CPAID Events and Engagements

Centre for Public Authority and International Development Events and Engagements

CPAID researchers are involved in a variety of speaking engagements and events in the UK and across Africa, see some recent highlights below. 

Public Authority and Humanitarian course, April 2023

The University of Johannesburg and CPAID launched a course aimed at early- and mid- career humanitarian and development professionals on the subject of public authority and its application to key issues for the sector.

An initial workshop and the first session of the course took place in at the University of Johannesburg in April 2023, with subsequent sessions held online.  

Learn more about the Public Authority and Humanitarian course

CPAID COURSE 4Image credit: Tom Kirk.

Sharing lessons from Grievance Redress Mechanisms, research and practice. Institute of Development Studies, April 2023

Dr Tom Kirk presented evidence from South Sudan for an online event hosted by the Institute for Development Studies on Sharing lessons from Grievance Redress Mechanisms, research and practice

Watch the presentation here

CPAID events - Tom Kirk



LSE Africa Summit, March 2023 

Each year, LSE students bring together academics, policymakers and practitioners for the Africa Summit. The largetst of its kind, this year's theme addressed 'The Now and Next Generation' - young people on the continent. 

During the Summit, CPAID invesitgators Professor Tim Allen and Dr Anna Macdonald were joined by Jackline Atingo to deliver a session on the proliforation of violence against youth. 

Building on CPAID work conducted in northern Uganda, the session explored the implications that international criminal justice has for African criminal justice systems, and citizens’ confidence in their judicial systems to prosecute criminals.

Summit ICC session

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, February 2023

CPAID investigator, Dr Anna Macdonald, presented her paper 'The Justice Trap: Transitional Justice and the Politics of War Crimes Accountability Under Modern Authoritarianism in Uganda' at Universidad de los Andes. The university hosted a two-day international workshop where participants were invited to present papers around the topic: Toolkits, norms and standards in transitional justice: consolidation, innovation and implications


Safety of Strangers exhibition, Juba, October 2022

The Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa co-hosted an exhibition in collaboration with several universities as part of the Safety of Strangers project. At the exhibition, CPAID researchers led panel presentations about their research. 

Read the impact report.

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SoS exhibitionImage credit (two above): Kara Blackmore. 


Public Authority podcast, August 2022

The Public Authority podcast asks how governance and humanitarianism in conflict-affected areas actually functions. Professor Tim Allen and researcher Jacky Atingo discussed how their long-term research aided the successful prosecution of former LRA commander Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court in 2021.

Listen here