Development Studies Association of Australia
The Development Studies Association of Australia (DSAA) represents researchers, scholars and practitioners engaged in research, teaching, and training in the field of development studies.
DSAA supports the work of researchers seeking solutions to ongoing problems of development including poverty, inequality, injustice and marginalisation. It encourages collaboration between academia, the development sector, activist organisations, community groups, among others, and provides a platform for mutual learning and debate. DSAA recognises that Development Studies is a field with dynamic boundaries, and welcomes engagement with all stakeholders interested in processes of development.
The RDI Network supported the foundation of the DSAA through two symposia held in 2017 and 2018 to engage the community in discussing improving the content and delivery of development studies programs across Australia.
Visit the website to become a member of DSAA and contribute to furthering the objectives of the Association.
Diaspora Learning Network
The RDI Network is a member of the Diaspora Learning Network (DLN), working collaboratively with peer organisations to produce quality research and inform policy and practice for and with diaspora communities engaging in international development, peacebuilding and humanitarian response.
The Diaspora Learning Network (DLN) is a network of research institutions, civil society and non-government organisations (NGOs) created in 2016. It actively advances learning and multi-sector dialogue on the role and contribution of diasporas to peace, development, humanitarian action and human rights. Through building a body of knowledge around effective diaspora engagement and strengthened linkages with diaspora organisations, the DLN aims to grow as a key facilitator for better collaborations between diasporas and other sectors.
To learn more about the Diaspora Learning Network or get involved, click here.
Diasporas in Action - 2016 Outcomes Report
The DLN hosted its inaugural conference, Diasporas in Action: Working together for peace, development and humanitarian response, in September 2016.
The Outcomes Report of the conference details the conference proceedings, highlighting key learnings from our keynote and community presenters, as well as identifying key calls to action for target stakeholders including international non-government organisations, diaspora community organisations and policy-makers.