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July 19, 2018

IoE, Partner event

Early career social science researchers: experiences and support needs

July 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
UCL Institute of Education

Location: Clarke Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AL This seminar will discuss the findings from a research study aimed at gaining an insight into the diversity of roles, opportunities and support available for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in the social sciences. The objectives of the research were to: Explore the variety of experiences and circumstances of ECRs in social sciences after submitting their doctorates. Identify and assess the type and quality of support provided for ECRs,…

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LSHTM, Partner event

Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services in LMICs

July 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
John Snow Lecture Theatre A, LSHTM

As countries make significant progress towards improving access to family planning services, there remains a substantial unmet need for modern contraceptive methods in developing regions. In this MARCH seminar, we will hear from three speakers on projects, challenges and opportunities in family planning and reproductive health services in low- and middle- income settings. Mardieh Dennis and Emma Radovich will provide a joint presentation on their research on family planning provision in LMICs, drawing on published work examining adolescent access to…

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August 13, 2018

City, Partner event

Disinformation and Humanitarian Crisis: Research Networking Event

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
City, University of London

Location: Department of Journalism at City, University of London. This research networking event aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working at the intersection of humanitarian communication and digital disinformation. While most research on digital disinformation has focused on the manipulation of electoral outcomes, this event considers its wider impact in crisis and conflict situations — from sowing racial or religious divisiveness to promoting state-sponsored violence. This event aims to share insights and approaches across disciplines and sectors by considering questions…

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LSHTM, Partner event

Knowledge Domains in the South – HIV/AIDS and Gender Research in South Africa

August 29 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Jerry Morris Room, LSHTM

Over the last ten years or so there has been growing interest in the geopolitics of knowledge production. Raewyn Connell, the Australian theorist best known for her work on gender, suggested the term Southern Theory in a book of that mother in 2007. What is well established is that the Global North dominates research publishing. Associated with this dominance are skews in research funding, publishing practices and hierarchies and in research agendas. If the broad brushstrokes are clear, we also…

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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


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 – 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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