About the Centre
The Centre for Global Development (CGD) is an interdisciplinary research centre. Established in 1984, the Centre draws on the expertise of more than sixty members from different schools and faculties at the University of Leeds in the field of international development.
The Centre also hosts the Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet), which unites PhD and early career researchers across the University.
Our aim is to promote academic excellence through generating knowledge on development issues in low income countries, and pursuing collaborative research with institutions in the developing world.
Events & News
Three POLIS students debate the ethics of ‘voluntourism’, and have produced a handy guide for those thinking of getting involved in international volunteering – read it here
We are pleased to announce the dates and theme for this year’s CGD Summer School The post-2015 development agenda: manifesto for an age of global inequality and turmoil? 15 – 18 June, 2015
Resource Politics and Advocacy Struggles in Zimbabwe: Encountering Power at Multiple Scales Postponed, please check back for confirmation
CGD-RidNet Christmas Social 16 December 2014, SEE common room, University of Leeds
Solar Technology for Everybody 28 November 2014, University of Leeds
Interested in sustainable development, social enterprise and/or renewables? Film and discussion with Dr Richard Komp 27 November 2014, University of Leeds
The Violence of Development: Resource Depletion, Environmental Crises and Human Rights Abuses in Central America 19 November 2014, University of Leeds
Annual Researchers in Development (RidNet) conference 12 November 2014, University of Leeds
The Microfinance Delusion: Explaining the Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism 6 November 2014, University of Leeds
Fieldwork in Hot Places: Personal and Methodological Challenges 30 October 2014, University of Leeds
Date: 16/12/2014 | Time: 5.30pmCentre for Global Development and Researchers in Development Network Invite you to our Christmas Social Tuesday 16th December, 5.30pm School of Earth and Environment common room Drinks, snack and festive socialising All welcome!
Date: 28/11/2014 | Time: 12.00pm – 3.00pmMaking solar cells from blackberries! SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS WORKSHOP WITH DR RICHARD KOMP* 28 November, 12.00 – 15.00 School of Earth and Environment, Seminar Room 8.119 MAKE YOUR OWN SOLAR CELL! For the past 30 years Dr Richard Komp has been promoting Read more
Date: 27/11/2014 | Time: 5.30pmSustainable Development and Social Enterprise: Solar Energy for All? Film and discussion with Dr Richard Komp Few people can match both the enthusiasm Dr. Richard Komp has brought to solar energy. For the past 30 years, Richard has been promoting Read more