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September 10, 2018

Creating impact for One Health and EcoHealth: Advancements in implementation, evaluation, and governance

One Health
September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 12 @ 4:00 pm
Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Bologna

From 10th-12th September, the Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH) will host a conference entitled 'Creating impact for One Health and EcoHealth: Advancements in implementation, evaluation and governance' in Bologna, Italy. Conference aims: Discuss how to evaluate and implement EcoHealth and One Health approaches in practice. Learn about changes in institutional and regulatory structures at national and international levels. Discuss how the process of translating science into practice can be promoted further. The event aims to consolidate the previous…

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October 10, 2018

3ie

Water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions for households, communities, health facilities and schools: findings from a sector-wide evidence gap map

water-energy-food nexus
October 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Upper Meeting Room, London International Development Centre

Abstract  To help achieve ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and reach the most disadvantaged populations, decision makers need access to high-quality evidence on what works in different contexts, and for different groups of people. 3ie’s sector-wide water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) evidence gap map provides an assessment of the evidence base for behavior change, health, and socioeconomic outcomes resulting from WASH promotional approaches in households, communities, health facilities and schools. WASH sector research is a truly multi-disciplinary field where academics…

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CEDIL

CEDIL – Centre for Evaluation Lecture Series: Uncertainty and its consequences in social policy evaluation and evidence-based decision making

October 31 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Jerry Morris B, LSHTM

What is it?  The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) and the Centre for Evaluation host a lecture series addressing methods and innovation in primary studies. This is the fifth lecture in the series. Summary The methodologies of RCTs and systematic reviews imply a high standard for the level of rigour in evidence-based decision making. When these standards are not met, how should decisionmakers act? When a clear body of evidence is not available there is a risk that…

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November 6, 2018

IoE, Partner event

UCL’s Institute of Education Induction to Research

November 6 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Jeremy Bentham Room

Join us at the UCL's Institute of Education (IOE) Induction to Research event. This termly event aims to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to take full advantage of the resources and development opportunities available to you for research at the IOE and UCL. You'll be provided with an overview of key research processes, contacts and culture at the IOE and UCL. There'll be presentations from teams involved in supporting research and the opportunity to network with colleagues across…

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LIDC event

LIDC GCRF Networking Workshop

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Lecture Theatre BO4, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Are you interested in learning more about the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and networking with like-minded researchers? Our GCRF Networking Workshop will help enhance your understanding of the GCRF’ and its place within the UK’s international development research landscape. You can also connect with current grant holders and funders. The event will comprise a panel session and interactive Q&A with figures at the heart of the UK international development research landscape as well as networking sessions with current GCRF…

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IoE, Partner event

Mechanisms of adopting and reformulating comprehensive sexuality education policy in Ethiopia – CEID Visiting Scholar Seminar

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 739, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Abstract: Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is gaining popularity globally, and UNESCO (2015) reports that almost all countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have adopted a policy to promote CSE. However, CSE is contested in many contexts, including in Ethiopia – a late adopter of the policy. This seminar presents analysis of the policy adoption and reformulation of CSE in Ethiopia. It highlights how networking strategies have led to CSE being increasingly embraced by the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia. However,…

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Partner event, SOAS

The Morals of the Market: Human Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), SOAS

In 1927, the leading Austrian School neoliberal thinker Ludwig von Mises published a scathing attack on European colonial imperialism, which he described as antithetical to all the principles of liberalism. Tracing modern imperialism to the 1870s, Mises argued that the basic idea of colonial policy in this period was to take advantage of the superior weaponry of “the white race” to subjugate, rob and enslave weaker peoples. Yet, even as he criticised colonial imperialism, Mises argued that the British Empire…

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CEDIL

INTERVENTION TO FOSTER EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION, SUSTAINABILITY AND SCALABILITY

November 28 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Jerry Morris B, LSHTM

About the lecture Early Childhood Interventions have recently received much attention.  The consensus is that ECD interventions can ‘work’ and be very effective and important.  The new challenges, however,  are: (i) understand how interventions work and how they obtain the observed effects, through which channels, at what age, and so on. Following this, (ii) how to scale up effective interventions. The answer to the second question is related to the answer of the first.  Orazio will present some concrete examples…

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December 4, 2018

Partner event, SOAS

Power, Politics, and Profit: The History of Food Aid in Conflict and Protracted Crisis

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), SOAS

Food aid, and its withdrawal, has been used for a range of objectives: to support or undermine states or political movements, to save lives and support livelihoods, and to encourage self-reliance and – presently – resilience. In situations of conflict, states and leaders have diverted food aid to gain resources and authority or restricted it as part of counter-insurgency tactics. In the longer term, it becomes part of a country’s political economy. In this talk, Susanne Jaspars, launches her book…

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LIDC event

LIDC Development Debate with Lucy Lamble, Executive Editor of the Guardian’s Global Development Desk

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM

About the event: In late 2017, the #MeToo movement zoomed into the public consciousness, impacting sectors from finance to higher education. Earlier this year, a raft of sexual harassment and abuse allegations hit international development NGOs, Oxfam, Save the Children, and the ONE Campaign. These led to dismissals and lost government contracts. Since then, DFID hosted a Safeguarding Summit in which International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, galvanised 500+ delegates from across the international aid community to sign up to standards…

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