EADI eNewsletter #12/1 2023 | Indigenous Perspectives, Just Transition & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
  1st Issue December 2023
While the eyes of our community are on COP28 in Dubai these days, we’ve chosen just transition as thematic focus this time. And before the year is coming to a close, we’ve got two new blog posts for you: Werner Raza calls for a new solidarity-based trade policy, and Léna Prouchet summarises some indigenous perspectives on entrepreneurship-focused development programmes. We’re happy to invite you to two new EADI Working Groups, and look forward to the new MOOC on essentials in Development Studies  
From our Blog:
Embrace or Reject? Decoding Indigenous Perspectives on Development Programmes This blog post, based on field work in the Peruvian Amazon, reveals a nuanced perspective on the relationship between local communities and “entrepreneurship for development” projects. It shows how locals leverage projects to access new resources that fulfil basic needs and achieve aspirations for a better lifestyle, while still giving importance to some aspects of their traditional lifestyle. Read the post
A Trade Policy for the Future: neither Neoliberal nor Geopolitical, but based on Solidarity! In this post, OEFSE Director Werner Raza identifies three paradoxes of hyperglobalisation which he considers essential for understanding and shaping future trade policy: « European trade policy is challenged to find new forms of international cooperation that consciously distance themselves from the geopoliticisation of trade policy. These must be based on solidarity and enable our trading partners to meet on an equal footing. In particular, this means accommodating their interests and needs to a significantly higher degree than in the past. » Read the post To the blog overview
Two New EADI Working Groups We’re pleased to announce two newly established working groups:
Global Crises and Development will focus on a set of questions related to the ‘global crises’ or poly-/perma- crisis of development.
The Politics and Political Economy of Economic Transformation centres around understanding and studying related processes beyond economics to consider the politics of economic transformation.
To the working group overview EnerSHelF at COP28 We’re proud that the EnerSHelF Project we were involved in is being presented at COP28 currently underway in Dubai. « The energy supply for healthcare facilities links two of the UN`s 17 development goals. This so-called nexus of health and energy also makes our project interesting for similar projects in other countries », said project co-lead Katja Bender. The interdisciplinary research project looked into best ways to provide healthcare-facilities in Ghana with renewable energy. Read more
Featured EADI Member:
Global Development Institute The Global Development Institute (GDI) at the University of Manchester, UK, is at the forefront of Development Studies since more than 60 years. Researchers at the Institute are addressing some of the biggest challenges the world faces and are proud to lead The University of Manchester’s efforts to tackle global inequalities and to rank first in the UK for our impact on the Sustainable Development Goals. Just recently GDI has published two new open access papers: BRAC in Bangladesh and beyond: bridging the humanitarian–development nexus through localisation – Development in Practice – Nicola Banks et al. – Global Development Institute (GDI) Towards climate change resilience and informal workers’ health in Zimbabwe: an action-research case study
Cities & Health – Alice Sverdlik et al. – Global Development Institute (GDI) Highlight: Climate Change and Critical Agrarian Studies Emerging from the dynamics of capitalism since the industrial revolution – as well as industrialisation under state-led socialism – the consequences of climate change are especially profound for the countryside and its inhabitants. This open access book interrogates the narratives and strategies that frame climate change and examines the institutionalised responses in agrarian settings. It explores how different people – in relation to class and other co-constituted axes of social difference such as gender, race, ethnicity, age and occupation – are affected by climate change, as well as the climate adaptation and mitigation responses being implemented in rural areas. Read more
Essentials in Development Studies MOOC We’re excited to see that the Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UNIPID) has launched a MOOC to provide students with fundamentals to the multidisciplinary discipline of Development Studies and motivate them to further their knowledge in the field. This is a is a collaborative initiative developed by member universities, and until the MOOC is fully developed, you can already pre-register Read more
ECDPM’s New Gender Podcast Minding the Gap: Conversations on Gender This new podcast series sheds light on stories and topics in which gender is often overlooked, but where promising lessons emerge. The listeners will hear from researchers, activists and experts working in Europe, Africa and the MENA region to gain insights into what we can collectively do to build a society based on gender equality. Read more and listen
Thematic Focus:
Just Transition Two years into South Africa’s Just Energy Transition Partnership: How real is the deal?
Jan Vanheukelom – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Just Transition: Strengthening cooperation between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
Lara Lázaro Touza & Isabel Lara Miranda – Real Instituto Elcano

