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CGIAR Call for "Cycle Two" Pre-Proposals

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) invites all interested parties to develop pre-proposals on any of the following ideas for Challenge Programs:
a) climate change, agriculture and food security;
b) high-value crops (fruits and vegetables); and
c) combating desertification (dryland degradation).

Pre-proposals may be developed and submitted by any organization capable of managing a major international agricultural research program.

These must be submitted via email no later than September 10, 2007, to the following address: cppreproposals@cgiar.org.

For more information, visit the CGIAR's website.


The demise of swidden in Southeast Asia. A conference aimed at assessing the scope and consequences of the decline in swidden cultivation

Based on expertise from throughout greater Southeast Asia, the conference will provide an assessment of existing knowledge on swidden change and identify the research gaps that need to be filled to address adequately the development of swidden communities. The main inputs to the conference will come from a workshop on November 5-8, 2007 with invited experts on swidden in the region.

Date: November 9, 2007
Venue: Hanoi Agricultural University, Vietnam
Registration procedure will be announced soon.
For more information on the conference please see the event’s website.


Danida News: Joint review of Danish support to the agricultural sector

The Danish Support to the agriculture sector in Tanzania was reviewed together with the government of Tanzania in March 2007. To read more please follow the link to Danida's website.


Danida Development Days

Technical Advisory Services (TAS) will host the Danida Development Days, a 3-day workshop on key issues in poverty reduction. The objective of the Danida Development Days is to share knowledge and lessons learned from priority areas in development co-operation and furthermore to strengthen dialogue and networking between Danida and the Danish Development Community.
Date: June 11 - 13, 2007
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Asiatisk Plads 2, Copenhagen, Denmark
For more details please read the Letter of Invitation and the Programme.


FAO Biotechnology Glossary on CD-ROM

The FAO Working Group on Biotechnology has just published a CD-ROM containing the Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and Serbian versions of the FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture. To see the glossary follow the link to FAO's website.


TWAS South-South Fellowships

The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) offers a wide range of postgraduate, postdoctoral and visiting scholar fellowships to scientists from developing countries to study at centres of excellence in other, more advanced developing countries.

Application deadline: August 31, yeach year.
For more information see the TWAS website.


SciDevNet Spotlight on Climate Change in sub-Saharan Africa   

This spotlight produced by the Science and Development Network (SciDevNet) provides relevant articles, background reading and links that illustrate some of the key issues faced by the African continent in adjusting to a different, warming climate. To read more follow the link


Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2008  
 
Organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) since 2001, the Dehli Sustainable Development Summint (DSDS) is an annual international undertaking to continuously provide knowledge and stimulate debate on various aspects of sustainable development. In 2008 the focus will be on sustainable development and climate change.

Date: February 7-9, 2008
Venue: New Dehli, India

For more information adn registration, please visit the DSDS 2008 website.


Call for abstracts: 2nd International Sustainability Conference - Creating values for Sustainable Development

The University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and the University of Basel are organising a follow-up conference on the 1sr International Sustainability Conference held in 2005.  The ISC 2008 provides a platform for both interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary oriented social scientists working in the field of sustainable development.  

Date: August 21-22, 2008
Venue: 
Basel, Switzerland
Submission of abstracts: Deadline is February 16, 2008
For information on the conference, please visit the event's website.


Assessing Global Successes of Poverty Alleviation Programmes

The First International Development Conference (IDC 2007) organised by the Centre for Agricultural Resources & International Development (CEFARD) aims at providing a platform for debating and showcasing
some past successes and failures of development activities and projects in various disciplines, especially agriculture
and other development sectors relating to the Millenium Development Goals.

Date: November 15-18, 2007
Venue: Toronto, Canada 
For more information and registration, please visit the CEFARD website.


Halfway to 2015: How can the Millennium Development Goals be achieved?

The summer of 2007 marks the midway point to 2015 – the deadline for the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals - and time has come for a status. In a seminar at the University of Copenhagen, Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs will argue that the Millennium Development Goals are still
achievable. But what are the challenges? What are the necessary initiatives? And who should take them?

Professor Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals.

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2007, 15:30 – 16:45
Venue: Aleksandersalen, Bispetorvet 1, Copenhagen
Registration: By email to jkc@teol.ku.dk. Due to a limited number of seats, please await confirmation by e-mail
from the Centre of African Studies.


Higher Education, Research and Development: Shifting Challenges and Opportunities

First annual conference held by the Southern African Nordic Centre (SANORD). The conference will explore the role of higher education and research in development, within the context of inter-institutional cooperation between southern African and Nordic academic institutions. It is open to academics and administrators from the two regions and provides a special opportunity for the leadership of Southern African and Nordic institutions of higher education and research to gather for discussion and planning of joint endeavours.

Date: December 5-8, 2007
Venue: University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
For information and registration, please visit the SANORD website.


Science, Environment and Culture: New Initiatives for Africa and Asia

In keeping with tradition The Centre for Tropical Ecosystems (cenTER) has organised the Annual Development Seminar at the University of Aarhus. Under the broad title of “Science, Environment and Culture”, the workshop will provide an opportunity to present and debate important cross-cutting issues, such as food security and health, technology transfer, capacity development and climate change, in the context the African and Asian regions.

Date: September 4, 2007 - 09:00 – 14:30 (including lunch)
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Aarhus C, Denmark
Participation is free. For further information and registration, please download the workshop announcement [PDF].


Hvordan kan dansk ulandsbistand styrkes yderligere for at fremme fattigdomsreduktion, vedvarende vækst og lighed? (in Danish)

Copenhagen Business School inviterer til debatmøde i forsknings- og undervisningsverdenen. Debatten introduceres af Poul Buch-Hansen og Marie Hertz, forfattere af bogen ”Dansk udviklingsbistand – er der en fremtid?” (Thorup, 2007).

Tid: Fredag d. 14. september 2007, kl. 14-16
Sted: Copenhagen Business School, Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg i Danske Bank auditoriet på 2. sal (lokale SP201).
Tilmelding til Mathilde H. Jeppesen, CBDS, på mail – mhj.ikl@cbs.dk. For flere detaljer kan du downloade programmet [PDF]. 


Survey: Science policy for development

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and SciDev.Net are conducting an international electronic survey on the science development policy interface. The survey is designed to better understand how different research and policy stakeholders access research information on science and technology issues with relevance to development policy and practice.

ODI and SCIdev.NET would be grateful if you could spare a little time to give your thoughts and comments. You can respond to the survey from September 12 to 27, 2007.
To access the survey, please follow this link.


Water – the major challenge in adaptation to climate change: DWF addresses the global perspective and the role of Danish know-how

Danish Water Forum (DWF) invites you to a meeting with focus on the global perspectives and review of the Danish position as an advanced “knowledge society” in addressing climate issues. You will meet one of the key players in the global climate change debate, Mr Henk van Schaik, Coordinator of the Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate, who anchored the climate discussions in the World Water Forums in Kyoto in 2003 and Mexico in 2006.

Date: October 2, 2007 - 14.00–17.00
Venue: GEUS, Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen K.
For more inforamtion, please download the seminar announcement [PDF].


DFID Consultation on New Research Strategy 2008-2013

The Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking views to help it develop a new research strategy. The new strategy will start in April 2008 and replace the Research Funding Framework 2005–2007. DFID’s budget for research will double from £110 million in 2005/06 to £220 million in 2010. This means that around £650 million will be available to fund new research programmes in the forthcoming strategy period, which will be five years (2008–2013). The new strategy is an opportunity for DFID to refocus on the most pressing research challenges, work in innovative ways and make new research partnerships.

DFID welcomes your views on the direction the strategy should take. Comments should be made using the on-line form not later than September 23, 2007. For details, please follow thiis link and scroll down. 


2nd Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development Conference

The Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development Conference provides an opportunity for active and dynamic science and engineering researchers to exchange and disseminate new knowledge, research experiences and professional expertise, and create linkages among the participants for mutual benefits. The conference invites submissions from all areas in science, engineering, and technology fields including (but not limited to) Agriculture, Water Resources, Energy, Medicine, Electronics, Telecommunications, Environment, Nanotechnology, Computers, IT, Machines, Logistics, Transportation, Materials, Construction, and Structure.

Date: January 28-29, 2008
Venue: Khon Kaen, Thailand 
For further information, please visit the event's website.


It is almost half time: will the SADC region achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the target date of 2015? Report of the SARPN policy dialogue held on June 27, 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This paper summarises the proceedings of a policy dialogue on progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The dialogue brought together representatives of civil society, government and intergovernmental organisations from throughout the region. The paper summarises the presentation of numerous development actors on topics ranging from MDG progress in the region, the impacts of structural adjustment policies, the contribution of civil society organisations and reforming the international aid architecture.

The paper is available online. Please follow the link.
[Source: www.eldis.org]


Why is it so difficult for Africa?

The author of the book "Hvorfor er det så svært for Africa?" and leading employee through many years at Danida (Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Mr. Klaus Winkel, will come and present some of the main challenges faced by the African continent. 

Date: October 11, 2007 - 15.00. hours 
Venue: Department of Geography and Geology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

For more information, please see the invitation [PDF] (in Danish).


Inaugural Issue of "South Bulletin: Foresights and Reflections" available online

South Bulletin: Reflections and Foresights is an outcome of ideas shared by several colleagues, including officials from Member Countries of South Centre in Geneva, New York, Brussels and in the Capitals who would like the Bulletin to be interactive. The new Bulletin will enable cross-sharing of experiences and fulfill specific knowledge needs on current and emerging issues in which developing countries are stakeholders.

To read The 1st Issue of the Bulletin, please folllw the link.


Symposium: Perspectives on Development Studies

The symposium organised by Austrian Universities and Development Centres aims to: foster an international dialogue on the current state of Development Studies; provide the Austrian development research community with an opportunity to meet and to formulate common concerns and goals; initiate a constructive and open debate on vital theoretical and methodological issues; critically reflect upon the production of development knowledge and its role within Austrian/European/global society; map out the foreseeable trajectory of Development Studies within academia.

Date: October 25-27, 2007
Venue:
Mattersburg, Austria
For further details on the symposium, please visit the event's website or see the leaflet [PDF].


Evaluering i udvikling - Dialog-møde med den danske ressourcebase (In Danish)

Kontoret for Evaluering af Udviklingsbistand i Udenrigsministeriet inviterer til dialogmøde om evaluering af udviklingsbistand. Hensigten med mødet er at præsentere nogle af de nyere erfaringer med evaluering af udviklingsbistand samt lægge op til en diskussion af Evalueringskontorets program for 2008/2009.

Tid: Onsdag den 24. oktober 2007 - 8:45-13:00
Sted: Eigtved Pakhus, sal II, Asiatisk Plads, København K.
Programmet kan downloades på Udenrigsministeriets hjemmeside [PDF].


Budget support and beyond: Can the Paris Agenda on aid be delivered?

CAPE Workshop 2006 – Workshop Report (September 2007) by Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The 2006 CAPE workshop explored these issues and addressed the following questions:
• Can donors do more to support progressive political and economic change in poor countries?
• Is a new approach needed to selecting the most appropriate mix of aid instruments in a given context?
• What are country-level Public Financial Management (PFM) reforms delivering in terms of a better context for utilising aid?
• Can attention to donor agency incentives and non-budget support instruments help deliver improvements in aid effectiveness at country level?
The workshop brought together donor agencies, recipient governments, academics and practitioners to examine recent research evidence and develop future policy directions.

The report is available online. Please follow the linkt to ODIs website [PDF].


Book launch by Video-conference “Building Knowledge Economies – Advanced Strategies for Development"

The Word Bank Institute is launching a worldwide consultation on its new report “Building Knowledge Economy – Advanced Strategies for Development” linking Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Africa, Ireland, Denmark, Washington and Paris.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 3PM to 5PM (Copenhagen time)
Venue: Regus Tuborg North-Copenhagen, Tuborg Boulevard 12, 2900 Hellerup
Copenhagen Contact: Dorte Christensen phone: +45 36 94 40 00; VC room phone: + 45 36 94 40 12. For further details please see the letter of invitation [PDF], the logistic details [PDF] and the K4D Flyer [PDF].


Hvad er der blevet af fagligheden i udviklingsbistanden? (in Danish)

Er DJØF’ere på vej til at ”overtage” udviklingsbistanden fra læger, agronomer, vandingeniører og andre med teknisk og faglig indsigt og erfaring fra udviklingslandene i takt med, at bistanden er omlagt fra den ”gammeldags” projektstøtte til programstøtte og skridtet videre til budgetstøtte? Ulandsfagligt Selskab under Ingeniørforeningen i Danmark, IDA, inviterer til debatmøde om fagligheden i dansk udviklingsbistand.

Tid: Torsdag den 25. oktober 2007 kl. 17.00 – 20.30
Sted: Ingeniørhuset, Kalvebod Brygge 31-33, København
For mere information og tilmelding se IDA's hjemmeside - OBS: Arrangement 72112.


Wellcome Trust - Research Capacity Strengthening in Africa

This initiative aims to build a critical mass of sustainable local research capacity across Africa, through strengthening African universities and research institutions. In order to enhance institutional capacity to undertake research, the Wellcome Trust will provide funding to support the creation of consortia and networks; both between higher education institutes (HEIs) and research institutes located within Africa, and between these institutions and UK HEIs. Institutions outside the UK and Africa may also be members of consortia. The Wellcome Trust has a particular focus on health research, including biomedical research and public health. Other scientific research areas may also be considered, where complementary to health research.

Application deadline: Preliminary applications should be addressed to Jimmy Whitworth at the Wellcome Trust - globalhealth@wellcome.ac.uk - by February 14, 2008. For further details, please visit the Wellcome Trust website.


Global Governance for Sustainable Development - The need for Policy Coherence and new Partnerships

The failure to translate the two decades old concept of sustainable development into effective action worldwide points to the need for more research and debate about ways and means to make it more relevant for global, national and local development strategies and policies. At the 12th EADI General Conference, European development researchers and their associates in the developing regions (ICCDA) will present and debate their perceptions of the dramatic global challenges and explore policy options and governance models to meet those challenges at the global, regional, national and local levels.

Date: June 24-28, 2008
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland
For further information, please visit the event's website.


Call for Articles for “South Bulletin”

The new format of South Bulletin was launched recently. South Bulletin: Reflections and Foresights issues a call for short articles (maximum 1500 words) on issue areas covered by South Centre, namely Trade for Development, Innovation and Access to Knowledge, and Global Governance from the South perspective for publishing in the Bulletin. The articles should have a clear policy-oriented message and relate to current or emerging issues relevant to the South.

Send your articles to south@southcentre.org. For more information on the South Centre, please visit the Centre's website.


Call for Proposals: Grants for Developing Country Researchers Studying Poverty Issues

The Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Research Network (www.pep-net.org) announces a call for proposals for its 2008 competition, in which up to 29 grants for a total value of $CAN 1,800,000 will be awarded. PEP provides financial and scientific support to teams of developing country researchers studying poverty issues. Specific objectives are to:

  • Better understand the causes and consequences of poverty.
  • Propose alternative strategies, policies and programs to reduce poverty.
  • Improve the monitoring and measurement of poverty.
  • Develop local research (and training) capacity in these areas.
  • Develop new concepts and methodologies through fundamental research.

Application deadline: January 7, 2008. For more information, please follow this link [PDF].


Poverty Reduction and Social Protection Conference 2007

This Conference aims to identify and develop responses to vulnerability that gives greater agency and voice to the vulnerable and the poor, and engages policymakers and practitioners. Discussions at the conference will try to answer multiple questions regarding the role and importance of equal distribution of resources and social inclusion. What potential, role and impact do poor countries have in politics, business, education and public sector? What are the major social and economical trends and what are the possible ways for reducing the poverty in underdeveloped countries?

Date: November 9-11, 2007 
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand
For further information, please visit the event's website.


Vandmiljø 2007 (Water environment )

The year 2007 has been declared the Year of Environment by the Danish association of Engineers (IDA). One of the key-issues in the environmental discussions is water: in the environment, drinking water, bathing water, rainwater, sewage etc. All of these water-related issues must also be seen as global challenges when adding the effects of the climate changes. Danish Water Forum is co-arranger of one of the themes in the Water conference, covering the international challenges and possibilities in looking at the water related issues and climate changes.

Date: November 6-7, 2007
Venue: Ingeniørhuset, Kalvebod Brygge 31-33, 1780 København V.
For further information please visit the IDA website (in Danish).


Presentation of joint evaluation of technical assistance in development aid [in Danish]

Together with the evaluation units in Germany and Austria, the evaluation unit in Danida has carried out an evaluation of the use of technical assistance in three very different countries; Mozambique, Vietnam, and the Solomon Islands. The evaluation was carried out by the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht, Holland. Besides a presentation of the joint evaluation, the meeting will provide an opportunity for discussing the main conclusions and recommendations from the evaluation report.

Date: Friday, November 2, 2007 - 13.00-15.30
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, meeting room IV, Asiatisk Plads, Copenhagen K.
For further information, please read the letter of invitation (in Danish) [pdf].


Udviklingsforskningen i Danmark: Hvor bidrog Foreningen af Udviklingsforskere? Hvor går udviklingsforskerne hen? [in Danish]

FAUs 25 års Jubilæumsseminar: Det er 25 år siden FAU blev dannet, og den stigende globalisering og strukturelle forandringer har ændret miljøerne og emnefokus. Det giver anledning til at se på hvordan udviklingsforskningen i Danmark er blevet formet og har udviklet sig. Det giver også anledning til at overveje og analysere hvorfor en organisation som FAU har kunnet klare sig, selv blandt de stærke fagpolitiske miljøer, og om denne form for organisering har en fremtid og eventuelt hvordan.

Tid: Torsdag den 29. november 2007, kl. 16-17.30
Sted: DIIS, Strandgade 71, København K.
For flere detaljer se venligst invitationen [pdf].


Water and Sanitation for millions of people – How are we doing, what should be done and why is sanitation lagging behind?

Before the UN Year of Sanitation – and half way towards the MDG-target year 2015 – it is relevant to take stock of experiences gained in the field of water supply and sanitation.  Key questions include:  What are the experiences in providing for the poor? Do we need new or different financing mechanisms or methods for infrastructure development? Do we need better sanitation strategies, guidelines or more money?
Danida’s Evaluation Department and Danish Water Forum would like to invite for a discussion of these issues with the Danish Resource base.

Date: December 7, 2007 - 09.00-12.30
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus - Room II, Asiatisk Plads 2G, 1448 Copenhagen K.
Registration: Participation is free, but registration by email to dwf@danishwaterforum.dk necessary (no later than December 4, 2007). For more information please read the letter of invitation [pdf].


Job: Research Fellows at the South Centre

The South Centre is looking for an Economist/Senior Economist and two Research Fellows for its Innovation and Access to Knowledge Programme (IAKP). 
Application deadline is December 14, 2007. For more information, please visit the website of the South Centre.


EADI Prize for Development Studies 2008

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) announces the 2008 prize for excellence in development research. The prize, worth €1 000, will be awarded for an essay on an issue of development studies in any field of the social sciences submitted and written by a postgraduate student from an EADI member country or attending a programme at an institutional member of the Association.

Deadline for entries: March 1, 2008. For more information, please visit EADI's website.


Call for papers: EJDR Special Issue

This is an open call for papers for a special issue of the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) on 'Science, Technology and Development in a Dynamic World'
Possible sub-themes are social science-physical science interfaces, ICTs, agriculture and natural resources, water, health and so on.

Papers should be approximately 8000 words including all references. Submissions in English and French are welcome. 

Deadline for submission of full papers: January 1, 2008. For more information please follow this link


Call for participation: AA1000AS wiki platform launched

AccountAbility, Sd3, BISD and openDemocracy launch the world’s first wiki-style platform to be used as part of an international corporate standard development process. The wikipedia-style collaborative process is being used for the AA1000 Assurance Standard revision and is bringing together all those who need and want to be involved in sustainability assurance in a well-defined process that harnesses the power of technology with well-understood collaborative rules.

Deadline for contributions: January 9, 2008. Please read more on AccountAbility's website.


Consultation for the preparation of a Commission Communication on Policy Coherence for Development

A public on-line consultation on the EU Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) has been launched. The objective of the consultation is to gather civil society groups' views and concrete suggestions on PCD.

Deadline for contributions is January 31, 2008.
To find more information, please follow this link.


Knowledge on the move: research for development in a globalizing world

The conference is organised jointly by NWO/WOTRO Science for Global Development, Nuffic and the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and has received funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands. The conference will reflect on the relations between development cooperation and international research cooperation. It aims to inspire innovative policies and practices in the fields of research, knowledge and development.

Date: February 26-29, 2008
Venue: ISS, The Hague, Holland
For more information, please visit the website of NUFFIC


Call for Applications: Consultative Research Committee Development Research Grants

Applications may be submitted for major research projects, projects with focus on research capacity building (ENRECA projects), individual research projects as well as travel grants and participation in/holding of conferences and seminars. The distribution of funds will take place in accordance with the Danish Act on Research Advice, and applications will be processed in consultation with the Danish Council for Strategic Research.

Application deadline: Feburary 15, 2008, 12:00
For details on the application procedure, please visit the website of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


7th Global Conference - Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore the role of ecology and environmental ideas in the context of contemporary society and international politics, and assess the implications for our understandings of fairness, justice and global citizenship. 'Environmental justice' is conceived broadly as reflecting not only justice in the context of human communities but also towards other species, ecosystems, habitats, landscapes, succeeding generations and the environment as a whole.

Date: July 9-12, 2008
Venue: Mansfield College, Oxford, England
For further information, please visit the website of the conference.


Developing Asia: Past, Present and Future

Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS) 2008 Conference. This conference intends to gather together scholars, practitioners of development, and others interested in or associated with the theory and practice of development to debate and discuss its implications and varied meanings. The conference will explore development in Asian contexts both in its objective and constructivist senses.

Date: March 28-29, 2008
Venue: Kobe Gakuin University, Kobe, Japan
For more information, please visit AAGS' website.


International Research Conference

This conference aims to highlight the response of higher education and research institutions to the challenges of globalization through research. Among the conference's subthemes are: Global concerns in agriculture, forestry and environment, global economy and language and research in social sciences and humanities.

Date: February 27-29, 2008
Venue: Iloilo City, Philippines
For information and registration, please visit the website of the conference.


Education and Development Conference 2008

This conference aims to bring together both scholars and students as well as experienced professionals willing to learn more and share their ideas and achievements about the importance of education and it correlation with development.

Date: March 7-9, 2008
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand
For more information and registration, please follow this link.


Business sector programme support and agriculture sector programme approved for Mali

Following the Technical Advisory Services (TAS)-led appraisals, the Danida Board approved in November 2007 two new sector programmes for Mali for a period of five years. Programme Support to Employment Promotion in the Private Sector with a budget of DKK 185 million and Agriculture Sector Programme Support with a budget of DKK 150 million.

Read more on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.


Call for Proposals: International Research Chairs Initiative

Through the involvement of the Canada Research Chairs program and its chair holders, this initiative seeks to create opportunities for chair holders in low and middle income countries and in Canada to implement a joint research program, create unique training and fieldwork opportunities for students, and identify new avenues for knowledge, policy or technology transfer.
 
Letters of Intent will be accepted until March 3, 2008. For more information, please visit the website of the International Development Research Centre.


Rådgiverbistand som del af udviklingsbistanden [in Danish]

Finansiering af rådgiverbistand udgør en betydelig del af udviklingsbistanden, og udsendelsen af eksperter har gennem tiden givet anledning til mange spørgsmål. Virker rådgiverbistanden? Hvad bør balancen være mellem Danida-rådgivere og firmarådgivere? Skal rådgivere kunne varetage kontrolfunktioner? Bør korttidsudsendelse af rådgivere foretrækkes? Bør rådgiverbistanden helt udfases?

Tid: Fredag den 29. februar 2008 kl. 13.00-15.30
Sted: Eigtveds Pakhus, mødelokale III, Asiatisk Plads 2, 1448 København K
For yderligere detaljer se venligst invitationen [pdf]. Tilmelding bedes ske til Jane Severinsen, tlf. 33 92 10 83 eller jansev@um.dk.


Meeting on Danish support to development research

The Technical Advisory Services (TAS) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark invites research institutes and researchers for a meeting on Danish support to development research.

Date: February 8, 2007 from 13.00 to 16.00
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus (meeting room III), 2 Asiatisk Plads, Copenhagen
Registration: By email to bft@um.dk no later than February 1, 2008.
For more information, please visit the website of the Ministry.


Link to new website on Danish engagement in Latin America [in Danish]

Udenrigsministeriet har i januar 2008 lanceret en ny hjemmeside om Danmarks engagement i Latinamerika. Formålet med hjemmesiden er at øge kendskabet til det danske engagement i regionen, herunder prioriteterne i den danske Latinamerika-strategi ”Danmark i Latinamerika – muligheder og partnerskaber”, som blev lanceret i september 2007.

For at besøge hjemmeside kan du følge dette link.


Seminar on Multilateral Development Engagement

[in Danish] På seminaret vil der blive fremlagt to eksterne baggrundspapirer om henholdsvis perspektiverne for multilateral udviklingsbistand og synergi mellem bilaterale og multilaterale indsatser. Herefter vil der være mulighed for en generel debat om den multilaterale bistand og det multilaterale udviklingsengagement.

Date: February 5, 2008, 13.00 – 16.00
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Rum III, Asiatisk Plads 2, 1448 Copenhagen K. 
For registration please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by phone (+45) 33 92 13 19 or email udv@um.dk no later than January 28, 2008. For more information, please read the programme [pdf] and visit the website of the Ministry.


Meeting on EFA-Global Monitoring Report

The Technical Advisory Services (TAS) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the Danish Ministry of Education will host a presentation of the 2008 EFA-Global Monitoring Report: Education for All by 2015 – Will we make it?

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 14:00-17:00
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Room III, Asiatisk Plads 2, Copenhagen 
For more information, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The programme is available in Danish.


Temamøde om Vand- og Miljøteknologi og Fattigdomsbekæmpelse [in Danish]

Møde arrangeret af Danish Water Forum for at diskutere barrierer og erfaringer med overførsel af vand- og miljøteknologi til fattigdomsbekæmpelse. 

Tid: 28. februar 2008, kl. 13 – 16.30
Sted:Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2G, 1448 København K, Sal II
For flere informationer se venligst Danish Water Forums hjemmeside [pdf].


Call for papers: Pro-poor provision of basic services

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is currently seeking researchers to write background papers for a chapter of its poverty report (to be published in 2009). The chapter, on “Pro-poor provision of basic social services”, will examine different arrangements for service provision, including public provision, community-driven provision, provision by NGOs, and private sector provision.

Closing date for applications: February 8, 2008. For more information, please visit UNRISD's website.


Dialogforum, Bistandsfaglig Tjeneste [in Danish] OBS NY DATO

Udenrigsministeriets Bistandsfaglige Tjeneste inviterer til et møde med den danske ressourcebase for at diskutere bl.a: Aid Effectiveness, Gender Toolbox, Danida Development Days - DDD.

Tid: Fredag den 14. marts 2008, 13 - 16
Sted: Eigtveds Pakhus, Sal II, Asiatisk Plads 2, 1448 København K.
For yderligere information og tilmelding se venligst Udenrigsministeriets hjemmeside.  


COP15-FORUM [in Danish] 

COP15-FORUM er en dialog-platform for private og offentlige organisationer i Danmark, som har interesse i arbejdet med forberedelsen og gennemførelsen af FN's klimakonference i København i 2009 (COP15).

