EADI eNewsletter #2/1 2023 | Green Academia, Decentralised Development Cooperation & More

1st Issue February 2023
In our planning for the year ahead we’re now back with full speed and look forward to three interesting events during this and the next month, so have a quick look and check whether there’s something in it for you! Looking back on 2022, we’ve found that five blog posts generated extraordinarily wide attention and made the rounds – on social media and elsewhere. New on our blog is a contribution by Jorge Gutiérrez Goiria who has written a book on decentralised development cooperation and shares his main findings with us. Other than that, there’s currently so much going on in our member community, that we couldn’t decide what to pick, so we’ve got four special highlights for today. Our thematic focus is on agriculture this time; calls, vacancies etc. are at the very bottom as usual.
From our Blog
Decentralised Development Cooperation: potential and practices from an international perspectiveThe processes and results of traditional development cooperation have proven to be insufficient to face global challenges, argues Jorge Gutiérrez Goiria in our latest blog. « Decentralised development cooperation, promoted by local governments », he writes, « offers a promising approach here. Its practices can promote relations of cooperation and solidarity with greater horizontality and reciprocity, as they naturally involve different actors while responding to problems close to the citizenry. » Read the post
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Read our Top Five Blog Posts from 2022
From categorising Development Studies to decolonial critique of nature protection zones – our most read blog posts in 2022 provide much food for thought and some hitherto unknown perspectives. Did you know, for example, that Karl Marx was interested in colonialism all his life? That there are many creative ways to question common but unconscious narratives that threaten positive social change? And that there are valid argument for unlearning much that is taken for granted in mainstream EU Foreign Policy Studies?. Check our summary overview here
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Virtual Book Launch: Green Academia, 28 February
In his  volume « Green Academia« , Sayan Dey explores possible ways of weaving ecology and the environment as a habitual practice of teaching and learning in an intersectional manner with Science and Technology Studies. With detailed case studies of the green schools in Bhutan and similar practices in India, Kenya, and New Zealand, the book argues for different forms of eco-friendly education systems and the possibilities of expanding these local practices to a global stage. We look forward to an interesting exchange with him and two further discussants! Read more and register
OA Book: Power and Informality in Urban Africa
Ethnographic PerspectivesThis open access book by the Nordic Africa Institutebrings together contributions from urban studies, geography, and anthropology to provide new insights into the social and political dynamics of African cities, as well as uncovering the causes and consequences of urban inequality. Featuring rich new ethnographic research data and case studies drawn from across the continent, the collection shows that Africa’s new urbanites have adapted to their environs in ways which often defy the assumptions of urban planners. Read more
Video Series: The Puzzle of Peace
This series of nine short videos produced by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) features leading economists, political scientists, data scientists, and conflict experts who share their latest research on building sustainable, lasting peace.  The two-minute videos cover some of the biggest questions in peace and conflict research, each contributing to untangling the ‘puzzle of peace’ in order to map entry points for better policy interventionsWatch the videos here.  
Toolkit: Anticolonial Archives for Inclusive Classrooms
Lecturers and students from the Department of International Development at King’s College, London, have created a pedagogical toolkit aimed at countering discriminatory power structures in the classroom. Creating an inclusive classroom requires an understanding of how inequalities affect a student’s experience of the room. It also requires teaching methods that allow everyone to participate regardless of their starting point. Rather than a top-down approach to the study of decolonisation, the use of archives allowed the students a bottom-up perspective of how activists and writers across the globe thought about solidarity in anticolonial resistance. Read more
Briefs: Practical Guides for Participatory Methods

The Institute of Development Studies in Brighton, UK, hast published four brief hands-on guides for the following interactive methods:Body Mapping – readTime Sequencing – readMapping and Power Analysis – readRivers of Life – read
Thematic Focus: Agriculture
Economic Connectiveness and Pro-Poor Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Agriculture
Sustainability  –  Maria Sassi – Center for Global Strategic Engagement (GLOBEC)

The political life of mitigation: from carbon accounting to agrarian counter-accounts
The Journal of Peasant Studies  –  Seshia, Shaila; Silva Garzon, Diego Enrique – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Local resource mobilization for malaria vector control among Rwandan rice farmers: a pilot study into the role of community ownership
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition  –  Alexis Rulisa et al. – Department of Anthropology and Development Studies (CAOS)

Seasonal variation and risks of potentially toxic elements in agricultural lowlands of central Cameroon
Environmental Geochemistry and Health  –  Annie Stephanie Nana et al. – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung ZEF

Politically engaged, pluralist and internationalist: critical agrarian studies today
The Journal of Peasant Studies – Saturnino M. Borras – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Governance of Agricultural Water Management: How Does the EPSI Model Explain Iranian Farmers’ Satisfaction? An Experience from Northwestern Iran
L. Mohammadzadeh, G. Ozerol, M. Ghanian – Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM)

Evolution of farm-level crop diversification and response to rainfall shocks in smallholder farming: Evidence from Malawi and Tanzania
Ecological Economics  –  Clifton Makate, Arild Angelsen, Stein Terje Holden, Ola Tveitereid Westengen – Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)
Premium Members Publication Picks

The African Economy 2022
Rémy Rioux, Yasmine Osman, Christian Yoka – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Summary Report: BRiCE Project DRC and Niger. Teacher Wellbeing and Teaching Quality in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts
Marchais, Gauthier; Falisse, Jean-Benoît; Matabishi, Samuel; West, Deborah – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Policy Brief: Feminist Development Policy: What does the Population Think? Results of a Representative Study
Nora Sassenhagen, Sebastian H. Schneider, Martin Bruder – German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval)