Just transitions and resilience in contexts of conflict and fragility: the need for a transformative approach
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability – Erin McCandless, Alexia Faus Onbargi – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Just Energy Transition Partnerships: Toward a Collective Assessment
Dunja Krause and Anabella Rosemberg – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Landscapes of (In)justice: Reflecting on Voices, Spaces, and Alliances for Just Transition
Peter Newell, Roz Price Roz Price, Freddie Daley – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Getting from Good Intentions to Effective Action: A Proposal for a Just Transition Partnering Implementation Model in South Africa
Notiswa LIBALA, Andrew BORAINE, Jessica WILSON – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Premium Members Publication Picks Whose security? Politics, risks and alternatives for climate security practices in agrarian-environmental perspectives
The Journal of Peasant Studies – Corinne Lamain – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

The Financialization of Coffee, Cocoa and Cotton Value Chains: The Role of Physical Actors
Development and Change – Bernhard Tröster, Ulrich Gunter – Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE)

The new EU development policy shifts in practice: Views from Kenya and Cameroon
Amandine Sabourin, Katja Sergejeff, Alexei Jones – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Gender Equality Under Attack: Unmasking Opposition to the Istanbul Convention in the European Parliament
Amber Hanselaer – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS – UGent)

Relative Deprivation and Hey and Lambert’s Motivation: Mixed Methods Evidence from Rio de Janeiro
Journal of Income Distribution – Lucio Esposito, Sunil Kumar, Adrián Villaseñor, Roney Souza – Department of International Development King’s College London (DID) The Future of Universities
Global Challenges – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Financing without doing harm: for virtuous mechanisms to support african social science research
Linda Zanfini, Francesco Obino, Sophie Salomon – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Implementation Obstacles and Political Appeal of Environmental Taxes in Sub-Saharan Africa: Reflections from Selected Countries
Giovanni Occhiali – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Urbanisation and social cohesion: theory and empirical evidence from Africa
Tekalign Gutu Sakketa – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Gender inequality in cum laude distinctions for PhD students
Nature – Thijs Bol – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Moving beyond ‘claims’ about reindeer pastoralism in Finnmark, Norway: a rejoinder
Pastoralism – Andrei Marin, Espen Sjaastad, Tor A. Benjaminsen, Mikkel Nils M. Sara – Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)
Read more about EADI Members
Online programme on Water Strategy and Planning,
Start date: 07 February – Delft Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft)

See more courses and trainings on the EADI website

Addressing the military carbon footprint at COP28
Maëlle Salzinger – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

COP28 and the road to a Just Transition
Alexia Faus Onbargi, Aparajita Banerjee, Susan S. Ekoh – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Localising aid for urban displacement: Donor views of contested public authority
Dolf J.H. te Lintelo – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Revealing Global Inequalities and Corruption: Panel debate on the film “Breaking Social”
Global Research Programme on Inequality GRIP

Development aid cuts will hit fragile countries hard, could fuel violent conflict
Patricia Justino, Laura Saavedra-Lux – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
The predicament of Mozambique’s police force
Helene Maria Kyed – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

The Niger Coup and ECOWAS
Christof Hartmann – Institute for Development and Peace (INEF)

COP28: Prioritising children in the fight against climate change
Shruti Agarwal – OECD Development Centre OECD/DC

The Global Stocktake: A critical juncture for increased ambition
Henri Waisman et al. – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

Writing a stand out Global Development book proposal
 Nick Wolterman – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York (IGDC)

Building political ambition for adaptation at COP28 and beyond
UnaMay Gordon – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Why renewed China-US cooperation bodes well for climate action
Yixian Sun – Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS)
PhD-position: How to bridge discrepancies in ways of understanding the meaning of taking and receiving leadership in Denmark and Germany
Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University (RUC) – Deadline: 15 December, 2023

PhD-position: Developing strategic competences in digitalization and sustainability for SMEs in the South Baltic region
Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University (RUC) – Deadline: 15 December 2023

PhD-position: Governing a green transition: End-users perceptions in using organic waste to obtain animal feed ingredients
Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University (RUC) – Deadline: 01 January 2024

PhD of Politics and Public Administration
Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University (RUC) – Deadline: 03 January 2024

University Lecturer in global development studies
Global Development Studies at the University of Helsinki – Deadline: 15 January 2024

See more job offers on the EADI website
Call for applications: Collaborative Doctoral Award
Deadline: 9 January 2024 – Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP)

Request for research proposal: Macroeconomic analysis and policy modelling
Deadline: 12 January 2024 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Call for book chapters: Graduates’ work in the knowledge economy (with Palgrave)
Deadline: 15 January 2024

Call for papers: Special Issue « Small Island Developing Countries (SIDS): Tourism between Innovation and Authenticity for Better Sustainable Developing Paths »
Deadline: 31 January 2024 – Centre for African and Development Studies CESA-ISEG

Deadline: 01 June 2024 – Instituto de Estudios sobre Desarrollo y Cooperación Internacional: Universidad del Pais Vasco (HEGOA)  |  Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo (REEDES) Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo (REEDES)

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