Call for Conference Assistants

FSDR is looking for two conference assistants
(for Finnish, see below)

The Finnish Society for Development Research is looking for two conference assistants to help us organise our annual international Development Days 2019 conference (Repositioning global development: changing actors, geographies and ontologies) which will take place in Helsinki on the 27.2-1.3.2019. The conference secretaries are expected to be in Helsinki during the conference and at least one week prior to it. The preparatory work, however, would start around end of August/beginning of September 2018 and run through until about one week after the conference. The working schedule and hours are flexible.

We are looking for someone with strong organizational skills, who enjoys working independently and is good at communications. We are particularly looking to get applications from Master level students, studying in the field of, or related to Development Studies (e.g. human geography, environmental policy). The tasks of the conference assistants are diverse, including e.g. updating the conference website, drafting funding applications, booking flights and accommodation for keynote speakers, replying to queries, and other logistical, communications and administrative duties.

This assistantship will offer networking and visibility amongst development researchers and scholars, as well as an opportunity to obtain and/or develop skills in organizing an international scientific conference. Once accomplished, we will provide a work certificate as well as a monetary bonus to assist the student in the finalization of their Masters thesis.

To apply, please include the following documents in your application:
1) a brief cover letter (1 page maximum) explaining why you are interested in the assistant
position, what skills and/or experience you have that might be of use for this position, and
what stage of your studies/thesis you are currently in.
2) a curriculum vitae (CV) in English or Finnish.

All applications should be sent latest by the 15th of August 2018 to sabaheta.ramciloviksuominen@uef.fi

Further information may be obtained from Sabaheta Ramcilovik-Suominen, postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, University of Eastern Finland, at tel. +358 505714605, or sabaheta.ramcilovik-suominen@uef.fi.

Suomeksi

Kehitystutkimuksen seura etsii konferenssiavustajaa helmikuussa 2018 pidettävän kansainvälisen Development Days-konferenssin järjestämiseen (Repositioning global development: changing actors, geographies and ontologies) Helsingissä 27.2-1.3.2019.

Konferenssiavustajien tulee olla Helsingissä konferenssin ajan ja ainakin viikkoa ennen sitä, mutta muutoin työtä voi tehdä myös muualta käsin. Työ ajoittuu elokuun lopusta-maaliskuun ensimmäiselle viikolle, ja työajat ovat joustavat.

Jos olet organisointikykyinen, itsenäiseen työskentelyyn kykenevä sekä taitava viestijä, saatat olla etsimämme henkilö. Toivomme hakemuksia erityisesti kehitysmaatutkimuksen tai siihen liittyvien aineiden (esim. ihmismaantiede tai ympäristöpolitiikka) opiskelijoilta. Monipuolisiin työtehtäviin kuuluu esimerkiksi nettisivujen päivittämistä, rahoitushakemusten luonnostelua, pääpuhujien matkojen ja majoituksen varaamista, yhteydenottoihin vastaamista sekä muita logistisia, hallinnollisia ja viestintätehtäviä.

Tarjoamme näköalapaikan kehitystutkijoiden verkostoon sekä mahdollisuuden näyttää osaamisesi tieteellisen tapahtuman organisaattorina, työtodistuksen tehtävän suorituksesta sekä taloudellista tukea gradusi loppuunsaattamiseen.

Hakemukseen tulee liittää:
1) Vapaamuotoinen hakemuskirje (max. 1 sivu) jossa kerrot miksi olet kiinnostunut avustajapaikasta, selvitys kokemuksesta ja ansioista, joilla on merkitystä hakemusta arvioitaessa, sekä tämänhetkinen tilanne opiskeluissa/gradun kirjoittamisessa.
2) Ansioluettelo (CV), joko suomen- tai englanninkielellä.

