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"Towards unlearning colonialism in Development Research and Practice" workshop series

Published: Thursday, June 3, 2021
The Centre for International Development at Northumbria University, UK, with the key support of the UK Development Studies Association (DSA), will be hosting a series of online workshops aimed at students, early-career researchers and development practitioners, interrogating how coloniality is embedded within development research and practice and how global development can be a driver of contemporary global, racialised inequalities.An exciting range of speakers who will present on topics including knowledge creation from a decolonial feminist perspective, research partnerships, south-south solidarity and the interfaces between ethnography and social activism, including two bilingual events (in Portuguese and Spanish). 


The four Online Workshops of the series will be:

02 June

Weds, 3-4.30pm (BST)

Latin American decolonial feminist perspectives on doing transnational research

Juanita Francis Bone(co-founder of NGO Mujeres de Asfalto, Ecuador) and    Dr Sofia Zaragocin  (Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador)

Event in Spanish with simultaneous English translation

09 June

Weds, 1-2.30pm (BST)

Ethics and coloniality in development research: whose reality counts? 

Dr Moses Okech (Uganda Martyrs University), exploring the case of Refugee Youth Volunteering Uganda (RYVU) collaborative research project

Event in English


17 June

Thurs, 2-3.30pm (BST)

Coloniality, extractivism, solidarity and stories of resistance

Dr Nnimmo Bassey (Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation & co-founder of the Nigerian NGO Environmental Rights Action - Friends of the Earth Nigeria)

Event in English


24 June

Thurs, 3-4.30pm (BST)

Research as reciprocity and “retorno”: how can ethnography strengthen social activism and vice-versa?

Roberto Gomes dos Santos (militant-researcher, member of the Coordination of the Popular Movements Central of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Dr Rolf Malungo da Souza (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)

Event in Portuguese with simultaneous English translation

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