2014 DevNet Conference

 

From Vulnerability to Resilience: Partnerships for Development

27th - 29th November 2014, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

 

The current era is marked by a range of inter-related vulnerabilities, encompassing issues around poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, disasters, climate change and food security. New and innovative approaches to mitigating these vulnerabilities seek to ensure greater resilience for communities and individuals in the Global South. At the same time, development assistance is currently at a crucial juncture, as focus shifts beyond the Millennium Development Goals towards a post 2015 agenda and new donors assume greater prominence. Taken together, these overlapping issues provide a variety of challenges and opportunities for the development community at large. The 2014 DevNet conference provided a forum for discussion and reflection on these pressing issues in an open and welcoming environment. 

The conference was held at the Dunedin campus of the University of Otago, New Zealand's oldest university.

Keynote Speakers:
Anthony Bebbington (Clarke University, Massachussets, USA)
Emma Mawdsley (Cambridge University, UK)
Gill Greer (CEO VSA NZ)

Click here to see the book of abstracts,which includes information about the keynote speakers and abstracts from all presenters. Scroll down this page to browse many of the full papers and presentations. If you presented at the conference and would like your paper to be included here please send it to: s.mclennan@massey.ac.nz.

To see photos from the conference please visit our Flickr album.

          

Presentations and Papers

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DEVNET_Abstract_Book_2014.pdf1.56 MB
KEYNOTE Bebbington, Anthony: Mining, risk and resilience in the “other Pacific” [presentation]14.28 MB
KEYNOTE: Greer, Gill: When the music changes so does the dance [paper]271.81 KB
KEYNOTE Mawdsley, Emma: After the Honeymoon? The Next Decade of South-­‐South Development Cooperation [presentation]14.35 MB
Arah, Isaac: Monitoring River Bodies Water Quality of Mining Communities (Ghana) [presentation] 1.38 MB
Arnold, Denise: Education …and/of… sustainability (Cambodia) [presentation]962.59 KB
Baba, Kesaya: Youth Mainstreaming in Pacific development [presentation]841.56 KB
Banfield, Banfield, Reymer & Price: Volunteering Panel Summary482.77 KB
Banks, Glenn: Mining management understanding & discourse of community development (PNG) [presentation]1.58 MB
Bateman, Binns & Nel: Football and Development in Sierra Leone [presentation]5.52 MB
Beumelburg, Paul: Education as Sustainable Development (Cook Islands) [presentation]2.85 MB
Blaise, Le Meur, Overton & Prinsen: Sovereignty of non-sovereign island states [presentation]1.23 MB
Boardman, Murray: Monitoring as the ‘new’ evaluation [presentation]1.57 MB
Brown, Lauren: Agency & Development in Sex Trafficking & Microfinance (Cambodia) [paper]293.13 KB
Brown, Lauren: Agency & Development in Sex Trafficking & Microfinance (Cambodia) [presentation]1.41 MB
Bungcaras, Melissa: The South Asia Women’s Resilience Index [presentation]1.06 MB
Cattaway, Chris: The Role of Learning in Building Resilience [paper]48.81 KB
Cattaway, Chris: The Role of Learning in Building Resilience [presentation]4.72 MB
Connor, Steve: Education for Wellbeing [presentation]3.65 MB
de Jong, Martin: Small yet Strong: Voices from Oceania on the Environment (Caritas) [presentation]1.49 MB
de Jong, Martin: Small yet Strong: Voices from Oceania on the Environment (Caritas) [presentation notes]511.56 KB
Dinh, Hang Anh: Partnerships between non-profit organisations and MNCs (Vietnam) [presentation]854.26 KB
Doberstein & Tadgell l: Resiliance in waste picking (SE Asia) [presentation]5.4 MB