Tid: 25. februar 2008, 10-13
Sted: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2, 1448 København K
For flere informationer og tilmelding læs venligt invitationen.


Call for Nominations: Outstanding Student Paper Award in Technology Management, PICMET 08 

To encourage young researchers in the area of Technology Management, PICMET (Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology) announces the Outstanding Student Paper Award to be presented at the PICMET ’08 Conference.

Date: July 27-31, 2008
Venue: Cape Town, South Africa
Deadline for nominations: February 29, 2008
For more information, please visit the PICMET website.


Technology Management for a Sustainable Economy 

Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) 08 conference, where experts from academic institutions, industrial corporations and government agencies will participate in discussions.

Date: July 27-31, 2008
Venue: Cape Town, South Africa
For more information, please visit the PICMET website.


Uformelt møde om strategi for dansk støtte til fremme af demokrati og retssamfund i udviklingslandene [in Danish]

Udenrigsministeriet invitere til en uformel orientering af den danske ressourcebase om den kommende proces og mulighederne for involvering.

Tid: Fredag den 22. februar 2008 kl. 9.30-11.30
Sted: Eigtveds Pakhus, mødelokale II, Asiatisk Plads 2, 1448 København K.
For tilmelding og yderligere information se venligst Udenrigsministeriets hjemmeside.


Germany harmonises development and research

SciDev.Net news by Sarah Everts, February 2008. The German research and international development ministries have signed an agreement to coordinate their activities and streamline their approach to research for development. The state secretaries for the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) finalised the agreement last month (25 January).

To read the news, please visit the SciDev.Net website.
(Source: www.scidev.net)


Dark Networks

The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and The Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI) have the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on Dark Networks with Brinton Milward.

Date: February 29, 2008, 10.00-12.00
Venue: Danish Centre for International Studies and Human Rights, Nordskov Meeting Room, Wilders Plads 8H, 3rd floor, 1401 Copenhagen K.

For registration and further information, please visit the DIIS website.


Call for abstracts: EU Co-Operation with 'difficult' Partners

Meeting organised by the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) working group "Governance and Development".

Date: April 24-25, 2008
Venue: Helsinki, Finland
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 14, 2008. For more information, please visit the EADI website.


Doctoral Workshop on development and international organizations

Paper proposals are invited from current doctoral students and early career postdoctoral researchers (up to three years post-PhD) conducting research on the World Bank Group and other international organizations in any social science field.

Date: June 8-9, 2008 (TBC)
Venue: Cape Town, South Africa
For more information, please follow this link.


Job: Professor / Associate Professor specialized in the Analysis of Gender in Development or International Studies

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, invites applications for a full time position at the rank of Professor / Associate Professor specialized in the Analysis of Gender in Development or International Studies.

Closing date: March 15, 2008. For more information, please follow this link.


Job: Research Coordinator: Social Policy and Development (L4), UNRISD

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) seeks a Research Coordinator (L4) who will contribute to intellectual leadership and enhance research capacity in the area of social policy and development.

Closing date: March 31, 2008. For more information, please follow this link.


African Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme, NAI

This scholarship programme at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) is directed at scholars in Africa, engaged in research on the African continent. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply for these scholarships.

Application deadline: April 1, 2008. For more information, please visit NAI's website.


Som at blande vand  og olie? Et læsermøde om u-landsforskning og NGO’er [in Danish] CANCELLED!

Udvikling inviterer til læsermøde hvor to seniorforskere fra Rehabiliteringscenteret for Torturofre, der har studeret to internationale NGO’er i Sydafrika og Guatemala, præsenterer deres resultater: NGO’erne baserer kun i ringe grad udviklingen af deres aktiviteter på et forskningsresultater af, hvad der virker.

Tid: Onsdag den 12. marts 17.00 – 19.00 - CANCELLED
Sted: Annonceres i Udvikling 2/2008 samt på www.udvikling.dk.


Pilot project for research collaboration with Vietnam under preparation

A delegation with Professor Holger Bernt Hansen, Chairman of the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research, and John Nielsen, Head of the Technical Advisory Services in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, has visited Vietnam to prepare a new research collaboration agreement between Denmark and Vietnam.

For more informatio, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
(Source: www.um.dk)


Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness

The Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF 3) will be hosted by the Government of Ghana. The primary intention of the HLF 3 is to take stock and review the progress made in implementing the Paris Declaration, also broaden and deepen the dialogue on aid effectiveness by giving ample space and voice to partner countries and newer actors (such as Civil Society Organsations and emerging donors).

Date: September 2-4, 2008
Venue: Accra, Ghana
For further information, please visit the website of OECD.


UNESCO develops research monitoring tool

SciDev.Net news by Barbara Axt, 28 January 2008. UNESCO is preparing a tool to help evaluate how research is generated, disseminated, received and used in developing countries. Read more on the SciDev.Net website.


Meeting Global Challenges in Research Cooperation

Conference organised by the Centre for Sustainable Development in Uppsala, Uppsala University and Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences where researchers and development professionals will gather and discuss key themes at the frontiers of research and global development issues.

Date: May 27-29, 2008
Venue: Uppsala, Sweden 
For more information, please follow this link.


IIED/nef Greening Economics Fellowship Programme

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and New Economics Foundation (nef) are launching a Fellowship Programme to bring new thinking to the challenges of applying economics to environment and development. The inaugural IIED-nef Fellowship prize will be awarded to an outstanding researcher through a competitive process.

Application deadline: March 1, 2008. For information, please visit the IIED website.


Job: Gender and Development Research Analyst at UNRISD

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) requires a Research Analyst to work with the Gender and Development Research Coordinator, Shahra Razavi, on the ongoing research project, The Political and Social Economy of Care, and provide support to the Gender and Development research team working on Religion, Politics and Gender Equality.  

Application deadline: March 20, 2008. For more information, please visit the website of UNRISD.


Job: Statistics/Econometrics Research Assistant at CGD

The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent, non-profit policy research organization in Washington, DC seeks a Research Assistant to provide research and organizational support to two Senior Researchers.

Application deadline: April 11, 2008. For more information, please visit the CGD website.


UNU-IAS Fellowship Programmes

Every year the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) offers PhD and Postdoctoral fellowships to provide young scholars and policy-makers, especially from the developing world, with a multi-disciplinarily context within which to pursue advanced research and training that is of professional interest to the successful applicant and of direct relevance to the research agenda of their selected UNU-IAS or UNU programme.

Next application deadline: April 25, 2008. For more information, please visit the website of the University.


Copenhagen MDG3 Conference - Economic Empowerment of Women

The Danish Government and the Confederation of Danish Industries will host an international High-Level Conference  where decision makers, private sector leaders, experts, and civil society representatives are to discuss solutions to accelerating the implementation of MDG3.

Date: April 16-17 2008
For more information, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.


Water Resources and Adaptation to Climate Change

Seminar organised by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Global Water Partnership in cooperation with Danish Water Forum and the UNEP-DHI Centre for Water and Environment.

Date: April 30, 2008 - 13:30–16:00
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2 G, 1448 Copenhagen
For more information, please follow this link.


BFT Dialogforum - April 2008 [in Danish]

Bistandsfaglig Tjeneste inviterer til et møde med den danske ressourcebase, hvor der vil blive lagt op til diskussion af Aid Effectiveness-dagsordenen fra forskellige perspektiver. 

Date: Onsdag d. 30. april 2008, 13.00-16.00
Venue: DAC | Dansk Arkitektur Center Strandgade 27B, 1401 København K.
For mere information se Udenrigsministeriets hjemmeside.


Det må jo kunne lade sige gøre - Mødet mellem NGOer og forskning i dansk bistand [in Danish]

Rehabiliterings- og Forskningscenter for Torturofre (RCT) og Tematisk Forum inviterer til debatmøde om forholdet mellem NGO-arbejde og forskning i dansk udviklingsbistand.

Date: Tirsdag 6. maj 2008, kl. 14.00 - 16.30
Venue: RCT, Borgergade 13, København K.
For tilmelding og information læs venligst invitationen [pdf].


2nd International Conference: Climate Change as a challenge to poverty reduction

Organised by Germanwatch in cooperation with the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation NRW and other partners.

Date: May 30-31, 2008
Venue: Bonn, Germany
For more information, please visit the website of Germanwatch


Gender mainstreaming courses offered by the Danish Gendernet

Gender and Programme Development
Date: August 18-20, 2008
Venue: To be announced

Coaching Course for Gender Focal Point - module 2
Date: August 21-22, 2008
Venue: To be announced

Information about the courses is available on the Gendernet website.


ISEE 2008 Nairobi: Applying Ecological Economics for Social and Environmental Sustainability

The conference is a joint undertaking by the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), African Society for Ecological Economics (ASEE) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Date: August 7-11, 2008
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
For more information, see the website of the conference.


Critical Perspectives on Development NGOs: Is there Any Future?

The seminar will include: (i) a discussion of current orientations and allocation of resources by development NGOs; (ii) an assessmnet of the state of civil societies in Sub-Saharan Africa; and (iii) a presentation of the consequences for development NGOs of contemporary changes in and around development assistance.

Date: Monday, May 2008, 19 - 14.00-16.30
Venue: Danish Institute for International Studies, Main Auditorium, Strandgade 71, ground floor, 1401 Copenhagen K.
For more information and registration, please visit the website of DIIS.


Møde om Evaluering af Oplysningsvirksomhed [in Danish]

Udenrigsministeriets Evalueringskontor afholder i samarbejde med  Folkekirkens Nødhjælp et møde om et forstudie til evaluering af oplysningsvirksomhed om udviklingslandene finansieret af Udenrigsministeriet.

Tid: Den 30. maj 2008, 13:30-16:00
Sted: Folkekirkens Nødhjælp, Nørregade 15, 1165 København K.

For mere information kan du følge dette link.


Hearing: Draft of new strategy for Danish support to civil societies in developing countries [in Danish]

Det foreliggende udkast til opdateret stategi er fremkommet efter en omfattende konsultationsproces med især de danske NGO’er, der er involveret i udviklingssamarbejdet. Du har mulighed for at komme med indlæg og kommentarer til udkastet og sende dem til hum@um.dk senest den 11. juni 2008. Læs mere..


Good International Environmental Citizenship

The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) is organising a seminar with Lorraine Elliott, Senior Fellow at the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 14:00-15:30
Venue: Danish Centre for International Studies and Human Rights, Nordskov Meeting Room, Wilders Plads 8H, 3rd floor, 1401 Copenhagen K.
For more information, please see DIIS' website.


Kina i verden: Problemer, paradokser og potentialer [in Danish]

Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier (DIIS) og Institut for Menneskerettigheder (IMR) inviterer til et seminar i anledning af udgivelsen af et nyt temanummer af Den Ny Verden.

Tid: Mandag den 26. maj 2008, 14.00-15.30
Sted: Dansk Center for Internationale Studier og Menneskerettigheder, Auditoriet, Strandgade 71, stuen, 1401 København K.
Læs mere..


Danida Development Days 2008

Technical Advisory Services (TAS) will host the Danida Development Days, a 3-day workshop on ‘Aid Effectiveness and Poverty Reduction’. The objective of the Danida Development Days is to share knowledge and lessons learned from priority areas in development co-operation and furthermore to strengthen dialogue and networking between Danida and the Danish Development Community.

The main themes are:
- Aid Effectiveness
- Millennium Development Goals 3 (MDG3)
- Climate

Date: June 9-11, 2008
Venue: Eigtved Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads, 1448 Copenhagen K.
For more information, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Job: UNRISD Director

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is currently accepting applications for the position of Director.

The Director’s position offers an exciting opportunity to initiate innovative global research programmes, influence international policy debates, and draw in contributions from leading thinkers, research centres, multilateral bodies and civil society organizations. The ideal candidate will be a scholar of world reputation, committed to multidisciplinary research and capable of motivating an international team of researchers.

Closing date is June 30, 2008. For further details, plesae visit the website of UNRISD.


DFID/DSA Policy Forum - International Development in the Face of Climate Change: Beyond Mainstreaming?

This policy-focussed forum will promote discussion between policy-makers and researchers, in order to generate new thinking about how international development could be re-oriented and restructured, seeking synergies of understanding and constructive elaboration of differences.  Participants will include UK government advisers and programme managers and climate change experts from international agencies, NGOs and academia.

Date: June 2, 2008
Venue: University of Greenwich, Maritime Greenwich Campus, London.
For more information, please follow this link.


Locating the Power of In-between: How research brokers and intermediaries support evidence based pro poor policy and practice

This international conference will shine a spotlight on the role of research brokers, knowledge and information intermediaries and info-mediaries, and the contribution they can make to supporting and enabling evidence based pro poor policy and practice.

Date: July 1-2, 2008
Venue: Centurion Lake Hotel in Centurion, Pretoria South Africa.
For more information, please visit the website of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). 


Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) 10 Bridges to the future

The 10th PCST-conference will be a slightly different one. Above giving you the chance to expand your network across cultures and professions and to share your knowledge in research communication with colleagues from all over the world, you will meet challenges of a different kind. Throughout the conference you will have the opportunity to be involved in communication assignments and dilemmas which by their nature are controversial and with an ethical edge.

Date: June 23-27, 2008
Venue: Malmö and Lund (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark).
To read more, please visit the website of the conference.


Communicating Science to Parliamentarians workshop: call for applications

UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (UKPOST), the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), and Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net) will hold a five-day course on “communicating science to policymakers” in Kampala during the week starting on September 22, 2008.

Applications are invited from parliamentary staff whose work includes the provision of advice and information to Parliamentarians on science, technologies and innovations for development issues. Suitable applicants include researchers and librarians within parliamentary libraries and clerks to committees dealing with science and technology or related subjects.

Application deadline: June 9, 2008. For more information, please visit the SciDev.Net website.


Critical Perspectives on Development NGOs: Highlights from a seminar

Read the main discussion from the seminar hosted by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) on Monday, May 19, 2008, on the future challenges of development NGOs. Information is available on DIIS' website.


International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2008)

The general objective of the conference is to promote international collaboration in the fields of Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines. ICERI 2008 will be an International Forum for those who wish to present and discuss their innovations, projects on research and the latest innovations and results in the field of Higher Education.

Date: November 17-19, 2008
Venue: Madrid, Spain
To read more about the conference, please follow this link..


HeartTech08 - Beyond Sustainability

A conference for people interested in technologies and education to improve the environment, humanity and equity. Themes of the conference include: Environment improving technologies; Information and communications technologies; Technologies for social equity and representation, and more.

Date: November 22-25, 2008
Venue: Udon Thani, Thailand
For more information, please visit the website of the conference.


Høring om den globale fødevarekrise [in Danish]

Folketingets Udenrigsudvalg holder en offentlig høring om den globale fødevarekrise for at drøfte baggrunden for og årsagerne til krisen og konsekvenserne på kort og lang sigt for de fattigste lande.

Tid: Mandag den 23. juni kl. 9.00 - 12.00
Sted: Landstingssalen på Christiansborg, Kbn K
Hvis man ønsker at overvære høringen, kontaktes udvalgets sekretariat via mail (uruarrangement@ft.dk) SENEST torsdag den 19. juni kl. 12. For mere information se venligst annonceringen på u-landsnyt.dk.


Council Conclusions: Speeding up progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Council of the European Union, 2870th External Relations Council meeting, Brussels, May 26-27, 2008.


20th All African Students Conference (AASC): Democracy and Development – Changing the Face of Leadership in Africa

The AASC is an annual conference, which brings together African students, intellectuals and leaders to a roundtable forum on the most pressing issues facing the African peoples.

The conference will facilitate the exchange of ideas and information necessary for sustainable development in Africa and will establish connections between Africa, Europe, North and South America, and the Caribbean.

Date: July 13-19, 2008
Venue: Grahamstown, South Africa
For more information, please visit the website of the conference.


International Conference & Workshop on Capacity Strengthening Towards Attainment of Millennium Development Goals

The Three day International Conference/Workshop is designed to provide the participants with a tailored approach on how to successfully manage and implement development projects while using the debt relief gains and to explore investment and trade opportunities towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals. Similarly, the event will offer the opportunity to collectively define emerging challenges towards achieving MDGs in developing economies with special focus on Sub-Sahara Africa and Nigeria’s experience as a Case Study.

Date: July 23-25, 2008
Venue: London, United Kingdom
For more information, please follow this link.


Conference on the International Dimensions of Climate Policies

The conferece organisefd by the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research on Climate will cover a broad spectrum of climate economic research issues and foster cross-disciplinary links. Contributions from the following fields are welcome: 1) Trade theoretical foundations of integrated assessment models; 2) Trade implications of promoting adaptation; 3) Effect of technological transfers and spillovers in the context of global climate policies; 4) International competitiveness in the presence of climate policies.

Date: January 21–23, 2009
Venue: University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Fore more information, please follow this link.


Professional Training Course on Climate Change and Development

The purpose of this interactive short course is to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of what climate change may mean for low-income populations and what the scope and prospects are for adapting to change in a development context.

Date: September 1-12, 2008
Venue: University of East Anglia, UK
To read more, please follow this link.


Videnskabsministeriets EliteForsk-rejsestipendier [in Danish]

Inden for initiativet EliteForsk indkalder Videnskabsministeriet forslag til 16 EliteForsk-rejsestipendier til de allerdygtigste og mest talentfulde ph.d.-studerende indskrevet på danske institutioner. Stipendierne udgør 250.000 kr., der skal anvendes til et studieophold ved et af de allerbedste internationale forskningsmiljøer.

Stipendierne uddeles af videnskabsministeren efter indstilling fra Koordinationsudvalget for Forskning.

Ansøgningsfrist: Mandag den 1. september 2008 kl. 15.00. For yderligere informationer, læs her.


Videnskabsministeriets EliteForsk-pris [in Danish]

Inden for initiativet EliteForsk udbyder Videnskabsministeriet i 2008 fem EliteForsk-priser til forskere inden for forskellige faglige discipliner. Prisen er på én million kroner og tildeles fremragende yngre (< 45 år) forskere, der er i international særklasse, og som på ekstraordinær vis bidrager til at styrke dansk forskning.

Priserne uddeles af videnskabsministeren efter indstilling af Koordinationsudvalget for Forskning og Det Frie Forskningsråd.

Ansøgningsfrist: Mandag den 22. september 2008, kl. 15.00. Læs mere på Videnskabsministeriets hjemmeside.


Rethinking Development Studies in Africa

International conference organised by Centre for Development Studies, University of Cape Coast, in collaboration with the University of Maastricht and the Free University of Amsterdam to bring together academicians, formulators and implementers of policies, state authorities, and civil society organisations to discuss the current theoretical and practical internal and external transformations taking place in the field of development studies, assess their impact on its characterization as a discipline, understand the implications of these changes for development in Ghana and Africa, and suggest alternative ways forward.

Date: November 3-6, 2008
Venue: University of Cape Coast, Ghana. For more information, please follow this link.


Job: Research Fellows in Knowledge, Information, Communication and Social Change, IDS

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is seeking to appoint two Research Fellows in Knowledge, Information, Communication and Social Change. This new research theme is intended to advance understanding of the roles knowledge, information and communication (and associated technologies) play in positive social change in international development.  IDS has a special research interest in the role of intermediaries.

Closing date: July 29, 2008 (12 midday UK Time), with interview date on September 10, 2008. For more details, please visit the IDS website.


The Role of Information in an Age of Climate Change

An International Conference to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Aarhus Convention. The objective of the conference is to discuss how best to empower the public in an age of climate change through access to science-based information to help meet the goals of the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Date: November 13-14, 2008
Venue: Aarhus, Denmark
For more information, please visit the website of the University of Aarhus


Orienterings- og Debatmøde om Miljøtemaet i EU’s 7. Rammeprogram [in Danish]

EU Vandnettet under Forskningsplatformen Vand arrangerer et orienterings- og debatmøde med fokus på miljø-temaet under EU's 7. rammeprogram for forskning (FP7).

Tid: Onsdag d. 20. august 2008, kl. 9.30-12.30
Sted: GEUS, Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 København K.
For mere information læs programmet [pdf].


ESRC Funded PhD Studentship in The Governance of Clean Development in the School of Development Studies

Applications are invited for a fully funded 3 year PhD studentship based in the School of Development Studies at University of East Anglia to be supervised by Prof. Peter Newell to begin in October 2008 (or as soon thereafter as possible). The subject of the research will be a comparative study of the governance of clean development in India and South Africa and will involve field work in both those countries.

Deadline for applications: August 15, 2008. To read more, please visit the University's website.


Think Tank Initiative First Call for Expressions of Interest: East and West Africa

The Think Tank Initiative invites applications from independent African organisations that are committed to using research to inform and influence social and economic policy. The Initiative will provide multi-year funding to promising think tanks, and will work with successful applicants to improve their organizational performance.

Deadline: August 19, 2008. For more information, visit the website of the Initiaitive


The Consultative Research Committee for Research Developments (FFU) allocation of funds for 2008

You can read the list of approved and partly approved projects that were approved by the Danish Council for Strategic Research on June 26, 2008 (amounting to a total of approximately 117 mill. DKK) on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.


Call for abstracts: 2nd African Science Communications Conference (ASCC)

The theme of the 2nd ASCC will be “Shaping Africa's Future: Science Communication's contribution to Science, Technology and Innovation, and the development of democracy in Africa”. With an emphasis on integrating academic research with policy-decision making and industry, the meeting will address important issues in the development and advancement of Science Communication.

Date: February 18-21, 2009
Venue: Gauteng, South Africa
Deadline for submission of abstracts: October 16, 2008. For more information, please see the ASCC website.


Ecology & Power: Critical perspectives on the discourse on sustainability and resilience

The conference will engage colleagues from both the social and natural sciences to discuss the very epistemology of sustainability, resilience, and socio-ecological systems.

The immediate aim is to generate dialogue between the perspectives of sociology, anthropology, geography, and political science, on one hand, and those of systems ecology, environmental studies, and sustainability science, on the other. A more general objective is to generate more profound insights on the global, socio-political obstacles to sustainable development.

Date: September 17-19, 2008
Venue: Human Ecology Division, Lund University, Sweden
Registration by email to alf.hornborg@humecol.lu.se no later than September 1, 2008. For more information, please follow this link.


Konference om fremtidens u-landsoplysning og –journalistik [in Danish]

Folkekirkens Nødhjælp har fået en gave på 10 millioner kroner og vil bruge den til at puste nyt liv i både u-landsoplysning og u-landsjournalistik i Danmark. Det arbejde tager de hul på med en stor konference, hvor du kan være med til at præge debatten!

Tid: Den 11. september 2008, kl. 10.00 - 16.00
Sted: Landstingssalen, Christiansborg, København
For mere information og tilmelding se Folkekirkens Nødhjælps hjemmeside.  


Call for abstracts and applications: 3rd Global Warming and Climate Change International Conference& Exposition

This conference is dedicated to the exchange of scientific data, governmental assessments, and public policies concerning global climate change, including global warming and extreme climate events. Attendees will be delegates from around the world, representing academic institutions, the corporate sector, non-governmental organizations, and national, state and local governments.

Date: September 26-30, 2008
Venue: Hyde Park Hotel, London, UK
Deadline for submission of the abstracts and motivation letters requesting for financial assistance: September 15, 2008. For more information, please visit the website of the event.


Global Climate Change and Water Resources

2nd World Aqua Congress organised by Aqua Foundation. The Congress will focus on the current practices adopted and evolving guidelines for future. It will provide a common platform to decision makers, policy and law makers, users, technology providers, service providers, and stake holders.

Date: November 26-28, 2008
Venue: New Dehli, India
For more information, please visit the website of the Congress.


Climate 2008 / Klima 2008

Online Scientific Climate Conference organised by the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences" of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. The conference concerned with approaches, methods, strategies, and other types of action needed in order to cope with the challenge of climate change.

Date: November 3-7, 2008
For more information and registration, please visit the website of the Conference


Copenhagen Nordic Africa Days: Africa on the Move

The Copenhagen Nordic Africa Days are organised by Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen, with the support of the Nordic Africa Institute. This event will serve as a unique opportunity for Nordic scholars to meet, network, inform about and discuss the newest research done at Nordic Universities and Research Institutions dealing with the study of Africa, primarily south of the Sahara.

Date: October 9-10, 2008
Venue: Institute of Anthropology, Centre for Health and Community (CSS), University of Copenhagen
For more information, please follow this link.


Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment. Publication from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), brings to light stories of environmental change at more than 100 locations spread across every country in Africa., June 2008.


Afghanistan - udfordringer og løsninger [in Danish]

Møde arrangeret af Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier (DIIS), hvor Danmarks ambassadør til Afghanistan, Franz-Michael S. Mellbin, analyserer udfordringer og løsninger på situationen i Afghanistan.

Tid: Fredag den 22. august 2008, 13.00-15.00
Sted: DIIS, Auditoriet, Strandgade 71, 1401 København K.
Læs mere på DIIS' hjemmeside.


Reports from seminar series on influence of IDS' research

In 2008, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) began holding a series of seminars in order to explore the Institute’s capacity for influence. IDS is committed in its strategy to ‘influence as well as understand’ the world, and this series sets out to critically examine the assumptions made in our work about how research translates into social change.

Short write-ups of each session and links to literature are available on IDS' website.


Global Research Seminar -Sharing Research Agendas on Knowledge Systems  

The objective of this UNESCO conference is to provide an arena for researchers to discuss new and ongoing research, identify research gaps and suggest new research agendas on systems of higher education, research and knowledge; with a view to forging closer links between the research communities and UNESCO in these fields.

Date: November 28-30, 2008
Venue: UNESCO, Paris, France
For more information, please visit the website of UNESCO.


Religion and Development: An Introduction

First seminar of the Religion and Development Seminar Series, organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), the Department for Anthropology and the Department for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen.

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 14.00-16.30
Venue: DIIS, Strandgade 71, 1401 Copenhagen K
For more information, pease visit the website of DIIS.


All Africa Conference on climate change in Africa: Consequences, Challenges and Adaptation

This Conference provides a forum for policy makers, researchers, governments and practitioners to share exchange of knowledge, skills and experiences in tackling climate change. The Conference will also explore practical methods for addressing the consequences and challenge of climate change on communities in Africa.

Date: November 19-21, 2008
Venue: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 
For more information, please visit the website of Development Associates Limited (DASS), the organisers of the conference.


Asia in the 21st century - New perspectives

Kick-off conference by the University of Copenhagen to launch its new cross-faculty Asia focus, Asian Dynamics Initiative, and mark the 40th anniversary of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS).

Date: September 16, 2008 - 13:30-17:30
Venue: Festsalen, Copenhagen University, Frue Plads, Copenhagen K.
More information is available on the website of the University of Copenhagen.


The Domestic Violence Act in Ghana – An Effective Way to Combat Men's Violence against Women?

In this seminar organised by the Danish Gendernet, Takyiwaa Manuh, Director of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, will reflect on the process leading to the adoption of the Domestic Violence Act and the status quo where the implementation of the Act needs to be ensured.

Date: August 26, 2008 - 15.00–17.00
Venue: Dan Church Aid, Nørregade 15, 1165 Copenhagen K.
More information is available on the website of Gendernet.


Opening reception: Master of Disaster Management

Organised by University of Copenhagen and Lund University, with the former European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Poul Nielson, as keynote speaker.

