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Collecting and using data is a growing requirement for any organization involved in service delivery across the Third Sector. There is talk and also concerns about open data – Is it secure? How do we access it? As well interest in using other forms of data – How can it be measured? And what tools…
Tuesday 6 October 2015 University of Leeds Fairbairn House, Suite A Room 1 (G.01) Clarendon Road 12pm-2pm Blacklisted tells the controversial story of the illegal strategies that transnational construction companies used to keep union activists away from work. Drawing on first-hand accounts of the workers, Blacklisted reveals how, when major construction projects were unionized, those involved…
IRCA Project ‘Smart Cities and Social Justice’ University of Leeds (UK) University of Cape Town (South Africa) with Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (India) Collaborators: Ayona Datta (PI), Nancy Odendaal and Rutul Joshi Project timeline: April 2015- Sept 2016 This international collaboration will build on the strong foundations established through existing partnerships under the…
Leeds SEnJA Net hosted a meeting last week on 22/10/14 between academics and representatives of a range of campaigning and advocacy groups that included: HomeWorkers Worldwide UK (www.homeworkersww.org.uk); Together For Peace (www.t4p.org.uk); Leeds Tidal (www.leedstidal.org); Regional Asylum Activism Project (regionalasylumactivism.org); Leeds Advocacy (www.leedsadvocacy.org.uk); Leeds City of Sanctuary (www.cityofsanctuary.org/leeds); Better Leeds Communities (www.betterleeds.org.uk). Discussions centered on beginning a process…
Leeds SEnJA Net members Paul Routledge and Chiara Tornaghi are involved in a project investigating ‘Resource sovereignty as a strategy towards securing social transformation, environmental sustainability and human well-being’ funded by the International Social Science Council (30,000 Euros). The project is bringing together academics and civil society organizations from the U.K. (Scottish Crofting Federation); Bangladesh…
The first meeting of the Leeds Social and Environmental Justice Action Network was held on Wednesday 19th February at the University at Fairbairn House Main Building. At this first meeting we briefly set out what we envisaged the purpose of the network to be, and those present (approximately 35 academics) made brief introductions about their work…