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  1. Intensive Training Course on Multidimensional Poverty Analysis (Managua, Nicaragua)

    … Deadline for applications: June 9, 2013 Taught in Spanish! Immediately preceding the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) Annual International Conference in Managua, Nicaragua, OPHI is organizing an 8-day training course on multidimensional poverty analysis. More information at: http://www.ophi.org.uk/ophi-hdca-2013/#inform   …

  2. Election results for HDCA Executive Council

    Congratulations to the newly-elected HDCA board / executive council members, who will be officially installed and assume their responsibilities at the annual HDCA meeting on 9-12 September, 2013 in Managua, Nicaragua. We would like to thank very warmly and sincerely all who ran for office, as well as those who nominated candidates and cast their votes in the HDCA’s second fully democratic election. Newly-elected board members: President-elect (1-…

  3. Web links

    Academic and other associations in related fields If you would like your association to be listed on this page, please contact admin@hd-ca.org Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) – Academics Stand Against Poverty is an international association focused on helping researchers and teachers enhance their impact on poverty. American Philosophical Association (APA) – The American Philosophical Association promotes the discipline and profession of p…

  4. New Graduate Student Network Google group!

    Dear all, It is with great pleasure that we wish to inform you about our new GSN google account. Lack of constant interaction and communication have been the challenges of our group, so to make it more vibrant in terms of a common platform for interaction, we have a new google account- GSN-HDCA@googlegroups.com. Kindly join it and contribute in form of your draft papers for reviews or comments, new announcements of any conferences or job vacancie…

  5. Early Career Researchers and Practitioners Network

    NEW! Click here to watch the first in a series of video conversations with HDCA Fellows speaking about how they first came across the Capability Approach and how it has informed their research and careers. Advice to early career researchers included! The overall purpose of Early Career Researchers and Practitioners Network (ECRPN) is: To facilitate a community that supports early career members in their research and transition from their stage as…

  6. Expert workshop ICT4D and the capability approach

    The capabilities approach has been increasingly applied in the field of ICT4D. This workshop acknowledges this growing interest and brings together key experts who have published in this area with practitioners who are trying to apply the approach in their work. The aim is to identify what has been achieved, in research and practice, on this conceptual and methodological frontier reflect on the ongoing challenges and questions which remain to be …

  7. New coordinator Technology & Design thematic group

    Per September 2013 the HDCA thematic group Technology and Design will have a new coordinator: Sammia Podeva, PhD student in the area of ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London. With Sammia becoming one of the coordinators, Justine Johnstone and Ilse Oosterlaken, who have been involved as coordinators of the groups since its establishment in 2009, have decided to step down. Sammia will coordinate the group together with Atanu Garai, who join…

  8. Participatory Methods Intro

    This group hopes to create a space where ideas and experiences can be exchanged when using Participatory Methods to apply the Capability Approach. Members of the group come from different backgrounds but with similar questions: How can the use of participatory methods contribute to a better understanding of people’s capabilities? Can we identify functionings and capabilities through participation? What kind of participatory activities can be used…

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