EADI eNewsletter #5/1 2023 | LGBTQ+ Rights in Africa, Food & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
 1st Issue May 2023EditorialToday we look forward to our General Assembly and the very first meeting of our new Executive Committee next week and are curious about the fresh ideas and perspectives this change will bring. We’re also happy to present a new blog post which shares brand-new research insights on supporting LGBTQ+ rights in Africa. Apart from this we would like to remind you to register for our upcoming virtual dialogue on 30 May in which IDS researcher Shandana Khan Mohmand will analyse climate change disasters as governance disasters based on the example of the recent floods in Pakistan. Thanks to our very active member community, we were once again able to put together a rich bunch of open access books, publication picks, vacancies and more. Enjoy the read!From Our BlogInternational Development Cooperation and LGBTQ+ Rights in Africa »In general, Western aid donors are hesitant to address broader questions of LGBTQ+ rights in countries where doing so puts the donors on a collision course with partner governments », writes Stephen Brown in our latest blog. His research shows, however, that there are ways to help: mainly by supporting and working with the most affected – LGBTQ+ people and organizations, although success cannot be guaranteed. He also points to the duty for Western countries to provide protection to the LGBTQ+ rights defenders they are supporting: « the risk is real ».  Read the postTo the blog overview

EJDR: Two New Paper Sections Available
Opinion and Position articles & and Systematic Reviews and Meta Analysis papersOur journal, The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is launching two new initiatives, aimed at further encouraging scientific debate and rigorous academic analysis. Authors may now submit articles for consideration under two new headers: ‘Opinion and Position paper’ and ‘Systematic Review and Meta Analysis paper’. Please note that submissions for EJDR’s other existing article types – original articles, early career papers and special issue papers – is ongoing and continues as normal. Read more

Highlight: Open Access BookChildren’s Work in African Agriculture:
The Harmful and the HarmlessMillions of children throughout Africa undertake many forms of farm and domestic work. Some of this work is for wages, some is on their family’s own small plots and some is forced and/or harmful. This open access book by the Institute of Development Studies examines children’s involvement in such work. It argues that framing all children’s engagement in economic activity as ‘child labour’, with all the associated negative connotations, is problematic. Read more

Highlight: Open Access BookEncyclopedia of the Social and Solidarity Economy.
Alternative Economies for TransformationThis open access collection by UNRISD is a comprehensive reference text that explores how the social and solidarity economy (SSE) plays a significant role in creating and developing economic activities in alternative ways. In contrast to processes involving commodification, commercialisation, bureaucratisation and corporatisation, the SSE reasserts the place of ethics, social well-being and democratic decision-making in economic activities and governance. Read more

Featured EADI
Member: OEFSEEstablished in 1967, the Austrian Foundation for Development Research, one of our premium members, is Austria’s leading research and information centre on development cooperation and development policy. Research at OEFSE is interdisciplinary and practice oriented. On 30 May, OEFSE is offering two outstanding events which can also be attended online:Will UBI (Really) Change the World? Global Evidence on Basic IncomeSymposium (online and onsite), 30 May 2023, 10:00 – 16:30 CEST: this small symposium brings together a group of experts to discuss the aspirations and realities of UBI (unconditional basic income) interventions in the Global South and beyond. Read more

Living Well within Limits: ÖFSE Development Lecture 2130. May 2023, 18.30 CEST: with Julia Steinberger, Professor of Societal Challenges of Climate Change, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. What are the biophysical resources required to achieve human well-being? What influence do social and technical provisioning systems have on the levels of resource use associated with well-being? Read more

Thematic Focus:
Understanding and addressing poverty and food insecurity in Afghanistan
Yograj Gautam – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Combining Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Knowledge with Science for Sustainable Food Systems Development
Joachim von Braun & Tania Eulalia Martinez-Cruz – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung ZEF

How Much Food Loss and Waste Do Countries with Problems with Food Security Generate?
Agriculture – Daniel Durán-Sandoval et al. – Complutense Institute of International Studies (ICEI)
Measuring the end of hunger: Knowledge politics in the selection of SDG food security indicators
Agriculture and Human Values – Thor Olav Iversen, Ola Westengen & Morten Jerven – Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)

