The following networking activities form the core of this project:
- Workshop with Faith-Based Organisations and other development actors, Birmingham, 13th February 2017
This workshop will collect information about the involvement of faith-based actors in the programming and implementation of the SDGs in Ethiopia, India, and the UK; followed by steering group meeting
- Conference in New Delhi, India, September 2017, 7th–9th Dec 2017
This event brings together the main Indian stakeholders and scholars in the intersection of religions and development under a common theme. It consists of the following activities: 2-day conference, meeting with non-academic stakeholders, steering group meeting.
- Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 20th–21st September 2018 (see call for papers)
This event brings together the main Ethiopian stakeholders and scholars in the intersection of religions and development under a common theme. It consists of the following activities: 2-day conference, meeting with non-academic stakeholders, steering group meeting.
- Launch event for policy dossiers, House of Commons, London, (date tbc)
This event, organised in conjunction with Faith Action, will serve to disseminate the project's results and outputs to the wider public, especially in the form of policy dossiers and a good practice guide; followed by final steering group meeting
We target four main types of output as result of our activities:
- An international network of scholars and practitioners formed around our conferences and maintained via this website, which will continue beyond the life time of this network grant, allowing the sharing of research and activities.
- An international multi-author volume on current issues in religions and development containing a programmatic selection papers from the three conferences, subject to thorough editing and peer review.
- Pilot studies or projects arising from the activities of the network as it brings together donor organisations, faith-based and secular actors, and researchers. This will ensure the life of the network beyond this initial period.
- Practitioner and policy focused material in the form of two-page ‘good practice guide’ and three ‘policy dossiers’, targeted at policy makers in the three project countries.