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Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
5 October 20227 October 2022
Universidad de los Andes, Carrera 1, Calle 18a, Bogotá, Colombia
Past event
Programme
Conference programme: Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time

Programme for Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time Spanish version of the programme here . *CEC indicates that this session is part of the VII Colombian Economic Congress...

Global inequality Economic inequality Group-based inequality
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UNU-WIDER experts and the WIDER Development Conference featured in the media

Kalle Hirvonen , Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, was interviewed by YLE for a news article published on 10 March 2022 on the effects of the Ukraine war on global food security. ‘The war in Ukraine is causing a major supply shock to the world...

WIDER Development Conference Conflict Food security
Conference
The puzzle of peace - conference image The puzzle of peace – towards inclusive development in fragile contexts
16 May 202217 May 2022
Scandic Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
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Poster session: The puzzle of peace – towards inclusive development in fragile contexts

In collaboration with the Conflict Research Network – West Africa (CORN West Africa), this conference poster session is focused on 'overcoming the barriers towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 in Africa'. This...

WIDER Development Conference
Plenary session
Special remarks from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

WIDER Development Conference
Parallel session
Postwar armed group relations

Post-conflict environments are complex, and the trajectories and behavior of armed groups play an integral part for understanding stability and peace after war. This session brings together leading scholars on the dynamics of armed groups, postwar...

WIDER Development Conference
Parallel session
Gender dynamics

Women used to be an often an under-studied protagonist of war and post-conflict processes. This session brings together policy makers and scholars to discuss the gendered dimension of armed violence and how this shapes what happens after war. It...

WIDER Development Conference
Parallel session
Protests and social movements

Recent years have seen some of the largest waves of mass protests and social movements. This session will bring together leading experts on protest and social movements across different disciplines and with differing regional focuses to discuss...

WIDER Development Conference
Parallel session
Peacebuilding challenges

UN Secretary-General Guterres has described investments in peacebuilding as both 'a bargain' and 'a prerequisite for development'. Heeding this optimistic view, funding for peacebuilding grew steadily over several years and was at a...

WIDER Development Conference
Parallel session
Gangs and organised crime

Over the last decade, organized crime has resulted in record levels of violence, producing across many contexts causing as many casualties and insecurity as direct armed conflict. Although criminal organizations do not seek to directly challenge the...

WIDER Development Conference
Parallel session
Aid, democracy and development

Development aid, democratization and development have become increasingly interconnected. Yet, one of the most contentious questions remains whether and how development agencies and donors can best support democratization efforts, facilitate the...

WIDER Development Conference
Plenary session
Peacebuilding challenges and policy solutions

One of the most critical challenges in international development today is to understand how best to support peace, security, economic recovery, and legitimate political authority in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Peace and stability are...

WIDER Development Conference
Programme
Conference programme: The puzzle of peace – towards inclusive development in fragile contexts

Programme for The puzzle of peace – towards inclusive development in fragile contexts Note: The times in the programme are Helsinki local time, UCT+3 Programme opens 8:30 Helsinki 6:30 London 11:00 Delhi 1:30 New York *Speakers with an...

WIDER Development Conference Peacebuilding Fragile states
Blog
3 presentations, 9 takeaways on the long-term impact of COVID-19 on learning and how education systems can respond
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On the third day of the annual UNU-WIDER Conference on 8 September, RISE presented findings from three studies on COVID-19's impact on education systems ...

COVID-19 WIDER Development Conference
Blog
COVID-19 and the Global South — From crisis response to sustainable development

Around the world, the pandemic, and the measures taken to address it, have had far reaching effects on poverty, inequality, and governance...

COVID-19 WIDER Development Conference
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