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Transitioning from war to peace: what role for the EU in addressing illicit economies?Brussels , Belgium
Drugs & (dis)order experts join the Civil Society Dialogue Network policy meeting to inform how the EU can better engage with the issue of illicit economies in its development and conflict prevention work.
Roundtable event in Kabul
On 5 November 2019, the Drugs & (dis)order Afghanistan country team held a roundtable discussion with members of the Afghan government and other stakeholders from the research and policy community in Kabul. The event included an overview of the project's goals and preliminary findings to date, as well as two policy briefings: one on the …
Myanmar workshop 2019
Bringing together the Myanmar partners to analyse emerging findings from year 2 fieldwork, and to plan for the next year's research and engagement work.
The second International Advisory Group meetingSOAS Russel Square: College Buildings, Djam Lecture Theatre, London, United Kingdom
The group's second meeting to discuss key project activities, research, capacity building, policy engagement and governance.
Marginal development: states, markets and violence in drug-affected borderlandsSOAS Russel Square: College Buildings, Djam Lecture Theatre, London, United Kingdom
Challenging how conflict, development and state-building are conceptualised and responded to, drawing on research from Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar.
Gender, conflict and illicit economies workshopSOAS Russel Square: College Buildings, Djam Lecture Theatre, London, United Kingdom
A closed-door workshop on the gendered dimensions of illicit economies in conflict-affected states.
Online data management exchangeOnline
An exchange of knowledge and experience on data management for projects funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) GROW programme.
Data management: GDPR, consent and anonymisationOnline
Data protection and ethical obligations towards research participants play a role in how easily (or not) research data can be shared and reused. In this webinar, you can learn more about how to put those legal and ethical obligations into practice, illustrated with practical examples and Q&A with Drugs & (dis)order Data Manager Veerle Van …
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Data documentation, metadata and data archivingOnline
How research projects can prepare data for future reuse, how to document them, why metadata matter and where and how data can be archived or published.
Tough trade-offs: integrating drugs, development and peacebuildingOnline
Expert speakers discuss how we can rethink the relationship between drugs, development and violence in war-to-peace transitions, what the big trade-offs that need to be tackled are, and how can we better incorporate the voices and perspectives of those involved in illicit economies into policy debates. Launching 'Voices from the borderlands 2020: illicit drugs, development and peacebuilding.'
Wold Bank Fragility Forum 2020 – Pathways out of conflict in borderlands (Part 1)
Drugs & (dis)order researchers discuss their findings from the borderlands of Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar at the World Bank Fragility Forum 2020.
Fragility Forum 2020 – Pathways out of conflict in borderlands (Part 2)
Guest experts discuss the implications of new research on illicit economies, development and pathways out of conflict in the borderlands at the World Bank Fragility Forum 2020.
Poverty, insecurity and migration: reducing COVID-19 risks and vulnerabilitiesOnline
Speakers discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on mobile populations fleeing poverty and insecurity, and the role of research in proposing solutions.
Borderlands, conflict and illicit economies: challenges for humanitarian action
The Drugs & (dis)order research team reflects upon the implications of their research findings for humanitarian actors operating in drug- and conflict-affected contexts.
Drugs & (dis)order: Building sustainable peacetime economies in the aftermath of warOnline
Drugs & (dis)order researchers present their work in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar helping to transform debates, practices and policies relating to drugs and development in conflict affected and post-conflict states at the University of Cambridge Centre of Development Studies Seminar Series 2021.
Myanmar: why peace remains elusiveOnline
This talk explores why peacebuilding efforts in Myanmar continue to face huge challenges despite the country’s democratic transition and formal peace process.
Coca, conflicto y desarolloOnline
En este evento se hará la presentación de los artículos publicados en el número especial 'Drogas, conflicto y desarrollo' del International Journal of Drug Policy.
Looking back to look forward: outlook and options for drugs and developmentOnline
Spotlighting drugs and development policy processes in Afghanistan, Colombia & Myanmar. What are the implications of current events unfolding in each country? What can we learn from the past? What opportunities are there to influence policy with research?
Drugs and development: the great convergence?Online
What is the relationship between illicit drugs and development, and what are the implications of developmentalising drugs? Exploring the potential pitfalls and trade-offs of converging drugs and development policy fields in conflict contexts.
Parastatal activity and frontier violence: the rise of coercive brokerage and a shifting global orderOnline
Bringing together academic colleagues from across the globe to explore research ideas on how best to understand parastatal and criminal armed groups, and what they can tell us about broader development and statebuilding processes.
Fumigación: daños a la salud democráticaOnline
Presentación de los resultados de investigación y lazamiento del informe: 'Fumigación: daños a la salud democrática'
Dinero fácil: Exposición fotográfica sobre el mundo de la producción cocalera
Photo exhibition on the coca production process in Colombia.
Drugs & (dis)order: Findings and future directionsOnline
Watch the recordings from the Drugs & (dis)order's final event to learn about the findings from four years of research, and listen to discussions on policy and practice at the interface of illicit drugs, development and peacebuilding.
Drugs, peace, and development: re-thinking policy
Join our five-week online course to learn about the dynamic relationship between illicit drugs, development and peacebuilding and what it implies for humane approaches to drug policy.