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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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Priority global water-research questions for the looming climate crisis

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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;...

Research seminar: “Pressure and the expectation of success in Nairobi, Kenya”

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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...

The prospects for stabilization, recovery, and resilience in the Lake Chad Basin Region

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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...

CGD Webinar Series 3- Decolonising Gender in peacebuilding and development projects

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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...

African Knowledges for COP26: Decolonising climate change narratives on Africa

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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...

CGD Webinar Series - Decolonisation and Development

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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...

River Basin Management Planning in the Republic of Ireland- Hammond Antwi

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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...

Academic Careers Post-covid

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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...