The deadline for abstracts for the 6th Annual RiDNet Conference is fast approaching on the the 14th Feb! If you've not submitted yet, now is your chance! Please see below for details. More information on Keynote speakers, and an Eventbrite sign-up to come soon.
The conference is supported by the White Rose Network. Find out more about the White Rose Training Partnership here: http://wrdtc.ac.uk/
***ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED***
The Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet) is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Conference to take place on the 19th of March 2018 at the University of Leeds under the theme:
“Measuring, Evaluating and Documenting Development: Linking Academia and Practice”
RiDNet is a student-led network of PhD students and early career researchers working in international development and/or conducting social research in developing countries. Our annual conference is a great opportunity for students and early career researchers to share their experiences, research and methods with industry experts as well as leading academics. This year, the conference aims to explore the methods and tools used to measure, evaluate and document development, both in the world of academia and in development practice. The conference will focus on three themes:
1. Measuring and evaluating development: qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed approaches to measuring impact; monitoring and evaluation in NGO and donor projects, feeding research into practice, participatory approaches to evaluating research and practice, benefits and/or challenges of ‘measuring’ development, indicators and global goals (e.g. Sustainable Development Goals).
2. Reporting and Documenting Development: This theme explores how development is reported in the various media (mass media, social media), what effect(s) this has on the various stakeholders (donor communities, affected communities, governments, NGOs, general public perceptions etc). New, innovative and/or disruptive ways of documenting and reporting development are also explored.
3. Linking academia and practice: research collaboration with practitioners in the field, local or international organisations (including NGOs/INGOs), exploring ways of academia influencing policy and policymakers, finding common ground between academic research and practitioners including the challenges, benefits or rewards of collaborative working between academia and practice in development research
RiDnet welcomes abstracts of papers from PhD students and early career researchers. Please email a 300-word (maximum) abstract to [log in to unmask] by the 14th February 2018. Selected applicants will be informed within 1 week of the closing date. Successful applicants will be given up to 10 minutes to make a presentation, after which 3-5 minutes will be spent taking questions or discussing.
***We also now welcome posters to display during the conference. If you would like to display a poster, please email [log in to unmask] by the 14th Feb***
In partnership with White Rose
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