“When someone gets sick, we run to them, not from them”: Holding space for solidarity otherwise and the city in times of COVID-19
Aminata Cairo, Lisa-Marlen Gronemeier, Rosalba Icaza Garza, Umbreen Salim, Jyothi K. Thrivikraman, Daniela Vicherat Mattar – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)Scaling up African clean energy
Alfonso Medinilla, Katja Sergejeff – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Planetary health literacy: A conceptual model
Frontiers in Public Health  –  Carmen Jochem,Julia von Sommoggy, Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Eva-Maria Schwienhorst-Stich, Christian Apfelbacher – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Accelerating emission reduction in Israel: carbon pricing vs. policy standards
Energy Strategy Reviews  –  Palatnik, Ruslana Rachel; Davidovitch, Ayelet; Krey, Volker; Sussman, Nathan; Riahi, Keywan; Gidden, Matthew – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

The Return of Industrial Policy in the European Union
Ferdi De Ville – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS – UGent)
Read more about EADI Members
PhD course: Extraction Ethnographies, Oslo, 17th – 21st April 2023
Application Deadline 28 February 2023  –  Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)
Natural Resource Governance and Energy Transition: Policies and Practice, online, 24 April – 23 June 2023
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL)
Orange Knowledge Programme
Deadline: 28 February 2023 for master programmes & 10 March 2023 for short courses  –  Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)
PhD programme on Innovation, Economics, Governance and Sustainable Development (IEGSD)
Deadline for application 28 February 2023  –  UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology UNU-MERIT
International Security and Development Recruitment
Opening date for registration:9 February 2023  –  Centre for International Studies and Development CISAD
International Relations and Public Diplomacy Recruitment
Opening date for registration: 9 February 2023  –  Centre for International Studies and Development CISAD
MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)
Deadline: 10 March 2023  –  Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)
See more courses and trainings on the EADI website
Is the legacy of the Arab Spring greater oppression? Twelve years after the Egyptian Revolution, Egypt’s civil society has been all but nationalized
Ahmed El Assal, Amr Marzouk – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Durdin-er Diaries: chronicles of hard times in Bangladesh
Syeda Salina Aziz, Anuradha Joshi, Miguel Loureiro, Niranjan J. Nampoothiri Niranjan, Sohela Nazneen – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

How the EU supports food systems change: Lessons from Malawi
Cecilia D’Alessandro, Paulina Bizzotto Molina – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

BMZ’s new Africa Strategy: Global structural policy 2.0 – more self-critical, credible and values-based?
Benedikt Erforth, Lena Gutheil – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
Why does so little aid seem to go to basic needs? – part two
David Satterthwaite – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Reforming the World Bank: 3 ideas for an effective sustainable roadmap
Élise Dufief et al. – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

The fourth Industrial Revolution and the reskilling challenge: a view from the Global South
Ramiro Albrieu & Megan Ballesty – OECD Development Centre OECD/DC

The Northern Ireland Protocol
Catherine Barnard – Real Instituto Elcano

The Emergence of the ULA/AA and Question of the Rohingya Crisis
Kyaw Lynn – Transnational Institute TNI

Colonial legacy, religion and politics – the roots of homophobia in Africa
Jim Jormanainen – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

Do we weep or rejoice? The 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Jemina Holmberg – Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation (DHF)

New technologies in migration and asylum governance: who benefits?
Derya Ozkul – Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House (ODID)
See more blogs and opinions on the EADI website
Appel à contributions: Revue internationale des études du développement « Financer les transformations agricoles et alimentaires »
Deadline: 14 February 2023  –  Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique pour l’Étude de la Mondialisation et du Développement (GEMDEV)

Call for Papers NorDev2023 Conference « Co-creation for a just transition towards a sustainable society », Uppsala, 21-23 August 2023
Deadline: 1 March 2023 – Department of Government Uppsala University

DSAI Call for Study Group Convenors
Development Studies Association Ireland DSAI

See more calls on the EADI website
Adviser/Senior Adviser on illicit financial flows, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI) – Deadline: 03 February 2023

Research Assistant
Maynooth University Social Science Institute MUSSI – Deadline: 03 February 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher Project ‘Health-AI’
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) – Deadline: 05 February 2023

Responses and resilience to future climate extremes in urban areas: ECR vacancy
Global Development Institute (GDI) – Deadline: 06 February 2023

PhD: Research on Romanian Labour Mobilities and (in)Jusitice in Peripherised Places in Germany
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) – Deadline: 08 February 2023

Project Coordinator (Refugee-Led Research Hub)
Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House (ODID) – Deadline: 13 February 2023

Doctoral Researcher in Development Economics / Health Economics (f/m/diverse)
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) – Deadline: 15 February 2023

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

Junior researcher PhD research on Local Air Pollution and its Impact on Health
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) – Deadline: 15 February 2023

Postdoc/Senior Researcher (f/m/diverse) Environmental Governance
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) – Deadline: 26 February 2023

Senior Researcher (f/m/diverse) Climate Governance
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) – Deadline: 26 February 2023

Researcher (f/m/diverse) Global Tax Expenditures Database
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) – Deadline: 28 February 2023

Postdoctoral in Political Science
Department of Government Uppsala University – Deadline: 28 February 2023

Postdoctoral researcher Development Processes, Actors and Policies
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB) – Deadline: 01 March 2023

Postdoctoral researcher on the decolonial turn in development monitoring and evaluation
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB) – Deadline: 01 March 2023

Research Fellow (m/f/d) (60%)
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) – Deadline: 06 March 2023

See more job offers on the EADI website