Working with informality: constructive ways to transform food systems
Bill Vorley – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

The status of women in agrifood systems
Tilman Brück et al. – International Security and Development Center gGmbH (ISDC)Premium Members Publication Picks
Ensuring an Effective Social Protection Response in Conflict-Affected Settings: Findings from the Horn of Africa
Izzy Birch, Becky Carter, Jeremy Lind, Rachel Sabates-Wheeler – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Upscaling debt swaps for greater impact
Karim Karaki, San Bilal – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Walking the talk: autoethnographic reflections on co-creating regenerative education within international development studies
Third World Quarterly – T. A. (Mieke) Lopes Cardozo – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Aid for Trade and Export Performance of Recipient Countries: The Moderating Role of Institutions
Nora Aboushady, Chahir Zaki, Georges Harb – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
Do Chinese firms in Africa pay lower wages? A comparative analysis of manufacturing and construction firms in Angola and Ethiopia
World Development – Carlos Oya, Florian Schaefer – Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)

The local economic development effects of income transfers in South Africa. The Social Relief of Distress grant
Sophie PLAGERSON, Senzelwe MTHEMBU, Thandi SIMELANE, Khuliso MATIDZA, Anita MWANDA – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Design paths of federal intergovernmental cooperation
Policy Studies Journal – Simon Montfort, Manuel Fischer, James Hollway, Nicolas W. Jager – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
Read more about EADI Members
The fall of Khartoum
Azza Mustafa Babikir Ahmed – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

How will Turkey’s critical vote impact Africa relations?
Redie Bereketeab – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

Resources for Development Cooperation: Instruction by the Minister of Finance
Stephan Klingebiel – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

How spending time in urban green spaces can counter our children’s biophobia and improve the wellbeing of older adults
Aurélia Chevreul-Gaud, Sylvia I. Bergh – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

UK-China engagement essential for global food and agriculture challenges
James Keeley – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Healing the AU-EU partnership in turbulent times: Views from Europe
Mariella Di Ciommo – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

A homegrown vision of commercial agriculture in Nepal that puts small-scale farmers at its heart
Jagat Deuja – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Tough Love—Fighting for Truth in a Polluted World
Katy Glassborow – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

Humanitarian aid as performance?
Naohiko Omata – Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House (ODID)

Appeals for decolonising North-South collaboration in research
O. Ravaka Andriamihaja – Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)

Public health implications of flood risk management
Paul Hudson – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York (IGDC)

Selective Security
Alke Jenss – Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut (ABI)

Four lessons on the interaction between climate change mitigation policies and social behaviour
Francesca Lipari et al. – Real Instituto Elcano

Partnerships with Global South governments improve development policy and support achieving the Global Goals
08 May 2023 – Timothy Shipp – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

See more blogs and opinions on the EADI website
Call for Application for Funding of Research Projects
Deadline: 15 May 2023 – Global Partnership Network (GPN)

Call for Applications 2023: MA Thesis Research Grant
Deadline: May 15 2023 Global Partnership Network (GPN)

Visiting Fellowship Programme
Deadline: 21 May 2023 African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL)

See more calls on the EADI website

PhD scholarships 2023-2026
Deadline: 12 May 2023 – Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI)

2 Postdoc Positions
Deadline: 15 May 2023 — Global Partnership Network (GPN)

Research Fellow for WISE Horizons
Deadline: 21 May 2023 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

PhD Scholarships in Marketing and Management
Deadline: 22 May 2023  –  Department of Food Business and Development UCC-FBD

Professor Water Service Governance
Deadline: 28 May 2023 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Lecturer in International Development
Deadline: 28 May 2023 – Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)

Senior Researcher Humanitarian Studies (Disasters and Climate Change)
Deadline: 29 May 2023 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Senior Researcher Humanitarian Studies (Humanitarian Governance)
Deadline: 29 May 2023 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Climate Director
Deadline: 01 June 2023 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

Teaching & research assistant governance of natural resources
Deadline: 05 June 2023 – Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB)

See more job offers on the EADI website