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water-energy-food nexus

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A guiding light or a continuation of power relations?

Water is complex. It's defined as either an economic or social good, varies across time and space, and is increasingly scarce. As of 2015, 663 million people globally lacked access ...
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Why is migration still a hot topic, and what is the role of research?

This podcast explores why migration remains so divisive, and the role of interdisciplinary research in enhancing discussions around this topic. More than 1 billion people are estimated to be migrants, ...
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Grassroots initiatives promoting literacy and literature in Luganda: A case study from Uganda

According to the Global Partnership for Education, East African country, Uganda's education system is hampered by problems including the inadequate availability of education materials and high rates of student and ...
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aid workers

World Humanitarian Day: it’s time to break the silence on aid worker mental health

In 2017, nearly 140 aid and humanitarian workers were killed while helping those in need. This figure is up 30% from 2016, reflecting the heightened intensity and severity of violent ...
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Basic income

Basic Income in Kenya: Could it Transform Our Ideas of ‘Development’?

International Development - Paternalistic chaos? International development has been criticised for being paternalistic and dysfunctional. Development practitioners can be prone to deciding what communities need without consulting residents themselves. What's ...
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A Conversation with UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Emi Mahmoud

Sudanese-American slam poet Emi Mahmoud has supported UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s work and advocacy since 2016. Born in Khartoum, Sudan, before later moving to Yemen and the United States, ...
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Who is Research For? Feeding Back Research Findings in Sierra Leone

Grappling with Impact in Development Research Who and what is research for? This is not a new question for development scholars, but it has gained salience in British universities in ...
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Ebola outbreak response in Liberia

Militaries and Health Crises: Militarising Global Health?

The 2014 West African Ebola outbreak was a devastating event that killed over 11,300 people. It decimated entire communities, leaving the worst-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – ...
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