SIID 10th Annual Postgraduate Conference: Decolonising Development? Challenges, Innovations and Practices
Wednesday 15th – Thursday 16th May 2019

SIID is delighted to hold this year’s 10th Annual Postgraduate Conference on decolonising development. The event provides PhD students or early career scholars a platform to present their research that engages with theoretical, methodological, and practical approaches around contemporary topics of development.

Calls to decolonise development theory (including education) and practice have gained more awareness recently. This year’s conference “Decolonising Development? Challenges, Innovations, and Practices” asks for scrutiny of the potential and implementation of decolonising development: How will decolonising development help us to challenge inequities on various scales more effectively? How will decolonising development support the emancipation of underdeveloped regions? How will it help to transform the field and practice? The conference provides a supportive academic atmosphere to discuss decolonial development and its associated challenges and benefits.

Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a ‘Decolonising Development Workshop’ on the May 16th. More details and a registration form will be available soon.

Conference Details

The conference will be held from Wednesday 15th to Thursday 16th May 2019 at the St. Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane, S2 4QZ, Sheffield, UK

Throughout the conference, open forums and networking events will be held.  Refreshments will also be provided. Prizes of £100 each will be awarded to stand-out participants who can deliver their paper in an articulate and interesting manner. Particularly good papers will also have an opportunity to be guided and supported by SIID staff and journal editors for publication in international journals, subject to appropriateness of the topics and peer-review processes.

This year, the Postgraduate Conference coincides with the SIID Annual Lecture which will take place on 15th May, 5:30pm. More info and registration here:

Thank you for everyone who has submitted an abstract and registered to attend the conference.  

All speakers and attendees are required to register, please do so at:

The Conference Programme can be downloaded here:  SIID Postgraduate Conference Programme

Participant Abstracts can be found here: Participant Abstracts

If you have any enquiries, please contact .