This seminar will focus on the work of the “Development Studies Association of Ireland’ (DSAI), in relation to developing critical perspectives vis-à-vis the SDGs, research, policy making and dialogue between all those interested and engaged in Global Sustainable Development.
Centre for Global Development
THEME: ‘The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on the SDGs and Global Development’
ABSTRACT: The DSAI, Development Studies Association of Ireland, envisions the creation of a vibrant and innovative development studies community, which will focus on cutting edge research, led by Irish research institutions, contributing to the reduction of global poverty, inequality and vulnerability. The DSAI’s mission is to provide a national platform for open and participatory dialogue between researchers, policy-makers and practitioners, who have an interest in, or are working in the area of international development, evidence- based development policy and practice. Sustainable Development Goals provide DSAI a framework to critique, discuss and open debates on the gaps between laudable lofty ideals and evidence-based development practice.
PROFILE: Dr Nita Mishra is currently the Chair of DSAI, the Irish representative on the European Association of Development Research & Training Institutes (EADI), a director on the Board of Children’s Rights Alliance, and a peer-panellist on the Arts Council of Ireland. Nita is also Researcher on a UCC IRC Coalesce project ‘Social Inclusion of rural to urban migrants in Hanoi, Viet Nam’, and part time lecturer on International Development in UCC (and elsewhere). Her research, awarded the UCC Strategic Fund award (2014-15) and widely disseminated, focuses on rights, empowerment of the vulnerable and feminist research methodologies. Her poetry, critically acclaimed as the future of Irish feminisms in 2016, is published in Hypatia, Irish migrant reports, and poetry anthologies.