1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Events


UNRISD hosts international conferences and special events, many of which are open to the public. Workshops are also organized by the Institute in order to promote exchange among members of our project research teams.

This section of the UNRISD site provides information about both public and non-public events.

Highlights ...

A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens

Seminar Series

11 Nov 2014, D-19, Palais de Nations, Geneva

A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens

2015 is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta: The first attempt to limit the powers of the King of England by law and protect the rights of his subjects, in a document imposed on him by those very subjects. It is time, according to Guy Standing, for a Precariat Charter.


A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens

Seminar Series

29 Sep 2014, D-19, Palais de Nations, Geneva

Are African Welfare States Different? Welfare State-Building in Africa in Comparative Perspective

Should welfare focus on the poor rather than on workers in formal employment? Some countries in East and Southern Africa have welfare states which go against the grain of much standard welfare thinking.


A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens

Workshop

24 - 25 Sep 2014, Protea Hotel, Kampala

Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization: Uganda National Workshop

UNRISD is convening its second national workshop for the Uganda case study on 24-25 September 2014 in Kampala. At the event, the country team will present the ongoing research and have the chance to discuss preliminary findings with other experts in the field and key project stakeholders.


A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens

Seminar Series

22 Jul 2014, D-19, Palais de Nations, Geneva

Where Do Great Ideas Come From? A Discussion with The Rockefeller Foundation

How can we distinguish a good idea from a great one that bears potential to transform lives throughout the world? How can we identify new ways to address old problems? How can we collaborate to better understand and impact the changing world around us?


A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens

Seminar Series

11 Jun 2014, D-19, Palais de Nations, Geneva

A Model for Social Protection in Africa? Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP)

Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) was introduced in 2005 to provide support to approximately eight million chronically food insecure people. Ever since, the programme has been promoted as a model of social protection and has already been influential in the design of schemes in other African countries.