04.09.19

Podcast: The past shapes the future: a conservation conversation

Nature is vital – there is unlikely to be much disagreement on that point. However, the implications of that seemingly simple statement tend to become very complex very quickly: what kind of nature are we trying to conserve? Who makes decisions about what is to be protected, and how it is to be protected? Who […]

13.08.19

Indigenous Urbanisation in Latin America

By Aiko Ikemura Amaral (UFMG, Brazil), Philipp Horn (University of Sheffield, UK) and Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech, US).  This blog was originally published by the Institute of Latin America Studies. We are living in an increasingly urban world and indigenous peoples are no exception to this trend. In a context of urbanisation, indigeneity does not […]

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07.08.19

Decolonising development: SIID perspectives

The decolonial turn in social sciences, strengthened by phenomena like the Rhodes Must Fall movement is growing. The challenge of decolonising requires us to move beyond our current framings, ways of thinking and doing things.

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07.08.19

Decolonising the environment: race, rationalities and crises

Blog by Adeniyi Asiyanbi Colonialism was a thoroughly environmental project. And the environment remains dangerously colonial today at a time of significant environmental crises. From the plundering of resources for imperial expansion to the constitution of the colonies as the playground of Western environmentalism; from imposition of the ideas of ‘wilderness’ on landscapes to the […]

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07.08.19

Decolonising innovation: is another innovation possible?

Much is written about the role of innovation in contributing to the wellbeing of people in the global South.

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07.08.19

PRIME Early Career Researchers take part in Capacity Building activities held at The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield (UoS) has recently held two excellent events, namely the 10th Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) Post-graduate Conference with the theme of “Decolonising Development” and a Research Ethics Workshop entitled “Developing Best Practice for Researching in the Global South”.

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