11th Development Dialogue to be held at ISS on 10 and 11 October 2013.
There are many voices in the field of Development; each is working towards ‘development’ from different angles thereby gaining different knowledge, experiences and perspectives. Often the holders of these diverse epistemologies tend to discuss within their own niches.
And yet, the phenomenon that we coin ‘development’ does not exist in isolated niches. It demands not only that the different voices speak to its multifaceted existence, but it also needs these voices to penetrate through each other’s boundaries with the goal of reaching the epistemological and experiential hybrid vigour that can sustain ‘development’.
This year, the Development Dialogue conference at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) aims to take a step towards exactly this goal, by bridging voices that speak to development.
The conference provides a space for young scholars and PhD students to exchange recent and on-going research in the broad field of development studies. We hope that the participants and audience will offer their diverse experiences to the discussions in order to espouse an engagement with Development that transcends the boundaries of geography and academia.
Papers have being grouped in 12 thematic panels all related with different dimensions of development studies:
- Innovation and value chains
- Corporate responsibility and natural resource management
- Globalization and International Developments
- Labour markets and migration
- Food Security and Poverty
- Conflict and post-conflict studies
- Community based development
- Activism and political participation
- Social inclusion of minority groups
- Health and market failures
- Social movements and social transformations
- Land grabbing
The event hosted more than 30 international speakers and aimed to open both formal and informal spaces for all to contribute to the debate of bridging voices in development.