The Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network and La Trobe University invite you to join the 7th RDI Conference, exploring the theme Leadership for Inclusive Development.
Hosted at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus in Melbourne on 12-13 June 2019, the Conference will explore what leadership is and what leadership does in the field of international development.
This Conference promises to offer international development practitioners, academics, students, consultants and private sector representatives a unique opportunity to hear from thought leaders, interrogate emerging trends, share practice and explore collaboration across sectors.
The conference is now finished - if you did not attend, you missed out on amazing speakers and networking!
Hon Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Hon Fiame Naomi Mata'afa is a Samoan High Chief and a senior member of Cabinet in the Samoan Government. Elected into Parliament for the first time in 1985 for the constituency of Lotofaga, she is one of the longest standing Members of Parliament.
Dan Honig is an assistant professor of international development at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a holder of a current (2018-2019) Hopkins Catalyst grant. His research focuses on the relationship between organisational structure, management practice, and performance in developing country governments and organisations that provide foreign aid.
Srilatha Batliwala is Senior Advisor, Knowledge Building and Feminist Leadership with CREA (Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action), an international organisation that works at the intersection of gender, sexuality and human rights, and Senior Associate, Gender at Work, a global network of gender experts supporting organisations to build cultures of equality and inclusion.
DON’T MISS THE CLOSING PANEL OF THE CONFERENCE!
Leadership and Identity in a Fragmenting World
This highly topical panel will explore the rise of identity politics around the world from different perspectives, and how this shapes - and is shaped by - different kinds of leadership. In particular, the panel will explore: Under what conditions does identity politics produce progressive social change? Under what conditions does it lead to fragmentation and an undermining of the common good? What forms of leadership are required to forge intersectional alliances, enhance solidarity and ensure no-one is left behind? And what does this mean for activists, development agencies and universities?
The panel will be chaired by Sarah Cook who heads up the Institute for Global Development at the University of New South Wales. Speakers include Srilatha Batliwala drawing on her experience in women’s movements in South Asia and around the world, Barbra Thomas drawing on her experience in youth movements in PNG, Adam Bourne and his experience of research and advocacy on LGTBI Issues, and Joseph Sikulu, a climate activist from Tonga working with 350.org .
Director, Institute of Global
Development, at the
University of New South
Wales in Sydney, Australia
PNG Projects Coordinator
supporting the PNG–
Partnership at Institute for
Human Security and Social
Associate Professor of
Public Health, Australian
Research Centre in Sex,
Health and Society
Pacific Climate Warrior at
Senior Advisor, Knowledge
Building and Feminist
‘Creating Resources for
Empowerment in Action’