Conserving what, how, and for whom? Unpacking SDG 15 “Life on land” and its links to convivial conservation
By Judith Krauss, University of Sheffield (UK). This blog was originally published on Convivial Conversation. What does the 15th Sustainable Development Goal, dubbed “Life on Land”, mean for CONVIVA, our research project investigating how conservation can be made more convivial, socially just, transformative? This blog post hopes to offer some initial, non-exhaustive thoughts building on a […]
Buen Vivir in Bolivia and Ecuador: An inspiring alternative or business as usual?
Buen Vivir – a terminology which originates in indigenous cosmovision (Sumak Kawsay in Kichwa and Suma Qamaña in Aymara) and could be translated into the English term of ‘good living’- has become a prominent feature of decolonial thought across Latin America and beyond.
A workshop sharing the outcomes of a community resilience research project in Nepal and leveraging international interdisciplinary partnerships
Sheffield recently hosted a workshop on “Improving maternal and child health in Nepal by leveraging international interdisciplinary partnerships”.
Decolonising development: thinking together about decolonising, ethics, knowledge-implementation links and a decolonised Northern university
By Judith Krauss and Andrea Jiménez Cisneros On 15 and 16 May 2019, the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) hosted its annual postgraduate research (PGR) conference, bringing together PGRs from across Europe and beyond with diverse disciplinary and geographical research foci. This year, the two-day conference organised by Sheffield PGRs for PGRs had as […]
Are Female Teachers Better for Girls’ Education?
Written by Alexis Le Nestour and David Evans, originally published via the Centre for Global Development. Girls’ success in school is critical to their personal futures and is an international development imperative. But what’s the best way to achieve that? In different times and in different places, people have tested many different types of interventions. […]
It’s time to break out your ‘Save the Rainforest’ T-Shirt – and reflect on your consumption and voting habits while you’re at it
Escalating environmental and social destruction in Brazil needs to be stopped urgently to protect vital biomes and their inhabitants in order to halt further deforestation, extinction and global warming. Why should we care and what can we do?