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September 11, 2017: ODI marks 20 years of UK’s DFID

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) hosts a free high-level event to reflect on 20 years of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The panel, made up of representatives from the UK's three major political parties and development experts, discuss the changes in DFID over its 20-year history, and what course it should take for the future. The event coincides with the publication of new ODI research, ‘The politics of the results agenda in DFID’, by Craig Valters and Brendan Whitty.

Location: London, UK, and streamed live online

Event website – ODI

United Kingdom

Sept 14, 2017: ODI holds conference on evolution of disaster studies

On the 40th anniversary of the launch of ‘Disaster’, the leading journal on disaster studies, ODI convenes a one-day conference to bring together scholars and practitioners working in the field of complex emergencies. The conference re-evaluates current frameworks for prevention and response, taking lessons from the past 40 years to propose a revised agenda for disaster studies. Attendees discuss implications for policy and practice concerning natural catastrophes and protracted crises around the world, with speakers including Baroness Frances D’Souza, Disaster's founding editor.

Location: London, England 

Website - ODI

United Kingdom

Westminster Higher Education Forum holds seminar on post-'Brexit' research partnerships

The Westminster Higher Education Forum holds a seminar to discuss ways that the UK can collaborate and partner in the global research landscape as the process of leaving the EU begins.  Delegates – who include university vice-chancellors, research directors, international embassies, R&D businesses, research consultancies, and others – discuss challenges such as future involvement in Horizon 2020, availability of European Research Council funding, and mobility of researchers. The seminar will also address next steps for the Newton Fund and its global collaborations. 

Webpage - Westminister Higher Education Forum