Date: September 1, 2008 - 10:00-12:00
Venue: Ceremonial Hall, University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads, Copenhagen K.
For more information, plaese follow this link.


Call for expressions of interest: Pilot Projects with Vietnam and Tanzania

In 2008 Denmark will enter into research framework agreements with two of the programme countries, Vietnam and Tanzania, with the aim of strengthening 1) the research capacity in these countries, and 2) the long-term cooperation between Danish institutions and institutions in the two countries. The pilot activities are based on the demand in the countries within the framework of the Danish bilateral development assistance.

The projects are:

Vietnam: 

1)      Assessing the impact trends of climate change on physical and environmental conditions and socio-economic development in central Vietnam, Institute of Geography. 

2)      Climate change and estuarine ecosystems in Vietnam, Institute of Oceanography. 

Tanzania: 

1)      Research on Peri-Urban Livestock Farming and Associated Society Problems, Sokoine University of Agriculture.

2)      Drying fruits and vegetables and development of market for employment creation and poverty alleviation: assessing market opportunities, Sokoine University of Agriculture.

3)      Monitoring climate change and its association to the changes in the Mt. Kilimanjaro, Sokoine University of Agriculture & Tanzania Meteorological Institute.

Danish research institutions will now get the opportunity to indicate their interest in collaborating with the local research institutions on the projects in question.

The notification of interest must be forwarded to Danida Fellowship Centre at research@dfcentre.dk including information of which project you wish to establish the collaboration with.

Deadline for receiving the notification of interest: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 12 noon. For more information, please visit the website of Danida Fellowship Centre.


Adaptation to climate change in Least Developed Countries – challenges, experiences, and ways forward

Organised by the three Danish research networks: Danish Water Forum (DWF) Danish Research Network for International Health (ENRECAHEALTH), and DDRN, as a parallel session under the scientific congress "Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions" organised by the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) in connection with the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP15) at the end of 2009.

The main purpose the session is to contribute research-based input to COP15 on the establishment of effective and pro-poor adaptation strategies in Least Developed Countries.

Date: March 10-12, 2009
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark
For more information, please read the call for abstracts [pdf] and the description of the session [pdf].


Konference i Rådet for Internationalt Udviklingssamarbejde [in Danish]

På mødet vil udviklingsminister Ulla Tørnæs præsentere regeringens udviklingspolitiske prioriteter for 2009- 2013 og der vil være mulighed for at debattere prioritetsplanen, der bl.a. fokuserer på klimaforandringernes konsekvenser for udviklingssamarbejdet.

Rådskonferencen fortsætter med en temadrøftelse om udvikling og klimafinansiering med oplæg fra: Ms. Maria Netto, UNDP, Ms. Michele De Nevers, Senior Environmental Manager, Verdensbanken, Dr. Benito Müller, Direktør for European Capacity Building Initiative, Oxford.

Tid: Fredag den 19. september 2008, kl. 09.30 til 13.00
Sted: Ingeniørforeningens Mødecenter, Kalvebod Brygge 31-33, 1780 København V.
Tilmelding/afbud bedes givet Udenrigsministeriets Udviklingspolitiske kontor 33 92 13 19 eller via e-post til UDV@um.dk senest tirsdag den 16. september 2008.
Se programmet [pdf] for mere information.


Dead End or Breakthrough? Where is International Development Cooperation Heading after the Accra High Level Forum?

The seminar will discuss the results of the Accra High Level Forum and attempt to assess whether international development cooperation can overcome the significant contemporary challenges.

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 14.00-16.00
Venue: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Main Auditorium, Strandgade 71, ground floor, 1401 Copenhagen K.
For more information, please visit the website of DIIS.


Særlig pulije til klimaoplysning i forbindelse med COP15 [in Danish]

Udenrigsministeriet har i 2008 oprettet en særlig pulje på 2 mio. kr. til støtte af oplysningsaktiviteter frem mod FN’s klimakonference (COP15) i København i 2009. Støtten rettes mod klima- og udviklingsspørgsmål og udviklingslandenes særlige udfordringer på klimaområdet.

Ansøgningsfrist er den 30. september 2008. For mere information se Udenrigsministeriets hjemmeside.


2nd International Development Conference (IDC 2008): Towards fulfiling the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations - The Journey So Far

Conference organised by Centre for Agricultural Resources and International Development (CEFARD). The Conference will be of interest to those involved in agriculture, environment, sustainable development and social work. It will serve as a platform for cross fertilization of ideas.

Date: November 27-29, 2008
Venue: Toronto, Canada
For more information, please visit the website of CEFARD.


Development Cooperation with Africa: What can be learned from the country programme evaluations in Benin, Ghana and Mozambique?

Public meeting organised by Evaluation of Development Cooperation (EVAL) in cooperation with the
Secretariat for the Africa Commissionon. The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss findings from the three country programme evaluations related to central themes of the work of the Africa Commission.

The three country programme evaluations can be ordered and/or downloaded from www.evaluation.dk and www.evaluering.dk from September 29, 2008. Hard copies will also be available at the meeting.

Date: October 9, 2008 - 9:30-17:30
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Room III, Asiatisk Plads, Copenhagen K.
Registration: By email to eval@um.dk no later than October 6, 2008. For more information, please read the programme [pdf, 16KB].


Job: Knowledge sharing officer - FARA

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa in partnership with Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM) based in Senegal, IGAD Climate Predictions and Applications Centre (ICPAC) based in Kenya and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) based in the United Kingdom is seeking to recruit a Knowledge sharing Officer to lead the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa project or the AfricaAdapt project.

Deadline for receipt of applications is October 1, 2008. For more information, plase visit the website of FARA.


Knowledge Globalization Conference 2009

The goal of the conference is to share knowledge among developed and developing countries and discuss the challenges and opportunities of knowledge globalization.

Date: April 17-19, 2009
Venue: Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University, Boston, USA
For more information, please follow this link.


The Price of Participation: The Pursuit of Sustainability - Incitament strukturer og Per Diem niveauer blandt danske Ngo’er [in Danish]

Dette møde sætter fokus på mulige konflikter mellem Ngo’er, FN organisationer samt nationale regeringsinitiativer og diskuterer, hvorledes frivilliges drivkraft til at deltage i projekter er mere drevet af ønsket om forskellige former aflønning end af ønsket om at yde en frivillig indsats.

Dato: Den 30. september 2008, 14:00-17:00
Sted: Red Barnet, Rosenørns Allé 14, 5. 1634 København V.
Læs mere på Aidsnets hjemmeside


Mål og midler i bæredygtig udvikling - Bjørn Lomborg og Christian Friis Bach diskuterer bæredygtig udviklingsdynamik lokalt og globalt [in Danish]

Møde arrangeret af Selskabet for Risikovurdering i samarbejde med Selskabet for Grøn Tek-nologi og U-landsfagligt Selskab.

Dato: Mandag den 20. oktober 2008 kl. 13.30 til 16.30
Sted: Ingeniørhuset, Kalvebod Brygge 31-33, København
Kongressalen.
For yderligere oplysninger se venligst invitationen [pdf, 45kB].


Breaking Global Deadlocks: Environment, Climate Change, and Global Governance. Meeting Report from one of a series of meetings from the Breaking Global Deadlocks project. These meetings attempt to refine the concept of how
leaders play an instrumental role in addressing pressing global issues. February 12-13, 2008 - Tokyo, Japan.


Update on revision of Danish Humanitarian Assistance Strategy

The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a comprehensive process for the revision of "Strategic Priorities in Danish Humanitarian Assistance" which was published in 2002. The revision process includes three distinct phases:
- June to November 2008: Public events, consultations, analysis and reflection.
- November 2008 to January 2009: Formulation of the strategy document.
- January to April 2009: Hearing, revision and approval.

You can read the latest updates on the porcess on Humanitairan Space website.


Call for participants for African Youth Panel

DanChurchAid and the Danish NGO-forum invites young people from all over Africa to apply for participation in the African Youth Panel. The initiative is sponsored by The Africa Commission and is taking place just before the commission's second major meeting.

Date: November 16-19, 2008
Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Application deadline: October 3, 2008. For more information, please visit the website of the Africa Commission.


Aid between Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics: Any Room for Development?

Seminar organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), with Carol Lancaster, Professor of politics at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., United States.

Date: Monday, October 6, 2008 - 10:00-12:00
Venue: DIIS, Main Auditorium, Strandgade 71, ground floor, 1401 Copenhagen K.
For more information and registration, plese visit DIIS' website.


Workshop on Gender Dimensions of Rural Employment

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the United Nations announce a call for papers addressing "Gaps, trends and current research in gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: differentiated pathways out of poverty", to be presented at a three-day technical workshop.

Date: 3 days during week of 30 March - 3 April 2009 (exact dates to be announced later)
Venue: Rome, Italy
For more information, please follow this link


Aid Relationships in Asia: Exploring Ownership in Japanese and Nordic Aid

Seminar organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) on the occasion of the launch of the book Aid Relationships in Asia: Exploring Ownership in Japanese and Nordic Aid.

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 14:00-17:00
Venue: DIIS, Main Auditorium, Strandgade 71, 1401 Copenhagen K.
For more information and registration, please visit the website of DIIS.


Treatment of Childhood Undernutrition: Call for Research, Capacity Development and Action

Seminar organised by the Danish Research Network for International Health, the Department of Human Nutrition, University of Copenhagen, and Medècins Sans Frontiéres (MSF). The aim of the seminar is to highlight and discuss experience and findings and to explore new strategies to meet the challenges of childhood nutrition.

Date: October 31, 2008, 09:00–ca. 15:30
Venue: Faculty of Life Sciences, Thorvaldsensvej 40, Auditorium -13, Frederiksberg.
For more information, please read the invitation [pdf, 42kB]. 


China and Africa: Whose Opportunity; Whose Challenge?

Seminar organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), with Maxi Schoeman, Professor and Head of the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 15:00-17:00
Venue: DIIS, Main Auditorium, Strandgade 71, 1401 Copenhagen K
For more information and registration, please visit the website of DIIS.


Udviklingsministerens tale til dialogmøde om visioner for udviklingsforskningen [in Danish]

Den 2. oktober 2008 holdt Udviklingsminister Ulla Tørnæs dialogmøde om ”Visioner for udviklingsforskningen” med de danske universiteter. Du kan nu læse ministerens tale på Udenrigsministeriets hjemmeside


Hunger, Health and Hope in Africa

Seminar organised by the University of Copenhagen to bring together international experts to discuss food production, food securitythese, and international development cooperation with Africa. The seminar intends to provide inputs that will feed into the further work of the Africa Commission.

Date: December 3, 2008 - 9:00-15:30
Venue: Lecture hall 3-14, Thorvaldsensvej 40, Frederiksberg C, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen
For more information, please read the announcement and programme [pdf, 1.755kB].


Sustainable Development, Culture, Education

7th International JTEFS/BBCC Conference with subtitle: Research and Implementation of Education for Sustainable Development. The main task of the conference is to promote discussion and research within such topics as: educational research for sustainable development, reorientation of teacher education towards sustainability, organisation of the learning environment, development of research skills, etc.

Date: May 5-8, 2009
Venue: Daugavpils University, Latvia
For more information, please visit the website of the conference.


EU Funding for Environmental Projects - LIFE+, Structural Funds, FP7 and INTERREG

European Conference that aims to enable participants to link the field of environmental activity with the respective instrument and to analyse funding instruments that fit the purpose of their projects. Focusing on LIFE+, ERDF, EFF, FP7 and INTERREG (mainly A), participants discuss success factors and common pitfalls of the financial instruments in order to get many successful environmental projects started.

Date: November 3-4, 2008
Venue: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
For more information, please follow this link.


Fra Thailand til Thy og tilbage igen – film, forskning og formidling [In Danish]

Seminar arrangeret af Dansk Institut for International Studier (DIIS), hvor antropolog Sine Plambech og filminstruktør Janus Metz vise deres nye film 'Fra Thy til Thailand'. De vil derefter diskutere formidlingsmæssige, etiske, praktiske og politiske overvejelser – set fra henholdsvis antropologens og filmskaberens perspektiv.

Tid: Onsdag d. 12. november 2008, 14.00-17.00
Sted: DIIS, Auditoriet, Strandgade 71, 1401 København K.
For mere information og registrering se venligst DIIS hjemmeside.


Workshop on Gender & Climate Change

This afternoon workshop, organised by Aprodev, DanChurchAid and Gendernet, will serve to educate and inform participants about the linkages between Gender and Climate Change. Critical lack of gender concerns and possible gender priorities in climate change advocacy will be explored and identified.

Date: November 6, 2008, 15-17
Venue: DanChurchAid, Nørregade 15, 1165 Copenhagen K.
For more information, please visit the website of Gendernet.


Job: Research positions at the Danish Institute for International Studies

DIIS invites applications for three positions as Researcher or Senior Researcher starting 1 January 2009 or as soon as possible after that. Application deadline is November 7, 2008, at 12.00 noon.

For more information, please visit the website of DIIS.


Recommendations from Conference on “Employment & Economic Growth – The Challenge of Climate Change”

The report of this conference staged by the Africa Commission on September 18, 2008, in Nairobi, Kenya is now available on the website of the Minsitry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The report includes a series of recommendations. 

To read more, please follow this link.


Climate and Disaster Governance Student research bursary

The Climate and Disaster Governance Programme is offering research bursaries of up to US$1000 to support research at the national or sub-national level in developing countries on topics that fall under the four themes:
1) Citizen engagement and accountability in climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction policy processes;
2) What role for social protection in reducing climate and disaster risk?
3) Opportunities for climate and disaster institution building in fragile states ;
4) Implications of international climate and disaster risk reduction policy frameworks.
Application deadline is December 19, 2008. For more information, please follow this link.


Development's Invisible Hands

Annual Conference of the UK based Development Studies Association (DSA), which also celebrates it's 30th Anniversary. The themes of the conference will reflect the forces likely to influence future global change and re-shape development agendas.

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2008
Venue: Church House, Westminster, London
For more information, please follow this link.  


Making the most of our Research Outputs  - "the AAA Approach"

Co-organized By the ICT-KM Program supported by CGIAR, by DFID and FARA, this event will look into methods and systems to ensure research outputs are available, accessible and applicable.

Date: November 30, 2008
Venue: Maputo, Mozambique
For more information, please follow this link


Commonwealth Scholarships 2009 - CREATE

The Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE) has been asked to nominate two suitable candidates for the Commonwealth Scholarship scheme and candidates are invited to submit an application to CREATE. CREATE will be looking for exceptional candidates who wish to pursue their studies around an aspect of educational access in/around one of CREATE’s partner countries: South Africa, Bangladesh, India or Ghana.

Application deadline is November 30, 2008. For more information, please visit the website of CREATE.


Fyraftensmøde: Klimatruslen - Er vi for mange [in Danish]

Møde arrangeret af Global Økologi/Det Økologiske Råd og Sex & Samfund.

Dato: 13. November 2008, 14:00-17:00
Sted: Ungdommens Røde Kors, H.C. Ørstedsvej 47, Frederiksberg C.
Mere information er tilgængelig på Sex & Samfunds hjemmeside.


Water, Sanitation & Hygiene: Sustainable Development & Multisectoral Approaches

34th International Conference organised by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC). The conference will bring together practitioners, decision-makers and researchers from different sectors and from the field, government office or university laboratory, to exchange views and present the latest findings through presentations, discussions and informal networking.

Date: May 18-22, 2009
Venue: Addis Abba, Ethiopia
For more information, please visit the website of WEDC.


Job: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at CGD

The Center for Global Development (CGD) is now accepting applications for its Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship program for a one year term appointment. CGD studies the policies of the US and other industrialized countries that affect development prospects in poor countries.

Application deadline is December 8, 2008. For more information, please visit the CGD website.


Linking Climate Change Negotiations and Disaster Risk Reduction

Two-day Public and Policy Forum is organised to identify opportunities and build joint efforts, especially as input to the 14th UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP-14) to take place in Poznan, Poland; and for providing input to the COP-15 in Copenhagen 2009 to effectively address the urgent challenges of disasters and climate change.

Dates:
Half-day Public Seminar: November 12, 2008 - 9:00-12:30
Policy Forum: November 12-13, 2008
Venue: Copenhagen
For more information, please visit the Humanitarian Space website.


Call for Aplications: Development Research Grants 2009

Within the framework of Danish development assistance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark issued a call for applications for research grants related to research concerning developing countries, to be assessed by the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research (FFU). 

In 2009, research themes of particular interest to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are:
- Medical and health-related research of special relevance to poor countries;
- Climate, energy and sustainable use of natural resources;
- Youth, education and employment;
- Food security.

Applications may be submitted for funding towards the following types of grants in 2009:
1) Larger more strategic research programmes (> DKK 5 million) with substantive elements of capacity
building and with focus on national priorities and ownership, primarily within the themes of the year 2009;
2) Individual PhD and postdoc applications;
3) Initiative grants up to a maximum of DKK 200,000.

Deadlines:
Deadline for prequalification applications for larger projects under theme 1 will be Friday, December 12, 2008. Deadline for larger projects under themes 2, 3, and 4 and for projects under theme 1 that have gone through the prequalification process will be March 13, 2009.
Dadline for PhD and postdoc applications will be Friday, February 13, 2009.
Applications for initiative grants can be forwarded to the Steering Committee (SC) of the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research throughout the year and SC will twice a year decide which projects to support.
For more information, please follow this link.


Offentligt møde om evaluering af udviklingsbistanden [in Danish]

Kontoret for Evaluering af Udviklingsbistand inviterer ligesom i 2007 til et møde med den danske ressourcebase om evaluering af udviklingsbistanden.

Tid: Tirsdag den 25. november 2008, kl. 09.00-13.00
Sted: Udenrigsministeriet, Asiatisk Plads 2, København 1448 K, Mødelokale M3.
For mere information se venligst invitationen.


Development Strategies in the New Millennium

Afternoon seminar organised by the Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus and DDRN, to discuss a large number of questions regarding the issue of pursuing national development strategies in low income countries. 

Date: Tuesday November 25, 2008 - 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Venue: Building 1253 room 317, Lecture Theatre 5 (Søauditoriet), Aarhus University

For more information, pelase read the seminar announcement [pdf, 82kB].


BFT Dialogforum december 2008 [in Danish]

Bistandsfaglig Tjeneste inviterer til et dialogmøde med den danske ressourcebase. Forslag til ændringer af det foreslåede program modtages frem til den 17. november 2008. 

Tid: Tirsdag den 2. december 2008 kl. 13.00-16.30
Sted: Eigtveds Pakhus, Sal III, Asiatisk Plads, 1448 København K.
Læs mere på BFTs hjemmeside.


Vil Afrikakommissionen ændre noget? [in Danish]

Debatmøde i anledning af Afrikakommissionen møde i Addis Abeba. Mødet er arrangeret i samarbejde mellem Folkekirken Nødhjælp og Center for Afrikastudier (CAS) og vil fokusere på de unge i relation til Afrikakommissionen.

Tid: Den 20. november 2008, kl. 15.00-17.00
Sted: CAS, Købmagergade 44-46, 1150 Kbh. K. Auditorium 12.
Læse mere på Centrets hjemmeside.


International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation for Land and Water Management

On the occasion of the International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation held in Copenhagen, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has the pleasure to invite members of the Danish Water Forum, Danish Health Research Network, and DDRN to participate in the presentation and discussion of the conference results and the reception following the closure of the conference.

Date: November 13, 2008, 14:50
Venue: Nordatlantens Brygge, Strandgade 91, 1401 Copenhagen K.
For more information, please read the letter of invitation, agenda, and conference concept note.


2nd Conference on Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries

Operationalising adaptation to climate change in developing countries is the main theme of the conference. There will be an array of prolific speakers from the Worldbank, WHO, EU and leaders in developing countries, who will speak about issues concerning adaptation to climate change in developing countries.

Date: November 25, 2008
Venue: The Hague, The Netherlands
For details and online registration, please follow this link.


Globalization and the local landscape - Multidisciplinary reflections on contemporary challenges

The aim of this public seminar is to serve as a supplement to a comprehensive Danish lecture series on ‘Globalisation and the local landscape’. This specific event will contribute with presentations by international scholars on the local landscape in a globalisation context.

Date: Friday November 21, 2008, 9:15-16:00
Venue: University of Copenhagen, Department of Geography and Geology, Øster Voldgade 10.
For more information, please see the conference flyer [pdf, 48kB].


Preannouncement: Danida Development Days (DDD) 2009

DDD 2009 will take place on June 8-9, 2009, in Eigtveds Pakhus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen.
More information will soon be posted on the website of the Ministry.


Den globale krise i det finansielle og økonomiske system: Tendenser og indflydelse på udviklingslandene [in Danish]

Forening af Udviklingsforskere (FAU) invoterer til årsmødeseminar, hvor der vil sættes fokus på dele af krisen. Seminaret vil dels kigge på de økonomiske og politiske konsekvenser af krisen set fra nord, som vi formoder får stor betydning for de kommende års globale udvikling. En anden og meget vigtig konsekvens er den indflydelse, som krisen vil få på ulandene og især deres befolkninger.

Tid: Torsdag den 27. november 2008, kl. 14-17.00
Sted: DIIS, Nordskov mødelokale, Wilders Plads 8H, 3 sal, Strandgade 56, 1401 København K.
For mere information, se venligst invitationen.


Tiempo - Progress implementing National Adaptation Programmes of Action. Quarterly bulletin on climate change and development published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Stockholm Environment Institute – York (SEI-York). This issue features articles on implementing NAPAs, adaptation in dryland areas and NGO responses to climate change. Issue 69, October 2008.


Call for Proposals: Gender and Innovation

This call by the Innovation, Technology and Society (ITS) program of the Canadian International Development research Centre (IDRC), aims to examine gender from a wider perspective of innovation systems in developing countries. It will  support research towards understanding impediments to innovation processes being influenced by women, opportunities to promote greater involvement and influence by women and the differential impacts (real and perceived) of existing innovation systems on women.

Application deadline: December 19, 2008. For more inforamtion, please read the website of IDRC.


Job: Director at CGIAR Challenge Program for Water and Food (CPWF)

The Governing Board of CPWF wishes to appoint a Director to provide strong scientific, administrative and financial leadership to phase 2 of the Program. The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent scientific track record, plus 10-15 years experience in a senior position with a complex multi-location international research program in a relevant field.

Application deadline: January 15, 2009. For more information, please read the job announcement.


Internship: UNRISD Publications and Dissemination Unit

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is now accepting applications for an internship position based within the Publications and Dissemination Unit, working full time under the supervision of the Associate Information Officer.

Closing date: December 3, 2008. More information is available on the website of UNRISD.


Seminar 3/2008: Assessing and evaluating communication activities: Tools for improving communication of research and knowledge for development

Do you work with communication of research and/or knowledge for development and are you interested in knowing more about the results and impact of your activities?

This seminar will shed light on the quite new issue of monitoring and evaluating research communication and other development oriented communication. The main goal of the workshop is to provide inspiration on how to plan and implement communication activities strategically – and on how to approach the challenge of monitoring and evaluating these activities.

Date: December 4, 2008, 13:00 -16:30
Venue: University of Copenhagen, Department of Geography and Geology
For more information, please follow this link.


UNRISD Visiting Research Fellows (3 positions)

As part of its new United Nations Institute for International Development (UNRISD) Fellowship Programme for Researchers from Developing Countries, the Institute seeks to fill 3 positions. UNRISD invites applications from social science scholars based at research institutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Closing date: December 1, 2008. For more information, please visit the website of UNRISD.


Continuity in international health research and capacity building - Bandim Health Project: 30 years’ anniversary

The purpose of the seminar is to present and discuss the many aspects of the research carried out. The general debate will focus on need for continuity in research and impact assessment, and how health and demographic surveillance systems can be assured in a world dominated by changing donor policies.

Date: December 5, 2008 - 9:30– 17:00
Venue: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Eigtveds Pakhus, Room II, Asiatisk Plads, Copenhagen

For more information, please read the invitation.


Investing in Agricultural Science: The Best Bet for the Future

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Annual General Meeting 2008 will bring together over 700 of the world’s leading food and environmental scientists and civil society to strengthen and expand partnerships that stimulate economic growth in Africa, Asia and Latin America,

Date: December 1- 5, 2008
Venue: Maputo, Mozambique
For more information, please visit the website of CGIAR


Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore the role of ecology and environmental thinking in the context of contemporary society and international affairs, and assess the implications for our understandings of fairness, justice and global citizenship.

Date: July 10-12, 2009
Venue: Mansfield College, Oxford, UK
For more information, please follow this link.


Seks Specialepladser på DIIS pr. 1. februar 2009 [in Danish]

Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, (DIIS) indkalder ansøgninger til seks ledige specialepladser i et internationalt forskningsmiljø for perioden 1. februar til 30. juli 2009.

Ansøgningsfrist: 14. januar 2009. Læs mere på DIIS' hjemmeside


Low Carbon Development and Poverty Reduction in Low Income Countries – Opportunities and Challenges for Development Assistance 

Conference organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). By bringing together a broad range of stakeholders from the private sector, NGOs, researchers and policy makers, the conference will provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange experiences on some of the key issues (practical as well as policyrelated) in addressing low carbon development in the low income countries. 

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 09:00-16:00
Venue: DIIS, Main Auditorium, Strandgade 71, Copenhagen K.
For more information and registration, please visit the website of DIIS.


Invitation to participate: New EADI Working Group on "Environment and Development"

The conveners of this European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) working group invite researchers to join the new working group. A first workshop is scheduled for summer 2009.

For more information, please visit the EADI website.


Job: JPO at Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD)

GDPRD is looking for a JPO to support the Secretariat in its designated tasks and to ensure a smooth communication and efficient Network Management. This includes, among other tasks:
- Specific background research as required by the Secretariat; 
- Support to the Communications Management: coordination of public relations material and accompanying the publication of Platform publications.

Application deadline: ASAP and no later than January 31, 2009. For more details, please read the full announcement [pdf, 30kB].


5th Annual International Conference on Development Funding: Sustainability through Partnership

The International Development Conference is an inter-disciplinary forum on global sustainable development which, every year, attracts over 600 participants from every corner of the world.

Date 1: January 25-29, 2009
Venue 1: Seattle - Washington, US
Date 2: February 14-18, 2009
Venue 2: Cambridge, UK
For more information, please visit the website of the event and the SciDev.Net website.


Consultative Research Committee for Development Research for 2009-2011

The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation has appointed new members for the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research for 2009-2011.

The names of the members are available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Call for submissions: World Youth Report 2009: Youth and Climate Change

In order to expand the scope and coverage of the World Youth Report 2009, the United Nations Programme on Youth is seeking input from experts in the field of youth and climate change, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as from young people. Submissions may be academic research, case studies, publications, best practices, effective interventions, as well as national youth policies currently being implemented.

Deadline for submission: January 23, 2009. Read more on the website of the UN Youth Programme.


Gendering Climate and Sustainability

The aim of the conference is to focus on cutting edge questions of climate and sustainability from a gender perspective as well as contributing to the making of new and more inclusive visions of sustainability in accordance with definitions and strategies set out by the EU and other international foras aiming at “a better quality of life for everyone”.

Date: March 13-14, 2009
Venue: University of Copenhagen, Bispetorv 1-3, Copenhagen K.
For more information, please visit the website of the University of Copenhagen.


African Culture and the Millennium Development Goals (ICACD 2009)

This will be the Second International Conference on African Culture and Development. The conference seeks to draw global attention to African Arts and culture and the significant impact it has on the development of the African continent.

