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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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RiDNet participatory methods workshop

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Putting research into practice in development contexts brings its own unique challenges. This workshop, led by Dr Jen Dyer (Sustainability Research Institute), will explore a number of data collection methods. Jen will tie the theoretical rationale underpinning different methods, and provide tips on when and how different techniques can be best applied. This workshop, open...

DSA Women and Development Study Group

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‘Interrogating the Nexus  of Alternative Knowledges, Evidence and Impact in GAD Research and Practice’ DSA Women and Development Study Group and Centre for Global Development (CGD) This one day workshop examines the relationship between efforts to promote gender equality and how development is measured, and whether we are measuring what matters, or what can be...

RiDNet fieldwork chat drop-in session

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Are you a Leeds University PhD student and planning fieldwork in a developing country? We’re holding a lunchtime drop-in session on Monday 6th March 12-2 Baines Wing SR 2.14, with 3rd year PhDs with extensive fieldwork experience to answer any questions, queries, concerns you might have Anything including ethics forms, risk assessments, budgets, working with...

5th Annual RiDNet conference 2017: “I, Researcher”

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The Researchers in Development Network at the University of Leeds 5th Annual RiDNet conference “I, Researcher: exploring the research experience - context, self and interdisciplinary practice” Key note speakers: Dr Eleanor Fisher, University of Reading https://www.reading.ac.uk/apd/staff/e-fisher.aspx Dr Nilam Ashra-McGrath, University of Leeds https://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/profile/648/255/nilam_ashra-mcgrath Conference programme Time Content 8:30-9:00 Registration 9:00-9:10 Welcome 9:10-9.50 Keynote speaker 1:  Dr Eleanor...

Early Childhood Development in Challenging Contexts

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Early Childhood Development in Challenging Contexts Date: 13/12/2016 | Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development and Centre for Global Development Venue: Room 1.05 Charles Thackrah Building, University of Leeds, UK. The Workshop will bring together international experts on early childhood development (ECD) and provision of child care for, health, social,...

ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund – International Development Conference on Vulnerability

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The Leeds Social Sciences Institute and Centre for Global Development will be hosting a two-day high profile International Development conference around the over-arching theme of Vulnerability and Resilience at Weetwood Hall Hotel,  Leeds. Why vulnerability? The theme of vulnerability speaks to a wide number of disciplines. It permits a holistic look at international development challenges, ranging from...

RiDNet Brown Bag lunch 19th October

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Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet) Leeds invite you to a lunch seminar on Wednesday 19th October: ‘Youth, police and violence in Rio de Janeiro's favelas’ - Juliana Correa, guest PhD researcher from Fiocruz Brazil ‘Methodological and ethical challenges of doing longitudinal research with young people’ - Dr Kim Allen, University of Leeds Venue: Social Sciences...

Civil Society, Democracy and Development Research Cluster launch

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The Cluster aims to establish a collaborative network of academic/intellectual capacity to engage with the themes of civil society, democracy and development and how they intersect. Our focus is not simply the day-to-day practice of large and small NGOs – although those in themselves raise urgent questions around the nature and meaning of both democracy...

Sharing our Earth in the Anthropocene

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Professor Joyeeta Gupta ‘Sharing our Earth in the Anthropocene’ CGD 4th Annual Summer School in cooperation with EADI Keynote  All Welcome  Tuesday 7th June, 5pm to 7pm Maurice Keyworth (Business School) LT G.02 Abstract In the age of the Anthropocene, the environmental utilization space (ecospace) is shrinking: some abiotic resources are shrinking in the short-term,...

CGD 4th annual summer school with EADI

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This year's CGD summer school is in cooperation with EADI   Exploring challenges and opportunities to achieving ‘Just Practices of Development’ in the context of the SDGs As the international community gears up to respond to the new Sustainable Development Goals, join us to debate issues around development research and practice and whether and how...