Wednesday Feb 04




The IKM Emergent will be participating in of the largest Development Studies Conferences in Europe - Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty: New Values, Voices and Alliances for Increased Resilience. The conference is to be held from the 19-22 September 2011, at  the University of York.  About one thousand development studies researchers, policymakers and practitioners are expected to participate.


The conference is being organized by the UK based Development Studies Association and the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, based in Bonn Germany.

Frances Hill, Executive Director of the UK  Development Studies Association describes the conference as an event with something for everyone.  Research ethics, trade issues, the role of celebrities, gender, wellbeing, capitalism in China and India, natural resources, emerging economies are some of the thematic areas that will be discussed.

IKM will mount an installation at the venue tol demonstrate some of the work carried out by IKM researchers and the IKM digital story teller’s corner will provide hands on experience on how to use digital stories in sharing of experiences.

IKM Emergent is also involved in many of the working sessions of the conference including

·       Shared Values: Advocating New Approaches to a Global Development Knowledge Ecology with Tim Davies and Sebastiao Mendonca Ferreira, Tuesday 20th, 2.30

·       Building and Adding Value to International Development Practice through Translation and Traducture, organised by Wangui wa Goro, Tuesday 20th , 11.15 and Wednesday 21st, 11.15

·       How are Digital Technologies Transforming Development?  With Robin Mansell, Anita Gurumurthy, Evangelia Berdou and Mike Powell, Wednesday 21st, 11.15

·       Participatory Knowledge Building for Development: Including Voices, Changing Values, Wednesday 21st, 2.30 with Kemly Camacho and Thursday 22nd, 09.00 with Mike Powell, Stephen Kirimi and Kate Newman