Date: June 14-17, 2009
Venue: Accra, Ghana
For more information, please visit the website of the event.


Official opening of Copenhagen School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen

Invitation from the Faculty of Health Sciences to join the opening of the new Copenhagen School of Global Health.

Date: February 2, 2009 - at 14:00
Venue: Henrik Dam Auditorium, The Faculty of Health Sciences, 3b Blegdamsvej, Copenhagen N.
To see the programme, please download the invitation [pdf, 65kB].


Africa Commission Newlsetter No. 4, December 2008. The newsletter contains information about the outcome of the Commission´s second meeting, staged in Addis Ababa on November 20, 2008. It also contains coverage of the first-ever African Youth Panel and an interview with commissioner Ms. Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation in Denmark. 


Conference report: Global Governance for Sustainable Development. Report from the 12th General Conference of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), Geneva - June 24-28, 2008.


Call for Proposals: ACP Science and Technology Programme

The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP - Secretariat) has launched a Call for Proposals of the “ACP Science and Technology Programme” and invites interested parties to participate herein. You can ask questions and request clarifications from the ACP Secretariat on the Call until February 6, 2009.

Application deadline: February 27, 2009 at 16:00 hours (Brussels time). For more information, please follow this link


Sustainable Development: A Challenge for European Research

This conference – organised in cooperation with the Czech Presidency of the EU – will initiate a structured dialogue on how to reform European research to best respond to sustainable development challenges, many of which are of international scope.

Date: May 26-28, 2009
Venue: European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
For more information, please visit the website of the conference.


Call for Applicants: Ph.D. Fellowship on Migration and Global Inequality

The Graduate School at the Faculty of Humanities at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for a joint Ph.D. fellowship between the Faculty of Humanities, the Danish Institute for International Studies, and the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.

Application deadline is April 15, 2009. For more information, please visit the website of DIIS.


From Brain Drain to Brain Gain? Sending Country Perspectives on Skilled Migration and Development

Seminar organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), with Ronald Skeldon and Ibrahima Amadou Dia.

Date: March 2, 2009, 15.00-17.00
Venue: DIIS, Main Auditorium, Copenhagen K.
For more information, please visit the website of DIIS.


Research Symposium on ICT, Development and Female Leadership

The aim of the seminar is to establish a dialogue between researchers within the area of ICT, Development and Female Leadership, educational policy makers, development agencies,
and ICT companies. The seminar has its focus on the role ICT can play as a tool for development. It also has the objective to further develop the ideas for an international master
programme in ICT at Asian University for Women, which Aalborg University is helping to set up.

Date: March 26, 2009
Venue: Utzon Centre, Slotspladsen 4, Aalborg, Denmark
For more information, please follow this link.


G&D News No. 80: News from the CGIAR Gender and Diversity Programme, including 'Comparative Evaluation of the G&D-Rockefeller and Borlaug Women in Science Fellowship Programs,' February 2009.


Transnational forms of cooperation and intercultural dialogues: towards alternatives to human development and rights

The main objective of this international workshop is to consolidate a transnational and transdisciplinary North-South working group within the DDRN concerned with intercultural exchange, knowledge construction and development through an initial approach to human development and intercultural and transsectorial communication.

Date: May 11-19, 2009
Venue: La Paz, Bolivia
Registration deadline: April 25, 2009. For more information, please read the letter of invitation [pdf, 121kB].


Impact Assessment and Human Well-Being

The theme of this conference organised by the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is how to promote human well-being and protection of ecosystems when evaluating proposed development Policies, Plans, Programs, and Projects (PPPPs).

Date: May 17-22, 2009
Venue: Accra, Ghana
For more information, please visit the website of IAIA.


14th International Metropolis Conference: Migration and Mobility, National Responses to Cultural Diversity

Conferencwe organised by the International Metropolis Project, a forum for bridging research, policy and practice on migration and diversity. 

Date: September 14-18, 2009
Venue: Copenhagen Denmark
For more information, please visit the website of the conference.


Regional and Interregional Cooperation to Strenghten Basic Sciences in Developing Countries

International conference on the strengthening of research and higher education in basic sciences by regional and interregional cooperation. Organsied by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
in association with International Science Programme (ISP), Uppsala University, Sweden and Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia, under the auspices of the African Union Commission (AUC).

Date: September 1–4, 2009
Venue: United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Deadline for submission of abstracts is June 12, 2009. For more information, please visit the website of the event.


NEW: Er tigeren på savannen godt nyt for Afrika? - Perspektiver på det nye indisk-afrikanske partnerskab [in Danish]

Seminar med Stig Jensen, Center for Afrikastudier, arrangeret for at diskutere den indisk-afrikanske partnerskabsaftale, som blev indgået sidste år, og perspektivere det indiske forskningsmiljø, fokusområder og aktiviteter i relation til indisk-afrikanske socio-økonomiske forhold på baggrund af kontakter og samarbejde med indiske Afrika-forskere.

Tid: Tirsdag 24. marts 2009, kl. 13:15-15:00
Sted: Center for Afrikastudier, Københavns Universitet
Læs mere på Center for Afrikastudiers hjemmeside.


Agents of Change? African Diaspora Organizations and Homeland Development

Seminar organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). Second seminar in the 2009 Migration Seminar Spring Series “Revisiting the Migration-Development Nexus: visions, challenges and prospects”.  

Date: April 3, 2009 - 12:30-15:30
Venue: DIIS, Main Auditorium, Strandgade 71, Copenhagen K.
For more information, please visit the website of DIIS.


Job: Research Officer, Global Migration Futures

The International Migration Institute (IMI) is seeking to appoint a Research Officer to work on a new project entitled: Global Migration Futures: Towards a comprehensive perspective. The post is for one year, with the possibility for renewal subject to available funding.

Closing date: March 26, 2009. For more information, please visit the website of IMI.


Marie Curie stipendier til international personaleudveksling (IRSES) – EU’s 7. rammeprogram [in Danish]

Europa-Kommissionen har offentliggjort en indkaldelse efter projektforslag til international personaleudveksling under særprogrammet PEOPLE i EU’s 7. rammeprogram for forskning (FP7). Ved at støtte forskerudveksling og netværksaktiviteter ønsker Europa-Kommissionen at styrke forskningspartnerskaber mellem EU-lande og tredjelande, som enten har en S&T aftale med EU, eller som er dækket af EU's naboskabspolitik.

Ansøgningsfrist: Den 27. marts 2009. Læs mere på Forsknings- og Innovationsstyrelsens hjemmeside.


Third International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development

International conference aimed at: i) Exploring the linkages among the environment, sustainable development & society; ii) Finding technological solutions in environmental remediation, alternate energy resources and resource management; and iii) Promoting the integration of environment, sustainability, resources development in education in support of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainability, adopted for 2005-2015.

Date: August 16-18, 2009
Venue: Abbottabad, NWFP, Pakistan
For more information, please visit the website of the event.


Call for applications: NTS-Asia Research Fellowship

The Consortium of Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia (NTS-Asia) invites applications for a 3-month Research Fellowship Programme, which will commence in July 2009. The research fellowship comes with a stipend of US$ 8,000 (all inclusive for the duration of the fellowship). Three positions are available for 2009-2010.

Closing Date: April 13, 2009. For more information, please follow this link.


UNU-IAS Fellowship Programmes

Every year the United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) offers PhD and Postdoctoral fellowships to provide young scholars and policy-makers, especially from the developing world, with a multi-disciplinarily context within which to pursue advanced research and training that is of professional interest to the successful applicant and of direct relevance to the research agenda of their selected UNU-IAS or UNU-ISP programme.

Application deadline is: March 31, 2009 (17h00 Tokyo time). For more information, please visit the website of UNU-IAS.


Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development (IOF)

Funding scheme within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) that aims to reinforce the international dimension of the career of European researchers by giving them the opportunity to be trained and acquire new knowledge in a Third Country high-level research organisation.

Application deadline: August 18, 2009. For more information, please visit the FP7 website.


I bagklogskabens lys: Er der noget at tage ved lære af to af dansk udviklingsbistands største indsatser? [in Danish]

Seminar arrangeret af Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier (DIIS), som præsenterer igangværende forskning i to af de største indsatser i dansk udviklingsbistands historie: Det nordiske andelsprojekt i Tanzania (1968-1988) og det integrerede egnsudviklingsprojekt i Noakhali, Bangladesh (1978-1992). Seminaret vil identificere vigtige erfaringer, herunder politisk indblanding og institutionel udvikling, som har betydning for nutidige diskussioner af udviklingsbistand.

Tid: Tirsdag d. 31. marts 2009, 14.00-16.00
Sted: DIIS, Auditoriet, Strandgade 71, 1401 København K.
Læs mere på DIIS' hjemmeside.


African Diaspora Scientific Community Mobilization for Africa Initiative

International conference presented by the African Scientific Institute (ASI), supported by UNESCO. The conference will explore how highly skilled African diaspora scientific and technical experts and their international colleagues and partners can address development issues pertaining to infrastructure on the continent of Africa.

Date: June 29 - July 1, 2009
Venue: Paris, France
For more information, please visit the website of the event.


Structural Change: Analyses, Experiences and Methodologies

International summer school organised by Cooperation and Development Network (CDN) in collaboration with the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutions (EADI).

Date: June 3-16, 2009
Venue: Pavia, Italy
Registration deadline: May 8, 2009. For more information, please follow this link.


Call for Submissions: EADI Prize for Development Studies 2009

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) recently announced the 2009 prize for excellence in development research.

Deadline for submissions is: May 31, 2009. For more information, please visit the website of EADI.


Call for papers: After 2015 - Promoting Pro-poor Policy after the MDGs

Development Studies Association (DSA), European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), and ActionAid have issued a call for Academic Papers and Think-pieces on the theme of ‘After 2015’. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the IDS Bulletin and inform debate at a planned DSA/EADI/Action Aid High-Level Policy Forum in June 2009.

Deadline for submission of papers: April 20, 2009. Read more on the website of EADI.


Call for expression of interest: Evaluation of European Development Co-operation to 2020 (EDC2020)

The EDC2020 project is looking for an external evaluator or evaluation team. The main purpose of the evaluation will be to help participants, other stakeholders and donors to learn from the experience of the project. 

Proposals including a concept note (max. 6 pages) and budget should be sent before April 30, 2009. Read more on the EDC2020 website.


IHDP Open Meeting 2009: 7th International Science Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

The theme of Meeting, “Social Challenges of Global Change,” responds to important changes in the perspective of the scientific community on the challenges that we are currently facing and outlines the new research agenda for IHDP’s second decade.

Date: April 26-30, 2009
Venue: Bonn, Germany
For more information, please visit the website of the event.


Food, Nutrition and Gender: Lessons learned and recommendations for future action

The seminar is organised by the Evaluation Department and the Technical Advisory Services in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the three research networks (ENRECA Health, DDRN and the Danish Water Forum) and will provide an opportunity to discuss interventions and policies to combat causes of malnutrition and make suggestions for future policy changes. 

Date: April 28, 2009 - 8:45-15:30
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2 G, Copenhagen K.
For more information, please read the programme [pdf, 754 kB].


Inclusive Growth, Innovation and Technological Change: education, social capital and sustainable development

7th international conference of Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (Globelics).

Date: October 6-8, 2009
Venue: Dakar, Senegal

For more information, please see the website of the event.


New Faces for African Development

Poster Session at the European Report on Development (ERD) Conference, which will focus on Development in a Context of Fragility – Focus on Africa.

Date: May 21-29, 2009
Venue: Accra, Ghana
For more information, please follow this link.


Call for proposals: APFED Showcase Programme

Grants of up to US$30,000 are provided by the Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFOED) to project proposals from civil society groups and research institutes for projects that showcases innovative approaches to support the development, implementation, monitoring, and information dissemination of innovative policies, measures and actions for promoting sustainable development in the region.

Application deadline: May 31, 2009. For more information, please visit the website of APFED.


Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP): FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IAPP

This programme seeks to open and foster dynamic pathways between public research organisations and private commercial enterprises based on longer term cooperation programmes with a high potential for increasing knowledge-sharing and mutual understanding of the different cultural settings and skill requirements of both the industrial and academic sectors.

Application deadline: July 27, 2009. For more information, please follow this link.


Bringing Culture Back in: Social Remittances and Local Practices in the Migration-Development Nexus

Seminar organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), where two of the leading scholars in transnational migration, Peggy Levitt and Ninna Nyberg Sørensen, will challenge the mainstream perception of migration and development.

Date: May 18, 2009 - 15:00-17:00
Venue: DIIS, Main Auditorium, Strandgade 71, Copenhagen K.
For more information, please visit the website of DIIS.


Call for Applications: CODESRIA Advanced Research Fellowship Programme

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in
Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce its 2009 Advanced
Research Fellowship Programme and to invite interested scholars based in African universities or research centres to submit applications for consideration for an award.

Application deadline: July 31, 2009. For more information, please follow this link.


Offentlig høring: Ny strategi for dansk humanitær bistand [in Danish]

Udkast til ny strategi for dansk humanitær bistand er nu i offentlig høring. Udviklingsministeren iværksatte i marts sidste år en omfattende revisionsproces af strategien for dansk humanitær bistand. Udenrigsministeriet opfordrer alle til at kommentere på udkastet til Strategi for dansk humanitær bistand, som er en revision af den eksisterende humanitære strategi fra 2002.

Frist for indsendelse af kommentarer: 5. maj 2009. Læs mere på Udenrigsministeriets hjemmeside.


Job: Research Officer at IDS - Climate Change, Disasters and Social Protection

The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Research Officer to work in the area of climate change, disasters and social protection.

Closing Date: May 1, 2009. For more information, please visit the website of IDS.


NEW: Zimbabwe in Ruins or Zimbabwe Resurgent?

Seminar organised by the Danish Centre for International Studies and Human Rights (DCISM), with Maxi Schoeman, Head of the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria and currently a Scholar-in-Residence at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in Uppsala.

Date: May 15, 2009 - 14:15-16:00
Venue: Nordskov Meeting Room, Wilders Plads 8H, Copenhagen K.
For registration and more information, please visit the website of DIIS.


Job: Research Fellow at IDS

The Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction (VPR) Team at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is seeking to recruit up to two Fellows, with the aim of strengthening the Team's capacities in respect of: the following areas: 1) Policy responses to vulnerability and poverty - interactions between poverty and the environment; 2) Policy responses to vulnerability and poverty - the relationships between poverty, conflict and social protection.

Closing date: May 22, 2009. For more information, please visit the website of IDS.


Sustainable Development in Policy Assessment - Methods, Challenges and Policy Impacts

The conference addresses the issue of how to carry out and what to include in an evaluation of sustainability from different perspectives, including the views of evaluators as well as political actors.

Date: June 15-16, 2009
Venue: Brussels, Belgium
For more information, please follow this link.


Global Connections – Local Impacts:  Best Practices, Models and Policies for Cross-Border Higher Education’

Organised by The Observatory and the University of Nottingham, Malaysia, the Forum promises to be a highly engaging professional venue for global colleagues to discuss ideas, strategies and best practices in internationalism and cross-border higher education.

Date: October 21-24, 2009
Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Further information is available on the website of the Observatory.


E-conference: Environment and health through a poverty lens

This e-conference, hosted by the Environment Health and Development Network, is one element of a two-part major event. This moderated e-conference focusing on ‘Environment and health through a poverty lens’ is open to all network members over the 14 days.

Three key themes covered will include:
- Critical linkages between environment, health and development
- Applying different research approaches and their analytical value
- Ways forward for the Network

Date:  June 10-23, 2009
Venue: Online - follow this link.


2009 TWOWS Postgraduate Fellowship

Applications are being accepted for the Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at Centres of Excellence in the South.

Application deadline: July 31, 2009. For more information, please visit the website of TWOWS.


Social and Political Dimensions of the Global Crisis: Implications for Developing Countries

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) will host an international conference in Geneva to better understand the social and political dimensions of the current crisis and subsequent policy and institutional reforms, and their implications for developing countries. In addition, the conference will provide an opportunity to identify key issues for future research in this field.

Date: November 12-13, 2009
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland


Informationsmøde: Samfundsvidenskaberne og humaniora i EU’s 7. rammeprogram for forskning og teknologisk udvikling [in Danish]

Forsker du inden for humaniora eller samfundsvidenskab? Vil du gerne indgå i et europæisk forskningssamarbejde? Er du interesseret i at få et europæisk tilskud til din forskning? Kan du svare ja til et eller flere af ovenstående spørgsmål, så kom og hør mere på møder i juni på Copenhagen Business School (CBS) og Syddansk Universitet (SDU).

Tid og sted: 15. juni 2009, kl. 9.30 - 13.30 - CBS, København.
Tid og sted: 25. juni 2009, kl. 9.30 - 12.30 - SDU, Odense.
For mere information læs her.


CERES Summer School 2009: Where research meets policy and practice

The Summer School 2009 focuses on effective linkages and productive interfaces between scientific research and international development programs. Participating in the CERES Summer School is free of charge; only costs for lunch and dinner (optional) are charged.

Date: July 2-3, 2009
Venue: Radboud University, Nijmegen, Holland
Registration deadline: June 17, 2009. For registration and further information, please follow this link.


Job: Lecturer in International Development, University of Bath

The Department of Economics & International Development welcomes applications from academics working at the interface between ID, social policy and development practice and with expertise in the sociology, social anthropology and/or politics of international development.

Closing date: June 8, 2009. For further information, please visit the website of the University of Bath.


Danida Development Days 2009 (DDD-09)

This year the focus of the DDD will be on the initiatives and recommendations of the Africa Commission, established by the Danish Prime Minister in 2008. Over two days, highly renowned international development professionals, academics, representatives from the financial and business sector and civil society, many of whom have been directly involved in the work of the Commission, will gather to discuss “The Africa Commission – Making the Recommendations a Reality”.

Date: June 8-9, 2009
Venue: Eigtved Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads, Copenhagen K.
For more information, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The Consultative Research Committee for Research Developments (FFU) Allocation of Funds for 2009

Approximately 140 mill. DKK has been allocated to development research primarily with the priority themes: 1) Medical and health-related research of special relevance to poor countries; 2) Climate, energy and sustainable use of natural resources; 3) Youth, education and employment; and 4) Food Security.

Read more on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affaris.


Forskningsmidler fra Det Frie forskningsråd [in Danish]

Det Frie Forskningsråd uddeler i år omkring 1,3 milliarder kroner, hvoraf cirka halvdelen er til uddeling dette efterår. Der er mulighed for at søge om midler til projekter med start i 2010. Mere information, se www.fi.dk

Informationsmøde om forskningsmidler i EU's 7. rammeprogram: Følg dette link.


Opslag af netværksmidler til styrkelse af dansk deltagelse i større EU-satsninger inden for forskning og udvikling [in Danish].

Det Strategiske Forskningsråd indkalder hermed ansøgninger til EU-netværksmidler. Midlerne udbydes for at give videninstitutioner og virksomheder lettere adgang til europæiske forskningsprogrammer og nye EU initiativer og dermed forbedre de danske muligheder for hjemtagning af forskningsmidler fra EU. Der udbydes i alt 7 mio. kr. i 2009.

Ansøgningsfrist: onsdag den 30. september 2009 kl. 15.00.


ESRC-DFID Joint scheme for research on international development

The 2nd phase of funding of the ESRC/DFID partnership retains the overall 'poverty alleviation' theme. Three thematic areas have been identified for this call - Security, Conflict and Development; Economic Crisis, Poverty and Growth; Cities and Development.

Application deadline: September 24, 2009. For more information, please follow this link.


ESRC - Rising Powers, Global Challenges and Social Change

ESRC invites applications from networks researching the impacts of global rising powers (China, India, Brazil, Russia etc.). This call is for networks with embedded visiting fellowships only (a call for research awards follows in 2010).

Application deadline: September 22, 2009. For more information, please follow this link.


NEW: Elsevier Foundation Calls for Grants to Promote Academic Diversity and Research in the Developing World.
The Elsevier Foundation is accepting new grant proposals for its 2009 Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars programs. Sponsored by Elsevier, a leading global publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, the grants for the two programs will be awarded in December 2009 and provide one, two and three year awards between US$5,000 to US$50,000 per year.

Application deadline: August 1, 2009.


ESF Research Networking Programmes – Call for Proposals 2009 [in Danish]

ESF’s Research Networking Programmes støtter programmer, der i en længerevarende periode udføres af multinationale forskergrupper. Målet er blandt andet at udveksle erfaringer og træne unge forskere.
Frist: d. 22. oktober 2009.


Initiative Grants: New deadline in October 2009

The initiative grants are part of the call for applications 2009 for Danish development research administered by the Steering Committee (SC) of the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research (FFU). Initiative grants should mainly be sought for the preparation of larger research programmes in collaboration with institutions in developing countries.
Deadline: October 16, 2009.

In order to get more general information about Danish development research calls please read: Call for Applications 2009.


The European Development Days

The event aims to make development aid more effective, to build a global coalition against poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Through frank and sometimes controversial debates on pressing issues, such as governance, poverty and environmental sustainability, the European Development Days provide unprecedented opportunities for sharing ideas and launching innovative partnerships.

Date: October 22-24, 2009
Venue: Stockholm, Sweden.


Netværkskoordinator til administration og IT (Specialkonsulent) [in Danish]. Dansk Forskningsnetværk for International Sundhed søger pr. 1. oktober 2009 en koordinator på deltid (24 t/ugl.) til administration og IT – foreløbig for en knap 2-årig periode med mulighed for forlængelse.
Ansøgning senest fredag den 27. august 2009, kl. 12.00.


Project Researcher in Migration Management at DIIS

A 3-year position as project researcher in the field of migration management is now available at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). The candidate is expected to work in the Migration research unit at DIIS with a particular focus on strengthening and developing research on migration management.
Application deadline is 21 August 2009 at 12.00 noon. For more information, please follow this link.


NEW: Unique Transnational Info and Brokerage Event FP7 Theme 8 - Socio-economic sciences and Humanities.

Date: September 14, 2009 from 9:30 to 14.00
Venue: Copenhagen University Faculty of the Humanities, Njalsgade 80, 2300 Copenhagen S, Room 27.0.17
Registration by: Monday 7 September 2009 at tilmelding-ec@fi.dk.


NEW: ESF Research Conferences 2011 – Call for Conference Proposals [in Danish]

European Science Foundation indkalder nu forslag til temaer til konferencer, som organisationen planlægger at støtte i 2011 inden for rammerne af ESF Conferences Scheme.
Ansøgningsfrist: 15. September, 2009


NEW: Orienteringsmøde om fremtidens udviklingspolitik (in Danish)

Udenrigsministeriet inviterer alle interesserede til et orienteringsmøde om udarbejdelsen af en ny strategi for dansk udviklingspolitik. Direktør for udviklingspolitik, Ib Petersen, vil præsentere processen og de indledende tanker om strategien, hvorefter der vil være mulighed for spørgsmål og debat.

Tid: 9. september 2009 - kl. 15:00-16:00
Sted: Asiatisk plads 2, indgang E (kantinen), København K.
Tilmelding til arrangementet kan ske ved at sende en mail til Helle Outzen.


NEW: Reforming the Bretton Woods Institutions

This conference hosted by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) will bring together young researchers to discuss, how global economic governance should be reformed in order to establish the foundation for a more stable and resilient world economy in the future. The conference is opened by Dr. Per Stig Møller, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. In addition to a range of presentations by young researchers, the conference features three highly-esteemed international keynote speakers.

Date: September 16-17, 2009.
Venue: DIIS, Strandgade 71, 1401 Copenhagen K.


Reviewing the Migration-Development Nexus in the light of the current global crisis

This migration seminar organised by the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS) takes stock on recent practices and policies concerning the migration-development nexus. Presentations will be given by Miguel A. Ugalde, Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala, and Lars Ove Trans, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen. 

Date: September 28, 2009 - 15:00-17:00
Venue: Danish Centre for International Studies and Human Rights, Nordskov Meeting Room, Wilders Plads 8H, 3rd floor, 1401 Copenhagen K.


NEW: Det internationale udviklingssamarbejde anno 2020 - Gode viljer og kortsigtede interesser [in Danish]

Dette seminar organiseret af Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier (DIIS), vil se på nogle af de globale udfordringer til fremtidens internationale udviklingssamarbejde. Oplæggene vil bl.a. koncentrere sig om migration og befolkningsvækst, innovativ finansiering af udvikling og strukturelle udfordringer i det internationale udviklingssamarbejde.

Tid: 22. September 2009 - 13:00-15:00
Sted: DIIS, Auditoriet, Strandgade 71, 1401 København K


Job: Full Professor in Environment, Governance and Plannning at Utrecht University, The Netherlands

The Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University is seeking applications for a full professor to lead the research program Environmental Governance for Sustainable Development; a joint program between the Environmental Studies and Policy group and the Urban and Regional Planning group. The objective of the research program is to further the understanding of how and why different, often co-existing, modes of governance either do or do not result in (environmentally) sustainable outcomes.

Closing date is September 30, 2009.


Udviklingscaféer [in Danish]

Udenrigsministeriet inviterer til fire udviklingscaféer i efteråret 2009. Idéen med caféerne er at skabe en uformel ramme, hvor deltagerne kan tage del i dialogen om fremtidens udviklingspolitik. Arrangementerne er åbne for alle interesserede, men kræver tilmelding (for mere information se hjemmeside).

Dato og tema:
24. november 2009 (Ny dato)- Fred, sikkerhed og skrøbelige stater

Sted: Udenrigsministeriets kantine, Asiatisk Plads 2, indgang E, 1448 København K.


Danish Research Themes 2010

Within the framework of Danish development assistance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hereby announces the following strategic themes for development research in 2010:

  1. Climate, Energy and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
  2. Agriculture, Growth and Sustainable Development
  3. Fragile States Conflict and Civil Society

Applicants have the opportunity to apply for support for two types of projects: 1) Larger strategic projects above DKK 5 mill. and; 2) Individual PhD and post-doc projects. Deadlines: i)Prequalification applications for larger strategic projects: December 9, 2009; ii) Larger strategic prequalified projects: March 19, 2010; iii) Individual PhD and postdoc applications: February 12, 2010. 


SANORD 2009 - Inclusion and Exclusion in Higher Education

The second international conference of the Southern African-Nordic Centre (SANORD) will explore how higher education reflects, extends or transcends inequalities of gender, race, class, health and culture. Drawing on Southern African and Nordic experiences, the conference will explore diverse challenges and experiences in both regions in order to develop a comparative perspective.

Date: December 7-9, 2009
Venue: Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa


Bonn Symposium 2009: Sustainable Development in Times of Crises - Opposition or Opportunity?

The Bonn Symposium 2009, organised by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and The Development and Peace Foundation, calls for a coherent reflection upon the structural causes of current crises, such as the financial crisis, climate change and food crisis. The symposium will touch upon the sustainability of lifestyle norms, and present practical recommendations to safeguard sustainable development in times of crises.

Date: November 23-24, 2009
Venue: Bonn, Germany


International Network Programme

The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation is launching its first call for proposals for bilateral network activities in Research and Development with China, India, Israel, Japan, USA and Brazil. Support will be provided to networking and matchmaking initiatives seeking to identify potential research collaboration.
Application deadline: December 1, 2009 - 13:00


Extractive Industries: Unleashing Economic Potentials – Respecting People and Environment

The overall objective of the conference is to discuss what Danish and international actors from governments, private sector and civil society can do to unleash the economic potentials in extractive industries through mobilising revenues and combat tax evasion while respecting human rights and
promoting CSR.

