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September 24, 2020

LSHTM, Recent events

LIDC at LSHTM Welcome Week

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

LIDC and our colleagues in the Action against Stunting Hub met incoming students at LSHTM during the university's Welcome Week. This year's Welcome Week was organised via Zoom. Almost 150 students propped in to our virtual stall to learn more about interdisciplinary research, stunting and how to get involved in LIDC's popular internship programme.  

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Recent events, The Action Against Stunting Hub

India 2020: State of food (in)security

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

India 2020: State of food (in)security Many people in India are food insecure. Data shows that between 2014 and 2019, food insecurity increased by 3.8%. Covid-19 and the recent locust invasion are posing new challenges to the country. In this webinar we will discuss the state of food security in India with Dr. Purnima Menon. Date: 22 September 2020 Time: 11:00am UK time  (3:30pm India Summer Time) Please note that the registration is mandatory. Use the following link to register: https://lshtm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrcOmsrT0rHNErNRCPoB-Qq3jNKLAuJyts …

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August 26, 2020

LIDC event, Recent events

Generation Covid: The Impact of Covid-19 on Young People Globally

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online

In this webinar, we discussed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on young people globally. Watch a recording of the event here: Younger workers are more likely to have lost work and earnings as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The closure of schools and universities due to lockdown restrictions has affected young people both educationally and socially, leading a generation already concerned about future employment prospects to experience increased mental health/wellbeing concerns and isolation. In low-resource settings, poor infrastructure…

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July 9, 2020

LIDC event, Recent events

Stronger together: Partnerships for the Global Goals

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Online

View a recording of the event here: Global challenges, collaborative solutions Climate change, poverty, the Covid-19 pandemic – the biggest global challenges we currently face call for collaborative solutions. For far too long, international development actors have been operating in silos and often in competition with each other. In order to reach the elusive Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, we need more collaboration and stronger partnerships between actors in international development. We need to mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology…

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Racism and Development: How much do Black Lives Matter in Global Development?

July 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Online

In this webinar, we explore the extent and impact of racism in global development. Our speakers are Dr Althea-Maria Rivas – SOAS Dr Robtel Neajai Pailey – University of Oxford Dr Kalpana Wilson– Birkbeck (Geography Dept)   A recording of the event is available on YouTube and here:   A catalyst to re-examine history The public 25 May killing of George Floyd by white police galvanised mass action and protests in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. It acted…

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June 25, 2020

LIDC - LSHTM, Recent events

LIDC-LSHTM online event: Starting your career in International Development

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online

The Covid-19 crisis is an unprecedented challenge for societies and economies around the world. People who are looking for their first job, including students and recent graduates, are facing uncertainty and a challenging labour market. What steps can you take to improve your chances of securing a job in the competitive international development sector at this time? Interested in events such as this? Sign up as an LIDC member to receive tailored newsletters and invites to events.   Below is…

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The impact and role of religion in Covid-19 health messaging

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Online

  The London International Development Centre (LIDC) Research Seminar series shines a spotlight on exciting research and initiatives in international development and provides a platform for organisations and researchers to share their research and engage in dialogue with an audience of researchers, professional services staff, and students from our member institutions, as well as NGOs, think tanks and the broader civil society.   Religion, Covid-19 and health messaging In this webinar, we will be exploring the impact of religion on…

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The Action Against Stunting Hub

Nourishing Gender Equality

June 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

More than one billion women and girls around the world do not have access to the healthy diets they need to survive and thrive. Two thirds of countries report higher rates of food insecurity for women than for men. A variety of cultural, economic, biological, and structural barriers impede women and girls from accessing healthy, nutritious food. In this webinar we explored different perspectives on how nutrition can empower women. Our speakers Emma Feutl Kent Emma is the Manager of…

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LIDC – Cheltenham Science Festival

Professor Claire Heffernan at Cheltenham Science Festival at Home

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We need a profound change to the global food and agriculture system to nourish the 821 million people who are hungry today. On 2 June, LIDC's Director and PI for the Action Against Stunting Hub Professor Claire Heffernan and UKRI Hub Director Lorraine Sherr spoke about SDG2: Zero Hunger at Cheltenham Science Festival at Home. The discussion was hosted by Greg Foot, UKRI CRF Researcher.   Watch a recording here:

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May 21, 2020

LIDC event, Recent events

Sliding backwards? SDGs in the time of Covid-19

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Online

Mitigating the spread of Covid-19 is currently on top of every country's agenda. This means efforts to create long-term sustainable development have been pushed aside or halted. On 21 May, we will discuss how progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals might be implicated by the wider effects of Covid-19.  What will be the ripple effects of this uncertain period on developing countries?   Watch a recording of the event here:     Dr Jasmine Gideon is a Senior Lecturer…

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