Bridging the Gap - Translating Development Research into Practice - Presentations now Available

Issued 16 December 2014

DSA Ireland Annual Conference 2014

DSA Ireland were delighted to host our annual conference 'Bridging the Gap: Translating Development Research into Practice on 27 and 28 November 2014.  The annual conference is a fantastic opportunity to bring together researchers, pracitioners and policy-makers working the in the sphere of international devleopment for 2 days to provide a space to present cutting-edge research, practice and policy and also facilitate debate, critique and new ways of thinking about some of the most critical issues in development.  Our conference report will be available early next year, however in the meantime, the presentations from our Annual Conference are now available as follows:

Day 1 DSA Ireland Information and Consultation Meeting

Conference Opening

  • Bronagh Carr, Irish Aid - ‘Mind the Gap’: Opportunities and Trade-offs in Translating Development Research into Practice’ 

Conference Opening Address

  • Dr. Robert Chambers - ‘Redefining Professionalism: A Brilliant Time to be Alive

Conference Keynote Address

  • Dr.  Charles Gore - ‘The Idea of Global Goals’ 

Day 2 Session 1 - Parallel Study Group Panels

Civil Society Panel 1 - ‘Contested Civil Society: Positioning in a Time of Economic and Social

  • Dr. Kevin O`Sullivan, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Tanja Kleibl, Independent Consultant - 'Interrogating Civil Society' (presentation)
  • Dr. David Nyaluke, Dublin City University 
  • Suzanne Keating, Trocaire

Education and Development Panel 1 - ‘The Challenges Ahead’

  • Dr. Su-Ming Khoo, National University of Ireland Galway & DSA Ireland
  • Elaine Mahon, Irish Development Education Association - 'Challenging the Crisis' (presentation)
  • Prof. Paul Conway, University of Limerick

Gender and Development Panel 1- ‘Reinvigorating a Gender Agenda and Restoring a
Feminist Approach’

Humanitarian Action Panel 1 - ‘Contemporary Issues in Humanitarian Action’

Day 2 Session 2 - Parallel Study Group Panels

Civil Society Panel 2

Education and Development Panel 2

Gender and Development Panel 2

Humanitarian Action Panel 2 - ‘GBV in Emergencies: Linking Research, Policy and Practice’

Day 2 Session 3 - Parallel Session: General Development Panel

Final Roundtable: Challenges to Research for Development

Please note that we were unable to include some papers and presentations as the research they are based on is currently being published, which prohibits publication in other spheres.

A full copy of the conference programme is available here.