Cendep, Oxford Brookes

The Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) is a leading practice-oriented research and teaching centre within Oxford Brookes University.

The Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) is a multidisciplinary centre that brings together aid workers, academics and development practitioners to develop practice-oriented approaches in disaster risk reduction and response, shelter, chronic poverty, community development, building urban resilience, conflict transformation, refugee studies and torture prevention.

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MA or PGDip or PGCert in Development and Emergency Practice at Oxford Brookes University 13/12/2022

Want to be a change maker engaging with the 21st century challenges?

Join the MA Development and Emergency Practice (DEP) course.

Admissions for MA DEP 2023-24 are now open.

Running successfully for the last 30 years, the course is one of the oldest in UK and Europe and has won the prestigious Queens award for Higher Education. With its emphasis on participation, disaster risk reduction and climate change, conflict transformation, refugee response, human rights and enablement, our students are challenged to interrogate current development and humanitarian practices examples as critical thinkers and future practitioners.

Find out more about the modules we run and apply to MA DEP course at
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/development-and-emergency-practic

Read the testimonials by our alumni at
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/research/units/tde/centres/cendep/testimonials

In case you need more information, feel free to write to Supriya Akerkar (CENDEP Director and course leader) at
[email protected]

MA or PGDip or PGCert in Development and Emergency Practice at Oxford Brookes University Study international development, conflict, disaster management and human rights with the MA / PGDip / PGCert Development and Emergency Practice

Fifteenth session of the Forum on Minority Issues 30/11/2022

CENDEP's Dr. Farah Mihlar (Senior Lecturer) will on Friday call on governments to agree on a treaty to protect the rights of minorities in an expert presentation to the 15th UN Forum on Minorities.

The Forum will be live streamed on UN TV
https://media.un.org/en/webtv

Farah's presentation will be in the final panel on Friday, 2 December from 10am -10: 45am (UK time).

For more details see: https://www.ohchr.org/en/events/forums/2022/fifteenth-session-forum-minority-issues

Fifteenth session of the Forum on Minority Issues All participants are required to register for the Forum using an online registration system Indico following this link. Registrations will be open from 4 October and will close 21 November 2022. No application will be accepted after this date.

30/11/2022

Eary Warning, Human Rights Protection and Genocide Prevention
When: 6 December 2022 at 4:30 pm (UK time)
Where: Chakrabarti Room at JHB, Oxford Brookes University

CENDEP has organised a hybrid panel discussion to mark International Human Rights and Genocide Prevention Day. The event can be attended online via link below

https://brookes.zoom.us/j/86819550177

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: MA Development and Emergency Practice and MA Humanitarian Action & Peace Building: Live Webinar and Information Session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. 09/11/2022

MA Development and Emergency Practice (DEP) and MA Humanitarian Action & Peace Building (HAP): Live Webinar and Information Session
When: Nov 16, 2022 01:00 PM

Oxford Brookes is running a webinar for prospective DEP and HAP students next Wednesday (16th), from 1 - 2pm.

Attendees need to register in advance here

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: MA Development and Emergency Practice and MA Humanitarian Action & Peace Building: Live Webinar and Information Session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. This live webinar is a great opportunity to find out about the MA Development and Emergency Practice and the MA Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding offered by the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University. In the webinar, you will have the chance to hear f...

Disaster Risk Reduction and Furthering Women’s Rights 09/11/2022

Read ‘Disaster risk reduction and furthering women's rights’ article by CENDEP's Supriya Akerkar

Disaster Risk Reduction and Furthering Women’s Rights By Supriya Akerkar You can read the full discussion on links between disasters, development and women's rights in the article here

Photos from Cendep, Oxford Brookes's post 15/09/2022

CENDEP Newsletter September 2022 issue is available now!

Read the latest issue with information about,
The new Design in DEP module
New Project - Ageing in Displacement
Pathways Home
Discussing Social Life of skills with Young Women in Cameroon
Peace - justice tensions in post-war Sri Lanka
Latest news from MA HAP and MA DEP
Student Profile
New Staff at CENDEP
Other news and events
Publications

http://cendep.blogspot.com/2022/09/cendep-newsletter-september-2022-issue.html

CENDEP Alumni Survey (Blended Masters) 14/09/2022

Record your responses before the survey closes this Monday (19th September).
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CENDEP Alumni Survey (Blended Masters) CENDEP is considering introducing a blended MA programme. Students on this programme would be able to take a mixture of online and in-person modules from across our two existing MA programmes (MA Development and Emergency Practice and MA Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding) in one combined program...

