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New open access book published today by DSAI: COVID-19 in the Global South

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DSAI is delighted announce the rapid response publication 'COVID-19 in the Global South' was published today as open access, in time for international Open Access Week.  

DSAI is proud to realise such timely development dialogue in association with Bristol University Press and their rapid response model. The editorial team, Pádraig Carmody, Gerard McCann, Clodagh Colleran and Ciara O’Halloran, recently wrote this post about the publication. We extend our gratitute to all the contributors (listed below) for making the publication possible. The breadth and calibre of the experience and expertise that informs this publication is no doubt its greatest strength. 

It was important to us that the publication be made as accessible as possible, for as Nick Shockey says in his post on this year's open access theme, "Openness can be a powerful tool for building more equitable systems of sharing knowledge. Rebuilding research and scholarship to be open by default presents a unique opportunity to construct a foundation that is fundamentally more equitable."

An official launch event takes place on Wed 25th November with guest speakers Professor Francis Owusu of Iowa State University and Dr. Sinead Walsh of Irish Aid. 

Book cover-290x400COVID-19 in the Global South: Impacts and Responses edited by Pádraig Carmody, Gerard McCann, Clodagh Colleran and Ciara O’Halloran is available Open Access on the Bristol University Press website here.


Mohammad Amir Anwar lectures in African Studies and International Development at the University of Edinburgh. He is also a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute and the University of Johannesburg.

Glorious Atukunda studied at Makerere University, Uganda, and graduated with a Bachelor of Statistics. She is currently in the final year of a Masters of Biostatistics programme at Makerere University School of Public Health. She worked with Mildmay Uganda as a data officer before enrolling for a Masters degree.

Lillian Ayebale is a PhD student in the Department of Population Studies, Makerere University. She participated in the Johns Hopkins University Summer Institute student debate for and against use of face masks by the public during COVID- 19. She is pursuing a career in global research, learn-ing and adaptation.

Claire Biribawa is a field epidemiologist at the Uganda Ministry of Health and a Research Associate at Makerere University School of Public Health. She is currently involved in Uganda’s response to the COVID- 19 pandemic under the pillar of strategic information.

Barry Cannon (PhD, Dublin City University) lectures on politics in Maynooth University, Ireland. He researches Latin American politics, especially civil society, democratization, and the regional Left and Right. His most recent book is The Right in Latin America: Elite Power, Hegemony and the Struggle for the State (Routledge, 2016).

Pádraig Carmody is Professor in Geography at Trinity College Dublin and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg. He is currently Chair of the Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSAI).

Giovanni Farese is Associate Professor of Economic History at the European University of Rome. He is Managing Editor of The Journal of European Economic History. In 2017, he was Marshall Memorial Fellow of The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Kate Gauld is Director of Programmes at Irish Rule of Law International. She has previously worked with the United Nations in Cambodia, as a criminal and community lawyer in Australia, and at Oxfam Australia, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and The Big Issue. She is Chair of Jubilee Australia.

Brianna Guidorzi works with the Irish Consortium on Gender- Based Violence. She has conducted research for UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, the European Institute for Gender Equality, and the Dar es Salaam University College of Education. She has a Master of Science in Development Practice from Trinity College Dublin/ University College Dublin.

Felicitas Holzer obtained her PhD in Philosophy from Sorbonne University and is affiliated with the Program of Bioethics at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Argentina, a collaborating centre in bioethics of the World Health Organization. She is currently a post-doctoral Stehr- Boldt fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, also a WHO collaborating centre. She joined the non- governmental organization Incentives for Global Health in 2019.

Rory Horner is Senior Lecturer in Globalisation and Political Economy at the University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute and Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg’s Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies.

David Hulme is Professor of Development Studies at the University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute and Chief Executive Officer of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre.

Fumiyo Kagawa is Research Director of Sustainability Frontiers. She has coordinated, engaged in and led a wide range of international research and development initiatives focusing on diverse issues linked to the rights of the child and climate change, primarily in the field of education.

