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An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN

Events: Public events

Freedom Square Crowd - Georgia parliamentary elections 2012
Freedom Square Crowd - Georgia parliamentary elections 2012

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Credit: Susan Astray
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Can democracy deliver for development? Lessons from Brazil, India and Ghana

Event - Public event - 13 May 2014 13:00 - 14:45 (GMT+01 (BST))

What does the growing disillusionment across both the developed and the developing world about the way democracy works mean for the promise of democracy? Drawing on research from three leading democracies in the developing world, this event will explore whether and how these systems can deliver for their populations - and what this means for broader debates on institutions and development.

Country Flags
Country Flags

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Source: CDKN website

The global climate policy conference 2014

Event - Public event - 7 - 8 May 2014
This conference brings together researchers and analysts from academia and think-tanks, together with negotiators and other practitioners to identify new economic, social and political ideas and analysis to help move international climate negotiations forward.
Discussions with communities at risk of flood and drought in Kaffrine district, Senegal, June 2012.
Discussions with communities at risk of flood and drought in Kaffrine district, Senegal, June 2012.

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Credit: Emma Visman
Source: Emma Visman

Everybody wins: bridging the gap between scientific and local communities

Event - Public event - 6 May 2014 15:00 - 17:00 (GMT+01 (BST))
​This event examines how participatory games and exercises can bring together the local and scientific knowledge produced by at-risk people, humanitarian and development agencies and those with formal scientific and technological training to enable communities to become more resilient in the face of disasters

 

Soweto market in Lusaka, Zambia. Photo taken by Rémi Kahane, GlobalHort, June 2010
Soweto market in Lusaka, Zambia. Photo taken by Rémi Kahane, GlobalHort, June 2010

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Credit: GlobalHort Image Library
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Zambia at 50: Engaging diaspora in inclusive development

Event - Public event - 30 April 2014 17:00 - 20:00 (GMT+01 (BST))

The launch of the Roundtable Report and offer participants the opportunity to reflect on the proceedings of the DfAD Zambia Roundtable discussion held  in partnership with Diaspora Support Initiative (DSI) Zambia.

Bangladeshi flood rickshaws
Bangladeshi flood rickshaws

GMB AKOSH Panos pictures
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Rethinking disaster risk reduction: making better decisions on HFA2

Event - Public event - 30 April 2014 11:00 - 12:30 (GMT+01 (BST))
Why haven't disaster risk assessments been effective in informing development plans and public and private sector decisions? This event loos at the proliferation and variety of disaster risk assessments conducted over the last 10 years. Speakers will share their views on what HFA2 should include to improve formulation, production and policy influence of risk assessments.
Philippines Typhoon Haiyan appeal
Philippines Typhoon Haiyan appeal

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Credit: Ben White/CAFOD
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Private funding of humanitarian aid: is this the future?

Event - Public event - 29 April 2014 15:00 - 16:30 (GMT+01 (BST))
As humanitarian needs grow and the budgets of many traditional donor governments reduce, aid agencies are looking to a diverse set of new funding sources. This event will look at the real value of private giving, the benefits in comparison to other sources of funding, who the current funders are and if they hold the answer to the future of humanitarian financing. 

ODI_SA REGION-v3
ODI_SA REGION-v3

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Can social protection and labour programmes promote social inclusion?

Event - Public event - 28 April 2014 10:00 - 16:30 (GMT+01 (BST))

This symposium presents the findings of a three year research project that explored the impact of different social protection and labour programme interventions on social inclusion in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The symposium will serve as a forum for researchers and development practitioners to discuss evidence from the field and its implications for policy and practice.

Selling freshly caught fish
Selling freshly caught fish

The people in the fishing village of Orimedu (Lagos State) have benefited greatly from Nigeria's Fadama II project. Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank
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Credit: World Bank Photo Collection
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Remittances to Africa event - key talking points

Event - Public event - 16 April 2014 13:45 - 18:00 (GMT+01 (BST))

Remittance costs to Sub-Saharan Africa are the world's largest. At this half-day event Executive Director Kevin Watkins presents new research on the high price of these money transfer fees.

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