CENDEP Alumni Survey (Blended Masters) 08/09/2022

CENDEP is considering introducing a blended MA programme with a mixture of online and in-person modules from across our two existing MA programmes - MA Development and Emergency Practice (MA DEP) and MA Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding (M HAP).

As CENDEP alumni, we are keen to hear your feedback on this idea. Click the link below for a short survey about this.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EEeerNscTJq58YLc9Vo6dYa-OI4KhLA3Xp6v8HiXgpU/viewform?ts=63185750&edit_requested=true

CENDEP Alumni Survey (Blended Masters) CENDEP is considering introducing a blended MA programme. Students on this programme would be able to take a mixture of online and in-person modules from across our two existing MA programmes (MA Development and Emergency Practice and MA Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding) in one combined program...

PGCert in Shelter after Disaster at Oxford Brookes University 17/08/2022

Our Shelter after Disaster (PGCert) course provides you with the knowledge to understand and discuss the essential components of shelter response after a disaster. The course is suitable for students with technical as well as non-technical backgrounds. There is no need to have any previous knowledge in building, construction, architecture or engineering.

To apply
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/shelter-after-disaster

PGCert in Shelter after Disaster at Oxford Brookes University The PG Cert Shelter after Disaster combines development, humanitarian practice and the role of the practitioner intervening in post disaster reconstruction.

From Fieldwork to Academia - Europe's migrant movement 16/08/2022

'From Fieldwork to Academia - Europe's migrant movement' by Sue Walsh (CENDEP alumna MA DEP 2021- 2022).

Don't miss Sue's reflective and perceptive journey from being a volunteer to studying at CENDEP. Sue used the lessons she learnt as a volunteer to formulate her master's dissertation and shape her research objectives and methodology.

Sue's dissertation research project has received much interest from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the USA and the British Red Cross. Read it here

http://cendep.blogspot.com/2022/08/from-fieldwork-to-academia-europes.html

From Fieldwork to Academia - Europe's migrant movement By Sue Walsh (CENDEP alumna MA DEP 2021- 2022) In September 2015, the world awakened to the image of ‘ Humanity washed ashore ’ 2 year old ...

MA or PGCert in Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding at Oxford Brookes University 15/08/2022

Have you seen our MA Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding (MA HAP) course, delivered jointly with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). It’s offered part time (distance learning). This course is also relevant for practitioners working in other fields interested in exploring opportunities in conflict transformation.

You can apply now for September 2022 entry.

https://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/humanitarian-action-and-peacebuilding

MA or PGCert in Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding at Oxford Brookes University Investigate the interactions between humanitarian action and peacebuilding on the MA Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding.

Pathways Home launch 27/07/2022

'Pathways Home launch' by Sue Webb and Bill Flinn

A new guidance for humanitarian actors aiming to support the process of self-recovery after disasters has been published by the Global Shelter Cluster that articulates the need for a change in mindset in humanitarian responses to disasters linked to natural hazards and to other crises that result in loss of homes.

Read more here
http://cendep.blogspot.com/2022/07/pathways-home-launch.html

Pathways Home launch By Sue Webb and Bill Flinn Download Pathways Home here For the first time, guidance for humanitarian actors aiming to support the process...

Testimonials - Oxford Brookes University 25/07/2022

Development and Emergency Practice (MA DEP) is an award-winning master’s with a unique setting for the study of poverty, development, humanitarian work, conflict and disaster management.

The course offers three sub-specialisations:
- Human rights, emergencies and development
- Disasters, risks, shelter and development
- Conflict and Humanitarian Action.

Course starts in September 2022.

Read what our alumni say about the course
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/research/units/tde/centres/cendep/testimonials/

Testimonials - Oxford Brookes University Testimonials from previous students who have taken one of CENDEP's Masters and postgraduate certificate courses.

