OxFID 2019 This year, we are delighted to present our panels:
Keynote Panel: Governance and Conflict: We investigate the role of good governance in setting and managing the achievement of developmental targets within conflict-prone regions.
#AidToo: Revelations within the past year have brought to light news of sexual misconduct and exploitation within NGOs. We extend our analysis of the issues to other international institutions, especially the UN. This panel investigates the causes of the problem and discusses solutions to improve safeguarding and transparency going forward.
Cultural Sustainability: Development brings both intended and unintended cultural consequences. Is it possible to preserve heritage in an increasingly globalised world, and how can we guide our developmental approaches accordingly?
Global Health and Human Rights: Medical and legal systems intersect globally to safeguard the wellbeing of developing and developed populations, but to what extent do these systems uphold existing Human Rights legislation?
Education: Many children continue to leave school illiterate. We discuss the ongoing shift of emphasis from Quantity to Quality of education in developing countries, as guided by the Sustainable Development Goals.
Climate Justice and Development: In collaboration with Climate Society, we investigate the conflicts and collaborations between development and environmental impact. Must modernisation and capital accumulation entail environmental degradation, or is a more sustainable future plausible?
China's Belt and Road Initiative: China's expanding trade and international development program is having a global impact. We ask whether this program is doing more help, or harm.