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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Going into 2023, one of the things we are keen to strengthen in the Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet) is more of a collaborative and cross-faculty research network for early career researchers working on development-related issues at Leeds. We also want to get RiDNet members more involved in the wider work of the Centre for Global Development (CGD)…
The Researchers in Development PhD Network (RiDNet) is a multi-disciplinary, cross-faculty network for PhD and early career researchers working in international development at the University of Leeds. Many of RiDNet members undertake fieldwork overseas in different cultures and contexts. Fieldwork is an exciting part of many PhD journeys, but there is also a certain degree…
Please join us for our next RiDNet brownbag career development workshop on ‘Applying for a Postdoc/Fellowship’. We will host Ruth Winden & Emma Spary from Organisational Development & Professional Learning (OD&PL) at Leeds. Both Ruth & Emma are career professionals specialising in career development, aiming to help researchers manage their careers strategically, with skill and…
Please join us on Thursday 8th December 4:30 – 6:30pm (GMT) for this exciting and timely discussion on the politics of global climate change from a Global South perspective. This event will be held online via Zoom. This event will host a panel of speakers who will reflect on the recent United Nations Framework Convention…
Please join us on Thursday 17th November, 2pm (GMT) when Dr Sandra Bhatasara (University of Zimbabwe) will be in conversation with Dr Gilbert Tietaah (University of Ghana) and Dr Silas Oriaso (University of Nairobi).  They will discuss: ‘Local ecological knowledge and climate change in three corners of Africa’  The research seminar is hosted by the Leeds…
Please join us on Wednesday 16th November 15:30 – 17:15 for a research seminar on ‘Protecting the Amazon Rainforest: A Regional Governance Challenge with Global Implications’. The event will take place in hybrid form, meaning that you can attend in person (Clothworkers South Building Lt 2 (3.04)) or online via Zoom. Background The Amazon is…
Please join us for this RiDNet brownbag career development workshop on ‘Career Opportunities with Research (beyond academia)‘. We will host Ruth Winden – a career professional working with Organisational Development & Professional Learning (OD&PL) at Leeds. Ruth specialises in career development, aiming to help researchers manage their careers strategically, with skill and confidence, across all employment sectors…
water@leeds recently published an article in the One Earth Journal showcasing a list of six priority global water research themes for the coming decade, outputs from a global scoping exercise. These six thematic domains include water and sanitation for human settlements; water and sanitation safety risk management; water security and scarcity; hydroclimate-ecosystem-Anthropocene dynamics; multi-level governance;…
With Special Guest Speaker Dr Mario Schmidt, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany). Join us on Thursday 6th October, 16.15-17.30 BST for a research seminar with special guest speaker Dr Mario Schmidt. Dr Schmidt has published in several journals, including Africa, Journal of Eastern African Studies, Journal of the Royal Anthropological…
  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…