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Development Progress Special Event: Through the people’s lens

Event - 26 February 2015 19:00 - 22:30 (GMT+01 (BST))
​The Overseas Development Institute invites you to join an evening of lively discussion on shifting narratives and images of development progress.

With unprecedented access to technology, those at the grassroots can now tell their own stories direct to a world stage. How does this challenge perceptions of development? And what does this mean for the traditional story-tellers – journalists, photographers, film-makers and charities?

The evening will feature a keynote speaker and expert panel debate, with plenty of opportunity for guests to meet people from different disciplines, explore the exhibition, and enjoy complimentary drinks and nibbles inspired by the six countries that feature in the project.

All welcome. Admission free.

Development Progress Photography Exhibition: Through the people’s lens

Event - 16 - 26 February 2015
​Greater progress is being made today than at any other time in history, with poverty rates plummeting and striking advances across all areas of human development.

Meet those experiencing these changes first-hand.

This exhibition hosted at the Royal Geographical Society and in partnership with PhotoVoice showcases photographs and narratives by community memebers in China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia who were supported by PhotoVoice to share their views on what's working and why.

Areas explored by local community members include education, maternal health, political voice, urban poverty, women’s empowerment, water management and renewable energy.

All welcome. Admission free.

Risking everything: vulnerabilities and opportunities in migration

Event - 6 February 2015 13:00 - 14:30 (GMT+00)
​​​Migration is one of the most effective ways of reducing global poverty. However, there are systemic features undermining its potential. This event, organised by the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) and Migrating out of Poverty Consortium, explores  the risks and vulnerabilities that migrants face throughout the migration cycle – from pre-departure to the transit phase to employment in the new workplace – with a specific focus on Nepalese migration.

Achieving security progress in post-conflict contexts

Event - 27 January 2015 14:30 - 17:15 (GMT+00)
​In both Liberia and Timor-Leste significant progress has been made over the last decade in reducing armed conflict and political violence. This event will present research from case studies on the two countries followed by a panel discussion of how security progress can be achieved in fragile settings.

Africa in Global Economic Governance: Nigerian and South African Perspectives

Event - 8 - 9 December 2014
​The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is collaborating with the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) to host this event that will explore Africa’s involvement in global economic governance. The event will focus in particular on Nigeria and South Africa’s engagement with global economic governance institutions, such as the G20, World Trade Organisation and BRICS, as well as Nigeria-South Africa relations in these contexts.

South Africa is the only African country that is a member of both the G20 and BRICS. This always raises issues of African interests and how well they are represented within these groupings, especially as the G20 still remains one of the most influential global forums for economic policy coordination, while the BRICS seems to be increasing both in global relevance and its African footprint. 

The event is a closed event with limited spaces. To confirm your participation, please contact Mobolaji Oyeniji ( ) by email (please include Africa and Global Economic Governance SAIIA/CSAE/ODI workshop in the email subject) at your earliest convenience.