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Are our current food systems equipped to withstand shocks?

We are rapidly approaching the projected global population of 9.8 billion in 2050. As a result, we began debating the sustainability and effectiveness of current food systems, and strategising new ...
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Our Top 10 for 2019

2019 has been a busy and exciting year for LIDC. In no particular order, here are our top 10 highlights! 1) Launch of the UKRI GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub ...
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Four More Development News Stories

A lot has happened in the development world since our September update. Here are three of the most important events in the last few months and a couple of successful ...
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Who Knows Best? Unpacking the Idea of an ‘Expert’

Over breakfast, a Ugandan government worker scoffed at the idea of international ‘experts’ coming to solve a crop yield issue.  “A foreigner with a degree in agriculture isn’t the expert. ...
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How can rural Pakistani communities’ electricity needs be met?

Have you ever been without electricity for a day? For a week? For a month? How did you cope? 840 million people are still without access to electricity, with plenty ...
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Working with the grassroots to push the national development agenda

Malawi is one of the countries in southern Africa that could benefit from effective and efficient use of resources in ways that positively impact its citizens' quality of life, half ...
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Poverty, food insecurity, and poor nutrition and health are eroding quality of life and limiting economic productivity in Africa. In 2016, when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era started, Africa ...
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Applying a decolonial lens to research structures, practices and norms in higher education: What does it mean and where to next?

In recent years, commentators have challenged ethnocentric and racialised paradigms of knowledge rooted in colonial histories and power politics. This reflects movements to decolonise curricula, pedagogy and theoretical thinking in ...
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Highlights from the ‘Global Migration Crisis’ Debate

Introduction On 4th November, students, staff and visitors gathered in LSHTM’s John Snow Lecture Theatre to debate the ‘global migration crisis’. The event was part of the 17th annual ESRC ...
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Africa's population is growing and will continue to do so. Ghana alone has an estimated population of 30.4 million people and faces problems such as pollution and access to quality ...
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