Date: October 23, 2009, 9:00–17:00
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2 G, Copenhagen


Contextualising Geographical Approaches to Studying Gender in Asia

This international seminar addresses the contexts from within which work on the geographies of gender and gendered geographies have emerged, the constraints faced as well as the boundaries breached. It also aims to initiate a dialogue between geographers working on gender and scholarly approaches rooted in other disciplinary methodologies in Asia.

Date: March 3-5, 2010
Venue: University of Dehli, India


NEW: Scandinavian development research institutes meeting

In conjunction with the annual Directors’ meeting in the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) to be held at DIIS, Copenhagen - October 29-30, 2009 - the Association of Development Researchers in Denmark (FAU) hereby invites all Scandinavian development research institutes to a meeting with the purpose to discuss development related activities in the Scandinavian countries and future possibilities of collaboration.

Date: October 29, 2009
Venue: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Strandgade 71, 1401 Copenhagen


Liberal Order or Liberal Empire? International Order in the 21st Century

This seminar organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) will focus on the question of whether liberal world ordering principles necessarily tend towards expansionism based on an “imperial” logic. It is the third seminar on “Liberalism and World Order”, where leading international experts discuss the challenges and achievements of liberalism as a social and political practice in world politics.

Date: October 30, 2009 - 13:00-15:30
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Sal III, Asiatisk Plads 2G, 1448 Copenhagen


Development Café: Research and Development Cooperation

As part of the preparations for a new Danish strategy for development cooperation, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting a series of development cafés in view of debating the future of Danish development cooperation. The development café on October 29 will focus on the theme 'Research and Development Cooperation': What should be the future goals and priorities with respect to the Danish contribution to capacity building within research and higher education in developing countries?

Date: Thursday October 29, 2009, at 10-12 AM
Venue: Aarhus University, Building 1412 (Assembly Hall), Room 129 B, Nordre Ringgade 1, Aarhus


Call for proposals: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

3ie funds innovative evaluation studies to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of development spending to change people’s lives in developing countries.

Next deadline: November 27, 2009


Call for Applications: Faculty for the Future - Supporting Women in Science

Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering, or related disciplines to pursue advanced graduate study at top universities in their disciplines abroad.

Application deadline: November 30, 2009


IDRC-IERI Doctoral Research Awards in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

The principal objective of the IDRC-TUT Doctoral Research Awards is to identify case studies on context-specific innovation processes from Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa.

Closing date: December 16, 2009


NEW: Conference on Gender Equality and Danish Development Policy

A half-day conference on gender equality and development  organised by the Danish Council for International Development Cooperation.

Date: November 9, 2009 - 9:00-12:00
Venue: Ingeniørernes Hus 31-33 Kalvebod Brygge, Copenhagen V.


2010 International Conference on Environmental Science and Development (CESD 2010)

The conference is an international forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of Environmental Science and Development.

Date: February 26-28, 2010
Venue: Singapore


Doctoral and postdoctoral professional development in Agricultural and Life Sciences - Challenges for the next decade

The expected outcomes are to provide institutional educators and managers with better insights into the challenges posed by the global developments for doctoral and post-doctoral training and research in agricultural and life sciences and to provide them with innovative ideas and models for the institutional incorporation of international mobility of faculty, staff and students in their programs.

Date: April 7-9, 2010
Venue: Gent, Belgium


NEW: Stiftende generalforsamling for ny forening: Danish Migration Research (DMR) [in Danish]

DMR bygger videre på det forskningssamarbejde der har fundet sted under Akademiet for Migrationsstudier i Danmark (AMID), og som  fases ud i efteråret 2009. Efter udfasningen af AMID tager DMR over som en forening, hvor forskere og studerende på tværs af institutioner med interesse for migration og integration, kan deltage.

Tid: 12. november 2009, 14:00-15:30
Sted: Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Velfærd, Herluf Trolles Gade 11, 1052 København


Migration, Theory and Subaltern Agency - Doctoral Students’ and Research Seminar

Seminar organised by the Doctoral Programmes of Intercultural Studies and European Cultural Studies, Department of Culture and Identity, the Cross Disciplinary Group: Denmark in the World, the World in Denmark (UNIK)
Roskilde University, Denmark and the Copenhagen Doctoral School in Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen.

Date: November 24–25, 2009
Venue: Roskilde University, Denmark


NEW: 11th Annual Global Development Conference: Regional and Global Integration: Quo Vadis?

This conference organised by the Global Development Network (GDN) will focus on globalization and regional integration in the context of the recent economic crisis.

Date: January 16-18, 2010
Venue: Prague, Czech Republic


Workshop on Development in Indonesia

The Nordic Indonesia Studies Network (NISN) is hosting its second annual three-day workshop under the title Developing Indonesia. The workshop will focus on development in Indonesia since 1998; initiatives taken, the challenges encountered, and the experiences gained. Discussions will be from a range of perspectives and scholarly disciplines. International scholars and practitioners will present keynote speeches and moderate discussions in working groups.

Date: April 21-23, 2010
Venue: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Leifsgade 33, 3rd floor, 2300 Copenhagen S.
For additional information, please read the programme and contact one of the organisers. Registration (obligatory): norindostudies@gmail.com.


World Bank Group's Environment Strategy 2010 - Global Dialogue

The World Bank Group (WBG) is embarking on the preparation of a new Environment Strategy, expected to be completed and approved by December 2010. The new Strategy will articulate a set of principles and propose an approach for achieving the environmental sustainability of the WBG’s portfolio. You can contribute to the Global Dialogue on the Strategy until February 15, 2010.


Call for Expressions of Interest: New Research Programme Consortia on Effective and Fragile States, and Taxation
The Department for International Development (DFID) seeks service providers for several new Research Programmes. The purpose of the programmes is to generate new policy-relevant knowledge that will help DFID and the wider development community to eradicate world poverty.

Application deadline for the 4 contracts: January 5-8, 2010, depending on the topic.


Offentligt møde om evaluering af udviklingsbistanden [in Danish]

Kontoret for Evaluering af Udviklingsbistand inviterer ligesom i de foregående år til et møde med den danske ressourcebase om evaluering af udviklingsbistanden. De foreløbige ideer til evalueringsprogrammet for 2010-2011 vil blive præsenteret, og der vil blive lagt op til diskussion af hvordan man kan evaluere NGO’ernes indsats og den danske støtte til menneskerettigheder og demokrati.

Tid: 24. november 2009, kl. 09.00-13.00
Sted: Eigtveds Pakhus, Møderum II, Asiatisk Plads 2, København K.


Job opportunity: Executive Director of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). UNESCO is seeking the appointment of a renowned scientific leader and administrator to serve as Executive Director of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) based in Trieste, Italy. 

Closing Date: December 8, 2009.


NEW: GDN's 11th Annual Conference titled 'Regional and Global Integration: Quo Vadis?

The draft program for GDN's 11th Annual Conference is now available online. Participants will discuss key issues related to globalization and regional integration in the context of the recent economic crisis, over five plenary sessions and several parallel sessions.

Date: January 16-18, 2010
Venue: Prague, Czech Republic


3ie will award up to $10 million in research grants to improve development effectiveness

To enhance development effectiveness and ultimately improve people’s lives in developing countries, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has launched a request for proposals (RFP) for quality impact evaluations. This RFP is the second round under 3ie’s Open Window, which accepts proposals for the impact evaluation of social and economic development interventions in low and middle income countries in any sector. 3ie will award up to US$10 million in grants under this round.

Deadline: November 27, 2009


Call for papers: 2009 Meetings-Mexican Chapter-Network of Inequality and Poverty.

NIP-México invites paper submissions welcoming theoretical and empirical research relevant for understanding the impact of the current global economic crisis on poverty and inequality and for deriving sound policy recommendations.

Date: November 20, 2009
Venue: El Colegio de México (México DF)


International Conference: Migration, Gender and Human Security in an Era of Global Structural Change and Crisis

The conference is the part of the project 'Gender and Sustainable Development: Natural Resource Management, Migration and Multi-local Livelihoods'. The project aims at strengthening the collective institutional capacity in higher education to integrate gender concerns into resource management and migration studies through collaborative activities involving South-South and North-South flows.

Dates: July 1-2, 2010
Venue: International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam


NEW: Call for proposals: Grants for Developing Country Researchers Studying Poverty Issues

The Poverty and Economic Policy research Network has called for proposals for its annual competition of research grants worth up to $CAN 50,000 each. Grants are awarded under four programs: ‘Community Based Monitoring Systems,’ ‘Modeling and Policy Impact Analysis,’ ‘Policy Impact Evaluation Research Initiative’ and ‘Policy Monitoring, Measurement and Analysis.’ Members of the research teams should be from developing countries.

Deadline to submit initial proposals: January 6, 2010


Remittances, Migration and the Financial Crisis

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) seminar with Manuel Orozco, Senior Associate and Director of Remittances and Development at the Inter-American Dialogue.

Date: November 20, 2009, 14.00-16.00
Venue: DIIS, Main Auditorium, Strandgade 71, Copenhagen K.


Udviklingsforskningen i Danmark: Perspektiver og udfordringer set i lyset af Regeringens Udviklingspolitiske prioriteter 2010-2014, Afrika Kommissionens rapport &
Danske Universiteters rapport


NEW: Udviklingsforskningen i Danmark: Perspektiver og udfordringer set i lyset af Regeringens Udviklingspolitiske prioriteter 2010-2014, Afrika Kommissionens rapport & Danske Universiteters rapport [in Danish]

Årsmødeseminar i Foreningen af Udviklingsforskere i Danmark(FAU), hvor diskussionen vil startes af et panel bestående af: John Nielsen (Udenrigsministeriet, UFT), Knud Vilby (forfatter og journalist), Flemming Konradsen (KU/Danske universiteter & Human Health) og Søren Jeppesen (CBS og Formand for FAU).

Tid: 19. november 2009, kl. 14.30-17.00
Sted: Geografisk Institut, Københavns Universitet, Auditorium B, Øster Voldgade 10, København K.


Policy Forum 2010: Women Moderating Extremism

The Policy Forum will be the culmination of two weeks of consultations on combating extremism with women leaders from Pakistan, Bosnia, Lebanon, and Rwanda. Working to moderate the influence of those who promote violence and reject dialogue, these leaders demonstrate that women are one of the most important untapped resources to promote stable governments.

Date: January 19, 2010
Venue: Washington, DC, US


9th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore the role of ecology and environmental thinking in the context of contemporary society and international affairs, and assess the implications for our understandings of fairness, justice and global citizenship.

Date: July 11-13, 2010
Venue: Oxford, UK


Det Frie Forskningsråds opslag holder flyttedag [in Danish]. I 2010 har størstedelen af Det Frie Forskningsråds virkemidler alene ansøgningsfrist den 1. marts. Så vær opmærksom, hvis du planlægger at søge rådet til næste år.


Call for abstracts: Global Land Project Open Science Meeting 2010 - Land Systems, Global Change and Sustainability

The aim of the GLP 2010 meeting is to bring together large parts of the international research community working on land change issues, showcase the width and scope of ongoing research, help build a community in this highly interdisciplinary field, inspire new research and facilitate review, theory building and extrapolation.

Date: October 17-19, 2010
Venue: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 30, 2010


NEW: FAU Conference 2010: 'Development that matters? Religion, Livelihoods, Social Movements and Community Development'

Annual conference of the Association of Development Researchers in Denmark (FAU) that aims to bring together Danish, Nordic and International researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds with development practitioners (from donor agencies, consultancies and NGOs) and advanced students in order to present and discuss important contemporary issues within Danish and international development research and shed light on important processes of development. 

Date: March 17-19, 2010
Venue: Danhostel Gjerrild, Denmark


Job: Deputy Director General, Research in Bioversity International

The Deputy Director General (Research) will have responsibility to lead the process of setting the strategic direction and priorities of Bioversity’s research and for managing the overall research portfolio, ensuring
that it is geared towards the delivery of outcomes and impact.

Closing date: January 15, 2010


Job: Research Analyst at UNRISD

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is looking for a Research Analyst (RA) to work with the Director. Candidates must have Master’s Degree in International Development or related field and one to two years relevant work experience.

Deadline for applications: January 3, 2010


Royal Society Pfizer Award 2010

This international award is designed to reward scientists, based in Africa, at the outset of their career and to promote science capacity building in the developing world. The award will recognise a research scientist, at an early stage of their research career, who is making an innovative contribution to the biological sciences, including basic medical science, which contributes significantly to capacity building in Africa.

Deadline for applications: January 25, 2010


New Crises - New Policy Responses? Rethinking European Development Cooperation (EDC)

In relation to the 11th Annual Global Development Conference in Prague, EADI is hosting a panel discussion on the challenges for European Development Cooperation in the light of changes in global governance, economic crises and arising demands for greener economies. The panel is chaired by Nanna Hvidt, director of the Danish Institute for International Studies.

Date: January 18, 2010
Venue: Prague, Czech Republic


The 2010 UN MDG Review and beyond - what to do differently, what to do the same?

The objective of this roundtable organised by IDS, Dfid, EADI, UNDP and DSA, is to kick off the MDG review year with an open and frank debate on experiences with the MDGs so far. The new IDS Bulletin and the UNDP IPC-IG Poverty in Focus will be launched at the event.

Date: January 25, 2010
Venue: UN Millenium Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA


Job: Assistant Professor of International Relations - University of Amsterdam. The Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam is offering a position as assistant professor of International Relations, in the field of foreign policies, transnational relations of the members of the European Union and the external relations of the European Union, especially related to development aid, international trade and human rights. Closing date: January 31, 2010.


Nordic Africa Days 2010: Time Space Africa - Reconnecting the Continent

The Nordic Africa Days 2010 will be centred on the spatial turn that the social sciences and humanities, which a.o. has echoed in research on Africa with focus on conflict and territoriality, natural resources and statehood etc.

Date: September 30 - October 1, 2010
Venue: University of Turku, Finland


The prospects for progress in low-income countries in the wake of the crisis

The seminar hosted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark, with Justin Yifu Lin, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank will address the implications of the global financial crisis on low-income countries, their governments and external partners.

Date: January 18, 2010 - 13:00-14:45
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2G, 1448 Copenhagen K
Registration deadline: January 14, 2010 - 17:00


International Conference on Sustainable Development 2010

This conference held by the University Putra Malaysia seeks to provide an international platform for researchers, graduate students and practitioners in the field of sustainable development and to exchange views on sustainable community development and the potential and importance of civil society involvement for meeting the current and future development needs.

Date: July 20-22, 2010
Venue: Putrajaya, Malaysia


European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) åbent for dansk deltagelse [in Danish]

COST programmet (Europen Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research) støtter internationale netværksaktiviteter for forskere, og alle COSTs aktioner er nu åbne for deltagelse. COST's opererer med følgende tematiske områder:

 - Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences
 - Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technology
 - Earth System Science & Environmental Management
 - Food and Agriculture
 - Forests, their Products and Services
 - Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health
 - Information and Communication Technologies
 - Materials, Physical and Nanosciences
 - Transport and Urban Development
 - Transdomain Proposals

Ansøgningsfristen er 1. Februar, 2010.


International Conference on Climate Change and Human Mobility

The aim of the conference is to focus on emerging patterns of human mobility in relation to environmental change. The general ambition is to identify the complex
patterns of causality inhering in human migration, and to highlight the range of human capacities for responding to environmental challenge.

Date: April 12-14, 2010
Venue: University of Copenhagen


IWE2010 – Sustainable World

This event aims to bring together academics,  researchers, teachers, trainers, students, institutions, organisations, associations, enterprises, social partners and other representatives in order to share knowledge and experience on the assigned theme: “Sustainable World” at all levels, going from biodiversity to the combat on poverty and social exclusion.

Date: April 19-23, 2010
Venue: Coimbra, Portugal


NEW: From Africa to Auschwitz and After

The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) is hosting this seminar with Benjamin Madley and Henning Melber on German colonialization in German South West Africa, now Namibia, and the genocide committed against the local Herero and Nama people and how it provided practices, ideas and rhetoric that later influenced Nazi leaders, who carried out genocide in Europe.

Date: January 29, 2010 - 14:00-16:00
Venue: DIIS, Main Auditorium, Strandgade 71, 1401 Copenhagen K
Registration deadline: January 28, 2010 - 12:00


Philanthropy and Empathy in New Delhi - guest lecture with Erica Bornstein

The Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (TORS) at the University of Copenhagen is hosting a guest lecture with Erica Bornstein from the University of Wisconsin. Bornstein is the author of 'The Spirit of Development' and the forthcoming 'Disquieting Gifts: An Ethnography of Humanitarianism in New Delhi'.

Date: March 16, 2010 - 14:00-16:00
Venue: Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Room U3, Snorresgade 17-19, 2300 Copenhagen S


EADI Prize for Development Studies 2010. The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) announces the 2010 prize for excellence in development research. The prize, worth 1000 Euros, will be awarded for an essay on an issue of development studies in any field of the social sciences submitted and written by a postgraduate student from an EADI member country or attending a programme at an institutional member of the Association.

Deadline for submission: April 30, 2010


3 PhD-scholarships Department of Society and Globalisation

The PhD-school in Society and Globalisation at Roskilde University in Denmark has announced 3 PhD- scholarships for employment from April 1, 2010, or soon after. The applications should address one or more of the following three research themes:

1) Collaborative innovation in the public sector: New welfare - new forms of governance; 2) The challenge of globalisation in Western Europe; 3) The changing relations between the Global North and the South.

Application deadline: March 1, 2010 at 12.00 noon.


United Nations University Fellowship Programmes

The United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) is now accepting applications for its three fellowship programmes: UNU-IAS PhD Fellowships, UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowships, and JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships.

The closing date for applications is February 28, 2010.


Job: Director - ICSU Regional Office for Africa. The International Council for Science (ICSU) invites applications for the post of Director of its Regional Office for Africa (Sub-Saharan Africa), which was established at the National Research Foundation (NRF), Pretoria, South Africa in 2005. Application deadline: February 20, 2010.


NEW: E-discussion on Women and Poverty

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA) are hosting an online e-discussion on women and poverty in relation to the forthcoming 15 year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action´, the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial and the High-level Plenary Meeting of the 65th session of the General Assembly, focused on the Millennium Development Goals. The discussion is open to all stakeholders.

Date: January 11 - February 12, 2010


Planning Africa 2010 - Beyond Crisis: Opportunities and Actions

The intention of this conference is to: 1) Strengthen and grow African planning networks and external international connections by attracting key delegates; 2) Respond to global economic and ecological crises from an African planning perspective by articulating and publicizing leading planning practice and solutions that are shared at the conference; and 3) Strengthen the planning profession in Africa by branding and publicizing the conference and its outputs.

Date: September 13-15, 2010
Venue: Durban, South Africa


Consultation about the UN Challenges for 2010

In light of pressing global challenges such as climate change and economic crises the United Nations is inviting interested parties to partake in the debate on future challenges for the UN in the 21st century. The discussion will be structured around the following events: 

Date: March 17-18, 2010
Venue: Bonn, Germany
Deadline for registration: March 15, 2010


Transitions to Sustainability

The conference on "Transitions to Sustainability" to be held at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, will seek to explore challenges ahead on the pathway to sustainable development and the creation of resilient societies, with particular emphasis on the role of technology, science and engineering.

Date: November 30 - December 3, 2010
Venue: University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


FAU CONFERENCE 2010 - Development that matters: Religion, Livelihoods, Social Movements and Community Development

This year’s conference organised by the Association of Development Researchers in Denmark includes workshops on:
1. Religion, Communities and Social Change
2. Community Organisations, Livelihoods and Social Change
3. Livelihood, Food and Nutrition
4. Community Entrepreneurs and Local Economic Development

Date: March 17-19, 2010
Venue: Danhostel Gjerrild, Grenaa, Djursland, Denmark


NEW: The Multilayered Significance of African Studies - CAS 25th Anniversary

In relation to the 25th anniversary of the Centre of African Studies (CAS) at the University of Copenhagen, CAS is hosting a jubilee featuring a keynote lecture by Paul Nugent followed by a panel discussion on the multilayered significance of African Studies as well as a literary reading session with Zimbabwean writer Brian Chikwava.

Date: February 26, 2010
Venue: Centre of African Studies, Købmagergade 46, 1150 Copenhagen K


NEW: NordForsk Researcher Networks 2010

NordForsk has launched a call for applications from research groups based in Nordic and/or Baltic countries. NordForsk researcher networks should aim to establish joint research training in a given field, to consolidate research as a basis for joint European or international projects, or to strengthen a given field of research in order to establish an excellent researcher network.

Application deadline: March 25, 2010 - 16:00


NEW: Global migration in an age of mobility. Challenges and opportunities for sending and receiving countries

Seminar at the Danish Institute for Human Rights with Rainer Münz.

Date: February 23, 2010 - 10:00-12:00
Venue: The Danish Institute for Human Rights, Copenhagen


Call for papers: Special issue on forced migration and mobilities research

Submissions are invited for a special issue of an academic journal looking at Forced Migration and Mobilities Research. Potential contributors must write a theoretically informed and empirically rich paper analysing environmentally induced migration from a mobilities perspective.

Deadline for submission of contributions: First draft must be sent by May 2010 and the final draft by early August 2010.


CODESRIA Advanced Research Fellowship

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa is pleased to announce the 2010 session of its Advanced Research Fellowship Programme and to invite interested scholars based in African universities or research centres to submit applications for consideration for an award.

Deadline: July 30, 2010


APISA–CLACSO-CODESRIA South-South Annual Research Grants 2010

The Collaborative Tri-continental Program was launched in 2005 by the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) with the purpose of enhancing the production of knowledge suitable for fostering high quality social science research to build a Southern perspective on critical issues, with the aim of feeding these into global debates.

Deadline: May 30, 2010


New Faces for African Development - ERD Conference 2010

The European Report on Development (ERD) is a multiannual process, which is the main outcome of the Mobilizing European Research for Development Policies initiative promoted and financed by the European Commission and seven EU Member States (Germany, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom). The European Report on Development (ERD) 2010 conference will focus on poverty, inequality and social protection. 

Date: June 27-30, 2010
Venue: Dakar, Senegal


EADI Prize for Development Studies 2010. The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) announces the 2010 prize for excellence in development research. The prize, worth 1000 Euros, will be awarded for an essay on an issue of development studies in any field of the social sciences submitted and written by a postgraduate student from an EADI member country or attending a programme at an institutional member of the Association.

Deadline for submission: April 30, 2010


Science Against Poverty Conference

The conference will raise the issue of the role of scientific research (particularly of social sciences) and innovation in alleviating poverty and social exclusion to the ministerial political agenda.

Date: April 8-9, 2010
Venue: La Granja, Segovia, Spain


‘Send More Money’ - The Ambiguous Relations Between African States and their Diasporas

Speakers: Simon Turner, Senior Researcher, DIIS and Ben Page, Reader, University College London.

Date: March 18, 2010
Venue: Danish Institute of Development Studies (DIIS), Copenhagen
Registration deadline: March 17, 2010 - 12:00 noon


Europe and Africa: Intra and Inter regional academic mobility

The third project workshop in the Erasmus Mundus project "Access to Success: Fostering Trust and Exchange between Europe and Africa" will explore the theme of both inter-regional mobility between Europe and Africa and intra-regional mobility as it has evolved within Europe and now within Africa.

Date: May 3-4, 2010
Venue: Accra, Ghana


Call for Proposals: Systematic Reviews in International Development. Department for International Development (DFID) is piloting a systematic review project that aims to strengthen evidence-informed decision making. DFID has developed a set of systematic review questions based on policy and practice priorities and is now calling for proposals from interested reviewers to conduct a systematic review.

Application deadline: April 6, 2010


Job: Research fellow at the United Nations University Istitute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS). A position as research fellow or senior research fellow is vacant at UNU-IAS in the area of international governance for sustainable development. The position includes carrying out of research and research supervision of postdoctoral and doctoral fellows at UNU-IAS, as well as assisting fundraising efforts.

Deadline for application: March 31, 2010


EuroCenters kursuskatalog 2010 [in Danish]. EuroCenter tilbyder målrettede kurser om ansøgningsteknik, økonomi, kontrakter og koordinatorrollen i FP7-projekter på både dansk og engelsk.


TWAS Fellowships 2010

TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, is now accepting applications for its postgraduate, postdoctoral, visiting scholars and advanced research fellowship programmes. The fellowships are offered to scientists, generally from the natural sciences, from developing countries and are tenable at centres of excellence in various countries in the South. Female scientists are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications are country and programme specific.


Policies to foster and sustain equitable development in times of crises

This conference organised by the Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network’s (PEGNet) will provide a platform for high-level dialogue between development researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. Sub-themes include: Insurance mechanisms; Adaptation to climate change; Escaping the informal-employment trap; Migration and remittances; ODA and shocks; Income diversification.

Date: September 2-3, 2010
Venue: Development Bank of Southern Africa, Midrand, South Africa


Society, Culture, and Nature in Latin America - New Political Tendencies

5th Nolan Conference organised by the Nordic Latin American Research Network. The conference takes place on the background of a decade of intense and radical changes in the political map of Latin America. Themes to discussed include: The Political Ecology of extractivism: Social conflicts over access and control with natural resources in Latin America; New forms of democracy and political cultures; National and local responses to climate policies and regulatory instruments; and more.

Date: November 10-12, 2010
Venue: University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen


Call for papers: Sustainability Science Volume 6 Issue 1 - Special Feature on African Regional Perspectives

The journal Sustainability Science, published by Springer on behalf of the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science of the University of Tokyo (IR3S) and the United Nations University (UNU), has launched a call for papers for its special feature on African regional perspectives. The thematic focus is on climate change impacts, energy, governance, and integrating traditions with modern science in a regional context.

Deadline for submission of papers: June 15, 2010


Høring om ny udviklingspolitik: Frihed fra fattigdom - Frihed til forandring [in Danish]

En ny strategi for dansk udviklingspolitik er i offentlig høring den 19. marts til 15. april.  I denne periode har alle mulighed for at komme med bemærkninger til det aktuelle udkast. Strategien vil afløse den 10 år gamle strategi for udviklingspolitikken, ”Partnerskab 2000”, og udkastet fremhæver fem prioritetsområder, der er særligt vigtige for fattigdomsbekæmpelse:
1) Frihed, demokrati og menneskerettigheder,
2) Vækst og beskæftigelse,
3) Ligestilling,
4) Stabilitet og skrøbelighed og
5) Miljø og klima.

Du kan læse udkastet og deltage i debatten på Udenrigsministeriets hjemmeside.
Frist for kommentarer er: 15. april 2010.


Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)

This FP7 grant aims to reinforce the scientific excellence of the European Member States and the Associated countries through knowledge sharing with incoming top-class researchers active in a third country to work on research projects in Europe, with the view to developing mutuallybeneficial research co-operation between Europe and a third country.

Application deadline: August 17, 2010


Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development (IOF)

This FP7 scheme aims to reinforce the international dimension of the career of European researchers by giving them the opportunity to be trained and acquire new knowledge in a high-level organisation active in research, established in a third country.

