About us

DevNet connects academics, students and development practitioners to facilitate the exchange of ideas, information and research.

The Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network links people and organisations involved and interested in the broad field of international development in Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider world…


DevNet’s conferences have been held biennially since 1998. Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest, regular conference on international development, provides a great opportunity for people from Aotearoa, the Pacific and others to learn from each other and from international experts. Keynote speakers have…


eSocSci is an interactive knowledge space for communicating social science research and bringing together people who have common research interests in Aotearoa New Zealand. It includes an eLibrary of working papers on topic related to a variety of topics including migration, health, education…


Director of the Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, MA, USA


Director of the Governance and Civil Society Unit at the Ford Foundation


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More DevNet highlights. Congratulations to Kim Kessler on being awarded best PhD presentation. And our staff members were also in full flight conveying their research findings at the conference. #DevNet2020 #phdlife #developmentresearch #geography


Thanks to our tech support, volunteers, sponsorship from @MFATNZ and huge thanks to conference admins Marc Patterson and Romilly Cumming and our fantastic organiser @HeidivdWatt


The winner of the photo competition is this picture by Xinning Wang which reflects the energy and fun of the conference. Winner of the social media award was Shilpy Arora - your can see posts be her and others on our Facebook page #devnet2020