Hakemus tulee lähettää viimeistään 15.08.2018 osoitteeseen sabaheta.ramcilovik-suominen@uef.fi

Lisätietoja antaa tohtoritutkija Sabaheta Ramcilovik-Suominen, Historian- ja maantieteiden laitos, Itä-Suomen Yliopisto: sabaheta.ramcilovik-suominen@uef.fi tai puh. +358 505714605

Development Days 2019 – Call for Sessions

The Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR) is pleased to announce that the topic, time and place for its international Development Days Conference are now set:

Repositioning global development: changing actors, geographies and ontologies

27.2-1.3.2019, House of Science and Letters (Tieteidentalo), Helsinki, Finland

Among some of the most pressing global problems today are: i) the widening social inequalities within and between countries; ii) environmental pollution, ecological crises and conflicts over land and other resources; iii) migration, and the rise of extremism and populism; and iv) technological change contributing to increased risks to personal security and safety. While these issues are of complex origins, they are linked to globalization and the dominant global development model, in which corporate and individualistic interests stand above social and environmental ones, and logics, values and interests of Western countries stand above those of other countries. The magnitude of the crises linked to these global problems have led some academics, and some politicians to rethink their political and economic strategies and agendas.

At the same time, recent years have witnessed simultaneous trends of weakening of established global economic and political leadership on the one hand, and the emergence of new economic powers on the other. This has led to the ascent of new actors in the global development arena, most notably China, India and Brazil. They and many others are rapidly emerging from what the conventional economic model had labelled as ‘disadvantaged’ parts of the world, and are increasingly playing a key role in development processes worldwide. The crossroads at which humanity stands today requires a shift in development logics and paradigm. In this conference, we will discuss alternative development strategies and the role of emerging actors in development across multiple scales. Contributions from various disciplines, including human geography, environmental politics, development studies, sociology and institutional economics are called upon to discuss themes and questions, such as:

1. To what extent do global power shifts entail possibilities for more democratic—or conversely, more authoritarian—global governance?

2. What are the potentials of development and cooperation programmes in which problems and solutions emerge from geographical, societal, and gender-based margins?

3. Can we expect more socially and environmentally just, equality-laden and economically viable futures in the context of shifting geographies of development?

We invite scholars and practitioners with an interest in these broader questions to contribute with sessions and workshops. Appreciated are contributions that address one or more of the following themes:

  • The emergence of new conceptual framings, which go beyond sustainability, economic growth and anthropocentric philosophy. For instance, thoughts and ideas based on, and inspired by, degrowth, radical ecological democracy, feminism and decolonization of development are valued.
  • Emerging and changing narratives, policies and practices, responding to changing conditions in global development.
  • Social, psychological, political and institutional transformations as prerequisites for development paradigm shift.
  • Finally, examples of emerging trends in South-South cooperation, in terms of actors, issues and impacts.

The conference will serve as a platform to share research findings and experiences, as well as to develop new ideas and strategies for shifting development narratives and agendas, for reconnecting actors from different scales, and critically examining and redefining the meanings and logics of development. We welcome development scholars from a plurality of disciplines and critical theories, as well as practitioners from a broad range of professional backgrounds to explore ways to engage in progressive debates of building bridges between actors, scales, movements and societies at multiple levels and beyond global-local binaries.

We kindly invite you to submit your proposals for sessions by email to: sabaheta.ramcilovik-suominen@uef.fi, with the following subject of the message: “WG proposals for Dev Days 2019”. Proposals should not be longer than 500 words and should include the following information: 1. Title, 2. Chair/s of the session and their contact details, 3. Short description of aims, focus and content: and 4. Key questions to be addressed. The deadline for session proposals is 31.10.2018.

Conference Schedule:

  • 31.10. 2018: Deadline for session proposals
  • 15.11. 2018: Call for paper/presentation abstracts
  • 31.12.2018: Deadline for paper/presentation abstract submissions
  • 15.01.2019. Notifications of accepted papers /presentation abstracts (by WG Chairs)
  • 1.1.-20.2.2019: Registration for the conference open
  • 27.2. 2019: Pre-Conference Workshops for Master’s and PhD students
  • 28.2-1.3.2019. Development Days Conference.

