Robert Chambers is a research associate at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex where he is a member of the Participation, Power and Social Change team. An undisciplined nomad and failed manager of rural development, his field experience has been mainly in East Africa and South Asia.
The University of Leeds Researchers in Development Network invites postgraduate and early-career researchers to share their valuable experiences in this inaugural conference. Through short presentations (10 minutes) in themed panels, a set of issues will be discussed. The conference will feed into a new research note series focussing on the practicalities of conducting research in development contexts.
The Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet) invites PhD students and early career researchers across the disciplines to attend a Brown Bag Lunch Series designed to explore different methods of doing research in developing countries and to discuss ongoing research projects.
Within the context of international development the importance of culture is often overlooked, or even ignored. Culture does however play a strong role in attaining overall development goals. While this has been asserted by international organizations throughout the past decades, culture has remained a minor element in most development approaches.
The conference is jointly organised by the Centre for Global Development at the University of Leeds and the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York under the auspices of the WUN Transformative Justice Network. It aims to bridge the worlds of scholarship, practice and policy-making and to provide a platform for knowledge exchange leading to improved access to justice for the poor and marginalised.
The Researchers in Development PhD Network (RiDNet) invites PhD students and early career researchers across the disciplines to attend a Brown Bag Lunch Series designed to explore different methods of doing research in developing countries and to discuss ongoing research projects.
The seminar will focus on both general ethical issues of conducting fieldwork overseas as well as provide guidance for filling in the University of Leeds ethical approval form, and will be run by Jennifer Parr from the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development.