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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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12 hours ago

DevNet

Another great piece of research from the recipient of an New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Field Research Award!

Akisi Nailaba Ravono - PhD Candidate Massey University Massey University Pasifika@Massey - Patients and nurses’ vision for the care of people living with diabetes and associated conditions in Fiji: an iTaukei (indigenous) community context

“I am overwhelmed by the findings from my participants’ stories about a topic that concerns a third of the adult population in Fiji. My experiences as a health care professional has risen to another level through my research on understanding patients and nurses’ description of the ideal care they want to be delivered for a patient that has diabetes and associated conditions. The iTaukei culture of silence lands a big load of responsibility to the medical person whose judgement is critical in determining patients’ wellbeing, in particular when they (patients) try to fit back into the community after accessing healthcare services. All in one, there is a need for a compassionate and understanding nature of care. These two powerful words appeared in every focus group discussion and interview I conducted and will be used in my thesis as key themes of discussions.”
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Another great piece of research from the recipient of an New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Field Research Award! 

Akisi Nailaba Ravono - PhD Candidate Massey University Massey University Pasifika@Massey - Patients and nurses’ vision for the care of people living with diabetes and associated conditions in Fiji: an iTaukei (indigenous) community context

“I am overwhelmed by the findings from my participants’ stories about a topic that concerns a third of the adult population in Fiji. My experiences as a health care professional has risen to another level through my research on understanding patients and nurses’ description of the ideal care they want to be delivered for a patient that has diabetes and associated conditions. The iTaukei culture of silence lands a big load of responsibility to the medical person whose judgement is critical in determining patients’ wellbeing, in particular when they (patients) try to fit back into the community after accessing healthcare services. All in one, there is a need for a compassionate and understanding nature of care. These two powerful words appeared in every focus group discussion and interview I conducted and will be used in my thesis as key themes of discussions.”

2 days ago

DevNet

Celebrating the fieldwork of students who were awarded New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Field Research Awards for 2019!

Tessa Bardsley - Master of Development Studies, Victoria University of Wellington - Understanding the impact of a Menstrual Health Management programme on the Thai-Myanmar border

“I recently returned from Thailand, where I was researching the impact of an NGO programme that provides reusable menstrual pads and menstrual health education to women and girls in the conflict-affected areas on the border between Thailand and Myanmar. This photo shows young medic students – both guys and girls – really getting into their training of teaching the menstrual and sexual health content. Research shows that men’s involvement in menstrual health education reduces stigma which is the root cause of many of the problems within menstrual health. Stigma-free access to menstrual products and corresponding education equals better mobility, school attendance and agency for women and girls."
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Celebrating the fieldwork of students who were awarded New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Field Research Awards for 2019!  

Tessa Bardsley - Master of Development Studies, Victoria University of Wellington - Understanding the impact of a Menstrual Health Management  programme on the Thai-Myanmar border

“I recently returned from Thailand, where I was researching the impact of an NGO programme that provides reusable menstrual pads and menstrual health education to women and girls in the conflict-affected areas on the border between Thailand and Myanmar. This photo shows young medic students – both guys and girls – really getting into their training of teaching the menstrual and sexual health content. Research shows that men’s involvement in menstrual health education reduces stigma which is the root cause of many of the problems within menstrual health. Stigma-free access to menstrual products and corresponding education equals better mobility, school attendance and agency for women and girls.

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Tessa is doing great work too. Looking forward to her thesis!

Great to see your research findings, Tessa! Very jealous you got to spend time up on the border with those fantastic young people.

Tessa Bardsley 👏👏

1 week ago

DevNet

Researching Post-Capitalist Possibilities:
What role can the humanities and social sciences play in
making other worlds possible?
What capacities do we have as scholars to shape the world?
What ethical responsibilities and earthly cares come with this work?

PhD Short Course in Sydney, Australia 15-17, 20-22 January 2020
Followed by One Day Conference on With 23rd January 2020
J.K. Gibson-Graham, Stephen Healy and Members of the Community Economies Research Network
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Researching Post-Capitalist Possibilities: 
What role can the humanities and social sciences play in
making other worlds possible?
What capacities do we have as scholars to shape the world?
What ethical responsibilities and earthly cares come with this work?

PhD Short Course in Sydney, Australia 15-17, 20-22 January 2020
Followed by One Day Conference on With 23rd January 2020
J.K. Gibson-Graham, Stephen Healy and Members of the Community Economies Research Network

TWITTER FEEDS

Celebrating the work of students awarded 2019 NZ MFAT Field Research Awards!
Tessa Bardsley, Master of Development Studies, Victoria University of Wellington: Understanding the impact of a Menstrual Health Management programme on the Thai-Myanmar border https://t.co/MLXFSMVaCL

Researching Post-Capitalist Possibilities: What role can the humanities & social sciences play in making other worlds possible?
PhD Short Course and 1 Day Conference at Western Sydney Uni, Jan 2020
With J.K. Gibson-Graham, Stephen Healy & the Community Economies Research Network

Call for Papers for the Inaugural conference of the Development Studies Association of Australia (DSAA):
Development Studies:
Research, Debates & Trajectories
6-7 February 2020, Melbourne.
5 Feb - PhD and ECR workshops. Cfp closes 4 October. https://t.co/CFq4nkP2d5

DevNetNZ would like to congratulate our sister organisation across the Tasman Sea, Development Studies Association of Australia (DSAA) on their launch at #RDI2019 at LaTrobe Uni this week! We look forward to lots of collaboration in future. See https://t.co/tQhhyFKpUC

DevNet 2020 conference dates announced! The next DevNet conference will be hosted by Massey University from 2-4 December 2020. If you have any burning suggestions for themes or sessions, please contact @ReginaNZ1 https://t.co/3nbKhOg24i