Events: External events

Agricultural input subsidies: the recent Malawi experience

Event - 29 May 2014 19:00 - 21:00 (GMT+01 (BST))
This event will consider the experience of the 2005/6 Malawi Government national programme subsidising agricultural inputs (mainly fertilisers and seeds for maize production). The programme has attracted considerable controversy, seen by some as making a major ground-breaking contribution in addressing chronic food security problems in the country, but attracting criticism from others as an expensive programme consuming scarce government resources with limited benefit.

Teaching and learning: achieving quality for all

Event - 7 April 2014 13:30 - 18:00 (GMT+01 (BST))

This event will launch the 2013/14 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Teaching and learning: achieving quality for all. The report will show that a lack of attention to education quality and a failure to reach the marginalised have contributed to a learning crisis that needs urgent attention. ​Speakers include ODI's Kevin Watkins, as well as Lynne Featherstone (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development) and Mary Stiasny (Pro-Director International, Institute of Education, University of London).

Integrating land governance into the post-2015 agenda

Event - 24 - 27 March 2014

In March 2014, at the World Bank Annual Conference on Land and Poverty, ODI made a presentation on the lessons from other transparency initiatives for a potential land transparency initiative and how these have been applied to a country partnership. 

Sustainable Development Policy Institute 2013 conference: creating momentum - today is tomorrow

Event - 10 - 12 December 2013

​​The Sustainable Development Policy Institute(SDPI) will be hosting its Sixteenth Sustainable Development Conference titled 'Creating Momentum: Today is Tomorrow' in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium will be at the SDPI conference looking at livelihoods in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS), particularly in the South Asian region. 

Emerge conference 2013

Event - 2 - 3 November 2013
Emerge​ conference allows students, professionals and sector leaders to connect to learn about and develop businesses with a social impact. Emily Darko is hosting an interactive session on 2nd November at the Emerge 2013 Conference entitled ‘Mapping support to social enterprise’. She will discuss on findings from ODI’s recent work with the Shell Foundation to create a pilot survey of organisations providing financial and non-financial support to social enterprises in developing countries, and ask participants to feedback on issues and questions for phase 2 of the work and how it fits into the ecosystem of supporting social enterprise growth.

Third world conference on human security: humanitarian perspectives and responses

Event - 24 - 27 October 2013

The aim of this conference is to explore recent human security risks, threats and crises that have been affecting different parts of the world and how humanitarian perspectives and approaches developed over the last few decades can be applied to such complex and challenging environments.The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium will be hosting a panel looking at livelihoods, basic services, security and justice - the socio-economic realities in conflict affected situations. This panel will give the audience a preview to the findings from the surveys exploring the type and coverage of support to livelihoods, the extent of access to basic services and peoples’ views about the roles, responsibilities and performance of different levels of government and non-state actors in providing services, supporting livelihoods and security and justice.