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March 2022

The politics of climate change and uncertainty in India

31st March 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

31 March 2022 at 17.00 (UK time) **Please note the new time of this event** This Sussex Development Lecture will introduce the themes of uncertainty explored in the new book The Politics of Climate Change and Uncertainty in India. More information and registration details are on the IDS website. Find out more

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February 2022

Populism, authoritarianism and agrarian struggles

16th February 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

16 February 2022 11:00 São Paulo/15:00 Amsterdam/19:30 New Delhi/22:00 Beijing Register Around the world emerging new exclusionary politics are generating deepening inequalities, jobless ‘growth’, climate chaos, and social division. These processes have been intensified or exposed in many places by the Covid-19 pandemic and responses to it, but they are not new. Since 2017 the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) has used engaged research to better understand these destructive dynamics, and the social and political processes in rural spaces that…

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December 2021

Pathways to sustainability: knowledge, politics and power

8th December 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual event, 8 December 2021 This final event of the ESRC STEPS Centre brought together friends, collaborators and networks from around the world. We explored the major challenges for sustainability in the present moment, reflected on lessons from the past fifteen years, and discussed future possibilities, plans and initiatives. Video playlist: Watch Talks from the event This video playlist includes clips from the plenary and parallel sessions at the event. It begins with short reflections from Alison Park (ESRC Executive…

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November 2021

Methods bazaar: Transdisciplinary methods for sustainability

8th November 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  An online knowledge exchange event for researchers and other participants in sustainability initiatives interested in transdisciplinary methods 8 November 2021 15.00 - 18.00 UTC/GMT BLOG: The Methods 'bazaar' - What did we learn about transdisciplinary methods for sustainability? Video and reflections from the event, including short talks by researchers with experience of using methods in their own work. Read more About the event What methods can help to ‘open up’ and ‘broaden out’ pathways to sustainability, revealing alternatives to…

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Exhibition: Seeing Pastoralism – Livestock and Climate Change

3rd November 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12th November 2021 @ 5:00 pm

3-12 November 2021 Civic House, 26 Civic Street, Glasgow G4 9RH This photo exhibition explores how pastoralists from three continents are tackling climate change. The exhibition is linked to a new report that explains why climate assessments need to differentiate between climate-damaging intensive production and extensive, mobile pastoral production. A launch event on 3 November from 15.00-17.00 will include a discussion with pastoral leaders from Jordan, Mali, Mongolia, Norway, Spain, Chad and Uganda. This event is co-organised by the PASTRES…

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October 2021

Lecture: Why embracing uncertainty means rethinking development

14th October 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Sussex Development Lecture by Ian Scoones, co-director of the STEPS Centre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JGgDEUYG78 This lecture makes the argument for putting uncertainty at the centre of thinking and practice in development. This means rejecting a linear, technocratic framing and embracing the implications of uncertainty for today’s complex, dynamic world. Through a number of examples – from the fields of banking, critical infrastructures and disease control – the elements of new thinking on uncertainty and development are explored. The lecture argues, however, that…

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August 2021

Roundtable: Old Cities, New Risks

26th August 2021 @ 5:00 pm

26 August 2021 at 17.00-18.30 (India time) This Roundtable brought together a panel of experts and key stakeholders to discuss the risks faced by India’s cities in the context of climate change and other uncertainties, and how to respond to them. The main objective of this Roundtable was to work with the participants to co-create a better understanding of future risks to India's coastal cities. Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uacYb8WltLE   About this event Download a flyer for this event (PDF)…

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Through the Eyes of the Kolis: A reflection on Mumbai’s past, present & future

21st August 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

21 August 2021 at 17.00 - 18.30 (India Time) A talk and an open discussion on the future of the Koli community in Mumbai. The panel consists of Kolis who are extremely passionate about the community and enthusiastic to work for the betterment of their people and their culture. Be a part of this discussion to know more about the community-led initiatives that intend to strengthen the identity of the Kolis. Speakers: Ganesh Nakhawa Rajhans Tapke Vikas Koli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVegjkcv42w Related…

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ARIN/ASH Summer School on Decolonizing Sustainability Research

15th August 2021 @ 8:00 am - 22nd August 2021 @ 5:00 pm

15-22 August 2021 Organised by the Africa Research & Impact Network and Africa Sustainability Hub Deadline for applications: 1 June 2021 Full details (ARIN website) Application form Background In the Global South, ‘coloniality’ has long been associated with political rule over subordinated countries. 1. Struggles for ‘decoloniality’ have evolved from the undoing of colonial rule, to the even more fundamental challenge of freeing knowledge, practice, and culture from deeper worldwide concentrations of incumbent power. 2. In keeping with the more expansive ambitions of…

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July 2021

SUNDARBANS WITHOUT BOUNDARIES: Co-creating Transformative Knowledge and Action

26th July 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Sundarbans Roundtable Session at ICCCAD Roundtable 26 July 2021 Co-hosted by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and the TAPESTRY project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETtL_X7PYqk This roundtable discussed the possibilities and results of transboundary research in the Indian and Bangladesh Sundarbans. Speakers shared views from their work on the nature and extent of boundaries; and how transboundary research can lead to transformative knowledge and action around gender, livelihoods, and natural resource management. Innovative research methods—including PhotoVoice and digital photo diaries…

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