DSA Ireland Conference Programme 2015 Available Now

Issued 4 November 2015

Please find uploaded  below the presentations from the speakers who have agreed to share them. 

DAY 1 – Thursday 19th November 2015

   9. 45 - 10.15 Opening Keynote Address:

War on Poverty: What Next?" 
- Heydi Foster-Breslin, Misean Cara

Introduction: Dr. Sean Farren, DSA Ireland Chair

 10.15 - 11.30  Keynote Debate “ Debating Measurement”:

The Role of Randomized Controlled Trials in International Development Research”
- Prof. Carol Newman, Trinity College Dublin

“Why the Evidence Paradigm is Bad for International Development”
- Prof. Flora Cornish, London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Chair: Dr. Enida Friel, DSA Ireland Steering Committee Member

11.30 - 12.00

Coffee Break

12.00 - 13.30

Parallel Sessions:


General Development I

Civil Society & Development I

Gender & Development I 

Education and Development


13.30 - 14.30

Lunch and AGM

14.30 - 16.00

Parallel Sessions:


Humanitarian Action I

Water & Environment & Development I

Child Health & Nutrition I 

DSA Ireland Sustanaibility Project I

16.00 - 16.45 Invited Speaker:

“Building Evidence in Emergencies: Nutrition Lessons from the Syria Crisis”

- Mary McGrath, Emergency Nutrition Network

Introduction: Jacinta Greene, DSA Ireland Nutrition Study Group Convenor

16.45 - 17.15

"Pre announcement of new development funding call under the New Foundations Programme"

- Peter Brown, Irish Research Council

Introduction: Prof. Honor Fagan, DSA Ireland Gender Study Group Convenor



Buffet Reception

DAY 2 – Friday 20 th November 2015


  9.45 - 10.30

Invited Speaker:


 “Life and Capital: Development and Change in the 21 st Century”
Introduction: Prof. Pádraig Carmody, DSA Ireland Steering Committee Member
Prof. Bram BuscherWageningen University

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 -12.30Parallel Sessions:

Child Health & Nutrition II

Civil Society & Development II

Gender & Development II

DSA Ireland Sustanaibility Project II

12.30 - 13.30


13.30 - 15.00 
Parallel Sessions:

Humanitarian Action II

General Development II

Water & Environment & Development II

Research in Action

15.00 - 16.20

Plenary Roundtable : “Reliability and Validity in Development Research”



Prof. Carol Newman, Trinity College Dublin
Dr. Mary Goretti Nakabugo, Twaweza East Africa
Prof. Lyla Mehta, Institute of Development Studies
Finbar O’Brien, Irish Aid
Chair: Prof. Ronaldo Munck, DSA Ireland Secretary

16.20 - 16.30
Closing Remarks: Dr.Sean Farren, DSA Ireland Chair