Development Days 2018

Development Days Conference 2018

THE POLITICS OF SUSTAINABILITY: RE-THINKING RESOURCES, VALUES AND JUSTICE

15-16 February 2018, House of Science and Letters (Tieteidentalo), Helsinki, Finland
Organizer: Finnish Society for Development Research

While sustainability has become a central leitmotif in present day development discourse, the term itself remains highly problematic and contested. Recent developments such as the outcomes following the US elections, government budget cuts, austerity and the ongoing crisis in the Eurozone, as well as the global Agenda 2030 all raise the question to what extent the current sustainability debate actually addresses fundamental political concerns of social, environmental and ecological justice. Politicizing the concept of sustainability implies opening up critical debate on its content and practice in order to reveal its inherent elements of power relations and political contestations. The perennial question remains: can environmental, social and economic sustainability be made truly compatible, as suggested for example by the Agenda 2030; or are these different dimensions of sustainability rather profoundly antagonistic, as the current pace of resource extraction suggests? These competing views are largely determined by conceptions of “cost effectiveness” and “efficiency”, as seen in monetary valuation, percentage targets, indicators and results-based management promulgated by governments and business. Critically inquiring into the question hence requires going beyond more common analyses of the (political) economy of development and its imperatives, and tackling the deep-seated values and valuations underlying and transforming our understandings of resource use and governance as sustainable.

In this conference we aim to examine the politics of sustainability by foregrounding values and moral choices implied by different pathways and current transformations. We want to develop a more articulated analysis between discussions on sustainability – the on-going, problematic and highly uneven processes of extractivism, environmental change, migration, and social differentiation – and their consequences for social, environmental, and ecological justice. We also invite discussions on how alternatives are worked out in different contexts, networks and coalitions. For instance, what role do reporting mechanisms, indicators and measuring systems play in the politics of sustainability – whether linked to poverty, gender, or climate and environment? What do they reveal or obscure and what kinds of change do they promote? How would our value systems need to change in the future?

The conference will serve as a platform to share research findings and experiences as well as to develop new ideas, strategies and tools for re-connecting and rebuilding our societies and re-defining the meanings and practices of “sustainability”. We invite proposals for sessions and workshops that examine broader global phenomena and driving forces, as well as on-the-ground realities of those who are most often and most severely impacted and subordinated, or indeed empowered, by resource flow dynamics. These include indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees, minority and marginalized groups, and relations with “nature” and the “non-human”, both in the global South and the North. We welcome development scholars from a plurality of disciplines and critical theories (including feminist, indigenous, and political ecology approaches) as well as practitioners from a broad range of professional backgrounds to explore ways to engage in progressive politics of building bridges between actors, movements and societies at multiple levels and across global-local binaries.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

The keynote speakers for Development Days 2018 are Jun BorrasSian Sullivan and Jesse Ribot.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

20 October 2017           Deadline for Proposals for Working Groups
30 October 2017           Call for Paper/presentation abstracts
30 November 2017      Deadline for Paper/presentation abstracts
15 December 2017        Notification of accepted Paper abstracts (by WG chairs)
15 Dec 2017 – 12 Feb 2018   Registration for the conference open
14 February 2018         Pre-conference workshop for Master’s and PhD students
15-16 February 2018
   Development Days Conference

FURTHER INFORMATION

Conference Assistant Ella Rouhe (FSDR2018@gmail.com)

 

How does “business as usual” fit development?

Lyydia Kilpi

The Finnish NGO Platform (Kepa)

Nearly 50 researchers, activists and other interested citizens gathered together on 7 June to discuss the current role of private sector in development discourse and practice in the seminar “Private-sector driven development: Views from Academia and Activists”, organised by the Finnish Society for Development research.

The trend is clear: the Sustainable Development Goals and the official development policies of European countries rely increasingly on leveraging private sector investments. Funds are allocated through development finance institutions (DFIs) and policy documents underline private sector development.

