Welcome from the Chair

Greetings from all of us at DSAI.  I write to update you on recent and upcoming DSAI activities and to encourage you all to join us and contribute to our discussions and debates. 

Padraig Carmody

We hosted a very successful conference on the 14th and 15th of November 2019.  The title of the conference was (EN)GENDERING DEVELOPMENT. We had two fantastic keynote speakers: Prof. Naila Kabeer of the London School of Economics and Prof. Stephanie Barrientos of the University of Manchester who spoke about her recent book on gender in global value chains. Next year’s conference will be on HUMANITARIANISM IN ACTION and we will post more details on the site in the coming months.

Our study groups are also continuing their seminars and other activities. You can find a list of the study groups and convenors here. As you will see we cover a wider range of sub-sectors related to international development and I encourage you to get involved. The recently launched ICT4D (Information and Communication Technology for Development) is an exciting addition to our grouping and will certainly be a growth area in international development going forward. If you are interested in finding out more about or becoming involved in the work of the study groups please email the relevant convenor.

We also hosted our annual Research Methods Summer School at University College Cork this past year on the theme of participation. The summer school is an opportunity to bring together practitioners and researchers to focus on a practical or methodology issue and more details on this year’s Summer School will be available shortly.

DSAI membership is now free. You can register on this site to receive access to our newsletter and access to other resources. If you are interested in international development and current or emerging development challenges please get involved.


Pádraig Carmody