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What now for the Capabilities Approach to health, disability and ageing?

Speaker: Sridhar Venkatapuram, King’s College London
Has the COVID-19 pandemic reaffirmed or diminished the coherence and usefulness of the capabilities approach (CA) in relation to health, disability and ageing? In this presentation, Sridhar will discuss the surprising disconnect between the influence of the CA in development thinking and policies, and the policy responses in LMICs to COVID.

HDCA Webinar
67 minutes

Children during the Pandemic: A view from the CA

This webinar aims to shed light on the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on children by looking at it through the capabilities approach. It brings together three scholars from different corners of the globe, who will discuss the situation of children in their own regions, and how this may speak to concerns about the effects that the pandemic has had on children’s well-being and capabilities.
Speakers:
Caroline Hart (University of Sheffield): Children living in a Covid-19 World: Reflections from England

Kate Sollis (Australian National University): COVID-19 and its impacts on children and young people in Australia: An evidence review

Graciela Tonon (Universidad de Palermo): Children`s views on the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study

HDCA Webinar Children and Youth
88 minutes

Rethinking Participatory Research in the Pandemic Era

Panelists: Alex A. Frediani, University College London, and Melanie Walker, University of the Free State

In these times of the pandemic, for us as academics, researchers and practitioners who are carrying out our work using participatory approaches, the lockdowns, restrictions on travel, connectivity problems, and the declining availability of stakeholders has serious implications for the quality and the validity of the participatory inquiries and outcomes of our projects.

Through this discussion, we wish to create a collective learning space to come out with options and alternatives that could be adopted to stay true to the principles and processes of participatory research in the pandemic era. What are the frameworks within the capability approach that enable us to understand the present crisis through participatory research? What have been the lived experiences of the researchers in taking forward their participatory work? Is there scope for methodological negotiations and alternatives that could be recommended for participatory researchers to be able to do justice to their research agenda and objectives?

HDCA Webinar Participatory Methods HDCA Videos
122 minutes

Plenary 1: “A story about the time we had a global pandemic and how it affected my life and work as a critical Indigenous scholar”

Keynote Speaker: Linda Smith Waikato University

Discussants:
Kerry Taylor Head, School of Humanities, Massey University
Apirana Pewhairangi Cultural Advisor, 2020HDCA Maori Advisory Group, Massey University
Cynthia White Pro Vice Chancellor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University
Ingrid Robeyns Political philosopher/Chair ethics of institutions, Utrecht University

HDCA Conference 2020 HDCA Videos
73 minutes
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