Refocusing the IGDC Vision

News | Posted on Wednesday 2 November 2022

The Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre has refocused its vision to meet changing global development challenges

IGDC Vision
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Much is changing in the world, in the development sector, and in the research funding landscape. We need to ensure that our vision and research strategy are fit to meet these new challenges. 

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Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre

igdc@york.ac.uk
01904 323716
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
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Over the past few months, we have refocused the vision for IGDC.

This follows detailed research and discussions with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and many of our IGDC members across the University. 

The new vision recognises the growing interconnectedness across the world and the IGDC’s commitment to explore how imbalances of power resulting from social and environmental transformations can be redressed in favour of justice and equality for marginalised communities. 

You can read our vision on the IGDC 'About Us' webpage:

IGDC About Us Webpage

 

Our approach recognises that global development is most effectively addressed by working across academic disciplines and through inclusive partnerships. Together we seek to define and attain alternative modes of development that are inclusive and sustainable.

We recognise that our rapidly changing world makes a global approach to development imperative as societies across the world are facing similar problems.

Our approaches to learning and research are still very much underpinned by our core values of inclusivity, responsibility, sustainability and integrity.

 

For us, inclusivity means an openness to a diverse range of voices
and needs.
  

With this  comes the responsibility to try to eliminate barriers to representation and participation.

Our  commitment to sustainability means that we look at the impact of our own actions on the  environment and the livelihoods of others and of future generations. 
                                                           Finally, our core value  of integrity challenges us to be consistent in applying the same principles which we apply to  others, to ourselves, and to integrate these principles in each area of our work, from  research, to teaching and partnerships



Contact us

Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre

igdc@york.ac.uk
01904 323716
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
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