The innovative Briefcase project is a European wide initiative to educate more about minerals through hands-on experience, specifically targeting 6-14 year old students and their teachers
Global Inequalities and Development
The Global Inequalities and Development Research Group is a multi-disciplinary and multi-national group of researchers who share a desire to better understand the world in order to achieve progressive social change.
We undertake research in most developing regions of the world and make linkages to issues of poverty, inequality and oppression in the so-called developed world.
About our group
The Global Inequalities and Development researchers examine various structural inequalities such as those based on gender and class, and on access to education and natural resources. We are interested in how people, especially youth and those from oppressed and marginalised groups, build trust, organise and mobilise against such inequalities and unjust power relations in their struggles for human rights, justice, representation and democracy. Such interests are reflected in our own research approaches and methods. For instance, we engage in action research and the co-production of knowledge with research participants, aiming to achieve practical applications of our findings in socially transformative ways.
We have a strong focus on migration and displacement hosting the world’s largest migration research project, the GCRF-funded South-South Migration, Inequality and Development (MIDEQ) Hub. Working with international partners in 12 countries, MIDEQ undertakes research and policy analysis aimed at reducing inequalities associated with migration and securing rights and development for migrants, their families and the wider communities of which they are a part.
Gordon Crawford, Professor, Research Group Co-LeaderGlobal development, human rights, democratisation, civil society and small-scale mining
Heaven Crawley, Professor, Research Group Co-LeaderSouth-South migration, inequality, refugee protection, gender, migrant journeys, policymaking, decolonisation
Saheira Haliel, Research FellowDisaster management, Disaster risk reduction (DRR), catastrophe insurance, education in disaster and conflict.
Brian-Vincent Ikejiaku, Assistant ProfessorConflict,[in]security & governance, law/rule of law and global development
Katharine Jones, Associate ProfessorRecruiters; Labour migration; Migration industry; Refugees and asylum; Migration intermediaries
Esra Kaytaz, Research FellowMigrant decision-making, migrant journeys, immigration detention, risk and migration and Afghan migration
Zainab Mai-Bornu, Research FellowNonviolence and violence in conflict, natural resources, inequalities, gender, development
Chas Morrison, Assistant ProfessorConflict legacies, disasters, civil society, religion in conflict
Jessica Northey, Assistant ProfessorCivil society, democracy, natural resource governance, Africa, Algeria
Ezechiel Sentama, Assistant ProfessorReconciliation, transitional justice, peace and conflict, resistance.
Laura Sulin, ResearcherUN Women, Peace and Security framework, gender, civil society
Miho Taka, Assistant ProfessorPeace and conflict, natural resources and sustainability, responsible supply chain, education in emergencies
The UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub (MIDEQ) has the potential to reduce poverty and inequality and create opportunities for decent work, in turn contributing to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Covid19: consequences for global inequalities and prospects for development
Wednesday 18th November 2020 12.30
Jointly hosted by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University and the Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath.
The Humanitarian Engineering and Energy for Displacement (HEED) project Conference
Coventry, 1 July 2020
HEED hosted a free one day conference to share and debate HEED’s findings on designs and community co-design processes and planning tools for sustainable energy interventions, as well as the data and evidence base built during the project.
DSA2020: New Leadership for Global Challenges (virtual conference)
University of Birmingham, 17-19 June 2020
Panel 29, The intersection of participatory methodologies and knowledge production
Convenors: Gordon Crawford and Zainab Mai-Bornu
Participatory Visual Research in Practice: Examples from South Africa and Nigeria
Coventry, 4th March 2020
CTPSR Seminar series
Algeria: Nation, Culture and Transnationalism
Coventry, 4th December 2019
CTPSR Seminar series debate