IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Reimagining higher education and international development

27 June 2022, 11:00 am–5:00 pm

Protest for global environmental challenges and the role of education. Olivia Colacicco/Unsplash.

Join this event to learn about recent research conducted by academics involved with CEID on higher education and international development, looking at inequality, public good, social contract, decolonisation and climate justice.

This event is free.

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Centre for Education and International Development


Room 728
20 Bedford Way

This event will also be an opportunity to hear insights from the FCDO-funded SPHEIR programmes, which completed work in March 2022.

There will also be poster presentations on research by doctoral students from CEID addressing aspects of higher education and international development on display.


  • 10.30-11.00 Registration, coffee and networking
  • 11.00-11.15 Welcome (Professor Moses Oketch and Professor Elaine Unterhalter, CEID Co Directors)
  • 11.15 -11.45 Financing higher education and international development (Professor Moses Oketch, CEID)
  • 11.45 -12.15 Universities in the climate crisis (Professor Tristan McCowan, CEID, Dr. Charlotte Nussey, CEID and Dr. Jackline Nyerere, Kenyatta University)
  • 12.15 -12.45 Higher education and development outcomes (Dr. Colleen Howell, CEID)
  • 12.45 -13.15 Aid flows and higher education (Professor Tristan McCowan and Dr. Lee Rensimer, CEID)
  • 13.15 -14.00 Lunch and PHD students poster displays
  • 14.00 -14.30 Higher education and the public good in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa (Dr. Mthobisi Ndaba and Professor Stephanie Allais, REAL Centre, University of the Witwatersrand)
  • 14.30 -15.00 Gender, higher education and international development: reflections on mainstreaming, monitoring and evaluation (Professor Elaine Unterhalter, CEID)
  • 15.00 -15.30 Decolonising teaching and learning in education and international development (Dr. Laila Kadiwal, CEID)
  • 15.30 -16.15 Higher education and development in practice: reflections from SPHEIR (Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform) programme (Susanna Carmody, British Council)
  • 16.15 -17.00 Panel discussion: Higher education, inequalities and international development: policy, practice, financing and aid 


This event will be particularly useful for those interested in: higher education, international development, universities in the climate crisis, gender issues, decolonising teaching and learning.

N.B. This is a hybrid event, you can join either online or in-person.

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