Events

The Centre for Global Development hosts and delivers numerous development related events.

Each year we hold our Annual Lecture and invite a prominent academic or senior figure from the development field to speak on a current development issue

We also hold collaborative events and lectures with partners within the University of Leeds, including the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI), LUCAS, water@leeds, Priestly Centre for Climate Research and Applied Institute for Research in Economics (AIRE), and from outside the Univeristy of Leeds.

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  It is estimated that more than 30 million people are dependent on the water system of Lake Chad for their livelihoods.  Yet the Lake is shrinking caused by a range of human and environmental pressures.  The region, which spans the territories of Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, and Chad, has experienced recent violent conflict from groups…
The global development industry now has a mainstream focus on gender, at least rhetorically.  Gender equality is goal 5 of the SDGs.   Yet how are such commitments operationalised in practice?  For example, how is ‘empowerment’ defined and measured in development projects?   A growing decolonial feminist critique demands attention be paid to the cultural and complex…
This webinar builds on the recent LUCAS Sadler Series on ‘African Knowledges’.  This series of events sought to place African scholars and knowledges are the forefronts of articulating and responding to global challenges.   On the eve of COP26, we turn our attention to African perspectives on climate change, and how global responses to climate change…
Recent development discourse has emphasised the need to question the legacies of coloniality within global development practices if global inequalities are to be curtailed. This webinar  brings onboard panellists from all facets of development in praxis and scholarship to explore decoloniality within global development research and practice. The key question for the session is “What…
On the 15th of July, the Water Governance Group will be hosting Hammond Antwi, a postgraduate researcher at the Dundalk Institute of Technology- Ireland. Hammond’s presentation will explore Ireland’s River Basin Management Plan (RBMP), an essential component of the European Union Water Framework Directive that details an integrated approach required to protect, improve and sustainably…
The Centre for Global Development (CGD) is holding a brown-bag lunch event on academic careers post-covid for PhD students and early career researchers. This event will be hosting the Co-Director of the CGD, Professor Anna Mdee talk about academic careers. Some of the expected discussion points include academic careers post-covid, the implication of the recent…
CGD member Dr Lata Narayanaswamy will give oral evidence on racism in the aid sector to a Parliamentary International Development Committee Inquiry on Tuesday 25 May 2021, 2.30pm – 3.15pm (BST).
CGD member Dr Markus Fraundorfer presented this talk as part of the Research Seminar Series hosted by the School of Politics and International Studies. Seminar recording available here.
Please mark your calendars for this webinar organised by the Centre for Global Development and the Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet). One of the burgeoning dilemmas for researchers in current times has been navigating ethics application and conducting research ethically under uncertain conditions and environment. For instance, how does one adapt the research ethically when…
As part of ongoing webinars on global water governance,  the water governance group at the Centre of Global Development hosted  Leonie Hyde Smith, PhD Researcher at the School of Civil Engineering and  Water-WISER CDT. Leonie’s presentation details how water and sanitation services can be improved for the urban poor and how these services can be…