Matti Ylönen, a doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, described the shift as “new instrumentalism”. Traditional instrumentalism that considered aid as a lever to further Finnish interests is now coupled with an altruistic idea that Finnish companies can strengthen the private sector in the Global South and create jobs, which has intrinsic developmental value.

This resonates with Dr Bonn Juego’s (University of Jyväskylä) idea that the state’s role is reduced to creating an enabling environment for business and, on the other hand, the export-promoting orientation is a logical result of the stagnation of developed economies and the growth potential of many emerging ones. Dr Marikki Stocchetti confirmed that the recently published report by the Development Policy Committee (of which she is Secretary general) found that private sector instruments focused too much on Finnish companies and too little on strengthening the private sector of partner countries.

Dr Juego argued that in Finland’s relations with Asian countries, business interests had overtaken democratic values. He explained how under “authoritarian neoliberalism” unfree regimes adopt free market policies. Finland’s current export and development policies seem to enforce this trend at the cost of democratic institutions.

Aid has become more financialised, argued Ylönen. As more development finance is directed through funds and to private companies, the rules of private finance enter the sphere of development aid. Transparency is one of the obvious victims. Many researchers and civil society actors looking for information about the investments made by the Finnish DFI Finnfund have hit a wall of arguments leaning on business confidentiality, contracts and banking secrecy.

As aid financialises, it tends to become a part of the unsustainable global financial architecture. Tax havens and tax avoidance are some its building blocks. Finnwatch revealed in March how Finnfund had invested in a fund that had avoided taxes in Malaysia by exploiting shady deals with the tax authority of Luxembourg. Sonja Vartiala, the Executive Director of Finnwatch, highlighted that what is considered as “business as usual” in the financing world, isn’t good for development.

That brings us to the important question posed by Dr Stocchetti: When something goes wrong in one of Finnfund’s investments, who is responsible? The mechanisms of accountability aren’t clear.

Professor Barry Gills from the University of Helsinki referred to the Agua Zarca hydropower project in Honduras. Human rights risks related to the project, that led to the murder of activist Berta Cáceres, should have been identified and adequately addressed much earlier.  It is unclear what, if anything, has since changed in how Finnfund operates. Lack of transparency makes assessing this, or following the money, practically impossible.

Professor Gills raised the need to address the “moral dichotomy” between “us” and “them”, noting its colonial history and its present day reproduction. He called for all of us to clarify our moral standards, and hold ourselves true to them also in regard to “others” —rather than to continue to reproduce the dichotomy that separates “us” from “them “ into distinct moral spheres, where we apply very different standards of conduct in regard to “others” in the Global South.

Dr Zerfu Hailu, Senior Advisor of FFD from Ethiopia, reminded about the diversity of private sector. The same applies to the public sphere. Dr Gutu Wayessa raised an important point from the audience: the role of civil society. The public sector is seen as representing the interests of the people, but in authoritarian countries this often isn’t the case. The official development agenda may serve the elite, rather than the poor. Importantly, Ylönen raised the questions of opportunity costs for private sector aid. Is channeling public development funding through the private sector the most efficient way to reach desired development goals?

While more resources have been directed to private sector instruments, such as Finnfund, funding cuts have hit traditional development actors and research institutions. Speakers called for more engaged research that critically assesses the drivers and implications of shifts in development policy and changes in the development paradigm.

Summer Days 2017 – looking at the theme of Private-sector driven development from the Nordic perspective

THE NEW PRIVATE TURN IN NORDIC DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION STRATEGY*
Bonn Juego

University of Jyväskylä

In the past 15 years, “the private turn” in international development cooperation framework has become more evident. This shift in foreign policy is essentially characterized by a change in strategy from the old state-to-state relations centered on the giving and receiving of aid to the new economic diplomacy focused on the development of private sector business activities.

 

The implications of this emergent phenomenon for both development theory and practice are however understudied in (Nordic) development research, and no comparative studies have been undertaken. Such study is important in terms of: (i) the past, present, and future of North-South development cooperation; (ii) feasible development strategies for both developed and developing countries; and (iii) the processes of development and democratization in what used to be known as the “Third World” with durable authoritarian political regimes.

