IDD NGO seminar series

The department has organised an optional NGO seminar series for the second semester. The series was primarily organised for the benefit of the NGO module students, but is also open to all the other IDD students and the wider community.

All sessions will be held in room 417/420, on the fourth floor of the Muirhead Tower, and will be on Tuesdays at 16.00-17.30. The seminars will run for approximately 90 minutes.

NGO Guest Seminar Series
15th January 2013 Dr. Duncan Green, Director of Research, Oxfam:
‘What's Hot and What's Not: what's changed in

development thinking in the last five years?’
Author of ‘From Poverty to Power’ www.oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/

22th January:

Ben Parkinson, CEO? Social Enterprise Africa ‘Social Enterprise - what place does it have in international development?’ www.socialenterpriseafrica.org

29th January: Rachel Berger , former senior climate change advisor? Practical Action, & IDD alumni: Working in the NGO sector – expat & country staff’ www.practicalaction.org/climate-change
5th February:
5:00-7:00pm
No NGO Seminar due to Centre for West African Studies seminar given by IDD alumni Dr Kamna Patel, UCL on ‘Upgrading slums in Durban, South Africa’ at 5pm in the Danford room of the Arts Building
12th February: Dr. Ajaz Ahmed Khan,  Care International 'What next for microfinance?’ www.careinternational.org (other website)
19st February:

Anna Feuchtwang, CEO E very Child‘New Model NGO – ‘rethinking our existence’ www.everychild.org.uk
a paper on this topic is accessible at www.bond.org.uk/pages/rethinking-our-existence.html.

*28th February:

*Nik Hartley, CEO Restless Development: ‘Beyond 2015: the role of (Thursday) the largest youth generation in history in a post-aid world’ www.restlessdevelopment.org

*Please note – this seminar will be held on Thursday 28th February at the same time of 4pm*

5th March (TBC): Kate Smith Area program director Asia, Relief International and IDD alumni ‘NGOs working in Politically complex/insecure contexts’ www.ReliefInternational.org
12th March Katia Maia, Director of global campaigns, Oxfam www.oxfam.org/en/grow/what-is-grow
14th March (TBC)
(Thursday)
Jenny Rafanomezana, Director of Research and programs? Self Help Africa ‘Converging solutions: What role for CSOs and private sector partnerships?’ www.selfhelpafrica.org
18th March Willem van Eekelen Independent consultant and IDD visiting lecturer (Monday)  'About your next few jobs
19th March JOINT seminar with the Centre for West African Studies

5:00-7:00pm  Prof. Mark Duffield ‘Hiding in plain site: drone culture or sensing Africa remotely’ at 5pm in the Danford room of the Arts Building.

Podcasts

NGO Seminar Series podcast: What's Hot and What's Not: what's changed in development thinking in the last five years?

Description
Dr. Duncan Green, Director of Research, Oxfam and author of 'From Poverty to Power' gave a talk on 'What's Hot and What's Not: what's changed in development thinking in the last five years?' at the NGO Seminar Series, Spring term 2013.
Date:
Friday 8th March 2013
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