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CAPE conference

ODI general feed - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 01:00
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The 2014 CAPE conference: Does money matter? The role of finance in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

ODI general feed - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:00

Will money matter for the future of development? When much of the wider discourse is focused on how to raise more money, the 2014 CAPE conference will ask what sort of difference that money can make in practice.

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Conflict and disaster reporting: Does the public still care?

ODI general feed - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

On 23 October 1984, the BBC aired a landmark report on the famine in Ethiopia. Describing the crisis as a ‘biblical famine’, the report galvanised the public, spurred the UK government into action and prompted the creation of the infamous Live Aid concert. Join us at The Frontline Club as we examine the current state of conflict and disaster reporting and how humanitarian agencies can work with the media to raise awareness and much-needed funds.

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Launch of World Disasters Report: Focus on culture and risk

ODI general feed - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:00
This British Red Cross World Disasters Report launch, with Director of HPG Sara Pantuliano on the panel, will explore the different ways in which culture affects disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and how disasters and risks influence culture. 
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Finding ‘evidence’ for what works in security and justice programming

ODI general feed - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:00
​​This session will discuss the struggle with the notion of ‘evidence’ in justice and security programming. Using the categories of proof, principle and plausibility, the session will reframe the question of ‘what works’ by broadening it to the question of ‘why something might plausibly work’ and why on some issues neither research nor practice seems to be able to learn.
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2014 International Conference on Emergency Management

ODI general feed - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00
The Humanitarian Policy Group will be taking part in the ‘2014 International Conference on Emergency Management’ on 28-29 September, organised by the Chinese Academy of Governance (CAG) and Tsinghua University. This conference is aimed at promoting learning among Chinese and international researchers and decision-makers from all administrative levels.

 

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Professional Course on Disaster Management in Asia and the Pacific

ODI general feed - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00
​The Professional Course on Disaster Management in Asia and the Pacific in Beijing is aimed at professionals from government agencies, international organisations, NGOs, charities and the private sector who are interested in learning about managing disasters and other crises in China and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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Professional Course on Disaster Management in Asia and the Pacific

ODI general feed - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00
​The Professional Course on Disaster Management in Asia and the Pacific in Beijing is aimed at professionals from government agencies, international organisations, NGOs, charities and the private sector who are interested in learning about managing disasters and other crises in China and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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Raising Productivity in African agriculture

ODI general feed - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00
​Progress on raising yields per hectare and per agricultural worker in Africa has been slow, so that many farmers lag behind their counterparts in much of Asia and Latin on these two measures of productivity.
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Launch of the OECD Development Co-operation Report (DCR) 2014

ODI general feed - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

As formal talks on a development finance framework to accompany the Sustainable Development Goals begin at the UN, this launch event will explore key themes in the OECD Development Co-operation Report 2014: Mobilising resources for sustainable development (DCR 2014).

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Launch of the OECD Development Cooperation Report (DCR) 2014

ODI general feed - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

As formal talks on a development finance framework to accompany the Sustainable Development Goals begin at the UN, this launch event will explore key themes in the OECD Development Co-operation Report 2014.

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Resilience: uncensored

ODI general feed - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00
​It’s a human instinct to count things. But can everything be measured? Join us at the pub on 8 October from 4pm in the Rose and Crown for a heated (but friendly) debate on quantifying resilience.
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Putting affected people at the centre of humanitarian response: Rhetoric or reality?

ODI general feed - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:00
​​Engaging with and being accountable to affected people should be part of any humanitarian worker’s DNA. But what does accountability and engagement mean when working on the ground? How do we make sure we're thinking of affected people when responding to crises and disasters?
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Connecting the dots: Why and how to engage with people affected by crises and disaster

ODI general feed - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:00
​​Engaging with and being accountable to affected people should be part of any humanitarian worker’s DNA. But what does accountability and engagement mean when working on the ground? How do we make sure we're thinking of affected people when responding to crises and disasters?
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Rural wages in Asia

ODI general feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00

Join us for the launch of our ‘Rural wages in Asia’ report, in which we: check how rural wages are changing for countries in (East, South and Southeast) Asia; look at potential causes; and consider the implications for rural development and poverty, for food prices and food security and for economic growth, both in Asia and in other parts of the developing world.

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Chinese humanitarianism in historical perspective

ODI general feed - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

How has Chinese humanitarian action evolved over time? This event, hosted by Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, will launch "Responsibility, legitimacy, morality: Chinese humanitarianism in historical perspective".

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The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Processes in Africa

ODI general feed - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00

The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) is an Africa-based alliance of research organisations that provides independent advice and evidence to improve agricultural policy and practice in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The aim of this Policy Dialogue event is to present key findings and policy insights emerging from a range of Future Agricultures Consortium’s recent research activities.

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The Polictical Economy of Agricultural Policy Processes in Africa

ODI general feed - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00

The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) is an Africa-based alliance of research organisations that provides independent advice and evidence to improve agricultural policy and practice in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The aim of this Policy Dialogue event is to present key findings and policy insights emerging from a range of Future Agricultures Consortium’s recent research activities.

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Agricultural Policy Processes in Africa

ODI general feed - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00

The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) is an Africa-based alliance of research organisations that provides independent advice and evidence to improve agricultural policy and practice in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The aim of this Policy Dialogue event is to present key findings and policy insights emerging from a range of Future Agricultures Consortium’s recent research activities.

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5 Rules Of Tomorrow’s Bottom Line

Volans - 10 hours 27 min ago
John Elkington and Jochen Zeitz take a look at the practical steps business leaders must take to ensure capitalism migrates to more sustainable forms of wealth creation - for Fast Co Exist Sometimes…

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