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Sharing what works in International Development

9 November ESRC Festival of Social Science Seminar @ Scottish Government Victoria Quay


An ESRC Festival of Social Science Seminar hosted by the Scottish Government

Friday 9 November 2012

Draft Outline Agenda

09:00   Registration, coffee and networking

09:30          Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for External Affairs and International Development: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Chair: Introduction to the event

9:45    Speaker Session 1

  • Rachel Hayman, Head of Research, INTRAC:From Action to Research: promoting practitioner-academic collaboration in international development research
  • Lorraine Currie, Head of International Programmes, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF):Promising practices: Improving food security through sustainable agricultural practices: lessons learned from Zambia
  • Alison Strang, Elvis Gama and Karina Kielmann,Institute for International Health & Development, Queen Margaret University:Social determinants of access to health care: capturing complex pathways
  • Jamie Morrison, Head of Overseas Operations, Signpost International:Small is beautiful? The experiences of a small NGO in a changing world
  • Gillian Wilson, Chief Executive, NIDOS:The work of NIDOS & the Improve It Framework

11:00           Coffee break and tour of theNIDOS “Scotland Vs Poverty” Exhibition

11:20           Speaker Session 2

  • Alayna Imlah, PhD Student, Glasgow University:Researching aid effectiveness and societal mobilisation approaches using the Scotland-Malawi relationship as a case study
  • Gerhard Anders, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh:Lessons on governance and government from working in Malawi
  • Esmie Kainja, PhD candidate, University of Leeds:Are orphan-care services responsive to orphans' needs in Malawi?
  • John Briggs, Professor of Geography, University of Glasgow:Engagement and community involvement in development interventions
  • Sheelagh O’Reilly, IOD Parc & Peter Dauenhauer, Strathclyde University: MREAP –Synergies from multiple approaches for renewable energy development in Malawi
  • Hilary Homans, Centre for Sustainable International Development, University of Aberdeen:Evidence-informed policy, partnerships and political commitment

12:40           How do we continue to share experience of what works in development in Scotland?

13:00           Close, buffet lunch and networking
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