Edinburgh Environment and Development Network
The Edinburgh Environment and Development Network (EEDN) was initiated in early 2018 in order to bring together academics and practitioners working on issues of environment and development from around Edinburgh.
The network aims to promote discussion around topics of interest, a sharing of knowledge and experience, a greater awareness of each other’s work, potential to collaborate on proposals and projects, and just a chance to get to know each other. We meet once a month (except in the summer; June-August) for discussions on topics introduced by members of the network, with facilitation aimed at sharing expertise and experiences amongst all those present.
Sessions take place on Thursdays 16:00-17:30 at ECCI (edinburghcentre.org), with refreshments provided.
We welcome all new members and all ideas for topics and formats for meetings, so please do get in touch if you’d like to join or share your ideas: Sam Staddon (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Clare Barnes (email@example.com).
Our SPRING 2020 programme
|Date and time||Title||Speaker||Location|
23 January, 16:00 - 17:30
Prof Andrea Nightingale,
University of Oslo, Norway
|27 February, 16:00 - 17:30||UK housing policy learning from former colonies in the global South||Matt Lane, University of Edinburgh||ECCI|
|26 March, 16:00 - 17:30||Indigenous map making in the Ecuadorian Amazon||Aliya Ryan, Digital Democracy||ECCI|
Our past sessions
Caroline Lehmann, University of Edinburgh
Kate Crowley, University of Edinburgh
|12 December||Nicholas Warren, A Rocha|
|17 January||Coastal livelihood interventions||Mike Riddell, The Landscapes and Livelihoods Group|
|28 February||Learning lessons from projects, places & people||Clare Barnes, Gary Watmough, Sam Staddon, University of Edinburgh|
|14 March||Technologies in natural resource governance||Margherita Scazza, University of Edinburgh|
|4 April||Ecosystems and urban vulnerability: why is research evidence ignored in Asia and beyond?||Jim Jarvie, Thismiafocus|
|25 October||Livelihoods and Rights-based approaches to natural resource management||Peter O’Hara, Participatory Natural Resource Management|
|22 November||Involving business in conservation and development||Tillem Burlace, LTS International|
|13 December||Indigenous communities||Peter Branney, a private consultant|
Some thoughts from our members
I really liked the dynamic of the EEDN session, nice interaction between practitioners and researchers I thought. Great initiative…nice to catch up with old colleagues and meet new people.
It was a fantastic session, and really great to see you and lots of familiar faces, and of course the students who really bring a lot to it. The presentation and research was really topical and thought-provoking, particularly as I came to the session from designing a similar project ...and so really nice to have a space to step back and think about these approaches.
A quick note to thank you and your team for the event yesterday. A stimulating talk and great to meet people with similar interests. I’m certainly interested in continuing attendance.