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January 30, 2019

LIDC event


January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seminar Room 4 [Boyle Room], Robin Brook Centre St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield London EC1A 9DD

LIDC and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will hold a GCRF Seminar from 1-4pm in Seminar Room 4 , Robin Brook Centre, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, London, EC1A, on Wednesday 30th January 2019. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Global Challenges Research Fund and its opportunities for researchers. The seminar will begin with a networking lunch. Following this, there will be presentations and an interactive panel discussion that explore a range of topics related to securing GCRF funding including: Pathways…

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February 6, 2019



February 6 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Rose Room, LSHTM

ABOUT THE LECTURE In developing findings and conclusions from their studies, researchers are making ‘evidence claims’. We therefore need to consider what criteria are used to make and justify such claims. This presentation will consider the use of evidence standards to make evidence claims in relation to primary research, reviews of research (making statements about the nature of an evidence base), and guidance and recommendations informed by research. The aim is to go beyond testing the trustworthiness (quality appraisal )…

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SDGeneration: Hacking solutions for the UN SDGs

February 12 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
UCL Here East

Are we prepared for 2030? In collaboration, LIDC and the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), UCL will be holding a hackathon led by Darshita Gillies CEO and Co-Founder of Maanch. This day-long hackathon will offer students, with a passion for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the opportunity to come together to learn, ideate, solve and present their ideas on how to tackle some of the global challenges we face today. We’re inviting students from a diverse range of backgrounds, from…

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“SDGeneration: A Citizen Science Movement”

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Amnesty International

In collaboration, LIDC and the Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL, will be holding a flagship event to explore the support needed in order to achieve the SDGs, and the contribution citizen-science can make towards their evaluation. We will bring together 100 university students, academics, businesses and wider civil society for a day-long event of expert panel discussions and interactive working groups. Aims 1. Explore how universities and global youth movements can connect and engage students and communities to deliver on…

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UKRI GCRF Action against Stunting Inception Meeting

February 28 @ 9:30 am - March 1 @ 4:00 pm
Hyderabad, India

The Action Against Stunting Hub is an £19.75 million investment by the UK government to alleviate child stunting, globally. From 28th February to 1st March, we will hold the Hub's Inception meeting in Hyderabad, India. The goal of the meeting is to enable the wider project team to meet for the first time and to develop and support a shared project ethos and understanding of the goals and objectives. As such, we aim to support team building among the different…

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March 6, 2019

3ie - LIDC

Community matters: heterogeneous impacts of a sanitation intervention

March 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

In this seminar, Britta Augsburg (Institute of Fiscal Studies) will discuss the results of a study on the effectiveness of a community-level information intervention aimed at reducing open defecation (OD) and increasing sanitation investments in Nigeria. This seminar is a part of the 3ie-LIDC monthly series. To understand the effectiveness of the intervention, researchers conducted a cluster randomised controlled trial in 246 communities between 2014 and 2018. While the average impact of the intervention was negligible, there were strong and…

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Building Stability: The Future of Security and Development in an Uncertain World

CSD Conference
March 7 @ 6:00 pm - March 8 @ 8:00 pm
Great Hall, King’s Building, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

This is the sixth annual Conflict, Security and Development conference looking at the challenges facing global development, security as well as, the responses to these challenges. Global trends such as: environmental breakdown, resource depletion, state fragility and democratic decline, are taking place against a global power shift away from states to networks, from the national to the local, and from West to East. Bringing together leading academics, experts and leaders, they will be discussing the serious challenge posed by these…

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LIDC event

Mobile Connectivity in Emerging Economies

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
London International Development Centre

The use of smartphones and social media increased rapidly in the past decade in the United States. What's more, these digital technologies have become common in parts of the developing world. A new Pew Research Center report entitled 'Mobile Connectivity in Emerging Economies' analyses public attitudes and experiences related to these technologies in 11 emerging economies. This also includes the benefits and challenges that digital connectivity brings to people’s lives and societies. In this seminar, Laura Silver, Senior Researcher at Pew…

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International Politics Annual Lecture and Policy Roundtable

March 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Northampton Suite

The Department of International Politics and the Centre for International Policy Studies is holding a their Annual Lecture and a Policy Roundtable on Monday 18th March, 2019 at City, University of London. Keynote Lecture The keynote lecture “The Future of Human Rights in the Era of Trump and Brexit” will be given by guest speaker Alison Brysk, University of California, Santa Barbara.   Discussant: Dr Iosif Kovras, City, UoL. Summary Is there a future for human rights in the era of…

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LSHTM & Transparency International

The Ignored Pandemic: How corruption in healthcare service delivery threatens universal health coverage

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
John Snow Lecture Theatre A, LSHTM

On 19th March Transparency International Health Initiative will launch their new report “The Ignored Pandemic” that analyses the impact of corruption on efforts towards universal health coverage – it will find that pervasive corruption throughout global health is a key factor that is denying millions access to healthcare. The report will be launched at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with an array of speakers discussing its findings, as well as other up and coming research into corruption…

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