 

At the heart of this foreign policy re-strategizing is the crucial role assigned to the private sector as the driving force of development cooperation to pursue market-based solutions such as the promotion of entrepreneurship and the expansion of business operations to address poverty and other developmental problems. To this end, Nordic donor countries have been investing their resources tremendously to the operations of private enterprise-oriented development institutions and policy instruments.

The government of Finland has formed Team Finland as a crucial institution to embody, coordinate and implement the country’s emergent framework for the internationalization of Finnish private enterprises. Sweden has the Swedfund and Swedpartnership to facilitate the programme for private sector development. Denmark has the Danish Trade Council, the Investment Fund for Developing Countries, and the Export Credit Agency in line with their new foreign policy priority on economic diplomacy that targets growth areas in today’s global economy. And Norway has Nordfund, the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries, as their anti-poverty development finance institution funding private sector development programme and other commercial activities for poor countries.

Historically, the role of the private sector in development cooperation has always been there since the United Nations’ First Development Decade of the 1960s. This began when developed countries committed to transfer one per cent (1%) of their gross domestic product (GDP) to achieve the five per cent (5%) GDP growth target for developing countries. The prescribed formula of one per cent of GDP as an indicator of a successful net positive transfer of real resources from developed to developing countries should have been 0.7% of official development assistance (ODA) from donor governments plus 0.3% flows from the private sector.

 

However, during the five consecutive development decades, private flows have prevailed over donor government’s ODA whereby resource flows from rich to poor countries are subject to private incentives, rather than to development needs. Importantly, between 80 and 90 per cent of donor countries’ development finance, notably the development assistance budget of Nordic governments, are actually invested in the World Bank Group, Regional/Multilateral Development Banks, and other international development finance institutions together with other finance capital from private lenders and commercial banks that are loaned to developing countries.

What can also be observed in Nordic foreign policy nowadays is the geographical re-focusing of development cooperation partnerships with the economic growth areas of Asia, particularly with “rising China” and the emerging economies of Southeast Asia. Take, for example, the “China Action Plan” in 2010 of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland which identifies start-up and expansion opportunities for investors from both partner countries to do business in their respective economies.
An important phenomenon integral to the Nordic’s private turn in development cooperation is the impact of the policy choices of their governments and the business strategies of the state-supported business enterprises on one of the fundamental objectives of their international development policy ideals: the promotion of democratic values which, at a minimum, means the establishment of the rule of law, respect for human rights, and good governance. The Nordic countries’ priority partners in East and Southeast Asia—specifically, China, Myanmar, and Vietnam—are generally characterized as authoritarian, undemocratic, or non-democratic regimes.

Preliminary observation suggests that the private turn, or the private enterprise-oriented development framework, encourages the economic imperatives for entrepreneurship and investments to take precedence over the political agenda for democracy promotion. As a result, Nordic business interests can be made, or are being made, to operate even within the context of non-democratic political regimes of their developing country partners.

 

*This is an abridged version of the original article published by the Poverty and Development Research Center.

 

Join us on 7 June to discuss Private-sector driven development – Views from Academia and Activists! More information and the programme can be found  here.

FSDR Summer Days 2017: Private-sector driven development – Views from Academia and Activists

Time: Wednesday, the 7th of June, 13.00-16.00

Place: House of Science and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, Hki (Hall 505; 5th floor, lift available)

This seminar, organized by the Finnish Society for Development Research, will explore the drivers and implications of the current “private turn” in development policy and aid practice. The global Agenda 2030 for sustainable development is paving the way for an increased role of the private sector in development. In Finland, the government has made substantial budget cuts in development cooperation, while the funds channeled to the Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation (Finnfund) were raised to record height. The seminar addresses questions that are widely discussed among development scholars and activists, Including: Is the private sector taking over the development agenda? How should this private turn be understood in relation to trade policies? Can profit driven activities work for the impoverished? Is knowledge production on development being challenged in new ways? How are development researchers and activists reflecting upon their position and working agendas amidst these changes? Is there a need for new kinds of north-south solidarities and links between researchers and civil society actors?

