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African Ecologies special section in the Journal of the British Academy


The Journal of the British Academy has just published its latest issue, which includes a special section on "African Ecologies: Literary, Cultural and Religious Perspectives." The recently restyled journal was launched at a celebratory event at the British Academy in London, on 22 May 2024. At this event, the journal's editor, Professor Fiona Williams, highlighted...

Launch of the CGD Working Paper Series


We are delighted to announce the launch of the CGD Working Paper Series with the publication of Agro-Corporations, Countermovements and the Quest for Legitimacy by Simon Manda and Jorg Wiegratz. You can download the paper here: No. 1: Agro-corporations, Countermovements and the Quest for Legitimacy. (2024) Manda, S. and Wiegratz, J. The working paper series provides a space...

Blog: Co-authored by CGD member Dr Jörg Wiegratz


Check out the following blog in The Conversation, co-authored by CGD member Dr Jörg Wiegratz: Fintech is sold as the answer to Africa’s problems, but digital money services have downsides which media often overlook.

Prof. Anna Mdee convened a workshop exploring: 'Afrocentricity- Putting Africa at the Centre of Analysis'


Afrocentricity- Putting Africa at the Centre of Analysis Workshop Report As a consequence of the nature of research and development funding, collaborative work with partners and stakeholders in Africa are still often framed in discourses of simplification and paternalism.   In this workshop, we brought together academics from the Universities of Leeds and Bradford to discuss...

Dr Simon Manda convenes a Symposium: ‘At What Point Managed Loss and Damage in the Global South? Climate Governance, Risks and Adaptation.’


On 20th September 2023, co-Director for the Centre for Global Development Dr Simon Manda convened a symposium focused on Managed Loss and Damage in the Global South with a focus on Climate Governance, Risks and Adaptation. He was joined by Co-Director Dr Geoff Goodwin and the CGD Ambassador Rachel Parker. The symposium was built on...

Dr Geoff Goodwin visits Presidency University in Kolkata, India


In late September, Dr Geoff Goodwin, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Development, visited Presidency University in Kolkata as part of a POLIS trip to India. He was joined by Dr Owain Williams, Associate Professor of Global Political Economy and Health, who is the Director of Internationalisation at POLIS and has been overseeing efforts to...

Ethnography Masterclass


If you missed it, Professor Anna Mdee organised an Ethnography Masterclass. We recommend watching the recording if you are interested in ethnographic research! The link for the recording is If you would like to receive more information from the Centre for Global Development, please e-mail to be added to our mailing list.

Dr Geoff Goodwin co-convenes conference at the Université Libre de Bruxelles


Dr Geoff Goodwin co-convened and presented at a conference at ULB in Belgium. Lecturer in Global Political Economy and Co-director of the Centre for Global Development, Dr Geoff Goodwin, co-convened a conference – ‘Capturing the Countermovement’ – in Belgium on 19 – 20 April 2023.   The event, which was co-convened by Dr Jacinto Cuvi and hosted by...