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…

CONFERENCES

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…

RESOURCES

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…

PROF. ANTHONY BEBBINGTON

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

MICHAEL EDWARDS

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


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18 hours ago
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Join us in celebrating the next recipient of the DevNet Postgraduate Development Field Research Award: Melanie Altemus, a Ph.D student at Victoria University of Wellington.

In Fiji, ‘voluntourism’ (or volunteer tourism) is a growing economic leader but originates from Western conceptualizations of development which may not align with local norms and values. Melanie's project aims to explore hosts’ moral perspectives of voluntourism through conducting fieldwork in voluntourism hotspot, Sigatoka, to inform improved voluntourism practices.

Congratulations to Melanie and her supervisor Dr Rita McNamara.

Please like our page and visit our website to learn more about our DevNet award schemes: devnet.org.nz/
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Join us in celebrating the next recipient of the DevNet Postgraduate Development Field Research Award: Melanie Altemus, a Ph.D student at Victoria University of Wellington.
In Fiji, ‘voluntourism’ (or volunteer tourism) is a growing economic leader but originates from Western conceptualizations of development which may not align with local norms and values. Melanies project aims to explore hosts’ moral perspectives of voluntourism through conducting fieldwork in voluntourism hotspot, Sigatoka, to inform improved voluntourism practices.
Congratulations to Melanie and her supervisor Dr Rita McNamara. 
Please like our page and visit our website to learn more about our DevNet award schemes: https://devnet.org.nz/
4 days ago
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Our next DevNet Postgraduate Development Field Research Awardee that we are excited to share with you: Malathi Rambodagedara, PhD student at Massey University.

Agriculture is vital to livelihoods, food security, and reducing inequalities in water-dependent rural communities in Sri Lanka. Through in-depth qualitative field research, Malathi's research will contribute a critical analysis of collective action and farmer resilience in agrarian communities in Sri Lanka as mechanisms to overcome climate-induced water and livelihood challenges.

Congratulations to Malathi and her supervisor Alice Beban-France
Institute of Development Studies at Massey

Please like our page and visit our website to learn more about our DevNet award schemes: devnet.org.nz/
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Our next DevNet Postgraduate Development Field Research Awardee that we are excited to share with you:  Malathi Rambodagedara, PhD student at Massey University.
Agriculture is vital to livelihoods, food security, and reducing inequalities in water-dependent rural communities in Sri Lanka. Through in-depth qualitative field research, Malathis research will contribute a critical analysis of collective action and farmer resilience in agrarian communities in Sri Lanka as mechanisms to overcome climate-induced water and livelihood challenges.
Congratulations to Malathi  and her supervisor Alice Beban-France 
Institute of Development Studies at Massey
Please like our page and visit our website to learn more about our DevNet award schemes: https://devnet.org.nz/

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Congratulations Malathi! 👏

Congratulations Malithi...

Congratulations Malathi... Go for it...

1 week ago
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We proudly introduce the next DevNet Postgraduate Development Field Research Awardee: Ruveni Tuimavana, PhD student at Massey University.

Ruveni's research explores internal migration in Fiji amongst the iTaukei. Despite the rigidity of the colonial codification of identity through the patrilocal-oriented Vola ni Kawa Bula (Native Birth Register), these migrants communities have sustained themselves for generations into new communities by maintaing relationships, reciprocity, communal gatherings which defy western notions of re-settlements.

Congratulations Ruveni Tuimavana and his supervisor, Professor Glenn Banks Institute of Development Studies at Massey
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We proudly introduce the next DevNet Postgraduate Development Field Research Awardee: Ruveni Tuimavana, PhD student at Massey University. 
Ruvenis research explores internal migration in Fiji amongst the iTaukei. Despite the rigidity of the colonial codification of identity through the patrilocal-oriented Vola ni Kawa Bula (Native Birth Register), these migrants communities have sustained themselves for generations into new communities by maintaing relationships, reciprocity, communal gatherings which defy western notions of re-settlements.
Congratulations Ruveni Tuimavana and his supervisor, Professor Glenn Banks Institute of Development Studies at Massey

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Congratulations Ruveni Tuimavana for your awards. Super happy and proud of you.

Congratulation sir for your awards .God bless .

Congratulations Ruveni for receiving this award. And all the best with your PhD project.

Congratulations Mr Ruveni T. Vakanuinui vinaka tiko.

Congrats Sir

Congratulations

Congratulations Mr Ruveni Tuimavana 🙋‍♀️

Congratulations Ruveni Tuimavana

Totoa vinaa

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1 week ago
DevNet

We hope you all had a great Easter break. We are excited to introduce to you our next awardee of the DevNet New Zealand Postgraduate Development Field Research Award: Naomi Moya, a Ph.D. candidate at Canterbury University.

Naomi's research analyses the natural resource sharing mechanisms in Kenya’s oil industry. Specifically, it focusses on the environmental, social, and economic ramifications of the oil project on the local Turkana communities who live in the country’s poorest county.

Congratulations to Naomi Moya and her supervisor Pascale Hatcher
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We hope you all had a great Easter break. We are excited to introduce to you our next awardee of the DevNet New Zealand Postgraduate Development Field Research Award: Naomi Moya, a Ph.D. candidate at Canterbury University. 
Naomis research analyses the natural resource sharing mechanisms in Kenya’s oil industry. Specifically, it focusses on the environmental, social, and economic ramifications of the oil project on the local Turkana communities who live in the country’s poorest county.
Congratulations to Naomi Moya and her supervisor Pascale Hatcher

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Well done Naomi! 🎉

Awesome 👏

2 weeks ago
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The next New Zealand postgraduate student who won our prestigious DevNet Development Research Field Award for 2023 is Joli Wescombe, a PhD student at Massey University.

Joli's research aims to explore culturally relevant empowerment in Ethiopian midwifery practice. As frontline workers, midwives have great potential to act as agents of change. Through focusing on the voices of midwives and their clients, this study will uncover how to achieve SDGs to reduce maternal mortality and empower women.

Great research. Congratulations to Joli Wescombe and her supervisor Maria Borovnik Institute of Development Studies at Massey

Photos were taken by Joli when she was in her fieldwork in Ethiopia.
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The next New Zealand postgraduate student who won our prestigious DevNet Development Research Field Award for 2023 is Joli Wescombe, a PhD student at Massey University.
Jolis research aims to explore culturally relevant empowerment in Ethiopian midwifery practice. As frontline workers, midwives have great potential to act as agents of change. Through focusing on the voices of midwives and their clients, this study will uncover how to achieve SDGs to reduce maternal mortality and empower women.
Great research. Congratulations to Joli Wescombe and her supervisor Maria Borovnik Institute of Development Studies at Massey
Photos were taken by Joli when she was in her fieldwork in Ethiopia.Image attachmentImage attachment

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