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Invisible Development

Time: November 8, 2008 at 8:30am
Location: Church House, Westminster, London
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Event Type: PayFor
Organized By: Development Studies Association
Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2008

Event Description

sessions include:

Opening Plenary

Gautam Mody, National Secretary, New Trade Union Initiative, India

Andrew Steer, Director-General for Policy and Research, Department for International Development
Professor Frances Stewart, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford
Professor John Toye, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford

How Change Happens Duncan Green, Head of Research, Oxfam
China as a New Shaper of Development Arjan de Haan, DFID, Sarah Cook, IDS; Raphael Kaplinsky, Open University Email:;;
Chinese migrants in Africa as new agents of Development Giles Mohan, Open University
Internally displaced woman: the gendered economy of return migration in Sierra Leone ” Tsehai Berhane-Selassie (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick University ) The Future of Technology Intensive Social Innovations for Development
Dr. Xiaolan Fu, University of Oxford, Department of International Development
Linking climate change and sustainable energy technologies to develop a ‘people-centred’ intervention framework - Sam Wong , University of Leeds

A Sustainable Village Phone Model To Serve The Rural Developing World - Md. Shahriar Akter (East West University), Jay Rajasekera (International University of Japan), Md Mahfuzur Rahman (Leeds Metropolitan University)

Technology-intensive Social Innovation: Challenges for Sustainability in Rural India - Xiaolan Fu and Christine Polzin (Oxford University)

Children and Youth as the Future of Development
Caroline Knowles, Young Lives Project, University of Oxford
Technical and Vocational Skills Development in Africa, Christian Kingombe & Lucia Wegner, OECD

Is Education For All Fulfilling Its Promise? Dr Jo Boyden Director, Young Lives ( University of Oxford )

Frontiers of Global Justice: Health and Environment

Motivating Grassroots Participation: Lessons from Slum Dweller Mobilization in Kurasini, Dar Es Salaam Michael Hooper

Development Futures in a Changing Climate: Shaping the Invisible

Dr Emily Boyd, Leverhulme Fellow, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, Environmental Change Institute, UK

Peter Edward, Judge Business School, Cambridge University

The Institutions of Development and the Development of Institutions panel will present research that has been undertaken by the Improving Institutions For Pro-Poor Growth (IPPG) research programme consortium (

Anti-Democratic Development

Erich Kofmel, University of Sussex and Sciences Po/The Institute for Political Studies (IEP) in Paris,


State(ments) of Emergency: Anti-democratic Narratives in Bangladesh - Jalal Alamgir, University of Massachussetts, USA

More than Oil, Islam, and Coercion: Understanding the Re-legitimation of Authoritarianism - Jason Brownlee, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Democracies and Effective Famine Protection - The Missing Link - Olivier Rubin, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

‘What’s the use of ‘well-being’ in contexts of child poverty? Approaches to research, monitoring and children’s participation’ Laura Camfield (Young Lives, University of Oxford), Natalia Streuli (Open University) and Martin Woodhead (Open University)
‘To Trap the Golden Deer? Splintered Families, Migration Planning and Well-Being in Later Life in Rural Bangladesh .’ Priti Biswas, University of East Anglia; Tim Finan, University of Arizona; Himangshu Kr. Gachi, SD Degree College, Shabdarpur, Bangladesh.

After 2015: What's next for Development Research and Policy?

Development Futures: What role for development management? Nilima Gulrajani, London School of Economics
Unfree Labour: A New Approach to an Old Problem, Diane Frey, London School of Economics

Comment Wall

Comment by chris macrae on November 7, 2008 at 5:57pm
Yunus10000 London convenor Mostofa Zaman is attending in my absence- if you have questions at any future time on this event I can try relaying them through mostofs
Comment by chris macrae on November 9, 2008 at 3:57pm
yunus10000 dvd contacts made at conference:
1. Ms Meera tiwari, Head International Development Stidies, University of East London: she took some dvds and promised to announce in the class to invite the students to join Yunus dvds and she aslo advised me to visit her office if any thing more to do in her campus. She didnot see yunus new book. I have promosed to see her with a copy of book. 2. Dr Xiaolan Fu, Department of International Development, Oxford University: She was remembering Yunus in Oxford in 2006 for Skoll. She took dvds and promised to invite students to join Yunus Forum/DVDs. I am advised to meet her sometime in Oxford if anything more we expect from her. 3. Dr Sam Wong, Lecturer, University of Leeds: He visited Bangladesh many times and love to be again in February. He is quite interested in Energy and today he gave a presentation on energy. He took dvds and advised me to email to do more on Yunus DVD/Forum. 4. Adesina Iluyemi, Research Student, University of Portsmouth: He took some dvds. He will be back with his comments and then we will try to do more in his campus. 5. Conry czech, Professor at Greenwich University: He took dvds and advised me to email him and then he will introduce me with another two professor who teach Microcredit and also he will help us if anything more at Greenwich. 6. Johnson Hezel of Open University: She took dvds and promised to do more and to invite some students of Microcredit. Besides they have a university program on Grameen. If suits, they will email for more dvds. 7. John F Dorsey, Professor London School of Economics: He was remembering Yunus at LSE in February. He took dvds and promosed to help more at LSE. Besides, he also introduces me with another profrssor of London University. So there is a chance to do something at London University through him. 8. Ilana Raskind, Student of LSE: She took a copy of dvd. She can help us to do more at LSE. I am to email her and meet. Then she will tell how she can be of help. 9. Kenneth E Jackson, Professor at The University of Auckland, New Zealand: He born in London and live in New Zealand for 37 years. He took dvds and advised to contact if we are interested to do more for Yunus at the Auckland. 10. Charles Gore, UNCTAD of Geneva: He took a dvd.


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