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November 2019

Gender, conflict and illicit economies workshop

27 November 2019
SOAS, Russel Square: College Buildings, Djam Lecture Theatre
London, United Kingdom

A closed-door workshop on the gendered dimensions of illicit economies in conflict-affected states.

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Marginal development: states, markets and violence in drug-affected borderlands

26 November 2019│5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SOAS, Russel Square: College Buildings, Djam Lecture Theatre
London, United Kingdom

Challenging how conflict, development and state-building are conceptualised and responded to, drawing on research from Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar.

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The second International Advisory Group meeting

20 November 2019
SOAS, Russel Square: College Buildings, Djam Lecture Theatre
London, United Kingdom

The group's second meeting to discuss key project activities, research, capacity building, policy engagement and governance.

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Myanmar workshop 2019

18 November 2019 - 22 November 2019

Bringing together the Myanmar partners to analyse emerging findings from year 2 fieldwork, and to plan for the next year's research and engagement work.

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Roundtable event in Kabul

5 November 2019

On 5 November 2019, the Drugs & (dis)order Afghanistan country team held a roundtable discussion with members of the Afghan government and other stakeholders from the research and policy community in Kabul. The event included an overview of the project's goals and preliminary findings to date, as well as two policy briefings: one on the ongoing stakeholder analysis of drugs issues currently being developed by project-partner AREU, and another on the relationship between the illicit drug economy and the Sustainable…

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October 2019

Transitioning from war to peace: what role for the EU in addressing illicit economies?

24 October 2019
Brussels Belgium

Drugs & (dis)order experts join the Civil Society Dialogue Network policy meeting to inform how the EU can better engage with the issue of illicit economies in its development and conflict prevention work.

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Comparative research workshop

21 October 2019 - 22 October 2019

Partners meet in London to develop the comparative research component of the project.

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First conference of the Latin America Network on Drug Studies (REDESDAL)

15 October 2019 - 16 October 2019
Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico City, Mexico

Latin American academics working on illicit drugs meet for the first conference of the Latin America Network on Drug Studies (REDESDAL) in Mexico City.

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August 2019

Colombia’s national illicit crop substitution programme: voices from the coca farms

12 August 2019│8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Universidad del Rosario (Sede Claustro), Auditorio 1001, Torre 2
Bogota, Colombia

To inform debates on the future of Colombia's illicit crop substitution programme, this event shares the results of a participatory study with coca farmers.

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July 2019

Peace, illicit drugs and the SDGs: a development gap

11 July 2019│6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SOAS, Brunei Lecture Theatre
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom
Policy brief launch - panel discussion.

Peace, drug economies and the SDGs, policy brief launch and expert panel discussion.

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Consortium workshop 2019

8 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
SOAS, Brunei Lecture Theatre
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom

This project-wide workshop brings together the Drugs and (dis)order team from four countries to share emerging findings and plan for the year ahead.

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January 2019

Researching violence and illicit economies: methods, ethics and security

8 January 2019

This workshop asked challenging questions about the tensions and trade-offs of researching violence and illicit economies.

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November 2018

Myanmar workshop 2018

12 November 2018 - 18 November 2018
Myanmar Myanmar

Bringing together the Myanmar partners to start analysing the first round of fieldwork, and build capacities on methodological approaches, visual storytelling, geo-spacial analysis and stakeholder mapping.

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June 2018

The first International Advisory Group meeting

6 June 2018
SOAS, Brunei Lecture Theatre
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom

The group's first meeting to discuss key project questions, research, capacity building, policy engagement and governance.

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March 2018

Drugs and (dis)order: Building sustainable peacetime economies in the aftermath of war

23 March 2018│6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SOAS, Brunei Lecture Theatre
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom

Launch event: researchers from three of the world's largest drug producing countries – Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar – discuss the need for new approaches to drug policy reform.

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Consortium workshop 2018

20 March 2018 - 23 March 2018
SOAS, Brunei Lecture Theatre
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom

The first project-wide annual meeting, aimed at developed shared project vision, goals and methods.

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February 2018

Colombia workshop 2018

26 February 2018 - 28 February 2018
Colombia Bogota, Colombia

Bringing together the country partners to assess Colombia's emerging research agenda and policy context, as well as capacity building on geo-spacial imagery and visualising data through multi-media outputs.

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December 2017

Myanmar workshops 2017

1 December 2017 - 31 December 2017
Myanmar Myanmar

A series of initial workshops to design implementation plans, build a systematic data management strategy and to build capacity on translating research data into visual storytelling.

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November 2017

Afghanistan workshop 2017

5 November 2017 - 7 November 2017
Kabul Kabul, Afghanistan

Bringing together, for the first time, the two Afghan project partners to build a common vision and develop a work plan.

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