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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...

Interview with Henry Shue on the ‘Politics of the Climate Emergency’


To coincide with COP26, BJPIR's first ‘Editors Choice Collection’ brings together articles from the 2019 BJPIR 'Breakthrough' - put together by Elizabeth Cripps – that focused on Henry Shue’s (1993) foundational work on the egregious injustices in global climate policy whereby poor countries compromise their development strategies whilst rich continue their unsustainable lifestyles (see Shue,...

POLIS Politics of Global Challenges Scholarship Success


Zoe Annabelle Dawson has been awarded the first Politics of Global Challenges Scholarship for her PhD on ‘Towards Just Energy Transitions: Contestation of Renewable Resource Extraction in Honduras’. Competition for the Politics of Global Challenges Scholarships was fierce, so this is a major achievement for Annabelle, our congratulations to her! PhD Abstract: My research will...

Mentoring Research Fellow in Food Systems Research on Malawi


CGD warmly welcomes Dr. Bertha Bangara-Chikadza (pictured top left) to the University of Leeds. She is one of 20 early career research fellows (ECRFs) being mentored as part of the Food Systems Research Networks for Africa (FSNet-Africa) project, which seeks to strengthen food systems research capabilities and the translation of evidence into implementable policy solutions...