Application deadline: August 17, 2010


Kursus: Skriv en konkurrencedygtig ansøgning til FP7 [in Danish]

Kursus arrangeret af Forsknings- og Innovationsstyrelsen. Formålet med kurset er at lære forskere og administratorer, hvordan de skriver en professionel og konkurrencedygtig ansøgning til EU’s 7. rammeprogram (FP7). Kurset holdes på engelsk.

Dato: 21. april 2010
Sted: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2, København K.


Kursus: Lær at forhandle og administrere en FP7-kontrakt [in Danish]

Kurset arrangeres af Forsknings- og Innovationsstyrelsen, og har til formål at lære forskere og administratorer, hvordan man forhandler og administrerer kontrakter i EU's 7. rammeprogram. Kurset holdes på engelsk.

Dato: 22. april 2010
Sted: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2, København K.


Job: Research Analyst: Social Policy and Development, UNRISD

Under the research area Social Policy and Development, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) conducts critical research on various approaches to social policy in developing countries. UNRISD requires a Research Analyst to work under the supervision of the programme Research Coordinator on ongoing and future research projects in Social Policy and Development.

Closing date: April 16, 2010


NEW: FN og det globale samarbejde – hvad er status og hvordan ser fremtiden ud? [in Danish]

Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier (DIIS) har inviteret Carsten Staur, Danmarks ambassadør ved FN i New York, og Georg Sørensen, professor i international politik ved Aarhus universitet, til debat om de aktuelle udsigter for det globale samarbejde: Hvor og hvordan vil der fremover kunne findes løsninger på globale problemer, og hvordan passer de gamle multilaterale institutioner ind i den nye verdensorden, der tegner sig?

Dato: 23. marts 2010, kl. 13.00-15.00
Sted: DIIS, Auditoriet, Strandgade 71, København K.


What migration for which development in Africa?

The Applied Economic Research Center for Development (CREAD) of the University of Bouzaréah in Algeria is hosting a meeting on migration and development in an attempt to map the various forms and impacts of migration in an African context. The meeting will focus on all aspects of scientific approaches and academic products in a necessarily interdisciplinary outlook. In relation hereto a call has been issued for papers. Papers with a gender focus or based on fieldwork are particularily welcomed.

Date: October 19-22, 2010
Venue: Tamanrasset, Algeria


NEW: MDG3 Conference on Women's Empowerment and Employment

In September 2010 the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) High-level Plenary Meeting will be held in New York. In order to ensure international focus on MDG3, gender equality and women's empowerment, the Danish Government hosting this international high-level conference. Participants include World Bank President Robert Zoellick, Deputy-Secretary-General of the UN Asha-Rose Migiro, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, UNPFA's Executive Director Thoraya Obaid, UNIDO’s Director General Kandeh Yumkella, IFAD's Vice President Yukiko Omura and ministers from a number of developing countries. 

Date: March 25, 2010
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2, 1448 Copenhagen K, Denmark


NEW: Rethinking the World Bank

The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) is hosting a seminar on the role of the World Bank in the face of the global economic recession. Speakers include Robert Wade from London School of Economics and Ngaire Woods from Oxford University.

Date: March 29, 2010 - 14:00 - 16:45
Venue: DIIS, Strandgade 71, 1401 Copenhagen K, Denmark


Konference om dansk uddannelsesforskning rettet mod udviklingslande [in Danish]

Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitetsskole/Aarhus Universitet, Danish Development Research Network (DDRN) og Uddannelsesnetværket inviterer til debat om den nye undersøgelse om 'Dansk udviklingsrelateret uddannelsesforskning - erfaringer og perspektiver'. På baggrund af undersøgelsens resultater vil konferencen vil lægge op til debat om muligheden for at skabe fora for forskere og praktikere til tværfaglige forskningsprojekter samt initiativer til at styrke udviklingsrelateret uddannelsesforskning.

Dato: 27. maj 2010 - 10:00 - 17:00
Sted: DPU, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 København NV
Deadline for tilmelding: 13. maj 2010


NEW: Hvilken vej går dansk bistandspolitik? [in Danish]

Danske Universiteter og det danske NGO-forum er værter for dette møde, som sigter mod en bred debat og er åbent for alle interesserede – forskere, studerende, NGO-aktivister og andre. Tilmelding er ikke nødvendig.

Dato: 7. april 2010 - 15:30 – 17:30
Sted: Københavns Universitets Festsal, Frue Plads 4, København K.


Academia and Foreign Policy Making: Bridging the Gap

This seminar held by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) will explore the relationship between academic research in the field of International Relations and the making of foreign policy. The seminar seeks to illuminate the nature of the gap between the scholarly community, which is faced with an ever increasing call to produce useful and relevant knowledge, and policy making; and look into the prospects for bridging the gap.

Date: April 26, 2010 - 13:30-16:00
Venue: DIIS, Main Auditorium, Strandgade 71, 1401 Copenhagen K
Deadline for registration: April 23, 2010 - 12.00


Job: Research Analyst: Gender and Development, UNRISD

Under the research area Gender and Development, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is looking for a researcher familiar with debates on the politics of gender and social policy, the political economy of care, and gender dimensions of employment and labour markets. The researcher will assist with the preparation of research proposals and manuscripts associated with UNRISD projects.

Closing date: April 20, 2010


NEW: MDG Summit - Informal Interactive Hearings of the General Assembly of the United Nations with NGOs, civil society organisations and the private sector

In relation to the high-level plenary meeting on the MDGs (MDG Summit) to be held in New York on September 20-22, 2010, the General Assembly will convene interactive hearings with representatives of NGOs, civil society and the private sector. The outcomes of these hearings will provide an input to the preparatory process for the Summit and be issued as an Assembly document.
A nomination process for speakers at the hearings has now been opened so that interested NGOs, civil society and the private sector can nominate individuals to actively participate at the event.

Date: June 14-15, 2010
Application deadline: April 16, 2010


Training session: Gender in EU-funded research

The seminar will provide practical guidance on how the gender dimension can be integrated in research. While focus is on EU-funded FP7 projects, the training session is open for anyone interested in rendering research gender-sensitive. The afternoon session will focus on two different research areas - Environment and Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities, and Health and Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology.

Date: May 11, 2010 - 09:30-17:30
Venue: Institute for Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Room 7.0.34, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1010 Copenhagen K
Application deadline: May 4, 2010


NEW: Udviklingscafé om den nye strategi for dansk udviklingspolitik [in Danish]

Som opfølgning på rækken af udviklingscaféer i efteråret 2009, vil udviklingsminister Søren Pind være vært for en udviklingscafé om udkastet til den nye strategi for dansk udviklingspolitik ”Frihed fra Fattigdom – Frihed til Forandring. Udvikling 2.0”.

Dato: 15. april 2010, 12:00-13:30
Sted: Basalt-Salen, Nordatlantens Brygge, Strandgade 91, 1401 København K.  


NEW: The rise of China and liberal world order

The seminar organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) will discuss the implication of China's rise within the global society and politics and offer a non-conventional analysis of the possible outcomes of China’s transformation, providing a dialectical understanding of the internal and external complexities and underlying dynamics brought about by the rise of modern-day China.

Date: May 10, 2010 - 13:00-15:00
Venue: DIIS, Strandgade 71, 1401 Copenhagen K
Deadline for registration: May 7, 2010 - 12:00


NEW: Managing vulnerability: The rescue industry and the struggles of female migrants

In the autumn of 2010 the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) plans to launch a new research network entitled “The Migration Industry and Markets for Managing Migration”, which aims at developing new concepts and theories for the study of international migration. In the seminar, Laura Agustín, Jo Doezema, and Sine Plambech will challenge the myths and stereotypes produced by abolitionist discourses and give their research-based views on whether it is possible to think of policies that effectively protect migrants in the sex trade and other forms of marginalised work.

Date: May 5, 2010 - 14:30-17:00
Venue: DIIS, Strandgade 71, 1401 Copenhagen K
Deadline for registration: May 4, 2010 - 12:00 


TWOWS Postgraduate Training Fellowship for Women Scientists

The Third World Organisation for Women in Science (TWOWS) is accepting applications for its postgraduate fellowship programme. The TWOWS fellowship supports female students from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who wish to pursue postgraduate training in natural sciences leading to a PhD at centres of excellence in developing countries.

Application deadline: July 31, 2010


One-month Postdoctoral Fellowships with the STEPS Centre in Sussex

The ESRC STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre based at the Institute of Development Studies in Sussex is offering one-month fellowships. The Centre works across three themes (dynamics, governance, designs) and a range of domains (food and agriculture, health and disease, water and sanitation, with new domain work beginning on climate and energy), and through a variety of field-based projects.

Application deadline: June 30, 2010


EliteForsk rejsestipendier [in Danish]

Initiativet EliteForsk indkalder hermed forslag til et begrænset antal EliteForsk-rejsestipendier til de allerdygtigste og mest talentfulde ph.d.- studerende indskrevet på danske institutioner. Stipendierne udgør 300.000 kr., der skal anvendes til et studieophold ved et af de allerbedste internationale forskningsmiljøer.

Ansøgningsfrist: 1. september 2010 - kl. 15:00


Conference on Poverty in the Americas

The meeting calls together leading scholars (in dialogue with other actors) from throughout the world to collectively advance the understanding of what new forms of governance are emerging in the Americas and how they relate to the poor.

Date: February 2-4, 2011
Venue: Tampa, USA


NEW: Less Pretension, More Ambition: Dutch Discussions of Development Aid that Makes a Difference

In January 2010, the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (SCGP) published a report called "Less Pretension, More Ambition: Development Aid that makes a Difference". The report has stimulated a heated debate in the Netherlands about the role and future of aid. At the seminar, Professor Dr. Peter van Lieshout and Dr. Robert Went, both from SCGP, will present the report.

Date: May 4, 2010 - 15.00-17.00
Venue: Copenhagen


Development Dialogue 2010: 'Knowledges for Development, Development for Knowledges'

The Development Dialogue is a yearly initiative of PhD candidates at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in The Hague. The objective is to exchange the results of recent and ongoing research by young scholars and PhD candidates in different fields of development studies.

Date: June 21-22, 2010
Venue: The Hague, The Netherlands


Job opportunity: Doctoral fellowship vacant at Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM)

The project should be related to one of SUMs research areas; Poverty and Development, Culture, Ethics and Sustainability, Governance for Sustainable Development or Energy and Sustainable Consumption.

Deadline for submission of applications: May 15, 2010


Development Models of Emerging Countries - Characteristics, Scope and Challenges

The objective of this conference organised by Laval University in Quebec is to examine the characteristics of different development models used by emerging countries (BRIC, VISTA, Next Eleven countries) in order to identify their significance for other developing countries and other global players. Themes include a.o. economic development, governance, labour and trade, the economic crisis.

Date: November 8-10, 2010
Venue: Quebec City, Canada


Job: Four Doctoral Fellowships at Noragric, Norway. The Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) has several vaccancies.  Four Doctoral Fellowships are available:

Human security, gender and development in post-war/post-conflict contexts
Natural resources, Security, Development and International relations
Resource rights, structural inequalities and local power relations
Vulnerability, resilience and adaptation of rural livelihood to climate change

Deadline for applications: May 21, 2010


NEW: Udviklingsbistand – hjælper det? [in Danish]

I forbindelse med opførelsen af Astrid Saalbachs stykke Rødt og grønt arrangerer Det Kongelige Teater en paneldebat, hvor Astrid Saalbach, repræsentanter for udviklingsorganisationer, udenrigsministeriet og politiske partier vil diskutere emnet: Udviklingsbistand – hjælper det?

Tid: 17. maj 2010, kl 16.30-18.00
Sted: Portscenen, Skuespilhuset, København 


NEW: Danida Development Days (DDD) 2010

This year's Danida Development Days (DDD) will concentrate on the following two themes - coherence and coordination of development instruments with focus on fragile states, and emerging economies with focus on their role in Africa.
The overall framework for DDD 2010 will be the new Danish policy for development; moreover, specific attention will be paid to the EU in relation to development.

Date: June 8-9, 2010
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Deadline for registration: May 28, 2010


International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) Open Window Funds: Measuring impact for effective policies

To improve efficiency of development spending, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has launched a request for proposals for quality impact evaluations of social and economic development interventions in low and middle income countries in any sector.

Application deadline: July 5, 2010


STEPS Conference 2010: Pathways to Sustainability

The STEPS Centre based at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at Sussex University is hosting this conference, which will investigate the new politics of environment, development and social justice in light of current and future changes in environment and social systems. The conference will bring together researchers and practitioners engaged in bringing cutting-edge social science perspectives to environmental sustainability questions, and address a range of themes related to a.o climate change, agriculture, urbanisation, energy etc.

Date: September 23-24, 2010
Venue: Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University, UK


NEW: Lancering af Aidwatch rapporten [in Danish]

På EU-udviklingsdagen lancerer Concord Danmark, Europa-Kommissionens repræsentation og Europa-Parlamentets informationskontor den femte AidWatch-rapport, der viser i hvor høj grad EU-landene lever op til de bistandsløfter, de har givet udviklingslandene. Formålet med arrangementet er at sætte fokus på udviklingspolitik og EU’s rolle, og diskutere nye vinkler på fattigdomsbekæmpelse. Der vil være mulighed for at debattere med bl.a. udviklingsminister, Søren Pind (V) og tidligere udviklingskommissær Poul Nielson (S).

Dato: 10. juni 2010 - 09:00-13:00
Sted: Europahuset, Gothersgade 115, København K


NEW: Emerging dimensions of Indo-African relations

This seminar held at the Centre of African Studies will cover priorities and trends in multi-dimensional Indo-African cooperation. It will explore the background of The Indo-African Forum Summit and highlight the directions and challenges in current Indo-African relations.

Date: June 10, 2010 - 13:15-15:00
Venue: Centre of African Studies, Købmagergade 46, Copenhagen K


AEGIS 4th European conference on African Studies: Africa engagements - on whose terms?

The Nordic Africa Institute and African Studies in Europe (AEGIS) are the hosts of the 4th European conference on African Studies. As the study of Africa remains a contested domain despite political and economic changes within the continent and the world, this conference will debate challenges and opportunities for pushing multidisciplinary research and knowledge production on Africa.

Date: June 15-18, 2010
Venue: Uppsala, Sweden


Culture of fear: Challenging Europe's global role

Dominique Moïsi, founder and senior advisor at the French Institute for International Relations and author of 'The Geopolitics of Emotions: How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation and Hope are Reshaping the World' from 2009, has been invited to this seminar organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) to talk on the European fear of multiculturalism and global geopolitics.

Date: June 17, 2010 - 16:00-17:00
Venue: Politiken Hus, Vestergade 28, Copenhagen K


Politics of Global Land Grab

The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) is hosting an international workshop on ‘Global Land Grabbing' at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) with focus on the politics of global land grabbing and agrarian change.

Date: April 6-8, 2011
Venue: IDS, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK


Infomøde i Århus: Få ekspertviden om de næste opslag i EU’s 7. rammeprogram (FP7) [in Danish]

Programmet byder blandt andet på gode råd til din FP7-ansøgning fra lektor Peter Kristensen ved Aarhus Universitet, som har bedømt FP7-ansøgninger inden for sundhed. Repræsentanter fra Europa-Kommissionen og EuroCenter i Forsknings- og Innovationsstyrelsen vil fortælle nyt om følgende temaer i FP7: Sundhed, Energi, Nanovidenskab, Fødevarer og landbrug, Informations- og kommunikationsteknologi. 

Tid: 24. juni 2010 - 9:30-15:00
Sted: Aarhus Universitet, Frederik Nielsens Vej 2-4, 8000 Århus C
Det er gratis at deltage, men tilmelding er nødvendig senest den 17. juni 2010.


Nordic Africa Development Policy Forum. The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) invites everyone with an interest in African development to participate in an open Nordic policy debate. You can read articles and contribute your comments on a series of important issues.


Equality, Growth and Sustainability – Do they mix?

The conference is a forum for examining if and how questions of equality, growth and sustainability can be reconciled in organisations and implemented in general practice. In addition to the key note speeches, there will be two kinds of interactive conference formats: parallel paper sessions and workshops.

Date: November 25-26, 2010
Venue: Linköping, Sweden


Call for Integrated Programmes 2010-2011 - WOTRO Science for International Development, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

The Integrated Programme scheme is aimed at supporting problem-oriented interdisciplinary research to the benefit of development and societal issues in developing countries. An IP may address developmental and societal issues, and has to be a collaborative initiative of researchers from the Netherlands (NL) and from one or more developing countries (DC).

Application deadline: September 2, 2010, 12:00 hrs


Nordic Research Day on Impact Assessment

Nordic Research Day 2010 is intended to create a space for researchers to meet, exchange ideas and experiences, learn about each others’ work and explore common research agendas. The event is open to everyone who is engaged in, or interested in, research on impact assessment. The format is designed to allow for plenty of open discussions, exchange and networking.

Date: October 27, 2010
Venue: Aalborg, Denmark


Masterclass: Funding For Research on Development and International Cooperation Issues  

The funding landscape for research is becoming more complex and competitive for research institutions. This masterclass organised by the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) offers a platform for learning and information exchange for research managers, fundraising officers and administrators.    

Date: October 21-22, 2010
Venue: EADI Headquarters, Bonn, Germany
Participation fee is 650 EUR. There is a special discount of 100 EUR for EADI members and partners and also for students with valid student ID.


Training course: Introduction to European Framework Programme with special focus on social sciences and humanities 

The aim of this training course organised by the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) is to introduce the key aspects of the European Framework Programme. It intends to develop skills of project officers or administrators so that can provide basic information and support services to research teams in their organisations.

Date: November 25-26, 2010
Venue: EADI Headquarters, Bonn, Germany
Participation fee is 650 EUR. There is a special discount of 100 EUR for EADI members and partners and also for students with valid student ID.


African Engagements: On whose terms? AEGIS 4th European Conference on African Studies 

The conference is open to all disciplines and methodological approaches in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The Organising Committee strongly encourages panel proposals that look into how the world can study and engage a resurgent Africa on the basis of mutual respect.

Date: June 15-18, 2011
Venue: Uppsala, Sweden


Job: Director of Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) Development Policy & Practice

This department specialises in international health, education, social development and gender equity, and sustainable economic development. It is a multidisciplinary department conducting research, post-graduate education and advisory work. KIT Development Policy & Practice is looking for a Director who will manage the department and its continuous efforts to enhance internal efficiency and quality of output.

Closing date: August 15, 2010


Medals for Research on Development

The Medals are a competitive award program administered and supported by the Global Development Network (GDN) for outstanding completed research work in specific themes related to contemporary development issues.

Application deadline: October 25, 2010


Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development

The Award is a competitive research grant program administered by the Global Development Network (GDN) that identifies and funds research proposals in developing and transition countries with high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues.

Application deadline: October 18, 2010


The Evaluation conclave 2010: Making Evaluation Matter

The Conclave will bring together sector experts, leading practitioners, thought leaders and development professionals from across the globe. The idea is to build bridges of theory, practice, and ideas across groups and to potentially form new ones. Core to the event will be parallel small group workshops on a range of themes; most of them lead by teams of global and South Asian thought leaders. '

Date: October 25-29, 2010
Venue: New Delhi, India


ICACD 2010: Post Independent Africa: Cultural Imperatives for Development

ICACD 2010 will be an interdisciplinary conference of Academics, artists, cultural and development workers, Government agencies and policy makers and all people committed to working to see the development of Africa a reality.

Date: November 14-17, 2010
Venue: NODA Hotel Kumasi, Ghana


Development & Aid Effectiveness:Interrogating Pedagogies in (International) Development Studies

The conference aims to provide a forum for academics, development practitioners, policy makers and researchers to exchange ideas on how to teach development studies in a manner that contributes to development and aid effectiveness. The conference further aims to explore new methodologies that are ‘transformative’ and ‘relevant’ within the development and aid industry and, which contribute our understanding of the role of academic institutions as agents of development especially for poverty reduction.

Date: November 18-19, 2010
Venue: University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia


International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Internship Awards

The main goal of the Internship Awards is to provide exposure to research for international development through a program of training in research management and grant administration under the guidance of IDRC program staff. Internships are designed to provide hands-on learning experiences in research program management - in the creation, dissemination and utilization of knowledge from an international perspective. 

Deadline: September 12, 2010


Science Centre in Promoting a Knowledge and Innovative Society for Sustained and Responsible Growth in Developing Countries

This conference of Science Centre professionals aims at exchanging views, information and data to understand the role of Science Centres in developing countries in promoting a knowledge society for sustainable and responsible growth. It is expected that the resolutions taken in the Workshop after elaborate professional discussions would help Governments to take note of the profound role the Science Centres are playing in national development and to take proactive gestures to support the Science Centre activities for national growth.

Date: October 11-14, 2010
Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Call for proposals - 3ie Policy Window Round 1

Researchers are now invited to submit proposals for rigorous impact evaluations of development programs/interventions identified under 3ie's Policy Window 1. The interventions range from credit guarantees to HIV/AIDS interventions - in Burundi, Fiji, Mexico, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Uganda. A separate bidding and review process will be conducted for each of these interventions. The research proposals will then be screened by a panel of technical experts, together with a representative from the implementing agency.

Deadline for submissions: September 13, 2010


The Global Summit II: Uniting Humanity for a Sustainable Future

The Global Summit’s diverse program engages a wide range of stakeholders promoting transfer of knowledge, technology and synergistic collaboration for a sustainable future.

Date: November 16-18, 2010
Venue: San Francisco, United States


Whatever Happened to North-South?

The first Joint Conference organised by the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) will explore the continuing relevance of the international North-South divide. The Conference will be organised into the following broad themes: 1: Changing patterns of ir/regional integration; 2) Political regimes, democratic consolidation and the quality of democracy; 3) Economic trends and political, social and cultural changes.

Date: February 16-19, 2011
Venue: University of Sao Paulo, Brazil


Job: Research Assistant, International Migration Institute (IMI)

IMI is seeking to appoint a research assistant to support both its expanding research activities and its new research project Global Migration Futures: Towards a Comprehensive Perspective. Based in Oxford, the post may require limited travel overseas.

Closing date: September 16, 2010


African Migrations Workshop: The Contribution of African Research to Migration Theory

The workshop is being organised by the International Migration Institute and L'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire, Cheikh Anta Diop University.

Date: November 16-19, 2010
Venue: Dakar, Senegal


Environmental Change and Migration: From Vulnerabilities to Capabilities

The conference aims to shed light on the complex dynamics of environmentally induced migration and the associated societal processes. Toward this end, it seeks to further the interdisciplinary debate and exchange of knowledge from the fields of migration, climate change, disaster, development, and others.

Date: December 5-9, 2010
Venue: Bad Salzuflen, Germany


Call for proposals - Danish Council for Independent Research, Social Sciences

The Danish Council for Independent Research, Social Sciences (FSE) awards grants to researchers within the social sciences. FSE covers the following main disciplines: economics, sociology, political science and jurisprudence, as well as the societal aspects of a number of interdisciplinary areas (e.g. development studies, gender studies and cultural geography).

The Council invites applications for the following instruments in the Autumn of 2010:
1. Research stays abroad - May be submitted at any time
2. Preparation of international applications (START) - May be submitted at any time


Call for Proposals: ESF Conferences 2012

The European Science Foundation (ESF) invites scientists to submit proposals for high-level research conferences to take place in 2012 within the framework of its Research Conferences Scheme in the following scientific domains: 1. Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences; 2. Molecular Biology+; 3. Mathematics; 4. Physics/Biophysics and Environmental Sciences; 5. Social Sciences and Humanities.

Submission deadline: September 15, 2010


Second call of the DFID-ESRC Joint Scheme for Research on International Development. Phase 2 of the DFID–ESRC joint scheme for research on international development has been announced. The fund supports high-quality development research which provides a more robust conceptual and empirical basis for development and the achievement of the MDGs. As well as research excellence, researchers must identify the potential impacts of their research on policy and practice and actively consider how these will be maximised and developed. 

Deadline for applications: September 30, 2010, 4 pm (UK time)


From Impunity to Accountability: Africa's Development in the 21st Century

Experts discuss challenges of African development as countries combat poverty, improve the protection of human rights, increase government accountability and transparency, improve electoral systems, and manage foreign aid.

Date: November 18-19, 2010
Venue: The New School, New York, United States


Global South-South Development Expo 2010

The Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo is designed to enable developing countries and their development partners, including donor agencies, organizations of the United Nations system, and private-sector and civil society organizations to systematically and regularly showcase their evidence-based South-South Development Solutions (SSDSs).

Date: November 22-26, 2010
Venue: ILO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland


Education For All - Reaching the Marginalized [in Danish]

The purpose of this event arranged by the Danish Ministry of Education and the National UNESCO Commission is to present and discuss the recommendations of the 'Education for All' (EFA) Global Monitoring Report 2010.

Date: September 30, 2010
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark


NEW: The Migration Industry: Brokers, Buses and Business of International Mobility

This seminar provides answers to these questions by building on the concept of the migration industry. Instead of attempting a general theory, this presentation interrogates the concept, advance different interpretations and provide the necessary historical background to understand the heart of the migration industry: the heterogeneous complex of migration entrepreneurs, their activities and the social and economic infrastructures they create to make international mobility possible.

Date: September 7, 2010
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark


Heritage and Development in the Caribbean and the Americas. French. Portuguese

The University of the French Antilles and Guyana is organizing an interdisciplinary conference with the purpose of creating a meeting point for research specialists doing research on the process of 'patrimonialization of heritage' in relation to the construction and development of the insular and continental territories of the Americas and the Caribbean.

Date: March 2-4, 2011
Venue: Cayenne, French Guiana, Guyana


Education and Development Conference 2011

This three-day program aims to bring scholars, students and experienced professionals together and address the importance of education and its strong correlation with development.

Date: March 5-7, 2011
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand


Poverty and Social Protection Conference 2011

This conference will focus on issues of poverty and its eradication, social inequality, race relations and policy management and mismanagement with an international perspective.

Date: March 1-3, 2011
Venue: Royal Benja Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand


Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty. New Values, Voices and Alliances for Increased Resilience

The EADI-DSA 2011 joint conference seeks to be one convening space to fundamentally revisit and rethink the development paradigm(s) in all its dimensions in an era of plurality, uncertainty and change.

Date: September 19-22, 2011
Venue: York, England


NEW: Conference of Council for International Development Cooperation [in Danish]

Møde om regeringend udviklingspolitiske prioriteringer frem mod 2015.

Tid: 14. september 2010 - 10:00-12:00
Sted: Eigtveds Pakhus, mødesal III, Asiatisk Plads 2, København K.
Tilmelding bedes givet til Udenrigsministeriets Kontor for Humanitær Bistand, Udviklingspolitik og Civilsamfund tlf. 33 92 14 26 eller på mail huc@um.dk  senest onsdag den 8. september 2010.
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Informationsmøde om ERC – Det Europæiske Forskningsråd og IDEAS programmet, med særlig fokus på Advanced Grants [in Danish] 

Eurocenter afholder i samarbejde med Københavns Universitet et informationsmøde om mulighederne for EU-tilskud fra ERC. Programmet henvender sig til forskere inden for alle fagdiscipliner, og forskeren kan selv bestemme sit valg af forskningsområde.

Tid og sted: 25. oktober 2010, kl. 12.30 - 16 - LIFE, Københavns Universitet, København


NEW: Call for proposals - East Asian Development Network

The East Asian Development Network (EADN) invites research organizations and independent researchers to submit proposals for the EADN Individual Research Grants. This program aims to strengthen the capacity of institutions and independent researchers in East Asia to undertake high quality, development-focused and policy-relevant research in the social sciences. Research proposals related to economics, human development, political and social dynamics, gender issues, international relations and other topics within the social sciences will be considered.