Su-ming Khoo lectures in political science and sociology, and leads the Environment, Development and Sustainability (Whitaker Institute) and Socio- Economic Impact (Ryan Institute) research clusters at National University of Ireland Galway. Her research is on human rights, human develop-ment, public goods, development alternatives, decoloniality, global activism, and higher education.

Patrick Onyango Mangen is Chief Executive Officer, Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI), South Africa. He is a development and management specialist in conflict, disaster response and social development. He is a member of the Columbia University Child Protection in Crisis Global Steering Committee and the Community- Based Child Protection Mechanisms Global Reference Group.

Chrispin R. Matenga lectures in the Department of Development Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Zambia. He is the University of Zambia Convener of the COVID- 19 Safeguarding Response Programme.

Gerard McCann is Senior Lecturer in International Studies and Head of International Programmes at St Mary’s University College, a College of Queen’s University Belfast. He is a Visiting Professor at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków. His most recent book is the co- edited International Human Rights, Social Policy and Global Development (Policy Press, 2020).

Stephen McCloskey is Director of the Centre for Global Education, a development non- governmental organization based in Belfast. He is Editor of Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, a bi- annual, peer- reviewed journal funded by Irish Aid. His books include Development Education in Policy and Practice (Palgrave, 2015).

Cissie Namanda holds a Master’s of Public Health with vast experience in research having led, coordinated, supervised and performed quality assurance duties in family planning, HIV, nutrition and immunization. She is involved in teaching and supervision of student research and holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science.

Jackline Mosinya Nyaberi is a public health and health systems management specialist. She is currently a lecturer and coordinator of postgraduate studies and research at the School of Public Health, Jomo Kenyatta University, Kenya. Amid COVID- 19, Dr Nyaberi has been involved in health education and health systems management and preparedness in responding to COVID- 19.

Olawale Emmanuel Olayide is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Olawale is a Member of the Executive Board of the International Sustainable Development Research Society and President/ Founder of the Interconnections for Making Africa Great Empowered and Sustainable (IMAGES) initiative.

Elly Otieno is an independent consultant, researcher and freelance writer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Information Technology from the Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi.

Féilim Ó hAdhmaill lectures in the School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. He is Programme Director for the Masters in Voluntary and Community Sector Management. He specializes in social policy and international human rights.

Thomas Pogge holds a PhD in Philosophy from Harvard and is Professor and Director of the Global Justice Program at Yale. He is co- founder of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), an international network of poverty- focused scholars, teachers and students, and of Incentives for Global Health, a team effort toward developing a complement to the pharma-ceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines for the poor worldwide.

David Selby is Founding Director of Sustainability Frontiers (SF), an academic non- governmental organization primarily concerned with climate change and disaster risk, and their implications for understandings and directions in sustainabil-ity education. He is an Associate of the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, Dublin City University.

Howard Stein is Professor in Afro-American and African Studies (DAAS) and Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. He is a development economist educated in Canada, the US and the UK and has held appointments at universities and research institutes in Japan, the Netherlands, UK, Canada, Ireland, Tanzania and Portugal.

Malte Stein is a Master’s student in Urban Studies at the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a background in interdisciplinary design. His research interests are in understanding the developmental impacts of the ride- hailing industry on drivers in the context of the Global South

Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Makerere University. He has presented at several COVID- 19 related international webinars and is a member of Uganda’s national COVID- 19 epidemiology advisory teams. His research inter-ests include epidemiological data analysis and monitoring and evaluation.

Angela Veale is Senior Lecturer at the School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland. She is a psychologist working at the intersection of sociocultural psychology and peace and conflict studies. Her research focuses on the impact of conflict, forced migration and globalization on children and families in Ireland, the UK, Sudan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, northern Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Middle East.

Annie Wilkinson is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. She is an anthro-pologist and health systems researcher. She conducts inter-disciplinary, participatory and applied research on health in Low- and Middle- Income Countries and has expertise in zoonotic disease, epidemic preparedness and control, drug resistance, and urban health.


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