Deus Ex Machina for Today’s Energy Crisis?Many believe that hydrogen is a key ingredient for reaching national climate ambitions and decarbonizing industrial sectors. Since 2017, national hydrogen strategies have been popping up like mushrooms, with some countries positioning themselves as exporters. However, a global liquid hydrogen market, as we know today for fossil fuels like oil or natural gas, is still absent. This is why hydrogen can only play a minor role for solving the current energy crisis. In the long run, however, this paper expresses cautious hope that hydrogen might enable a more inclusive and sustainable energy transition. Read the paper
Thematic Focus: Environmental Policies
Less and more: Conceptualising degrowth transformations
Ecological Economics  –  Hubert Buch-Hansen & Iana Nesterova – Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University (RUC)

Envisioning climate change debates and policies through the tension triangle lens
PLOS Climate –  Emmanuel Nshakira-Rukundo – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Plastic bans in India – Addressing the socio-economic and environmental complexities
Environmental Science & Policy  –  Emmy Nøklebye, Hans Nicolai Adam, Avanti Roy-Basu, Girija K. Bharat, Eirik Hovland Steindal – Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)The Future of Indonesia’s Energy Sector Climate Commitments or Committed to Coal?
Alhafiz Atsari & Zoe Brent – Transnational Institute TNI

Citizen Voice and the Arts: Opportunities and Challenges for Citizen–Policy Engagement on Environmental Issues in Sahelian West Africa
Imogen Bellwood-Howard, Julie Doyle, Haoussa Ndiaye, Lansine Sountoura, Peter Taylor, Aminata Niang, Fatoumata Binta Sow – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Authoritarian environmentalism in Vietnam: The construction of climate change as a security threat
Environmental Science & Policy  –  Gvantsa Gverdtsiteli – Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University (RUC)
Premium Members Publication PicksNavigating change in international development using innovation: the case of national NGO platforms in Brazil and the Netherlands
Ana Santos de Almeida Silva, Kees Biekart, Luís Mah – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Transversal Politics of Big Tech
International Political Sociology  –  Linda Monsees, Tobias Liebetrau, Jonathan Luke Austin, Anna Leander, Swati Srivastava – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

“Have You Been Recruited Because You Are a Woman or Because You Are Good?” Gendered Humanitarian Diplomats at the United Nations
Diplomatica  –  Salla Turunen – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Angola: a vital but constrained transformation of the economic model in the run-up to the 2022 elections ?
Benoît Jonveaux – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)Challenging the Normalisation of Hunger in Highly Unequal Societies
Stephen Devereux, Gareth Haysom, Renato Maluf, Patta Scott-Villiers – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Labour mobility as a key element of the AfCFTA: What role for the AU’s free movement protocol?
Amanda Bisong – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Megatrends and conflict dynamics in Africa: multipolarity and delegation in foreign interventions
Megatrends Africa  –  Benedikt Erforth, Anna Hörter, Wolfram Lacher, Lisa Tschörner – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

The showability of policing: How police officers’ use of videos in organizational contexts reproduces police culture
European Journal of Criminology  –  Laura D. Keesman – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)
Read more about EADI Members
CallsCall for Applications: Short-Term Visiting Researcher (f/m/diverse), 4-6 weeks from April to December 2023
Deadline: 27 January 2023 – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)Call for Applications – short term visiting researcher positions: Early Stage Researchers as part of the European Joint Doctorate (EJD) ADAPTED “Eradicating Poverty: Pathways towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”
Deadline: 31 January –  Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE)Call for Papers: DSA2023
Deadline: 10 February –  Development Studies Association (DSA)BRID Doctoral Funding: Now Open for Applications
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS)See more calls on the EADI websiteOpinionsMore inspiration on the sustainability front, please!
Axel Berger – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Preparing for the next pandemic: lessons from Zimbabwe
Ian Scoones, Felix Murimbarimba – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Biodiversity breakthrough or time to stop global environmental meetings altogether?
Undisciplined Environments  –  Bram Büscher, Rosaleen Duffy – Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD)

Without health there is no wealth. Why do so few governments understand this?
The Guardian  –  Tim Jackson – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

Are basic needs given low priority in most bilateral aid programmes? – part one
David Satterthwaite – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

What is next for development effectiveness in a post-aid world?
Nilima Gulrajani – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Ukraine and potential global food crises: Ramifications for peace
Armend Bekaj – Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation (DHF)

Tokyo’s awakening: Japan in the Indo-Pacific after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Michito Tsuruoka – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Lobbying as if it mattered – an update: The Egypt Climate Summit and the Bleeding Edge of Demanding Corporate Political Responsibility
Dieter Zinnbauer – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)

Environmental shift or purely situational diplomatic success? Understanding the concurrence of four key trends
Sébastien Treyer – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

Dilemmas for aid agencies working in Afghanistan under Taliban’s gender apartheid rule
Dorothea Hilhorst – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

G20 – a unique opportunity to advance digital public infrastructure
Liv Marte Nordhaug – OECD Development Centre OECD/DC
See more blogs and opinions on the EADI website
PhD course: GLOBE Summer School in International Relations, Norway,  29 May-2 June 2023
Application Deadline: 27 January 2023  –  Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)

PhD opportunities
No deadline indicated – Global Development Institute (GDI)

See more courses and trainings on the EADI websiteJobsRector International Institute of Social Studies
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) – Deadline: 20 January 2023

Social Protection Fellow
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) – Deadline: 22 January 2023

Research Ethics & Integrity Officer
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) – Deadline: 22 January 2023

Project Assistant (NPSA)
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) – Deadline: 22 January 2023

Business Development Research Analyst
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – Deadline: 22 January 2023

Business Development Co-ordinator
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – Deadline: 22 January 2023

Digital Cluster Leader
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) – Deadline: 23 January 2023

Researcher sustainable value chains and decent work
Higher Institute for Labour Studies (HIVA) – Deadline: 30 January 2023

Project Manager
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – Deadline: 30 January 2023

Prospective Doctoral Researchers
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) – Deadline: 31 January 2023

Assistant Professor in Disinformation and European Democracy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS) – Deadline: 31 January 2023

Assistant Professor in Transnational migration and social inequalities or climate change
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS) – Deadline: 31 January 2023

Assistant Professor in Surveillance and Digital (In)justice
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS) – Deadline 31 January 2023

Researcher Geospatial Cloud Computing and Big Geodata
Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM) – Deadline: 02 February 2023

Co-Directors of Programmes
Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) – Deadline: 11 February 2023

Creative Writing Residencies
Maynooth University Social Science Institute MUSSI – Deadline: 13 February 2023

Post-Doc for the project Making Politics Safer focusing on Kenya
Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) – Deadline: 15 February 2023

Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy and the Environment
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS) – Deadline: 15 February 2023

See more job offers on the EADI website