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December 11, 2018

LIDC event

LIDC Development Debate with Lucy Lamble, Executive Editor of the Guardian’s Global Development Desk

11/12/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM

About the event: In late 2017, the #MeToo movement zoomed into the public consciousness, impacting sectors from finance to higher education. Earlier this year, a raft of sexual harassment and abuse allegations hit international development NGOs, Oxfam, Save the Children, and the ONE Campaign. These led to dismissals and lost government contracts. Since then, DFID hosted a Safeguarding Summit in which International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, galvanised 500+ delegates from across the international aid community to sign up to standards…

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January 9, 2019


Critical thinking in African higher education: findings from a three country research study

January 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 804, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

In this CEID Research in Focus dissemination event, findings from the Pedagogies for Critical Thinking: Innovation and Outcomes in African Higher Education research project will be presented by Professor Tristan McCowan (Principal Investigator), Dr Rebecca Schendel (Principal Investigator) and Dr Caine Rolleston (Co-Investigator), and the project’s in country research leaders: Professor Richard Tabulawa (Botswana), Dr Christine Adu-Yeboah (Ghana) and Dr Mary Omingo (Kenya). Registration is via Eventbrite here. Overview Although it is clear that infrastructural and financial challenges have been a key limiting factor affecting higher education’s potential…

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Partner event, SOAS

Deconstructing Development Discourse: Buzzwords and Fuzzwords Revisited

January 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), SOAS

Why should language matter to those who are doing development? Surely there are more urgent things to do than sit around mulling over semantics? But language does matter. Whether emptied of their original meaning, essentially vacuous or hotly contested. The language of development not only shapes our imagined worlds, but also justifies interventions in real people's lives. If development buzzwords conceal ideological differences or sloppy thinking, then the process of constructive deconstruction makes it possible to re-examine what have become…

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CEID Seminar: In service of dominant elites? Nation, Education, and Peacebuilding in Post (civil) War Tajikistan

January 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 604, 20 Bedford Way, IOE

Speaker: Dr Laila Kadiwal, UCL Institute of Education Chair: Prof Moses Oketch, UCL Institute of Education Abstract: Following the cessation of the Soviet Union over two decades ago, Tajikistan grapples with ramifications of the civil war, global geopolitics, Soviet legacies and the revival of religious and ethnolinguistic identities – all of which influence identity formation and peacebuilding through contemporary discourses around education and development in Tajikistan. This seminar presents on the ways global and local political, economic, military, social and cultural agendas intersect…

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LIDC event

LIDC-SOAS Careers Networking Night: How to Get into International Development

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS

Interested in a career in international development? Want the opportunity to discuss careers advice with recent graduates working in development? Keen to get an understanding of the different routes into development work? The London International Development Centre (LIDC)- SOAS Careers in International Development Networking Event is an opportunity for students to hear from development professionals about their experiences and to get a better idea of the options and career paths in the sector. Our development professionals are on hand to…

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Stakeholder Engagement For Development Impact Evaluation And Evidence Synthesis

January 23 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
John Snow B Lecture Theatre

About the lecture This lecture explores methods for engaging stakeholders in making decisions for international aid and social development in the presence and absence of relevant research. It draws on empirical evidence about engaging stakeholders in the generation and use of evidence, taking into account political analysis, social psychology and systems thinking. It finds that the suitability of methods for engagement depends largely on the confidence that can be placed in knowledge about the specific context, and knowledge from elsewhere…

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LIDC event


January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seminar Room 4 [Boyle Room], Robin Brook Centre St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield London EC1A 9DD

LIDC and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will hold a GCRF Seminar from 1-4pm in Seminar Room 4 , Robin Brook Centre, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, London, EC1A, on Wednesday 30th January 2019. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Global Challenges Research Fund and its opportunities for researchers. The seminar will begin with a networking lunch. Following this, there will be presentations and an interactive panel discussion that explore a range of topics related to securing GCRF funding including: Pathways…

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February 6, 2019



February 6 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Rose Room, LSHTM

ABOUT THE LECTURE In developing findings and conclusions from their studies, researchers are making ‘evidence claims’. We therefore need to consider what criteria are used to make and justify such claims. This presentation will consider the use of evidence standards to make evidence claims in relation to primary research, reviews of research (making statements about the nature of an evidence base), and guidance and recommendations informed by research. The aim is to go beyond testing the trustworthiness (quality appraisal )…

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SDGeneration: Hacking solutions for the UN SDGs

February 12 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
UCL Here East

Are we prepared for 2030? In collaboration, LIDC and the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), UCL will be holding a hackathon led by Darshita Gillies CEO and Co-Founder of Maanch. This day-long hackathon will offer students, with a passion for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the opportunity to come together to learn, ideate, solve and present their ideas on how to tackle some of the global challenges we face today. We’re inviting students from a diverse range of backgrounds, from…

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“SDGeneration: A Citizen Science Movement”

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Amnesty International

In collaboration, LIDC and the Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL, will be holding a flagship event to explore the support needed in order to achieve the SDGs, and the contribution citizen-science can make towards their evaluation. We will bring together 100 university students, academics, businesses and wider civil society for a day-long event of expert panel discussions and interactive working groups. Aims 1. Explore how universities and global youth movements can connect and engage students and communities to deliver on…

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