From Recipients to Donors


Emerging Powers and the Changing Development Landscape. Book presentation

mandag 19. november 2012, kl. 12:00

Sal: Nedjma

Arrangør: NOREF

Inngang: Billett

The Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF) is very pleased to invite you to join us over lunch and participate in the presentation of From Recipients to Donors – Emerging Powers and the Changing Development Landscape (Zed Books, 2012), by Emma Mawdsley.

Cedric de Coning will present the book, Dan Banik will offer comments and they will both engage with Tore Nedrebø and Emma Mawdsley in the debate on the main challenges and opportunities posed by the emergence, or re-emergence, of numerous nations as partners and donors in international development to poorer countries. Global geographies of power and wealth, South-South cooperation, deconstruction of conceptual dichotomies in the DAC-led development discourse, the politics of aid and a new global development governance regime, are among the issues to be addressed by the expert panel.

•Professor Emma Mawdsley, University of Cambridge and Newnham College
•Researcher Cedric de Coning, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, NUPI
•Research Director Dan Banik, Center for Development and Environment, SUM – University of Oslo
•Senior Adviser Tore Nedrebø, Section for International Development, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Please register your participation to no later than Friday 16 November, 12:00
Lunch will be served.

Emma Mawdsley
Emma Mawdsley is a Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Newnham College. A Human Geographer with a particular interest in the rising powers and the changing politics of development, she has worked extensively on the rising powers as development actors, as well as global development politics more broadly. She also has a background in Indian environmental and regional politics.

Professor Mawdsley is a member of the Political Ecology Group, within the Society, Environment and Development Research cluster. Her principal current research is focused on The (re-)emerging development cooperation partners (also called ‘new’ or non-DAC donors, including China, South Africa, Brazil), especially India. She is mainly interested in critically evaluating the challenges and opportunities that accompany the growing role and visibility of these non-DAC development actors.

Recent work includes a DFID-funded project looking at how domestic audiences within China, India, Russia, Poland and South Africa perceive their development cooperation activities; and work on Trilateral/Triangular Development Cooperation, as one part of new global development partnerships. She has published extensively on emerging powers, development and foreign aid, post-colonialism and environment.

Cedric de Coning
Cedric de Coning is a research fellow with NUPI and a peacekeeping and peacebuilding advisor for ACCORD. He is also a special advisor to the Head of the Peace Support Operations Division of the African Union, a member of the Advisory Group of the UN Peacebuilding Fund and an international advisor to AFDEM. At NUPI, he is involved in The Training for Peace in Africa programme (TfP)1 .

His research interests include the role of emerging powers in a changing world order (BRICS, IBSA, South African foreign policy), interventions (how transformative should they be?), peacekeeping & peacebuilding (linkages, trends & challenges), coherence (inherent contradictions and constraints), civil-military coordination and civilian capacity. Theoretically he is interested in the implications of Complexity theory for international relations in general, and for peacekeeping and peacebuilding in particular.

Dan Banik
Dan Banik is an Associate Professor and Research Director at SUM, the Center for Development and Environment, at the University of Oslo.

His academic interests include poverty, inequality, democracy, human rights, social protection, development theory, access to justice, legal empowerment of the poor, policy studies and implementation, development ethics, undernutrition and famine, civil service reform, media in developing countries. His countries of interest are India, China, USA, South Africa, Bangladesh, Malawi, Uganda, Ethiopia, Brazil.

Professor Dan Banik is Adjunct Professor, in China Agricultural University, Beijing, and Head of the Academic Network on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (ANLEP). He is the Director of the Human Rights and Extreme Poverty Project (HUREP). He is on the Advisory board/editorial committee of a number of publications, namely the Nordic Journal of Human Rights , Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics , Asian Education and Development Studies .

Tore Nedrebø
Tore Nedrebø is senior adviser in the Section for international development, Department of Regional affairs and Development, in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is heading a project on China and India in Africa and is also coordinating the Ministry’s engagement in the Oil for Development aid programme. He was ambassador to Nigeria, Ghana, Benin and Togo 2005-2009. 

Nedrebø has worked in various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1986, including as deputy director general and leader of the European Policy Section 2001-2005. In 2010, Nedrebø obtained a dr philos degree from the University of Bergen, Department of Comparative Politics, with a thesis on European integration.