PROGRAMME

13.00-14.30:

Business as usual is bad for development: the case of tax responsibility in Finnfund’s forest fund,
Sonja Vartiala, Finnwatch

New instrumentalism in development finance, Matti Ylönen, University of Helsinki

The new private turn in Nordic development cooperation: A question of ethics or opportunities?,
Dr. Bonn Juego, University of Jyväskylä

Commentators:
Dr. Marikki Stocchetti, Development policy committee
Dr. Zerfu Hailu, Finnish Agri-Agency for Food and Forest Development (FFD)
Prof. Barry Gills, University of Helsinki

14.30-16.00:

A roundtable discussion with the speakers and commentators. Seminar participants are encouraged to take part in the debate. Moderated by Dr. Minna Hakkarainen, the chair of FSDR.

 

Registration by 1.6.2017: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/80125/lomake.html
Contact person: Mira Käkönen, mira.kakonen@helsinki.fi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399923093380403/

Master’s award in Development Studies 2016

The Finnish University Partnership for International Development – UniPID and the Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR) jointly seek exceptional Master’s level theses from UniPID member universities to be awarded.

The prize sum is 1,000 euros. There will also be two honorable mentions for exceptionally meriting works. The Master’s Award in Development Studies 2016 will be presented in February 2017, in conjunction with FSDR’s Development Day seminar.

The Master’s Award in Development Studies application criteria are the following:

§  The thesis has been approved during the period 1.8.2015-31.7.2016 at a UniPID University, as a master’s level thesis included in a degree. The language of the thesis is Finnish, Swedish, or English.

§  The grade is at least magna cum laude or higher, or at least 4 if the work has been graded on a scale of 1-5

§  This is a multidisciplinary competition and the disciplines are not limited in advance. The work should however employ one of the development research frameworks: development studies, developing country research, international development, or Global South research.

PARTICIPATION

See the full call for award submissions with details on the qualifications and required attachments on the UniPID website.

All submissions should be sent in electronic format (PDF) to the Secretary of the Master’s Award Working Group Osku Haapasaari [osku.haapasaari [at] jyu.fi] by 31 August 2016 at 16.00 at the latest.

Docnet launched

The Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID) launched UniPID DocNet, a nationwide initiative to support development research doctoral training. As the Finnish development research doctoral network, UniPID DocNet supports the interdisciplinary training and networking of doctoral students in development research. UniPID DocNet is a membership-based network for selected doctoral students and supervisors from UniPID member universities. For more information, visit UniPID webpages.

Kehitystutkimuksen tohtorikoulutusverkosto UniPID DocNet avajaistilaisuus järjestettiin Kehitystutkimuksen päivillä helmikuussa 2016. Verkoston tavoitteena on tuke kehitystutkimuksen tohtorikoulutettavien tieteidenvälistä koulutusta ja verkostoitumista. Verkosto tarjoaa täydentävää koulutusta, opisklijoiden vertaisuten mahdollisuuksia ja lisäohjauksen mahdollisuuksia. Lisätietoja UniPID-verkoston nettisivuilta.

Professor Neera Chandhoke: Keynote speech

Professor Neera Chandhoke delivers her keynote speech titled as “Realising justice” at the Development Research Day 2016 in Helsinki, February 2016.
Video & editing: Mikael Kanerva.

Kesäpäivät 2016

Photo: Kukka Ranta

Hyvä Kehitystutkimuksen seuran jäsen!

(*) For English, scroll down

Lämpimästi tervetuloa viettämään Kehitystutkimuksen seuran perinteistä Kesäpäivää

ti 17. toukokuuta 2016 klo 16:00 alkaen, Tieteiden talo (Kirkkokatu 6), sali 505.

