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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...

CGD Webinar ‘COP27 and Global South Perspectives on the Climate Change Crisis’


Photo Source: Climate Visuals - an irrigation project in Mozambique. On the 8th December 2022, the Centre for Global Development (CGD) hosted a panel of speakers from the University of Leeds who reflected on the recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP27 in the Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh. Beginning with an...

Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FSNet-Africa) hosting Summer School at Leeds


The Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FSNet-Africa) is hosting this year’s second Summer School at the University of Leeds  from the 20th of June 2022. It follows up on the succesful first University of Pretoria (UP) Summer School that was held online in January 2022. The summer school aims to build capacities and strengthen...

Podcast: Enhancing the livelihoods of pit-emptiers in Bangladesh


CGD PGR Mariam Zaquout discusses her article published in Third World Quarterly discusses the experiences of emptiers from diverse socio-economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds, operating across a formal-informal spectrum.Manual pit-emptying – the removal of faecal sludge from pits and tanks using hands or basic tools – is a widespread practice in Bangladesh, and in other...