Roundtable: Covid 19-pandemic and development research: Ways forward?

Speakers: Barry Gills (Professor, University of Helsinki), Bonn Juego (University Teacher, University of Jyväskylä), Tiina Kontinen (Associate Professor, University of Jyväskylä), Elina Oinas (Professor, University of Helsinki) and Gutu Wayessa (Grant Researcher, University of Helsinki)

Moderator: Christopher Chagnon (PhD Candidate, University of Helsinki) and Ayonghe Akonwi (PhD Candidate, University of Lapland)

This session asks: As the pre-pandemic era could already be characterized in terms of multiple crises and there is no return to it, what are the ways forward? How has the pandemic affected the practices of development research? What are the transformative potentials in terms of development research and practice, and the rearrangements of societies, environments, and economies? In this context, how can development be reimagined?