Understanding impacts of Sanitation on Women and links to Gender Based Violence: Focus on East Africa 28/04/2022

'Understanding impacts of Sanitation on Women and links to Gender Based Violence: Focus on East Africa' by Aparna Maladkar is our second paper as part of CENDEP's Working Paper Series.

The full paper can be accessed via
http://cendep.blogspot.com/2022/04/understanding-impacts-of-sanitation-on.html

Understanding impacts of Sanitation on Women and links to Gender Based Violence: Focus on East Africa As part of CENDEP's Working Paper Series, our second paper no WP-02-2022, is by Aparna Maladkar on ' Understanding impacts of Sanitation on...

Humanitarian Shelter in Southern Malawi 04/04/2022

'Humanitarian Shelter in Southern Malawi'
CENDEP’s Sue Webb reflects on her recent visit to Malawi that presented an opportunity to strengthen existing research relationships made under the Self-recovery Project and expand the project's research network related to humanitarian shelter, housing and health in Malawi.

http://cendep.blogspot.com/2022/04/humanitarian-shelter-in-southern-malawi.html

Humanitarian Shelter in Southern Malawi CENDEP’s Sue Webb reflects on her recent visit to Malawi The flooded Shire river valley in Chikwawa, Southern Malawi CENDEP and CARE UK, ...

Saving Humanity and Saving the Planet 18/03/2022

Join us today! Online or In-person

'A talk with Yasmeen Lari: Saving Humanity, Saving the Planet: Low Tech, Low Impact Architecture for the Other 99 percent'

6.00PM - 8.00PM GMT

Join RIBA International for a talk with Yasmeen Lari, the first woman architect in Pakistan, who is renowned for her work to empowering marginalised communities through architecture and building the world's largest zero carbon shelters programme.

The talk is held to celebrate RIBA's Women in Architecture programme and the 20th Anniversary of the Oxford Human Rights Festival 2022.

The talk is supported by Oxford Brookes University and IStrucE.

The event is free; register at the link below
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/saving-humanity-and-saving-the-planet-tickets-257786294747?ref=eios

Saving Humanity and Saving the Planet A talk with Yasmeen Lari: Saving Humanity, Saving the Planet: Low Tech, Low Impact Architecture for the Other 99 percent

Gender and Older People: Research paper and online event 12/03/2022

Gender and Older People: Research paper and online event

Read Dr Supriya Akerkar’s recently published ‘Gender and Older People’ paper, which was undertaken for the Programme and Ageing Unit (PAU), United Nation Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).

http://cendep.blogspot.com/2022/03/gender-and-older-people-research-paper.html

Supriya has also been invited as one of the panellists for a virtual event ‘Shameful Contrast: Inequality at the Intersection of Age and Gender’ taking place on
Tuesday, March 15
8:00-9:30 am ET (12:00-1:30 pm, UK time)

Registration
https://unsdn.org/2022/03/07/shameful-contrast-inequality-at-the-intersection-of-age-and-gender/

The event places a spotlight on older women and aims to transform political momentum into action that will empower older women and further promote gender equality.

Gender and Older People: Research paper and online event CENDEP Director, Dr Supriya Akerkar’s ‘ Gender and Older People ’ has recently been published (link here ) which was undertaken for the Prog...

Book Tickets 11/03/2022

Don’t miss tonight’s event, the annual Nabeel Hamdi Lecture given this year by Yasmeen Lari, recipient of the prestigious Fukuoka Prize (2016) and the Jane Drew Prize (2020).

Book Tickets All events are free. Please register for events and spaces are limited. For exhibitions please check venue for opening times.

Welcome to the 20th Oxford Human Rights Festival 09/03/2022

CENDEP welcomes you to the 20th Oxford Human Rights Festival commencing on Friday, 11 March with the annual Nabeel Hamdi Lecture given this year by Yasmeen Lari, recent recipient of the prestigious Fukuoka Prize (2016) and the Jane Drew Prize (2020).

See the link below to read Dr Supriya Akerkar's (new CENDEP Director) full welcome speech and full programme.

