Programme overview

1 December 2020
Pre-conference workshops
Blockchain from the Bottom-Up – cash for immediate needs and long-term social protectionSDGs Accelerator: Post-COVID-19 Building Back Better, Together!
2 December 20203 December 20204 December 2020
Keynote 1
Kitty van der Heijden, DG: International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
“Green recovery and how that should influence aid and development efforts also in relation to SDGs”
Keynote 2
Ralph Regenvanu, Leader of the Opposition, Vanuatu
Keynote 3
Chris Roche, Professor: Development Practice, Director of the Institute for Human Security and Social Change, La Trobe University, Australia
Morning teaMorning teaMorning tea
Concurrent sessions 1Concurrent sessions 4Concurrent sessions 7
LunchLunchDevNet Forum meeting

Plenary session: 3MAP (3-minute aid pitch)Keynote 4 & Plenary session
Barbara Thomas, IDS – Sussex University; formerly Executive Director, The Voice, PNG
Pacific voices panel
Plenary session: The Great Debate
Concurrent sessions 2Concurrent sessions 5 Concurrent sessions 8
Afternoon teaAfternoon teaAfternoon tea
Concurrent sessions 3 Concurrent sessions 6Ways forward
Networking receptionConference dinner

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Keynote speakers

Named sessions (concurrent sessions)

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A feminist aid policy in Aotearoa NZ? * Labour mobility in lockdown
Achieving Social Justice and Human Rights through Tourism- Fact, Fluid or Fiction? Launching the Handbook of Diverse Economies: inventory as ethical intervention *
Addressing the inequality in the academic knowledge production between the researchers in the Global North and in the South Pacific Localisation of development
Advocacy in Aid: The role of advocacy in climate-related aid in the wider Pacific * Measuring progress against the SDGs across the Asia-Pacific Region
Beyond business as usual: Recasting ‘development’ for regenerative economies? Measuring progress against the SDGs across the Asia-Pacific Region
Climate Mobilities, Mobility Justice and Planned Relocation in the Asia-Pacific Resource extraction and land grabbing in the Pacific
Confessions of a Development Practitioner Responding to COVID-19 in the Pacific: Challenges and opportunities for doing development differently
Decoloniality in Development Studies in Aotearoa: engaging race, gender, sexuality, indigeneity SDGs: Just another set of goals?
Decolonising Research Talanoa: Building synergies across Oceania * Strengthening everyday peace formation in development contexts *
Fostering a method of hope in development * Talking aid: communicating for a better world
Geopolitics and international development cooperation in a time of coronavirus The heart of Indigenous tourism
Health security Tourism sector resilience and realities in times of crisis
Interrogating Partnership in the Changing Governance of Development between the Global North and South


Three Minute Aid Pitch

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Pacific Voices

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The Great Debate

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