How to respect communities in International Development work: Languages and cultural understanding

How to respect communities in International Development work: Languages and cultural understanding
Date
27 June 2018, 9.00am - 6.00pm
Type
Conference / Symposium
Venue
The Court Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

This full-day international conference explores how languages and cultural understanding affect International Development, and help to respect communities. The programme includes:

  • Key speakers from Malawi, Kyrgyzstan and Peru.
  • Representatives from Christian Aid, Save the Children, the Stars Foundation, and Tearfund.
  • Contributions from International Relations, Development Studies, Modern Languages and Translation Studies.

After sharing perspectives from communities in Malawi, Kyrgyzstan and Peru, this event will aim to reflect on next steps for INGOs, donors and academic research.

Attendance is free, but registration is required for this event. Click here for updates on the full programme and for registration.

* [Photo: SAC Neil Chapman (RAF)/MOD, Department for International Development (DFID), Creative Commons Attribution Licence CC by 2.0. https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/5732728333/]


This conference is the final event of the three-year research project The Listening Zones of NGOs: Languages and Cultural Knowledge in Development Programmes (2015-2018), conducted by the University of Reading, the University of Portsmouth, and INTRAC. It is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The Listening Zones is an active partnership between academics and practitioners.


 

Contact

Jenny Stubbs
jenny.stubbs@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8832