Events are free, can be booked for in-person events at Oxford Brookes and in Oxford or via online platform.

http://cendep.blogspot.com/2022/03/welcome-to-20th-oxford-human-rights.html

Welcome to the 20th Oxford Human Rights Festival The Oxford Human Rights Festival launches on the 11th March with the annual Nabeel Hamdi Lecture given by Yasmeen Lari, the first female arc...

Book Tickets 07/03/2022

‘Rights-Based Development for Climate Migrants through Barefoot Social Architecture' by Yasmeen Lari.
Friday 11 March 2022
​6.30pm - 8.00pm GMT

The annual Nabeel Hamdi Lecture will see the launch of the 20th Oxford Human Rights Festival. Yasmeen Lari, the first female architect in Pakistan, Alunma of Oxford Brookes Universtiy and recipient of many national and international awards delivers a thought provoking lecture.

The lecture can be attended in person at Brookes or via online platform (Zoom).

The event is free; please register below
https://www.oxfordhumanrightsfestival.net/book-tickets.html

Book Tickets All events are free. Please register for events and spaces are limited. For exhibitions please check venue for opening times.

Book Tickets 02/03/2022

Book tickets for the 20th Oxford Human Rights Festival starting 11th March. This year’s theme is ‘Movement’.

Events are free but registration is required as spaces are limited.
Oxford Human Rights Festival

https://www.oxfordhumanrightsfestival.net/book-tickets.html

Book Tickets All events are free. Please register for events and spaces are limited. For exhibitions please check venue for opening times.

Calais experiences and reflections on OxHRF 2022 theme ‘Movement’ 28/02/2022

'Calais experiences and reflections on OxHRF 2022 theme ‘Movement’' by Victoria Greenwood.

As the the 20th Oxford Human Rights Festival (OxHRF) kicks off on 11th March, Victoria, MA DEP postgraduate student, reflects on the festival theme of ‘Movement’ through her experiences with the Refugee Community Kitchen in Calais.

http://cendep.blogspot.com/2022/02/calais-experiences-and-reflections-on.html

Calais experiences and reflections on OxHRF 2022 theme ‘Movement’ As the 20th Oxford Human Rights Festival (OxHRF) kicks off on March 11th , MA DEP Post Graduate student, Victoria Greenwood reflects on the ...

What we talk about when we talk about human rights 22/02/2022

'What we talk about when we talk about human rights' by Richard Carver (CENDEP).

In the first of a series of three blogs on human rights, Richard Carver, who has taught human rights and forced migration studies, reflects on his experiences as a human rights practitioner.

http://cendep.blogspot.com/2022/02/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about.html

What we talk about when we talk about human rights In the first of a series of three blogs on human rights, Richard Carver writes, What is the use of discussing a man’s abstract right to fo...

Jordan: How the EU is using trade deals to curb migration (An interview with CENDEP's Zoe Jordan) 01/02/2022

Jordan: How the EU is using trade deals to curb migration
An interview with CENDEP's Zoe Jordan by Alice Troy-Donovan (Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS)

Migrants drowning in the English Channel and freezing to death at the Belarus-Poland border have captured public and media attention across Europe, but these events only tell part of the story of EU attempts to block migration to its member states, says researcher Zoe Jordan.

https://cendep.blogspot.com/2022/02/jordan-how-eu-is-using-trade-deals-to.html

Jordan: How the EU is using trade deals to curb migration (An interview with CENDEP's Zoe Jordan) This interview was first published in the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS) written by ALICE TROY-DONOVAN (6 January 2022) ht...

Book Tickets 25/11/2021

Refugee-ness - how refugees are portrayed in photographs
Saturday 11 December at 1.30pm (UK time) at Tap Social

A discussion around the current exhibition at Tap Social Botley. Shafiur Rahman, documentary filmmaker and curator of the exhibition, discusses the case of Rohingya refugees. He examines the case of Rohingya refugees, how they are represented in photography and argues that the complexities of refugee lives are reduced for the sake of expediency.

To book free tickets,
https://www.oxfordhumanrightsfestival.net/book-tickets.html

Book Tickets 'Refugee-ness' How refugees are portrayed in photographs ​Talk and Discussion Saturday 11 December 2021 1.30pm - 3pm at Tap Social Movement, Curtis Industrial Estate, 27, North Hinksey Lane,...

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