The Centre for Development Studies at The University of Auckland is pleased to host the 2012 International Development Conference: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice.
The eighth in a series of DevNet conferences – DevNet is the International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa New Zealand – idc 2012 will provide an international forum for development scholars, researchers and practitioners to explore the linkages between the three areas that constitute international development work – research, policy and practice. Research is the critical foundation that informs policy and grounds development practice, which in turn ensure the relevance and currency of research through conceptual and empirical engagements.
As the arena of international development is changing with the influx of new actors, methods and technologies, there is an increasing need to interrogate development work to ensure its equitable and sustainable nature. Development policy is adjusting to new geo-political configurations and global challenges, while development practice is transformed by rising demands for evidence of impact and effectiveness. These shifts shape development research to ensure its continued significance. DevNet and academic international development studies departments are uniquely positioned to examine and foster these linkages.
The 2012 International Development Conference: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice, will critically explore the interrelated fields of development work, in Aotearoa and globally, in a dynamic and interactive environment. Leading international keynote speakers, high level scholarly papers and expert panels will examine the multifaceted and complex connections between research, policy and practice. The conference format will reflect the multiplicity of international development, combining academic papers by established scholars and students, with panel discussions and roundtables by researchers, practitioners, policy makers and activists with workshops and exhibitions.
We invite you to be part of IDC 2012!
Dr Anke Schwittay (Chair)
Dr Yvonne Underhill-Sem
Dr Ken Jackson
Dr Anita Lacey
Dr Carmel Williams
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