EADI eNewsletter #1/1 2024 | Ethical Guidelines, Geopolitics & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
  1st Issue January 2024

In our first newsletter of the year, we wish you all a healthy and peaceful New Year and the strength to keep up with all the challenges that may lie ahead. We hope that 2024 will be more peaceful and hopeful than 2023, and our community does all it can to help make this happen.
Looking back, we have put together our most read blog posts form the last year, and looking forward, we are busy preparing our 50th anniversary year from June 2024 to September 2025. Today, we ‘ve got exceptionally many vacancies in our collection and the usual news and picks from us and our community.  

From our Blog
Interpreting Modernity: Exploring El Alto, Bolivia’s Perspective Our first blog post this year explores how the narratives of the indigenous Aymara population of Al Alto, Bolivia, diverge from the mainstream Bolivian academia and professional institutions: « Being just 38 years old, El Alto is witnessing a profound evolution in its concept of modernity. Here, a dynamic interplay between economic advancement, social mobility, and the redefinition of urban identity is underway. » Delving into El Alto’s distinct social and cultural landscape, this article sheds light on its quest for progress, showcasing the intriguing interplay between heritage and modernity. Read more

To the blog overview
Most Read Blog Post in 2023
Contested development imaginaries: Hindutva and the co-optation of ‘decolonisation’ Read
Development Studies cannot become an apology for the status quo Read
Securing sufficient, sustainable energy for all needs a massive reduction in global inequality Read
Understanding epistemic erasures of local & indigenous communities Read
How ethical can research relationships be in Development Studies? Read
Upcoming EADI Event 19 January (online)
Early Career Workshop on Children and Young People’s Well-Being Child and youth well-being is essential for achieving shared prosperity at the global level; nevertheless, millions confront poverty and the deprivation of basic rights. Supported by EADI, the workshop provides an influential platform for early-career researchers to explore diverse facets of child and youth well-being. Read more and register
News from EADI Working Groups
New Social Protection Brief available! A few days ago this working group has published its latest round-up on social protection, with many new publications, podcasts, blogs, event reports and upcoming events. Researchers working on social protection and interested in an international exchange are welcome to join! Read the brief
Journal Mentoring Programme – Successful Paper
We are very pleased to see a successful outcome of the latest edition of our Journal Mentoring Programme (JUMP) for early career scholars, especially from the Global South: Research by Chukwudi Njoku was published in the Journal of Population and Sustainability: « Socio-Ecological Drivers of the Pastoralist–Farmer Conflict in Nigeria’s Mid-Benue Trough: Introducing the Ethnicity Dimension« , Congratulations!
Highlight: Ethical Guidelines for Research Partnerships
Ethical guidelines for responsible academic partnerships with the Global South These guidelines are designed as a self-reflective journey to counterbalance inherent the global inequalities that permeate and that may be reproduced within academic collaborations. With a combination of ideals, principles, and values, as well as other resources for further reading, the guidelines provide recommendations for the academic community in Finnish higher education institutions, highlighting key points to consider in their engagements in and with the Global South. Read more
Highlight: Bergen Summer Research School, 3-13 June
PhD Summer Research School: Education 2030 and Beyond: Addressing Global Challenges Quality in education is one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). However, education, and in particular, Higher Education, has the potential to guide transformations toward achieving all the goals. Its  role is thus not only to address and implement the SDGs, but also to critically engage with these goals. With this in mind, the school offers six parallel courses and a joint course on systems thinking and creative problem-solving. Application deadline is 1 February. Read more
Thematic Focus: Geopolitics
The Raw Materials Rush. How the European Union is using trade agreements to secure supply of critical raw materials for its green transition
Bettina Müller, Luciana Ghiotto, Lucía Bárcena – Transnational Institute TNI

Atlanticism After the Cold War – Between Changing Strategic Environment and Conflicting Theoretical Frameworks
Balkan Social Science Review – Sandro Knezović – Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO)

The role of narratives in the discourse on energy security of the European Commission: The EU’s transition in energy relations with Russia
The Extractive Industries and Society –  Zbyněk Dubský, Lukáš Tichý – Institute of International Relations (IIR)
(En)Countering epistemic imperialism: A critique of “Westsplaining” and coloniality in dominant debates on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Tereza Hendla, Olga Burlyuk, Mila O’Sullivan, Aizada Arystanbek – Institute of International Relations (IIR)

Spearhead?: Spain, Europe and the battle for the global South
Luis Simon – Real Instituto Elcano

Repackaging Imperialism The EU – IOM border regime in the Balkans
Border Wars Briefing – Nidžara Ahmetašević, Manja Petrovska, Sophie-Anne Bisiaux, and Lorenz Naegel – Transnational Institute TNI

