“Global Asia” Working Group Meeting

Monday, 21 August, 6:00- 7:00pm, Baneveien

During the conference in Bergen, the Global Asia Working Group will have a short informal meeting in the room Baneveien on Monday, August 21 at 6 pm. The purpose of the meeting is mainly to network and meet each other. As conveners, we would also like to inform members and potential members about the activities of the Working Group and we would like to take the opportunity to ask you what you would like the working group to focus on in the next few years.

We look forward to seeing you in Bergen!
Best regards,
Elin Bjarnegård
Elisabetta Basile
Christine Lutringer

Networks-to-Network Meeting

Monday, 21 August, 13.00- 14.00h, Dokken

EADI and UniPID would like to invite interested academic networks or associations to a Networks-to-Network Meeting.

This meeting  gathers all interested network representatives present at the conference around the same table to get to know each other and map common interests for cooperation. The meeting will serve as the starting point for forming a “network of networks”, which will serve to support the exchange and cooperation between Nordic and European academic networks and associations relevant to development issues and global challenges, and/or aiming to support research and higher education cooperation with the so called third countries.

We believe in the potential for collaboration between similar-minded networks and associations with common goals and comparable activities. There is significant space for mutual learning and development through sharing best practices and benchmarking related to network strategies and coordination, operations models and methods, as well as specific functions and activities.

Any common interests could lead to joint activities, which could open the way to even wider contact networks for the academic communities that we serve. This network could also serve as a consortium to apply for funding from the instruments supporting higher education and research network cooperation, research support actions, etc.

Please register here.

Organisers: Johanna Kivimäki (UniPID) and Susanne von Itter (EADI)

Meeting of EADI Working Group on “Postcolonial Perspectives on and within Development (Studies)”

Tuesday, 22 August, 13:00-14:00h, Museplass

The EADI Working Group on “Postcolonial Perspectives on and within Development (Studies)” invites to an informal meeting to discuss further avenues for collaboration within the Working Group and plans for an edited volume from the contributions of the conference panel.

The activities of the Working Group aim to explore and establish spaces for postcoloniality within development studies that:

• enable the acknowledgement of multiple knowledges
• seek strategies for decolonizing development knowledge
• explore the relation of Postcolonialism and Development policy
• discuss Postcolonial Perspectives on the SDGs

The group is not limited to postcolonial perspectives, but welcomes collaborators working on decolonial and other related theoretical approaches.

Everyone is welcome!

Organisers: Aftab Nasir (Center for Development Research) and Julia Schöneberg (University of Kassel)

DSA “NGOs in Development” Study Group Meeting

Monday, 21 August 13:15-14:00h in room “Baneveien”

The NGO Study Group meets for an informal meeting. Everyone is welcome.

The NGO Study Group provides a forum for academics and researchers working on issues around civil society and development. It has debated themes such as: research collaboration between academics and practitioners, NGOs and migration, local organisations and emergency relief, the ethnography of NGOs, and civil society and counter-terrorism.  Regular emails keep members informed of upcoming events. The study group has over 50 members, and welcomes new members from the academic, NGO, and policy-making community.

Organiser: Susannah Pickering-Saqqa, University of East London

Workshop: Publishing Open Access in Development Studies Journals

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 from 11:15-13:00h, Room: Hødden

Open Access is rapidly changing academic publishing. University libraries and academic funders in many (European) countries negotiate new deals with publishers to realize full Open Access academic publishing by 2020. For readers with no access to university libraries (which is often the default in low-income countries) this is an important step. But moving from subscription-based publishing to Open Access also has huge implications. The workshop invites editors, publishers, authors, and readers of development studies journals to discuss new ideas to deal with these challenges.

Organizer: Kees Biekart (Development and Change)