Deadline for applications: October 11, 2010


NEW: Seminar on the progress on developing measures of sustainability measures

Increasingly consumers want to know about the effect of sustainability initiatives and companies and organisations are very interested in how to measure the actual effects. COSA has been developing and testing methods to assess the effect of sustainability initiatives in different realities. This seminar will work with business cases and discuss sustainability impact related to gender, biodiversity and economic growth.

Date: October 1, 2010
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark


NEW: Gross National Happiness – A Concept Relevant to Danes?

This guest lecture by Bhutan’s Prime Minister Hon’ble Jigmi Y. Thinley is being arranged by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). The prime minister will speak about the development philosophy of Bhutan, ‘Gross National Happiness’, which it is the only country in the world to measure its wellbeing by instead of Gross National Product (GDP).

Date: October 14, 2010, 15.30-16.30
Venue: 'Festauditoriet' (A1-01.01), LIFE, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark 


NEW: Fourth International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa (ICQAHEA)

The 4th ICQAHEA aims to review efforts at improving quality of delivery of higher education in Africa between 2000 and 2009, identify challenges to quality assurance during the first decade, propose an agenda for action for the new decade for meeting the challenges to quality assurance in higher education in Africa, stimulate the setting up of projects and programmes that are aimed at rapidly improving quality assurance practices in the region, and seek partnerships in implementing the higher education quality assurance agenda.

Date: October 5-7, 2010
Venue: Bamako, Mali


Call for applications 2011 - Development Research

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark invites applications for research grants related to development research. The objective of the support is to generate knowledge in order to promote the overall objective of the Danish development assistance to reduce poverty and support sustainable development. Grants will be awarded to research projects generating new knowledge relevant to the needs and strategies of the developing countries and relevant to Denmark’s development assistance. Furthermore, it is important that the research contribute to the research capacity building in developing countries.

Applications are accepted within the following themes:
1) Climate, energy and sustainable use of natural resources;
2) Economic growth, employment and property rights;
3) Fragile states, conflict and civil society 

Deadline for individual PhD and post-doc applications: February 11, 2011


NEW: Why Africa is poor: And what Africans can do about it

This seminar is focused around the recently published book by South African academic Greg Mills Why Africa is Poor: And what Africans can do about it (The Penguin Group, 2010). The author opens his book by laying clear his argument: “The main reason why Africa’s people are poor is because their leaders have made this choice”. This seminar will address this and other controversial arguments by engaging in critical discussion around the themes structuring Mills’ recently published book.

Date: October 20, 2010
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark


Internship: Social Policy in Small States

This United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) internship position is connected to the project 'Social Policy in Small States'. The intern will assist with preparing for publication research papers dealing with social policies in small island states. The work will involve editing and copy-editing the draft papers, and liaising with authors and the external project co-ordinator.

Application deadline: November 15, 2010


Measure for Measure: how well do we Measure Development?

This conference hosted by Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD) and the European Development Research Network (EUDN) will focus on approaches that can be taken as alternatives to, or complementary of traditional statistical measures to quantify economic and social progress and to design and monitor better development strategies.

Date: December 1, 2010
Venue: Paris, France


Kontroversiel kommunikation - om kommunikation af køn og ligestillingsperspektiver i udviklingsarbejde [in Danish]

This seminar aims to provide insight into and tools for communicating balanced stories about gender and equal rights.

Date: November 10, 2010
Venue: IBIS, Copenhagen, Denmark


SANORD 2010 symposium

The University of Johannesburg is hosting the 2010 SANORD symposium on “Sustaining Higher Education through Southern African-Nordic Institutional Partnerships”. The symposium wants to draw on Nordic and southern African experiences with ways to establish or further develop partnerships between SANORD member universities.

Date: December 3-4, 2010
Venue: University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa


Financing Development in a Post-Crisis World: The Need for a Fresh Look

This is the 12th Annual Global Development Conference of the Global Development Network (GDN). Against the new emerging landscape for financing development, this conference will try to take stock of what we have learnt so far in the broad field of development finance, delve deeper into the new modalities and mechanisms for financing development and take a fresh look at a broad range of policy issues emerging in this crucial area. The conference can be followed online here.

Date: January 13-15, 2011
Venue: Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia


Human Development Report 2010 – Nationers sande velstand [in Danish]

Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier (DIIS) og UNDP inviterer til lancering af UNDP’s Human Development Report. Dette års udgave af Human Development Report fejrer den årlige rapports 20 års jubilæum.

Tid: 5. november 2010, 09:45-12:00
Sted: DIIS, Auditoriet, Strandgade 71, stuen, 1401 København K.


Agricultural Research: The CGIAR Research and its Relevance for Danish Development Support 

Seminar organised by the Technical Advisory Services (TAS) of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Danida. The preliminary findings and conclusions of a study concerning the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) will be presented at the seminar before finalizing the report, in order to further a dialogue with Danish agricultural researchers, NGOs and other interested parties on the issue.

Date: October 29, 2010 - 10:00-12:00
Venue: University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences, Bülowsvej 17, Frederiksberg, Denmark


Current imperatives for understanding poverty. Research and dialogue on issues of social justice in Sri Lanka and the South Asian Region

In 2011 the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) marks 10 years of poverty research and dialogue in Sri Lanka with a Colloquium on current imperatives in understanding poverty. While huge strides have been made in reducing the incidence of poverty in Sri Lanka and the South Asian Region, many issues that can contribute to well being are left out of the discourse, or are as of yet insufficiently explored or understood.  

Date: June 30-July 2, 2011
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka


Job: Senior Program Specialist - Environmental Economics

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) seeks a Senior Program Specialist for their Environmental Economics Program who will monitor and provide advice on the further development and strengthening of the regional networks supported by the program as well as review, develop, manage, monitoring and evaluate research projects; and liaise and maintain productive working relationships with grantees, researchers and government institutions.

Deadline for submission of applications: November 7, 2010


Evaluering af udviklingsbistanden - Case-studier og fremtidige evalueringer [in Danish]

Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier (DIIS) og Evalueringskontoret, Udenrigsministeriet, inviterer til et seminar om anvendelse af case-studier i forskning og evaluering, hvor foreløbige ideer til Danidas evalueringsprogram 2011-12 præsenteres og diskuteres.

Tid: 23. november 2010, kl. 13.00-16.30
Sted: DIIS, Auditoriet, Strandgade 71, København K.


NFU Conference 2010

Ability to meet crises in the South on community level is often overlooked and poorly researched and not used in informing national and international policies and strategies for interventions. While many conferences recently have focused on opportunities and new positive developments in the South, the NFU Conference 2010 will put the focus on how states and communities address crises and respond to them. The main emphasis will thereby not be on the crises themselves, but on the dynamics behind them, and responses to them, and how researchers address this research field. 

Date: November 25-26, 2010
Venue: Oslo, Norway


Building accountability ‘downwards’: Claimed beneficiaries and the research agenda

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the One World Trust will host a workshop exploring ways research organisations can build accountability to their claimed beneficiaries. The workshop will discuss emerging findings from a three year project run by the One World Trust, “Accountability Principles for Research Organisations.”

Date: January 27, 2011
Venue: IDS, Brighton, UK


Results, Risk Assessment and Management in Development Cooperation – Towards a Common Approach

The conference is organised by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and co-hosted by The Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute and the OECD/DAC International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF).

Date: November 25-26, 2010
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark


FAUs årsmødeseminar 2010: Gensidigt samarbejde, Outsourcing eller …? Hvor er forskningssamarbejdet med Syd på vej hen? [in Danish]

Foreningen af Udviklingsforskere i Danmark (FAU) inviterer til årsmøde/seminar og en åben diskussion om muligheder og udfordringer i forbindelse med forskningssamarbejde med Syd.

Sted: 18. november 2010 - 14.30-17.00
Sted: Dansk Institut for International Studier (DIIS), Auditoriet, København K.
Thanks for DDRN member Søren Jeppesen for sharing the news!


Launching of a new international research programme [draft programme added]

A new Danish international oriented research programme will be launched officially by the Minister for Development Assistance, Mr. Søren Pind, at this seminar. Additionally, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), SIDA and DFID will hold presentations. Finally, the content, the partners and the main activities involved in the research programme will be presented.

Date: November 24, 2010
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Copenhagen, Denmark


NEW: Clandestine - Documenting Undocumented African Transit Migration

This DIIS seminar presents an anthropological and photographic account of the cross-Saharan route. It explores the emotional dimension of undocumented migrant’s life worlds during the journey, discussing how the immediate drama of the actual crossing is mirrored in a profound psychological and symbolic journey, as a rite of transition. Likewise, it discusses methodological and ethical dilemmas of photo documenting undocumented migration.

Date: November 30, 2010
Venue: Main Auditorium, DIIS, Copenhagen, Denmark


NEW: Call for proposals: Systematic reviews in international development

Good existing development research is often not fully utilised to influence policy and practice. The use of systematic reviews to summarise and appraise existing evidence in international development is, however, gathering pace. The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) are therefore announcing a joint call for proposals for systematic reviews to strengthen the international community’s capacity for evidence-based
policy making.

Deadline for submission of proposals: November 29, 2010


Understanding Development Through Actor-Network Theory

Actor-network theory has emerged over the past twenty years as a major conceptual force in social science.  To date, though, it has hardly been applied within development studies.  Yet the potential for ANT in the study of development has never appeared greater. A workshop and journal special issue are now being organised to bring together new work applying actor-network theory in international development research. 

Date: June 30, 2011
Venue: London, United Kingdom


Internship: Civil Society, Business Regulation, and the Global Crisis

UNRISD is now accepting applications for an internship position in the areas of civil society, business regulation, and the global crisis. Working with the Deputy Director of UNRISD, the intern will assist with the preparation of three manuscripts dealing with a) global justice activism in Europe, b) the role of non-state actors in business regulation, and c) social and political dimensions of the global crisis. The work will involve significant copy-editing, updating information, and background research for new research proposals.

Deadline for submission of applications: November 28, 2010


NEW: Revisiting the Migration-Security Debate and Transnationalist Approaches

This seminar will discuss past, present and future approaches to studies of the migration-security nexus. 

Date: December 14, 2010
Venue: Main Auditorium, DIIS, Copenhagen, Denmark


NEW: Partnership, poverty and power: What can critical discourse analysis teach us about health and development in Tanzania?

In this talk, Frances Vavrus will discuss critical discourse analysis as methodology in her recent research projects into the ways that partnership is invoked in the World Bank/IMF's Poverty Reduction Strategy process.

Date: December 13, 2010
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark


NEW: Gender, Conflict and Violence in Africa: Conceptualizations, Contestations

The seminar will focus on dilemmas, biases and blind spots in current conceptualizations of gender and SGBV (Sexual and Gender Based Violence) in Africa with a point of departure in two new publications from the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala.

Date: December 8, 2010
Venue: Centre for African Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark


Michael Wills Scholarships at University of Oxford

Two fully funded scholarships are available to applicants for the following courses based at the Oxford Department of International Development for the 2011-12 academic year:

MPhil Development Studies, MSc Refugee & Forced Migration, MSc Global Governance, and MSc Migration Studies

Deadline for submission of applications: January 21, 2011


Oxford PhD scholarship in quantitative migration research

The International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford seeks to award a PhD scholarship commencing 1 October 2011 for the ‘Determinants of International Migration’ (DEMIG) research project.

Deadline for submisison of applications: January 21, 2010


Call for papers: Youth in the global south - Imagining better futures. RGS-IBG annual international conference

Young people in the global South are growing up in harsh social and economic environments. At the same time, the youth are exposed to global images projected via the media of better lifestyles lived by young people growing up elsewhere. These serve to fuel their geographical imaginations of a better future. Read more about the conference by following this link.

Date: August 31 - September 2, 2011
Venue: London, UK
Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 11, 2011


Poor Countries, Poor People, and the New Global Players. The Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network's (PEGNet) 2011 conference

The conference will provide a platform for high level dialogue between development researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. The conference days will feature parallel sessions based on invited and contributed papers as well as project presentations. Papers on the effects on trade and investment flows in the context of a new economic order, as well as as more general contributions to PEGnet's core theme - the nexus between, poverty, inequality, and growth - are welcome. In addition the PEGnet Best Practice Award will be awarded, read more about it here.

Date: September 7-9, 2011
Venue: Hamburg, Germany


Invitation til deltagelse i den offentlige høring om Danmarks partnerlande [in Danish]

Udenrigsministeriet indbyder til deltagelse i den offentlige høring om Danmarks partnerlande.

Høringsfrist: 17. december 2010


Trends and Future of Sustainable Development

The 13th International Conference organized by Finland Futures Research Centre and Finland Futures Academy at University of Turku will deal with the different dimensions of a sustainable future. Sustainable development is an actual theme on local, regional and global scales and requires multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral cooperation. By developing images of alternative futures, the goal of the conference is to give new viewpoints and novel ideas to decision-makers to assist them towards more feasible decisions and a sustainable development.

Date: June 9-10, 2011
Venue: Tampere, Finland


Call for Papers: Shaping Europe's Global Role: Is there an Optimal Solution for Development Cooperation?

This is a global call for papers on the theme of 'Shaping Europe's Global role: is there an optimal solution for development cooperation?' Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the EADI Book Series.

Deadline for submission of papers: January 28, 2011


The Migration Development Mantra: Retained, Rejected or Reinvented?

The aim of this DIIS seminar is to stimulate a discussion among policy makers, practitioners and academia. Throughout the past decade the migration and development nexus has been described as unsettled, later as a hype or a panacea for development, and various international forums and conferences has discussed the issue, but has this link between migration and development become more comprehended?

Date: January 20, 2010
Venue: Main Auditorium, DIIS, Copenhagen, Denmark
Deadline for registration: January 19, 2010 - 12.00 hrs


Mind the Gap: From Evidence to Policy Impact

Each year billions of dollars are spent on tackling global poverty. Development programs and policies are designed to build sustainable livelihoods and improve lives. But is there real evidence to show which programs work and why? Are government and donor policies based on concrete and credible evidence? This conference will provide a platform to share and discuss experiences on how to best achieve evidence-based policy in sectors that are highly relevant for Latin America. Bursaries are being made available to developing country participants with a proven interest in impact evaluation.

Date: June 15-17, 2011
Venue: Cuernavaca, Mexico


Seminar on 'Financial Transaction Tax'

In 1936, in the context of the Great Depression, John Maynard Keynes proposed implementing a small transaction tax which would serve to dampen excessive risk-taking by speculators and thus decrease market volatility. Estimates suggest that a globally implemented tax of 0.05 pct. could raise 700 billion US dollars per year, which is approximately six times total international aid. A key issue in further deliberations on the FTT will be the question of how one might go about implementing an FTT globally, technically as well as politically. Two leading international experts – Stephan Schulmeister and Max Lawson – will present their analysis of these crucial issues.

Date: January 18, 2011
Venue: DIIS Main Auditorium, Copenhagen, Denmark


Knowledge Globalization Conference 2011

This conference, the 4th of its kind, includes themes such as 'Strategies for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development' and 'Poverty Alleviation Approaches- Theories, Applications and Achievements'. The conference goal is to discuss the challenges and opportunities for poverty alleviation. It is hosted by the Knowledge Glabalization Institute.

Date: July 14-17, 2011
Venue: Beijing, China


ACSEE - The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2011

For more than a decade, sustainability has emerged a global issue for business and industry, government, and academia. Historically, sustainability has been associated with environmental concerns such as the energy crisis and global warming. Today, however, it is recognized that social/economic justice is equally important to achieving a sustainable future. Thus, issues such as poverty, hunger, education, health care, and access to markets should be a part of the evolution of any comprehensive sustainability paradigm. ACSEE 2011 will address these various dimensions of human sustainability.

Date: June 2-5, 2011
Venue: Osaka, Japan


En verden i forandring: Udfordringer for FN og UNDP [in Danish].

Verden oplever i disse år en global magtspredning, der stiller nye krav og forventninger også til multilaterale institutioner. FN og UNDP arbejder målrettet på at tilpasse sig denne nye verdensorden for bedst muligt at møde fremtidens udfordringer og skabe effektiv udvikling. Assistant Secretary General og Direktør for UNDPs partnerskabskontor, Sigrid Kaag, vil sammen med debatredaktør på dagbladet Politiken, Anita Bay Bundegaard, give deres bud på en sådan ny verdensorden og FN-systemets rolle heri.

Tid: 13. januar 2011
Sted: UN House, København


The First International Conference for Young Scientists & the Inaugural General Assembly of The Global Young Academy (GYA)

The conference will be held under the theme The Role of Young Scientists in Global Sustainable Development. The event, focusing on global sustainability, will include invited presentations, panels and round table discussions. Other subjects will be discussed in the framework of the GYA goals and the efforts advanced by the GYA's working groups.

Date: March 21-23, 2011
Venue: Alexandria, Egypt


NEW: Briefing to Parliamentarians - Post Lisbon: How to achieve coherence between energy security and development policies

The event will consider the Lisbon Treaty perspectives for better coherence between energy security and development policies of the European Union. 

Date: February 9, 2011
Venue: Residence Palace, Brussels, Belgium


NEW: Final EDC 2020 Event: Shaping Europe's Global Role

This final conference of the European Development Cooperation to 2020 project (EDC 2020) will examine the current opportunities and challenges for European development cooperation (European Union and its member states). In this context, lead researchers from the EDC 2020 project will present the results of three years of research on three game changers for European Development Cooperation: (i) New Actors, (ii) Energy and (iii) Climate change.

Date: February 10, 2011
Venue: Residence Palace, Brussels, Belgium


Launch of special issue of Africa: The Journal of the International African Institute on 'Print cultures, nationalisms and publics of the Indian Ocean'

Cambridge University Press and the International African Institute (IAI) are hosting the launch of this special issue which provides an overview of emerging trends in the field of Indian Ocean studies and draws out their implications for scholars in Africa.

Date: February 28, 2011
Venue: Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, England

Thanks to DDRN member Preben Kaarsholm for sharing this news!


Indigenous Knowledge and Global Changes in Africa: The Challenges in the 21st Century

In recent times, several strategies for the enhancement of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) of the African people are in danger of being complete neglected due to rapidly changing natural environments and the transformations in the areas of economy, politics, and culture of the people. These challenges are what the conference intends to address.

Date: June 8-10, 2011
Venue: Nsukka, Nigeria


10th Global Conference Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship

The inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore the role of ecology and environmental thinking in the context of contemporary society and international affairs, and assess the implications for our understandings of fairness, justice and global citizenship.

Date: July 8-10, 2011
Venue: Oxford, United Kingdom


Fyraftensmøde om Resolution 1325 [in Danish].

Deltag i Kønsnets fyraftensmøde om Resolution 1325 og hør mere om status for arbejde med kvinder i konflikt områder. Mette Strandlod fra UNFPA Nordic vil fortælle om Resolution 1325 og den rapport UNFPA har udgivet i anledningen af 10året for Resolution 1325. Line Gamrath Rasmussen fra CARE Danmark vil fortælle om CAREs rapport vedrørende resolution 1325 og arbejdet indenfor disse rammer, med fokus på det lokale arbejde med kvinder i Nepal.

Date: February 23, 2011
Venue: Grundtvigs stuen, Vartov,  Copenhagen, Denmark


NEW: Præsentation af inceptions rapporten for det tematiske review af den danske HIV/AIDS indsats i udviklingslandene fra 2005 til 2010 [in Danish]

Siden vedtagelsen af den danske HIV/aids-strategi i 2005 har Danmark fordoblet bidraget til HIV/aids forebyggelse, pleje og behandling. Set i lyset af den hastige udvikling i den globale HIV-epidemi, har Udviklingsminister Søren Pind taget initiativ til en samlet gennemgang af, hvordan vi får mest muligt ud af ’HIV/aids milliarden’. På mødet vil konsulent Birte Holm Sørensen præsentere de foreløbige overvejelser herom. Den danske ressourcebase få mulighed for at stille spørgsmål og diskutere forventninger til reviewet med konsulenterne og relevante medarbejdere i Udenrigsministeriet.

Date: February 11, 2011
Venue: Copenhagen K.


International Conference on Sustainable development

Presented by the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) in cooperation with others, this conference aims to provide an inter-disciplinary forum on global sustainable development for practitioners and academics. The Conference serves as a forum to foster dialogue among various stakeholders, including senior level policy makers, academics, and practitioners. The conference also proposes multidisciplinary strategies for economic, sociopolitical, cultural, and institutional changes.

Date: December 5-7, 2011
Venue: Putrajaya, Malaysia


CARE's 2011 Conference & International Women's Day Celebration

This CARE Conference will be held in conjunction with the 100th Celebration of International Women's Day and CARE's 65th anniversary. At CARE's conference, participants will learn why CARE places women and girls at the heart of our efforts to fight poverty. When equipped with the proper resources, women rise to overcome the great challenges they face.

Date: March 8-10, 2011
Venue: Washington D.C., United States


UP Commonwealth Doctoral and Postdoctoral Scholarship

The University of Pretoria (UP), as part of an initiative by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, has made funds available for two doctoral and one postdoctoral scholarship for students coming from Commonwealth Countries (excluding South African students). These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Application deadline: June 10, 2011


Human Development and Capability Association 2011 annual conference

The 2011 conference theme ‘Innovation, Development and Human Capabilities’ is an invitation to discuss and reflect on the need to be creative and innovative in order to bring about change. Whether it concerns social or technological innovation, grassroots innovation or innovation policy – to make innovation truly work for human development, input from different angles is needed.

Date: September 5-8, 2011
Venue: The Hague, Netherlands


CSP Conference 2011: Social Protection for Social Justice

The conference aims to explore future directions for social protection that go beyond social safety nets and risk management, to address broader concerns with redistributive equity and social injustice.

Date: April 13-15, 2011
Venue: Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, England


Internship: Aid Effectiveness and Development Effectiveness - Lessons from the Korean Experience

United Nations Research Centre for Social Development (UNRISD) is now accepting applications for a three-month internship to assist with research into aid effectiveness and development effectiveness in the case of the Republic of Korea. This project is in preparation for the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Korea in 2011.

Application deadline: February 25, 2011


Ligestillingsadvocacy fra nord til syd [in Danish]

Kønsnet præsenterer et fyraftensmøde om advocacy, ligestilling og governance. Med udgangspunkt i den danske kvindebevægelses erfaringer med at skabe opmærksomhed omkring kvinders rettigheder, sættes fokus på effektiv og inkluderende ligestillingsadvocacy.

Date: March 10, 2011
Venue: Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, Copenhagen, Denmark


TWAS Prizes 2011

The "TWAS Prizes" are awarded to individual scientists in developing countries in recognition of an outstanding contribution to knowledge in eight fields of science: agricultural sciences, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics, medical sciences and physics. Candidates must have been working and living in a developing country for at least ten years in order to be eligible.

Application deadline: March 31, 2011


Global Civil Society – Shifting Powers in a Shifting World

Global networks have strengthened the impact of civil society actors vis-à-vis political decision-makers at local as well as national and international levels. However, the political space available for civil society actors is largely determined by modes of governance exercised by more powerful actors, such as states and the international market.  Also within civil society, power and influence are unequally distributed. The conference addresses these various power relations, and what effect they have on social and political change.

Date: April 12-13, 2011
Venue: Missionskyrkan, Uppsala, Sweden
Registration deadline: March 7, 2011


NEW: Uddannelse til alle: The hidden crisis: armed conflict and education [in Danish]

Undervisningsministeriet og Den danske UNESCO-nationalkommission inviterer til en debat om anbefalingerne i Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring rapporten 2011 om uddannelse til alle og den globale indsats for at nå 2015-målene.

Date: March 4, 2011
Venue: Færøsk Pakhus, Copenhagen, Denmark


Diaspora and Development: Prospects and implications for nation states

Diaspora is no longer associated with brain drain, as in the 60s and 70s, rather it is now being treated as a resource that can help bring about transformation in a developing country. This conference aims to conceptualise diaspora, asses its micro and macro effects, and consider how it might become engaged in the development process.

Date: October 14-15, 2011
Venue: New Delhi, India


Call for proposals: Intra-ACP mobility scheme

This Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency (EACEA) call for proposals has two lots. Lot 1 - the African component of the ACP academic mobility scheme - aims to support and fully expand the Mwalimu Nyerere Scholarship Scheme of the African Union (AUC) in the context of which academic mobility will take place within Africa. Lot 2 - the Caribbean and Pacific component of the intra-ACP academic mobility scheme - aiming to facilitate mobility within or between the two regions.

Deadline for submission of proposals: May 6, 2011


Job: Research Fellow - Evaluation, Learning and Accountability

The Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP), housed at Overseas Development Institute (ODI) seeks a Research Fellow, to lead on new and existing research projects and programmes of humanitarian evaluation, learning and accountability with a special focus on different evaluation approaches and different mechanisms for further learning and accountability. The role will involve close liaison and collaboration with ALNAP member organisations such as donors, NGO/INGOs, UN agencies, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and academics.

Application deadline: March 14, 2011


NEW: Copenhagen Sustainability Lecture - Vice President Inger Andersen, the World Bank, and panel: "Greening development: Moving towards Rio+20 and beyond"

University of Copenhagen is arranging this second Copenhagen Sustainability Lecture on Monday with Vice President of Sustainable Development in the World Bank, Inger Andersen. Together with a panel consisting of Katherine Richardson, Tony Simons, Bruce Campbell and Ib Petersen, she will debate some of the challenges for a sustainable future.

Date: March 7, 2011
Venue: Sustainability Science Centre, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Thanks to DDRN member Niels Elers Koch for sharing this news!


African Education Summit

The African Education Summit aims to bring together key stakeholders and institutions under one roof to face the challenges of maintaining high public and private sector investment in education & technology across Africa. The focus is on how to accelerate economic & social development in Africa.

Date: July 12-13, 2011
Venue: Rabat, Morocco


NEW: Provocation Seminar Series: Rights based versus Market based development

A false dichotomy for small-scale farmers? Over the past decade, development policy and discourse has become steeped in the language of human rights. But increasingly, development policymakers are also embracing business as a valid tool for alleviating poverty among smallholders and adopting ‘market-based’ approaches. Can they tread both paths at once?

Date: March 3, 2011
Venue: Stockholm, Sweden, and live streaming online.


The Future of Development Research: Exploring the Nordic perspective(s)?

The Nordic model(s) emphasising social policies, the key role of public governance and the fight against poverty and inequalities are by some seen as prominent perspectives alongside e.g. the Washington Consensus. Nevertheless, the footprints on global agenda have been modest. The conference seeks to make the 'case' for joint Nordic research. Click here for info on panels, workshops and the program and here for a list over abstracts included.

Date: November 24-25, 2011
Venue: Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Deadline for registration: November 3, 2011

Thanks to DDRN member Søren Jeppesen for sharing this news!


NEW: New challenges in development: learning from success

At this event, Charles Kenny, fellow at the Centre for Global Development (CGD) in Washington and author of 'Getting Better: Why global development is succeeding and how we can improve the world even more', will present his largely optimistic view of global progress.

Date: March 10, 2011
Venue: Overseas Development Institute, London, United Kingdom, and live screening online


NEW: Expanding frontiers in gender and development

This event will aim to identify new frontiers in important areas of gender and development including gender-based violence, climate change, economic and social empowerment, and governance, with the possibility for highlighting promising new initiatives and the potential to go to scale.