Tänä vuonna haluamme nostaa esille taiteen avaamia mahdollisuuksia kehityskysymysten ymmärtämiseksi ja erilaisten teemojen esille nostamiseksi. Niinpä Kesäpäivän otsikoksi onkin valittu:

TAITEEN JA KEHITYSTUTKIMUKSEN RAJAPINNOILLA

Olemme kutsuneet tilaisuuteen kolme taiteen ja kehitystutkimuksen rajapinnoilla toimivaa tutkijaa. Kukka Ranta on asumis- ja maaoikeusliikkeitä tutkiva Helsingin yliopiston tohtorikoulutettava, journalisti ja valokuvaaja, jonka kuvia löytyy myös alkuvuonna ilmestyneestä Kehityksen tutkimus –teoksesta.Antti Erkkilä on Itä-Suomen yliopistossa työskentelevä metsätieteiden tohtori, joka on ollut asiantuntijana mukana mm. Namibian sisäistä muuttoliikettä käsittelevän Home of Heart –dokumenttielokuvan työryhmässä. Riikka Bado puolestaan on teatterin ammattilainen, joka käsittelee työssään mm. puuvillakauppaan liittyviä kysymyksiä. Tule kuulemaan, mitä taide ja kehitystutkimus voivat heidän mielestään antaa toisilleen ja mikä on se yleisö, jolle he työllään kommunikoivat.
Toivomme, että tilaisuus auttaa meitä kaikkia tarkastelemaan myös omaa tutkimustyötämme uusin silmin ja pohtimaan tutkimuksen ja taiteen välisen vuorovaikuksen mahdollisuuksia työssämme.

Tapahtuman jälkeen viiniä ja pikkupurtavaa.

Huomaathan, että tarjoilujen mitoittamiseksi tilaisuuteen tulee ilmoittautua to 13.5. mennessä:
(https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/70558/lomake.html)

Lämpimästi tervetuloa!

Minna Hakkarainen
pj. Kehitystutkimuksen seura ry

PS. Huomaathan, että tilaisuuteen ovat tervetulleita myös uudet, seuran toiminnasta kiinnostuneet henkilöt, jotka jakavat kiinnostuksemme kehitystutkimusta kohtaan. Välitäthän siten tietoa tilaisuudesta ystävillesi, jotka haluavat käyttää tilaisuutta hyväkseen ja liittyä seuramme jäseneksi. Ohjeet jäseneksi liittymiseksi ja jäsenmaksun maksamiseksi löytyvät seuraavasta linkistä: http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/?page_id=31

IN ENGLISH 

Dear member of the Finnish Society for Development Research!

You are warmly welcome to the traditional Development Research Summer Day! This year we want to highlight the role of art in understanding development, and in bringing forward development-related themes. Thus, the theme of the Summer Day is

AT THE INTERFACE BETWEEN ARTS AND DEVELOPMENT
Tuesday 17th of May, 16:00 at Tieteiden talo (Kirkkokatu 6), Sali 505.

We will be joined by three artist-researchers – Riikka Bado, independent theater artist and researcher; Antti Erkkilä, Doctor of Science and Forestry, Researcher at University of Eastern Finland and field specialist for the documentary movie Home of Heart; and Kukka Ranta, investigative journalist and photographer – who will discuss development relevant themes through arts. They will share their insights and experiences with their own work located at the interface between arts and development. Come and hear their thoughts on what art can provide for development research, and on the audience they communicate with through their work. We hope the event will also inspire all of us to see our own research in a new light, and to think about the possibilities of combining research and arts in our work.

You are cordially invited to some wine & snacks at the traditional Summer Day get-together and chat following the event.

Please register by Friday, 13 May at (https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/70558/lomake.html)

Warmly welcome!

Minna Hakkarainen, chair, Finnish Society for Development Research

PS. Please note that everyone sharing our interest towards development research is welcome to the event! Please spread the word to everyone who might want to use this opportunity to join the Society. Instructions for joining the Society and paying the membership fee can be found at our website:http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/?page_id=31