European Development Conference 2021: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice

The biannual conference for The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) will be held 5 – 8 July 2021, Online. The conference will address inequality, poverty and political marginalization, also in connection with climate change and other environmental threats. For full details and how to register for panels, workshops, and roundtables, see https://www.eadi.org/gc/2021/frequently-asked-questions/

Membership free for 2020-2021!

Register for membership today! Are you a student, PhD candidate, scholar or practitioner working in the (broadly defined) development field and studies? We would like to have you as a member! You will receive relevant updates on events, conferences, job offers, publications and more. Simply register at our Membership page. It is free!

On The NorDev Conference

The 6th joint Nordic Development Research conference entitled “Development, Learning and Education: Post-pandemic Considerations” will take place June 21-22, 2021. It will be held at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland and/or virtual conference if pandemic situation so requires.

The conference welcomes development scholars to reflect on questions related to development, learning and education from multiple and multidisciplinary perspectives. The plenary sessions focus on the conference theme. The working groups coordinated by scholars can cover a wide variety of topics relevant to current development research in order to support mutual learning within development research community.

The conference is organized jointly by the Finnish Society for Development Research, the Danish Association of Development Researchers in Denmark, the Norwegian Association For Development Research, and the Swedish Development Research Network.

For more information and submission of working groups, please see https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/nordic-development-research

Update on Master thesis

Do you have a former student or have you written an excellent master thesis within the broad field of development studies?

The Norwegian Association for Development Research (NFU) offers the Master Thesis Award 2019-2020 and a chance to win 5000 NOK.
The winner will in addition have the chance to develop their thesis into a publishable journal article, working together with NFU board member Frida Bjørneseth. The development field is broadly defined, and is not confined to the Global South. We accept submissions that are examined at a Norwegian institution and students must register as member of NFU – free of charge in 2020 and 2021!

The deadline is 10 December 2020. Please click here to submit your thesis.

Postponement of the 2020 NFU Conference

Due to Covid-19, the 2020 NFU Conference has been postponed. The NFU Conference “Planning for decolonization? Challenges, transitions, and transformations in global development and planning” will be organized in November/December 2022 at the University of Agder.

More information about the conference topic and updates can be found at the conference webpage:

https://www.uia.no/konferanser-og-seminarer/the-nfu-conference-2020-planning-for-decolonization-challenges-transitions-and-transformations-in-global-development-and-planning

Welcome to our new coordinator!

The NFU board would like to thank NFU coordinator Valerinne Prayastra Hutagalung for her excellent job in communication and organization between 2018-2020. We are thrilled to have Christina Tamang as our new coordinator and she will take lead in further developing the NFU network and communication. Tamang is a master student at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) and has extensive knowledge on communication and project coordination from past NGO works in Nepal. If you have relevant information about conferences, job openings and key publications and debates that you want to share with the NFU network, please contact Christina on [nfucoordinator@gmail.com]. 

NFU General Assembly 2019

All NFU members are cordially invited to the NFU General Assembly.

Date: 3 December 2019
Time: 4-6 PM
Place: Fafo, Borggata 2B, 0650, Oslo

Agenda:
1. Constitute meeting and approval of agenda
– Election of General Assembly Chair and two reporters
– Approval of agenda
2. Board changes
3. NFU annual report 2019
4. Annual plan and budget for 2020
5. Debate: NFU strategic planning for development research
6. Incoming business

Sincerely,
Valerinne P. Hutagalung
NFU Coordinator



Open Call For NFU Conference 2020

Norwegian research institutions and universities are invited to arrange the biennial NFU conference in fall 2020 (August-November).

Norsk Forening for Utviklingsforskning, the Norwegian Association for Development Research (NFU), arranges the national conference in close cooperation with the host institution. On average, this conference has approximately 150 participants and is a two-days event, including 30-50 presenters. In addition to the national conferences, NFU co-organize Nordic conferences in cooperation with sister institutions in our neighbouring countries. We also have three permanent panels (2019-2021) to ensure dedication and continuation on key topics, please see http://nfu.no/nfu-panels-2019-21/.

We encourage interested research communities and institutions to submit a proposal to host the national NFU conference 2020 and write a short concept note (1-2 pages) on conference topic and potential sub-topics, by 15 December 2019 to the NFU board at styret@nfu.no. The NFU board will respond shortly thereafter. Call for working groups and papers could be circulated in in January-February 2020.

The host institution are encouraged to submit a proposal within their interest field, which may include but are not limited to topics such as decolonization debates, global environment challenges and political ecology, future of development research, the sustainable development goals, and/or (new) actors in international development.

NFU will assist in planning, applying for funding through the Norwegian Research Council and arranging the conference.

For enquiries, please contact styret@nfu.no, or NFU chair Randi Solhjell at randisolhjell@gmail.com.

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