Date: March 7, 2011
Venue: Overseas Development Institute, London, United Kingdom, and live screening online


Job: Researcher - economics or social sciences

International Water Management Institute (IWMI) seeks an economist or social scientist to provide economic and/or social science perspectives, methodologies and analysis to research projects related to water use, food production, climate change adaptation and poverty reduction in Nepal.

Application deadline: March 31, 2011


Danida Development Days 2011

Africa has changed dramatically in recent years and the changes are gaining further momentum. A major factor in the economic development has been the increasing competition for natural resources. Danida Development Days will explore the myths and realities of Africa’s transformation. Are natural resources a curse or an opportunity?

Date: May 2-3, 2011
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark


The 9th Development Dialogue on "Inequality and Justice"

Development is a dynamic and complex process, which is influenced by various actors and discourses. The annual Development Dialogue at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) aims to contribute to this discourse by providing a space for young scholars and PhD students to exchange the results of recent and ongoing research in the field of social science. Funding is available.

Date: June 6-7, 2011
Venue: The Hague, Netherlands


Sustainability after the Crash: Development in the Post-financial Crash Era

The CERES Summer School Annual Meeting 2011 aims to address sustainabilty in a new era. Only a few years ago, the global climate crisis was in the centre of attention. Sustainability was high on the political agenda. With the onset of the financial crisis and the global economic downturn that followed, global environmental change and other issues related to sustainability have almost disappeared from the policy agenda.

Date: June 30 - July 1, 2011
Venue: Utrecht, Netherlands


Third Nordic Conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars

The Conference will be a gathering of graduate students and postdocs, along with other junior scholars affiliated with universities in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden) who are focusing on South Asia in their work. Moreover, it will offer a platform for young scholars to present their current or prospective research projects within a specific thematic group and receive feedback.

Date: August 16-18, 2011
Venue: Falsterbro, Sweden


NEW: Global Health Beyond the Millennium Development Goals

The aim of the conference is to discuss how to ensure that developing countries benefit from the lessons learnt from high-income countries in developing their research and education systems as well as setting their own research priorities.

Date: April 28-29, 2011
Venue: Alexandersalen, Bispetorvet 1-3, Copenhagen, Denmark


NEW: Randomized Controls in Evaluation: The Gold Standard Question

Randomized control group trials (RCTs) are often promoted as the only scientifically rigorous evaluation method (or the ‘gold standard’ for impact evaluations). There is a risk that with the concentration on RCTs in the expanding demand for impact evaluations, those types of development interventions not suitable for these approaches will come to be considered less effective. This seminar asks the following question: What are the alternatives to RCTs?

Date: April 30, 2011
Venue: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Main Auditorium, Copenhagen


NEW: Inequality, Development and Development Aid

The Human Development Report (HDR) 2010 notes that despite much progress, inequality both within and across countries is growing. Given the increasing significance of inequality and its detrimental impact on poverty reduction, redistribution may be a significant element of pro-poor economic growth. This raises the question whether aid should start focussing on the reduction of inequality.

Date: April 5, 2011
Venue: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Main Auditorium, Copenhagen


Call for proposals: Comparative Research Networks

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites proposals from researchers based in African universities and centres of research for the constitution of Comparative Research Networks (CRNs) to undertake studies on or around any of the themes identified as priority research themes within the framework of the CODESRIA strategic plan for the period 2007 – 2011. The primary purpose for which the CRNs have been introduced is to encourage the development and consolidation of a comparative analytic perspective in the work of African social researchers.

Deadline for submission of proposals: June 15, 2011


Call for proposals: Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)

This action aims to reinforce the research excellence of the Member States and the associated countries through knowledge sharing with incoming top-class researchers active in an other third country to work on research projects in Europe, with the view to developing mutually beneficial research co-operation between Europe and an other third country.

Deadline for submission of proposals: August 11, 2011


Job: Recruitment of associate researcher on sustainable consumption and production

Institute for Global Environmental Studies (IGES) seeks an associate researcher for its Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) team. Tasks for the future employee will mostly be under the research component on policies for sustainable consumption. This component focuses on emerging consumption patterns and lifestyles in Asia and explores how these can be reconciled with ecological constraints while meeting the needs of the poor.

Application deadline: April 10, 2011


Job: Senior gender specialist

The poor who depend upon aquatic agricultural ecosystems live highly gendered lives. They face strong gender disparities in control of assets and decision-making and in the opportunities open to them. The WorldFish Center is committed to understanding these disparities and working with CGIAR, NGO and government partners to help overcome them. To strengthen our work in this area, WorldFish is recruiting a senior scientist to lead their gender team and develop staff capacity.

Application deadline: April 14, 2011


Call for registrations: Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing Back the Social Dimension

This United Nations Research Institute for Social Development(UNRISD) conference aims to address the following interrelated issues - social impacts and distributional consequences of policies and processes associated with green economy, the potential and limits of structural and institutional change, and agency and social mobilization for institutional and policy change. 

Date: October 10-11, 2011
Venue: Davos, Switzerland
Registration is open from August 1 to September 1, 2011.


Course: Does Foreign Aid give Value for Money?

The fields of economics and statistics are given more prominent roles when evaluating and measuring whether foreign aid "works" or "helps". As this is easier said than done, this Copenhagen Summer University course will examine how the impact of aid is evaluated through the lens of cutting edge research within economics.

Date: August 15-19, 2011
Venue: Frederiksberg Campus, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Application deadline: May 24, 2011


NEW: Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS): Norms, Values, Language and Culture

The 4th edition of the Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) - Global Development Challenges - focuses on questions related to the status and development of norms, values, language and culture and how these phenomena may serve as both resources and limitations in dealing with the complex challenges that the world faces today. 5 parallel courses will be offered.

Date: June 20 - July 1, 2011
Location: Bergen, Norway
Application deadline: March 31, 2011


Workshop on Fragmentation of Global Environmental Governance

This workshop aims to bring together scholars from international relations and political science, legal studies and economics. They will discuss the increasing institutional fragmentation and complexity of global governance architectures in different environmental policy domains, such as climate change, biological diversity, desertification, water, fisheries, land use & forests, wetlands, ozone layer depletion, hazardous wastes, and chemicals.

Date: August 29-30, 2011
Venue: Bonn, Germany


Call for applications of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW) Postgraduate Fellowship for Women Scientists

OWSDW is accepting applications for its postgraduate fellowship programme. The OWSDW Fellowship supports female students from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a PhD at centres of excellence in developing countries. The fellowship supports research projects in the natural sciences.

Application deadline: July 31, 2011


Deepening Collaboration between Southern African and Nordic Higher Education for Shared Solutions to Research Capacity Development

Proposals are invited for plenary papers, workshops, conference and session posters at the 3rd Bi-Annual SANORD International Conference.

Proposals should focus on the following streams: 1. Increasing Research Output 2. Development and Retention of Intellectual Talent 3. Institutional Research Capacity Development 4. Universities as the Knowledge Partners with Public  and Private Institutions 

Date: November 27-30, 2011
Venue: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


WSIS Forum 2011

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), a United Nations (UN) summit, aims to achieve a common vision, desire and commitment to build a people-centric, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information.

Date: May 16-20, 2011
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland (online participation possible)


Job: UNRISD Research Coordinator (P4)

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) seeks a Research Coordinator (P4) who will contribute to intellectual leadership and enhance research capacity in the area of social policy and development.

Application deadline: May 31, 2011


Environmental Justice, Restoration, and Sustainability in Africa

The Environmental Ethics Unit, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka-Lagos, Nigeria, in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Philosophy (CEP), Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, Texas, United States, will hold its second annual conference and encourages papers of inter-, multi-disciplinary perspectives that contain theoretical and practical answers reflective of the conference theme.

Date: June 30-July 2, 2011
Venue: University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria


ECOWAS Youth and Graduates Conference: Social Media, The Youth and Development

This conference will examine ways in which capabilities and competencies of the youth and graduates can support business, development and good governance in Africa. The focus will be on research, new concepts and entrepreneurial initiatives which utilize new technologies (social media, mobiles and information and internet-enabled technologies) to address societal challenges and create new commercial ventures.

Date: July 27, 2011 - 8:30-16:00
Venue: Alisa Hotel, Ridge, Accra, Ghana


NEW: Debat om udviklingspolitik [in Danish]

NGO FORUM og Danske Universiteter afholder et offentligt debatmøde for at sætte fokus på partiernes udviklingspolitik før den egentlige valgkamp skydes i gang. Hvor skal Danmarks udviklingspolitik bevæge sig hen, hvad skal prioriteres og for hvis skyld? Hvor og på hvilke temaer skal bistanden fokuseres?

Date: May 5, 2011 - 16.00-18:00
Venue: Festsalen, Store Kannikestræde 19, Copenhagen, Denmark


NEW: Course: EU Fund Raising

As an interactive workshop, this EADI Masterclass will focus on learning to indentify EU funding opportunities, to efficiently prepare a proposal and to write a successful application. Every participant will have the opportunity to discuss his or her proposal with the trainer in individual sessions.

Date: June 16-17, 2011
Location: Bonn, Germany


NEW: Brussels Briefing Agriculture and Nutrition

The Briefing on Agriculture and Nutrition will discuss the key challenges and opportunities for achieving nutrition security, especially in the context of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, and the policies and actions to improve the linkages between agriculture and nutrition in future.

Date: June 15, 2011
Venue: Brussels, Belgium (webcast available)


NEW: North-South research cooperation on a win-win basis

Internationalisation of research is increasing and research for development needs to be approached from a global perspective. At the same time research partnerships and research cooperation for development happen in a much divided world. At his seminar organised by DDRN questions will be discussed such as:

What are the opportunities, challenges and benefits of North-South research partnerships from the perspective of the Global South? Is there anything to gain from a closer regional cooperation in networks and programmes?  What does it take to bridge the traditional North/South divide? And how do we best feed the research agenda into the policy agenda?

Date: June 15, 2011 - 9:30-13:45
Venue: Room 6.1.611 (Area 6, 1st floor, Staff room) Institute of Geography and Geology, University of Copenhagen
Registration deadline: June 14, 2011 at 10 a.m.


2nd International Conference on Sustainable Future for Human Security (SUSTAIN 2011)

SUSTAIN 2011 aims to provide a forum for the international research community to discuss, share and exchange their latest research progress in relation with sustainable future issues. 

Date: October 8-10, 2011
Venue: Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan


4th African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) conference

"Africa 2011” is the theme of the 34th Annual Conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific, with the conference to provide a forum to debate and discuss where Africa is situated politically, economically, socially, environmentally and historically.

Date: November 29-December 2, 2011
Venue: Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia


Call for proposals: Multinational Working Group on «Health, Society and Politics: For a Equitable Health System in Africa»

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) calls for research proposals for a multinational working group on the above-mentioned theme. See the call in French and Portuguese.

Deadline for submission of proposals: August 15, 2011


Expression of Interest in Research Cooperation with Vietnam and Ghana [in Danish]

Danske forskningsinstitutioner har nu mulighed for at tilkendegive deres interesse i at indgå i et samarbejde med de ghanesiske/vietnamesiske forskningsinstitutioner om de pågældende projekter. Danida Fellowship Centre vil på anmodning udlevere konceptpapirerne til interesserede danske forskningsinstitutioner. Følgende temaer er omfattet:

Ghana: 1) Growth and Employment, 2) Climate Variability and Natural Resource Management, and 3) Governance.

Vietnam: Climate change, including applied technology.

Application deadline: August 26, 2011


Job: Studenter Sekretær til FAU – Foreningen af Udviklingsforskere [in Danish]

Foreningen af Udviklingsforskere i Danmark (FAU) søger en studentermedhjælp som sekretær for foreningen til at varetage diverse administrative opgaver. Stillingens omfang svarer til ca. 8 timer ugentligt.

Application deadline: July 22, 2011


NEW: Internship: Social Policy and Development

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is now accepting applications for a two-month internship position to begin in September 2011 in the area of social policy and development.

Application deadline: August 28, 2011.


NEW: Internship: Making International Development Cooperation Effective

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is now accepting applications for a three-month internship position with the project "Making International Cooperation for Development Effective". This project is being carried out in preparation for the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness being held in Busan, Korea in 2011. 

Application deadline: August 28, 2011


United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

The objectives of the Summit are: to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development; to assess progress towards internationally agreed goals on sustainable development and to address new and emerging challenges. The Summit will also focus on two specific themes: a green economy in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development, and an institutional framework for sustainable development.

Date: June 4-6, 2012
Venue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Call for research proposals in international development

UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are calling for esearch proposals in the field of international development. The latest call is part of an ongoing drive to fund high quality research that helps to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. The ESRC and DFID have identified three areas for this call where work will be of particular interest: Measuring development, Information and communication technology (ICT) and development, and Resource scarcity, growth and poverty reduction. The scheme is open to UK and non-UK researchers based in higher education institutions, research organisations and organisations with a credible research capacity.

Application deadline: September 27, 2011


NEW: 7th Annual Education and Development Conference

This three day conference aims to bring scholars and students together as well as experienced professionals willing to learn, share their ideas and their great achievements, while addressing the importance of education and its strong correlation with development. Furthermore the topics discussed will include many other issues of importance in creating the social, cultural, economical and political setting that influence educational systems and development.

Date: March 5-7, 2012
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand
Deadline for early registration: October 15, 2011
Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 1, 2012


2012 INNOVATION PRIZE FOR AFRICA. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) are delighted to announce the first 2012 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). This annual prize honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa.

Deadline for applications: October 31, 2011


NEW: AidEx 2011

AidEx is an important new event helping to bring the humanitarian aid community together to source solutions to improve the efficiency of aid delivery. It is aimed at bringing the aid community together to put aid delivery at the top of everyone’s agenda.

Date: October 19-20, 2011
Venue: Brussels, Belgium


NEW: Online Consultation on the CFS Global Strategic Framework

This online consultation is designed to support the work of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), by taking advantage of innovative technologies to gather views and inputs from relevant partners. The objective of this online consultation is to give to all stakeholders, at national, regional and global levels, the opportunity to provide concrete inputs and suggestions to one of the important tasks agreed to by the Committee, to develop a Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (GSF).

Date: open until October 15, 2011


NEW: Recreating a Borderless West Africa: Migration Management by ECOWAS

The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) invites you to seminar to take a closer look at the functioning of the ECOWAS secretariat in a context of wavering political support, political instability, inter-state border disputes not to mention increased pressure for migration due to two decades of economic downfall.

Date: October 24, 2011
Venue: Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark
Deadline for registration: October 21, 2011


NEW: EADI Masterclass: EU Fund Raising

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) is organising this Masterclass as an interactive workshop that will focus on learning to indentify EU funding opportunities, to efficiently prepare a proposal and to write a successful application.

Date: November 23-25, 2011
Venue: Bonn, Germany


NEW: EADI Masterclass: Practical Skills for Conducting Evaluations in Development Cooperation

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes EADI) is organising this Masterclass as an interactive workshop that will focus on key aspect of evaluation in the context of development projects and programs. Training participants will be able to discuss tasks to conduct during an evaluation in the planning, implementation and reporting phase.

Date: December 15-16, 2011
Venue: Bonn, Germany


The Power of Africa: Africa as a Stronger Actor on the International Stage

The Power of Africa is the third Africa related conference that is being hosted in the beginning of 2012. It will focus on the possibilities and barriers that the African countries are facing in terms of economic and political bargaining power as well as the prospect of speaking with one voice on the international stage.  The conference will in particular address the expectations and opinions that the outside world holds of African development and how this often diverges with what might be more realistic and customized solutions on the ground. One aim of the conference is thus to debate whether alternative forms of institutional rule and economic models can be deemed more effective in Africa than the established forms of Western governance.

Date: March 13-16, 2012
Venue: Paris, France


The European African Alliance Conference 2012: Development Initiatives, Trade Relations and Interregional Cultural Exchange in the European African Alliance

The “European African Alliance Conference 2012” is the first of several conferences relating to Africa. This conference will focus on the relationship between Europe and Africa in the context of development, trade, security and cultural exchange with the view to explore and evaluate Africa’s and Europe’s role in the field of Cultural Diplomacy.

Date: January 10-13, 2012
Venue: Berlin, Germany


NEW: 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness

The fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness will bring together Ministers from across the globe, from both developing and donor countries, government representatives, parliamentarians, civil society organisations and private sector representatives. The delegates will review global progress in improving the impact and value for money of development aid and make new commitments to further ensure that aid helps reduce poverty and supports progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

Date: November 29-December 1, 2011
Venue: Busan, Korea


Annual Evidence-Based Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Forum 2012

The forum will highlight the core focal areas of the Performance-based Monitoring & Evaluation strategy and provide details from drafting, implementation, management and how to put check and balances for desirable results. The forum is designed for both public and private sector participants and will seek to address a range of strategies and the best application processes required, which if managed properly can deliver sustainable solutions to the ongoing challenges.

Date: February 13-17, 2012
Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa


SEMINAR: Africa – developing or lack of progress?

The purpose of the event is to raise the understanding of Africa and eventually equip everyone to better deal with Africa's development issues. The seminar will focus on the broader issue of a development process that could lead to prosperity in Africa.

Date: January 19, 2012
Venue: Sida headquarters, Stockholm, Sweden

Deadline for registration: January 12, 2012


International Development Conference (IDC): Integrating Research, Policy and Practice

IDC 2012 will provide an international forum for development scholars, researchers, policy makers and practitioners to explore the linkages between the three areas that constitute international development work – the integration of research, policy and practice in development. It is the eighth in a series of DevNet (International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa New Zealand) conferences.

Date: December 3-5, 2012
Venue: Auckland, New Zealand


Call for Proposals: International Development Conference 2012

The 8th IDC conference to be held December 3-5, 2012, in AUckland, New Zealand, invites high-quality submissions for sessions and individual papers with a particular focus on the conference theme of integrating research, policy and practice. In addition to scholars in development studies, anthropology, geography, history, global health, international studies, political studies and other related disciplines, the conference also welcomes submissions from practitioners and policy makers who can speak to the effective use of research and its findings in increasing the impact of development projects.

Paper submission deadline: June 30, 2012


NEW: Mød udviklingsministeren på tærsklen til et travlt forår [in Danish]

Ulandsfagligt Selskab og Danida inviterer til debat med udviklingsminister Christian Friis Bach.

Date: January 19, 2012
Venue: Ingeniørhuset i København, Denmark


NEW: Power and Ideas about Development in a Changing Multilateral System

The seminar arranged by Danish Institute for International Studies will focus on the rapidly changing international system of development aid. In his lecture, Morten Bøås will look at why traditional donor countries no longer have the financial capacity to maintain the system they established after the Second World War, leaving room for new actors such as the BRIC countries, large philanthropic foundations and religious organizations. How will the inclusion of such new actors into the system of development aid influence ideas of development in the future? The seminar will address these questions, outlining major development discourses and discussing how ideas are shaped and appropriated in different ways by different actors in order to promote different strategic goals.

Date: January 31,  14:00-16:00, 2012
Venue: DIIS, Copenhagen, Denmark


Africa Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Exploring the Multi-dimensional Discourses on “Development”

The African Students Association (AFSA) at the University of Alberta extends an invitation to students, scholars, professionals, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community members interested in all aspects of African development to this maiden conference scheduled for February 10-11, 2012. The aim of the conference is to discuss the complexity of Africa’s development from a multi-disciplinary standpoint, against the backdrop that whatever idea of ‘development’ there is transcends solely the economic, political, cultural, social, and infrastructural, but certainly does include all these aspects and more. 

Date: February 10-11, 2012
Venue: Edmonton, Canada


Volunteerism and Development

The event will revolve round the theme “Volunteerism and Development”, and will be focused on exploring and highlighting the role of volunteerism and its contrubution for development. It will also include discussion on the history of volunteerism; its successes and challenges. The event will facilitate discussion and participation of delegates through a variety of presentation formats including plenary sessions.

Date: December 5-6, 2012
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal


Explaining Foreign Policy
 
Danish Institute for International Studies  invites to a seminar and book launch by authors Hans Mouritzen and Anders Wivel, who have recently published the volume Explaining Foreign Policy: International Diplomacy and the Russo-Georgian War. The event includes a seminar on the state of foreign policy studies in general and the use of realism in particular. Moreover, current developments in southern Caucasus and Central Asia are highlighted and discussed. For this purpose, a number of renowned experts have been invited.

Date: 28 March, 2012 - 14:00-17:00
Venue: DIIS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Deadline for registration: 27 March, 2012 - 12:00


NEW: Past, Present and Future of International Aid – Reflections on Aid Agencies and the Development System

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) invites to this seminar with Philip Quarles van Ufford, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Anthropology and Development Sociology, Free University, Amsterdam and David Lewis, Professor of Social Policy and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Philip Quarles van Ufford will speak about the idea of development, tracing its trajectory from its birth after the 2nd World War until today. Focusing more specifically on the role of aid agencies in the contemporary development system, David Lewis will give a lecture titled Reconnecting Development Policy, People and History.

Date: 20 March 2012, 13.00-15.30
Venue: DIIS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Deadline for registration: 19 March 2012 - 12.00 noon.


The Political Economy of Development in Africa - Five Major Research Programmes Present Policy Implications of their Work

The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) invites to a conference where five major European research programmes aim to improve the understanding of such politics of development by opening the black box of ‘political will’. Although they have used a variety of approaches and empirical material, they have strongly convergent research findings and agree on some major policy implications of their work. These will be presented at the conference (together with some of the issues which remain unresolved or controversial).

Date: 30 March 2012 - 9.00-16.30
Venue: DIIS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Deadline for registration: 28 March 2012 - 12.00 noon


Rights-based approach to development through a gender lens

Danida and MS Action Aid Denmark are holding a seminar where participants can meet Dan Seymour, Strategic Planning Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff, UN Women and a panel of powerful women from several countries around the world who will discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment from a rights-based perspective.

Date: 21 March, 2012 -  13.00-17.00
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Copenhagen, Denmark


The Guardian International Development Journalism Competition

The Guardian International Development Journalism competition 2012 aims to highlight some of the many crucial issues facing the developing world which are overlooked or underrepresented by the media.

The challenge is to write a feature of 650 to 1,000 words on an aspect of global poverty that deserves greater media exposure. The 16 best writers (eight amateur, eight professional) will be selected from a longlist of around 40 entrants, all of whom will have their articles published online at guardian.co.uk/journalismcompetition.

Deadline for submission of articles: 3 May 2012


EADI Prize for Excellence in Development Studies 2012

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) announces the 2012 prize for excellence in development research. The prize, worth €1 000, will be awarded for an essay on an issue of development studies in any field of the social sciences submitted and written by a postgraduate student from an EADI member country or attending a programme at an institutional member of the Association. Please see here for more information.

Deadline for submission of entries: 30 April 2012


Small Grants for Thesis Writing: Call for Apllications

The CODESRIA Small Grants Programme is open to graduate students and professionals currently registered in African universities, and preparing their theses and dissertations in all social science fields and other disciplines involving social or economic analysis.

Deadline for submission of applications: 15 June 2012


Research Grants: Collaborative Tri-continental Program (APISA/CLACSO/CODESRIA)

The call for applications is open to candidates of all disciplines of the Social and Human Sciences, as well as to researchers of other sciences with projects linked to the main theme of the year: “Global Environmental Change, Agrarian Transformation and Food Sovereignty in the South”.

Deadline for submission of applications: 30 April 2012


Comparative Research Networks: Call for Proposals 2012

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites proposals from researchers based in African universities and centres of research for the constitution of Comparative Research Networks (CRNs) to undertake studies on or around any of the themes identified as priority research themes within the framework of the Council’s strategic plan for the period 2012 – 2016. Please see the CODRESIA website for more information.

Deadline for submission of applications: 15 June 2012


National Working Groups: Call for Proposals 2012

Through the the National Working Groups (NWGs), CODESRIA has sought to mobilise national-level research capacities, to channel these into organised reflections andto  encourage African researchers to organise autonomously on priority themes of their choice. The Council invites proposals for the constitution of NWGs under the 2012 competition for the research grants that are available. Please see the CODRESIA website for more information.

Deadline for submission of applications: 15 June 2012


African Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme

This Nordic Africa Institute scholarship programme is directed at scholars in Africa, engaged in research on the African continent. The aim of the programme is to provide opportunities for its participants to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic milieux in African countries, and promoting scholarly exchange with Nordic research communities. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply for these scholarships. Applications are invited from scholars with research projects related to current thematic research clusters at the Institute.

Deadline for submission of applications: 1 April 2012


International Program for Development Evaluation Training: Building Skills to Evaluate Development Interventions

Date: 11 June - 6 July, 2012
Venue: Ottawa, Canada

Deadline for applications: 7 May, 2012


NEW: Rising Asia -Anxious Europe

The Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI) of the University of Copenhagen is pleased to announce the international conference Rising Asia -Anxious Europe. The conference will take place over two days featuring distinguished keynote speakers and paper presentations from an inter-disciplinary group of scholars, focusing on Europe's ‘new' relationship with Asia or the changes in Europe and Asia against the backdrop of such changing relationships.

Date: 2-3 May, 2012
Venue: University of Copenhagen, Denmark


NEW: CERES-EADI Summer School 2012

This years CERES - EADI Summer School will be on "International Development Studies: A Challenge for the future?". The Summer School invites academics - both members and non-members of the CERES research school - to present papers that theoretically or empirically contribute to the understanding of what it means to engage in critical development studies in a period characterized by neo-liberalism, financial restructuring, and global power shifts.

Date: 25-26 June, 2012
Venue: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Deadline for submissions: 27 April 2012


Migration and Development: Buzz or Begone? Readdressing the migration-development nexus and policies

The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) invite to a seminar which takes as a point of departure that the understanding of the migration and development nexus is still essential for the implementation of development policy, and that there are both thorough studies and insights and pertinent policies out there. Thus, the seminar encourages a fresh look at the migration development buzz so that it is neither discarded nor overrated, but addressed. In order to do so the seminar brings together centrally placed practitioners of development aid and several of the most knowledgeable academics in the field.

Date: 11 October, 2012
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark

Deadline for registration: 11 October 2012 - 12:00


NEW: European Development Days

Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days Forum is a collaborative platform bringing together global representatives to discuss european development policy. The 2012 topics include Food Security, Inclusive Growth and Private Sector.

Date: 16-17 October, 2012
Venue: Brussels, Belgium


Research Development Fund

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) re-invests a significant proportion of its membership subscriptions to foster international collaborative research. The Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges. Currently the WUN is fostering 4 global challenges:

- Adapting to Climate Change
- Understanding Cultures
- Global Higher Education and Research
- Public Health and Non-Communicable Diseases

Applications are open only to researchers from WUN member institutions and must be endorsed by the local WUN representative.

Deadline for applications: 1 November, 2012


Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Science

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Sciences Foundation (NSF) are working together to support the second cycle of Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Science. PEER Science is a competitive grants program that invites scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics of importance to USAID and conducted in partnership with their NSF-funded collaborators.

Areas in which both NSF and USAID have strong mutual interests include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Food security topics such as agricultural development, fisheries, and plant genomics
- Climate change impacts such as water sustainability, hydrology, ocean    acidification, climate process and modeling, and environmental engineering
- Other development topics including disaster mitigation, biodiversity, water, and renewable energy

For more information, please visit the PEER Science website.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 4 December 2012

     
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