- Thursday 17 Mar 2022, 15:30 - 17:00
- Online event
- Spoken Language
- Hybrid - livestream & Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam
- Ticket information
How has the current pandemic affected global poverty and development outcomes that were gained over decades?
What challenges do low-income countries face due to COVID-19?
These urgent questions have been addressed by a diverse group of development experts, affiliated to the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and other international organizations.
Their examination of these questions has resulted in the book COVID-19 and International Development, edited and compiled by Dr Elissaios Papyrakis and published by Springer.
Dr Elissaios Papyrakis explains the importance of this book
During this episode of the Research InSightS LIVE event we will launch the book COVID-19 and international development. This is the first book of its kind to address the implications of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for international development from a social science perspective. It discusses various topics, including poverty/inequality, health, education, migration, informal employment, (de)globalization, the extractive sector, climate change and the global financial system.
Dr Elissaios Papyrakis and his ISS colleagues Matthias Rieger, Georgina Gomez and Syed Mansoob Murshed will talk about the book and reflect on the recommendations they have presented in their various contributions. Together with practitioners and people who have experienced the severe impact of COVID-19 they will engage in a lively discussion under the guidance of moderator Lynn Zebeda.
The first copy of the book will be presented to Pascalle Grotenhuis, director of the Social Development Department (Dutch: DSO) and ambassador women's rights and gender equality ASRA. Social Entrepreneur Uthara Narayaran (Chief Changemaker at Buzz Women) will share stories from India and photographer Nilaya Sabnis will talk about her work. Environmental expert Dr Dorice Agol will share her knowledge of WASH and will talk about climate change. We will welcome the audience to participate in the discussion. Research InSightS LIVE #3 will offer valuable research insights, personal experiences from people all over the world and inspiring creative intermezzos.
The unseen faces of COVID-19 around the globe
During the event, we will look at the various unseen faces of COVID-19 around the globe. We welcome everybody who is interested to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 to join us for this dynamic event, in particular policymakers, students of international development, researchers, and practitioners.
This is a hybrid event. You can either attend the event in-person at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam or watch the livestream on the ISS website. After the event, we welcome our audience at Pakhuis de Zwijger to join us for a drink in the Pakhuis de Zwijger Café.
- Address Pakhuis de Zwijger:
Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam
9.30 AM Quito/NYC
3.30 PM The Hague
5.30 PM Nairobi
8 PM Delhi
9.30 PM Jakarta
How to get to Pakhuis de Zwijger?
- Take tram 26 from Amsterdam Central Station in the direction of IJburg. exit at the stop Kattenburgerstraat.
- Or take bus 43 in the direction of Borneo Eiland, stop: Jan Schaeferbrug.
The journey The Hague-Amsterdam lasts approximately 1 hour by car. Pakhuis de Zwijger is about 5 minutes away from the Amsterdam A10 Ring Noord (exit S116) and the Piet Heintunnel (exit S114 Zeeburg/Artis). There are various car parks in the area of Pakhuis de Zwijger: Parkeergarage De Loodsen, Parkeergarage IJ Oever Centrum, Parking Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, P+R Zeeburg.
Information for ISS students
Do you intend going to the event? Let us know! Sarah Njoroge (communication team) will travel to the event by train from The Hague with a group of students, using the cheap NS Group Tickets. ISS will pay for your ticket. Travel time is estimated at 52 minutes. Please fill out this form to travel by train.
- Elissaios Papyrakis
- Rolph van der Hoeven
- Sylvanus Kwaku Afesorgbor
- Peter van Bergeijk
- Syed Mansoob Murshed
- Georgina M. Gómez
- Binyam Afewerk Demena
- Zemzem Shigute
- (Sreerekha) S Mullassery Sathiamma
- Lorenzo Pellegrini
- Farhad Mukhtarov
- Matthias Rieger
- Andrea Floridi
- Michele Romanello
- Murat Arsel
- Rob Vos
- Bezawit Fantu
- Genet Haile
- Yordanos Lassooy Tekle
- Natascha Wagner
- G. J. Andrés Uzín P.
- Agni Kalfagianni
Read this interview with Elissaios Papyrakis
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Please contact Rachel Visscher if you would like to receive more information about this event.