  Premium Members Publication Picks Conceptualising and challenging child neglect in humanitarian action: protecting displaced children in Jordan and Palestine
Procter, Caitlin; Pontalti, Kirsten; Hart, Jason; Alruzzi, Mohammed – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Community Solutions to Insecurity Along the Uganda–Kenya Border
Karamoja–Turkana Community Research Team – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Enterprise in the Undergrowth: Exploring the Ways Chinese Companies Operate in the Dja Forest in Cameroon
African Study Monographs – James Mayers, Samuel Assembe-Mvondo, Hang Zhou – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Evaluation of projects with climate adaptation co-benefits in sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar
Olivier Beucher, Marie-Karin Godbout, Camille Palumbo – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
On the edge: delays in election results and electoral violence in Sub-Sahara Africa
Ghadafi Saibu – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Strategic adjustments: Daily experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex persons in Nairobi
Sexualities – Shai André Divon, Ann W Vestlie, Reidar S Jessen – Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)

External implications of the circular economy transition of the Netherlands and the EU
Nadia Ashraf, Daniel Adeniyi, Jeske van Seters – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

The Primacy for the Accommodation of the Brazilian Economy: A theoretical-methodological analysis
Marcelo José Moreira – Centre for African and Development Studies CESA-ISEG
Read more about EADI Members
Postdoctoral Position: The Role of Courts in Shaping Access to Asylum in the African Region
Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna (UNIBO) – Deadline: 12 January 2024

Postdoctoral Researcher
The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London SOAS – Deadline: 14 January 2024

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Global Finance
The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London SOAS – Deadline: 14 January 2024

College Research Coordinator
The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London SOAS – Deadline: 14 January 2024

Evaluator*in im Themenfeld qualitative Methoden
German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) – Deadline: 14 January 2024

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) – Deadline: 19 January 2024

Researcher (f/m/diverse) digitalization and democracy
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) – Deadline: 21 January 2024

Research Excellence Manager
The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London SOAS – Deadline: 21 January 2024

Postdoctoral Researcher
The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London SOAS – Deadline: 21 January 2024

Director, Social Affairs
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) – Deadline: 28 January 2024

Lead Researcher (F/M/D): The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian law and human rights
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) – Deadline: 29 January 2024

Adviser/Senior Adviser on Climate Change, Natural Resources and Energy, U4 Anti-Corruption Centre
Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI) – Deadline: 31 January 2024

Project Research Officer – French Speaking: ‘The Great Green Wall and Sahelian Environmental Imaginaries’
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) – Deadline: 31 January 2024

Global Partnerships Manager
The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London SOAS – Deadline: 04 February 2024

Senior Researcher Citizen Science
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft) – Deadline: 04 February 2024

Head of School / Professor, School of Global Development
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) – Deadline: 05 February 2024

Associate Professorship in Sustainability and Behavioural Studies
Copenhagen Business School, Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC) – Deadline: 12 February 2024

Junior Professorship « Security Policy and Peace »
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) – Deadline: 18 February 2024

Graduate teaching & research assistant Peace, institutional design and ethnicity in Africa
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB) – Deadline: 29 February 2024

Open call for five fully funded PhD projects
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) – Deadline: 17 March 2024

See more job offers on the EADI website

Fallout from Gaza: An academic community’s responses to the situation in Palestine
Ruard Ganzevoort – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Flexible, hybrid land use and tenure in pastoral areas
Ian Scoones – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

What role for young people in the AU-EU partnership?
Sara Gianesello, Hilda Milka Koyier – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

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

Call for papers: Law, Power, and Gender in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan
Deadline: 15 February 2024 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Call for Submissions: Sustainable Solutions, Shared Futures: Development Research for the 21st Century, Bonn, 30.09.-02.10.2024
Deadline: 01 March 2024 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung ZEF

Call for papers (diciembre 2024, Vol. 51, nº 2). Monográfico « Educación, género y desarrollo eco-social”
Deadline: 10 March 2024 – Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo (REEDES) Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo (REEDES)

Call for Papers: Gender approaches of Social Economy and State-Owned Enterprises, in: Annals of public and Cooperative Economics
Deadline: 01 April 2024  – Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique pour l’Étude de la Mondialisation et du Développement (GEMDEV)

Call for Papers: Numero special Region et Developpement
Deadline: 01 June 2024 – Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique pour l’Étude de la Mondialisation et du Développement (GEMDEV)

See more calls on the EADI website

Master of Advanced Studies: Global Cooperation and Sustainable Development
Application deadline: 29 February 2024, Online Q&A session: 24 January – ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL)

Water Cooperation & Diplomacy Joint Master’s Degree Programme
Application deadline: 15 March 2024 – IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft)

Postgraduate Training Programme for Development Cooperation
Application Deadline: 31 March 2024 – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

See more courses and trainings on the EADI website Opinions Beneath beliefs: Water access and gender dynamics in three Nigerian communities
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft)

Financing development goals in times of crisis
Antonio Savoia, Kunal Sen – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Pan-Africanism in South African high school history classrooms: Unveiling classroom realities
Esma Karadag – African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL)

The Impact of the Earthquake in Syria. The Missing Developmental Approach in the Shadow of the Conflict
Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna

Mapping Brazilian waste pickers’ risks and their responses to climate change
Sonia Dias – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

COP28: the end of the beginning
Lola Vallejo – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

Combating drought requires greater global political impetus
Michael Brüntrup – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

War in Sudan: Women facing new injustices
Samia al-Nagar – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)