Dodson, Belinda: Gender & Migration (Southern Africa) [presentation]239.02 KB
Dombroski, Kelly: Multiplying Possibilities: A Postdevelopment Approach to Hygeine and Sanitation in Northwest China [paper]674.95 KB
Dombroski, Kelly: Multiplying Possibilities: A Postdevelopment Approach to Hygeine and Sanitation in Northwest China [presentation]11.42 MB
Fridberg, Daniel: Challenges for Participatory Processes in a Conflict-Ridden Context (Jerusalem) [presentation]1.37 MB
Hansen, Kergozoe, Knowles & Thorsnes: which characteristics appeal most to people when donating money? [presentation]199.87 KB
Hesthi, Duncan & Hale: Knowledge governance for conservation agriculture (Indonesia) [presentation]606.15 KB
Hodge, Cameron, Howard & Stuart: Building resilience through relationships [paper]290.66 KB
Hughes, Emma: CSR in Tourism (Fiji) [presentation]24.81 MB
Johansson, Patrik: Resilience Thinking for Peacebuilders [presentation]335.39 KB
Joyce, Janine: The village book (Myanmar) [presentation]4.62 MB
Leyland, Tim: Livestock, Livelihoods and Disasters [presentation]1.52 MB
Lu, Yuan: Local Knowledge in Yancheng National Nature Reserve Management (China) [presentation]1013.61 KB
Machila, Lyne & Nuthall: Impacts of a donor-funded extension service on small farmers (Zimbabwe) [presentation]2.5 MB
Machila, Lyne & Nuthall: Impacts of a donor-funded extension service on small farmers (Zimbabwe) [paper]385.02 KB
Mathias & Prinsen: Community Regime Shift [presentation]1.32 MB
Mawdsley, Emma: DFID: (Re­‐)centring growth through the private sector [presentation]11.49 MB
McEwan, Cheryl: Community development and renewable energy (South Africa) [presentation]1.23 MB
McEwan, Cheryl: Using art and everyday objects to fight HIV/AIDS (Uganda) [presentation]5.26 MB
McLennan, Sharon: Mining & Tourism businesses as a development agents (Fiji & PNG) [presentation]2.65 MB
McLennan, Sharon: Online Networking, Social Media and Development [presentation]814.19 KB
Molina, Grace: Indigenous Knowledge into DRRM Policies (Philippines) [presentation]533.27 KB
Offei, Seth: Land Grabbing and Sustainable Agriculture (Ghana) [presentation] 1.25 MB
Ozumba, Jennie: Widowhood Disinheritance amongst the Igbo of Nigeria [presentation]1.32 MB
Padua, Tipples & Lyne: Small farmer access to premium prices (Philippines) [presentation]3.99 MB
Parra Muñoz, Alejandra: Community Planning (New Zealand) [presentation]4.09 MB
Prinsen: NZADDs NZ and Africa [presentation]636.3 KB
Purcell, Gisela: International Mentoring of Entrepreneurs (Samoa) [presentation]1.2 MB
Robles, Lisette: Resilience beyond Territories: Foreign Students’ Social Vulnerability and Resilience during Disasters [presentation]12.02 MB
Scheyvens, Regina: Tourism company views on their contributions to local development (Fiji) [presentation]2.49 MB
Sidjaya, Calvin: Assimilationist Laws (Indonesia) [presentation]1.27 MB
Stronge, Dean: The Livelihood Impacts of Invasive Species in the Solomon Islands [presentation]4.7 MB
Tadgell, Doberstein & Mortsch: Climate change adaptation (Philippines) [presentation]1.35 MB
Thomas, Pamela: Samoan Women’s Health Committees [paper]407.45 KB
Thomas, Pamela: Samoan Women’s Health Committees [presentation]1.4 MB
Ulluwishewa & Kumarasinghe: Spirituality and sustainable development [presentation]383.17 KB
Waiti, Danica: Widening the lens on resilience outcomes (ChildFund) [paper]837.65 KB
Waiti, Danica: Widening the lens on resilience outcomes (ChildFund) [presentation]3.36 MB
Waitoa, Joanne: E-whanaungatanga [presentation]1.52 MB
Wald, Navé: Practitioners, Grassroots Organisations and Participatory Development [presentation]722.68 KB
Wijaya, Suryani Eka: Urban public transport governance in Indonesia [presentation]2.74 MB
Wood, Pryke & Cifuentes: Donations to NGOs and support for ODA (Australia) [paper]1.01 MB