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

DEVNET NEWS



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4 days ago

DevNet

First conference announcement for DevNet 2020 - Development Matters! Save the dates - 2-4 December. ... See MoreSee Less

First conference announcement for DevNet 2020 - Development Matters! Save the dates - 2-4 December.

2 weeks ago

DevNet

Do you know anyone interested in doing a Master's related directly to the SDGs, and focused around developing work-ready skills? Scholarship applications are due this Saturday - 30 November!2 x $5000 scholarships available for the Master of SDGs - new at Massey in 2020. If you know anyone who might be interested, please share this! Applications for the scholarships close this Saturday (30 November) 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Do you know anyone interested in doing a Masters related directly to the SDGs, and focused around developing work-ready skills? Scholarship applications are due this Saturday - 30 November!

3 weeks ago

DevNet

Check out the great research conducted by Erin Thomas,
Master's in Development Studies student from University of Auckland with the help of a New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Field Research Award, on "Gender-based Violence in Niue: Challenges and Opportunities in Assessing GBV in Small Pacific Islands"

Erin writes: "I had the honour and privilege of spending four weeks in Niue as a part of my master's fieldwork on gender-based violence. My previous work from 2017 was some of the first research done in Niue on the topic. This project was able to expand on that initial work and get more depth on the issue. I did 41 interviews including 14 family tree mapping interviews focused on making space for women's narratives of GBV incidents that occur in their families. I am grateful to the Department of Community Affairs, where I was based, as well as the members of the community who opened up to me. Personally, I will cherish this taoga forever and know that many others in the community and the government will appreciate their insights being shared. Oue tulou. Fakaaue lahi atu ki a mutolu oti."
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Check out the great research conducted by Erin Thomas,
Masters in Development Studies student from University of Auckland with the help of a New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Field Research Award,  on Gender-based Violence in Niue: Challenges and Opportunities in Assessing GBV in Small Pacific Islands

Erin writes: I had the honour and privilege of spending four weeks in Niue as a part of my masters fieldwork on gender-based violence. My previous work from 2017 was some of the first research done in Niue on the topic. This project was able to expand on that initial work and get more depth on the issue. I did 41 interviews including 14 family tree mapping interviews focused on making space for womens narratives of GBV incidents that occur in their families. I am grateful to the Department of Community Affairs, where I was based, as well as the members of the community who opened up to me. Personally, I will cherish this taoga forever and know that many others in the community and the government will appreciate their insights being shared. Oue tulou. Fakaaue lahi atu ki a mutolu oti.

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3 weeks ago

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Thanks to a Field Research Award from MFAT, Neill Ballantyne of Victoria University of Wellington, Master of International Development was able to do some great research on "Finding a Fale: a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project exploring the causes and solutions to housing insecurity for Tongan Leiti"

Neill writes: Malo e lelei, greetings from Tonga where I have sat down for one-on-one interviews with ‘participants’ and have recorded their stories using a mixed-methods approach. I have, however, spent much more time building relationships, attending social gatherings, exploring, and conversing informally through the PAR (Participatory Action Research) process. Building these intentional friendships has been invaluable to the success of the data collection and ensuring the project fulfils the aims which were co-designed with the co-researchers: The Tongan Leiti Association (see photo from co-design session)

These friendships and connections through the community have built trust and led to the ‘participants’ sharing stories and reflections with me that they have never told friends or family. They were stories of violence, discrimination, bullying and isolation. They were stories of resilience, success, hope and overcoming great challenges.
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Thanks to a Field Research Award from MFAT, Neill Ballantyne of Victoria University of Wellington, Master of International Development was able to do some great research on Finding a Fale: a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project exploring the causes and solutions to housing insecurity for Tongan Leiti

Neill writes:  Malo e lelei, greetings from Tonga where I have sat down for one-on-one interviews with ‘participants’ and have recorded their stories using a mixed-methods approach. I have, however, spent much more time building relationships, attending social gatherings, exploring, and conversing informally through the PAR (Participatory Action Research) process. Building these intentional friendships has been invaluable to the success of the data collection and ensuring the project fulfils the aims which were co-designed with the co-researchers: The Tongan Leiti Association (see photo from co-design session)

These friendships and connections through the community have built trust and led to the ‘participants’ sharing stories and reflections with me that they have never told friends or family. They were stories of violence, discrimination, bullying and isolation. They were stories of resilience, success, hope and overcoming great challenges.

TWITTER FEEDS

A reminder to all Master's and PhD students in NZ universities who are hoping to do overseas, development-related fieldwork in 2020 - you might be eligible for a MFAT Field Research Award! Applications close 9 December. https://mailchi.mp/995d4d6edc4f/field-research-awards-open-now

Great news! @MFATgovtNZ have now advertised Field Research Awards for 2020. Are you a Master's or PhD student in a NZ university planning to do development fieldwork in 2020? Check out if you're eligible for this funding!
Applications are due 9 December.
https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-and-development/working-with-us/funding-opportunities/field-research-awards/.

More great research from a recipient of a NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade Field Research Award! Akisi Nailaba Ravono- PhD Candidate Pasifika@Massey Patients & nurses’ vision for the care of people living with diabetes & associated conditions in Fiji
https://www.facebook.com/devnetnz/photos/a.664084253712193/2383719578415310

Another great example of research enabled by a NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs a& Trade Field Research Award- Bridget Payne- Master of Development Studies, Victoria University. How do communities exercise agency in forest carbon? The Loru project in Vanuatu https://www.facebook.com/devnetnz/photos/a.664084253712193/2383726418414626/