Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI)
TIDI’s task is to manage and promote TCD’s expanded engagement with research and teaching on subjects related to international development. By helping to forge links between different teaching and research activities, it aims to ensure that the College’s overall approach to international development is distinctive, coherent and integrated.
TIDI has functions in communication and dissemination; teaching and learning (particularly inter-disciplinary teaching initiatives); providing services to Trinity researchers; and facilitating partnerships. The Activity Audit will shortly become accessible on-line as a resource on all aspects of Trinity’s international development activity.
Established in 2007 and currently in its formative stages, TIDI has the aim of making possible:
- a substantial increase in the quality and quantity of research on international development across a wide range of disciplines;
- a substantial increase in the number and enthusiasm of students at all levels and from both (the global) North and South, to learn and undertake research about international development issues;
- a deepening and increased number of teaching and research partnerships between Trinity and universities and other institutions in low- and middle-income countries;
- increased understanding by the public, government and other stakeholders of global development issues and the existing state of knowledge.
There is growing interest at TCD in research and teaching on issues related to international development. This is motivated not only by the potential for making a contribution to poverty reduction, and to sustainable human development worldwide, but also by the intellectual challenge of understanding the processes that are involved.
International development is not a separate discipline but one with relevance to numerous schools across all three Faculties of the University. TIDI is thus a College-wide initiative to coordinate, pool resources where appropriate and exploit synergies.Read more about TIDI