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January 14, 2021

LIDC event, Recent events

How has Covid-19 affected our mental health?

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Online

  Nick Barber was unfortunately prevented from presenting at the seminar due to technical problems.  He has shared the following: 'As a member of the UCL Loneliness and Social Isolation Network Co-Production Group,I have been involved both in analysing interviews collected as part of their ongoing project,as well as assisting the PRU in a reviiew of published material on the impact of Covid on those with pre-existing MH conditions. Additionally,I have involvement with my local MH Trust,and STP groups....not to…

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December 10, 2020

LIDC – The Action Against Stunting Hub

Less for those with least: the implications of UK Aid cuts on child malnutrition

School children Africa - larger image
10/12/2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On  25 November 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a cut in overseas aid, from 0.7% to 0.5% of Britain’s gross national income, slicing more than £4bn from the 2021’s ODA budget. Charities foresee that the budget cut could result in nearly three million women and children going without life-saving nutrition and leaving 5.6 million children  unvaccinated, causing up to 100,000 deaths. In this webinar, we will discuss the implications of these cuts on Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero Hunger), our…

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LIDC, Recent events

16 Days of Activism: No haven at home

10/12/2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Online

  One in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. More than half of women who are intentionally killed, are murdered by intimate partners or family members. In every country of the world, only a small minority of rapes get reported to the police. While gender-based violence (GBV) is often perpetrated behind closed doors, it is not a private matter. On 10 December, LIDC is hosting an event to discuss gender-based violence and what can be…

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LIDC, Recent events

LIDC Research Seminar: Are we ready to de-colonise medicine?

04/12/2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Online

Many of us have heard of Josef Mengele, the notorious World War II German SS officer and physician, known as the ‘Angel of Death’ because of the brutal medical experiments he performed on Jewish people in Auschwitz without anaesthetic. Mengele managed to escape justice, living out his days in South America until his death in 1979. But Mengele was not the first to conduct barbaric experiments on live human ‘subjects.’ More often than not, we do not know the names…

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November 30, 2020

LIDC – The Action Against Stunting Hub

Equitable Partnerships in International Research

30/11/2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Online

When undertaking international research and innovation activities, projects must recognise and address the possible impact of contextual, societal and cultural differences on the ethical conduct of these activities. Researchers and innovators should also adhere to the principles of equitable partnerships to address inherent power imbalances when working with partners in resource-poor settings. On 30 November, the UKRI-GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub, which is led by LIDC, holds a webinar in partnership with UKRI and GCRF. Speakers will explore how different Hubs and institutions…

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LIDC - Queen Mary University of London, Recent events

LIDC-QMUL online event: starting your international development career

19/11/2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

With the start of the new academic year, students and recent graduates are wondering what they can do to kickstart their career in international development. How can I get work experience from the UN or other international organisation? Is it best to look for opportunities in London, or should I travel to the field? What types of jobs are available within international development? LIDC and Queen Mary University of London have partnered to organise an online event to help students…

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October 30, 2020

LIDC, Recent events

A special event for Black History Month: The Krios

30/10/2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

  LIDC Communications Coordinator Charine John grew up in pre-civil war Sierra Leone, a time she describes as the happiest of her life. As a member of Sierra Leone’s small but influential Krio community, many of her childhood memories centre around celebratory events honouring ancestors who had escaped the brutality of trans-Atlantic slavery and subsequent destitution in North America and Britain, and come together to found a Province of Freedom on the Atlantic coast of Sierra Leone.   Watch a…

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LIDC - IOE

LIDC at UCL Institute of Education Freshers Fair

29/10/2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

We are very much looking forward to meeting new students at UCL Institute of Education's Fresher's fair! At the fair, we will give a brief presentation about LIDC and why students should get involved. We'll also talk about careers in international development and LIDC's popular internship programme. Colleagues from the Action against Stunting Hub will also be there to talk about their work in India, Senegal and Indonesia. We'll be at IoE – in the virtual sense – twice.  Join…

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LIDC at City, UoL, Law and Social Sciences Fair 2020

14/10/2020

LIDC will attend the Law and Social Sciences Fair at City, University of London, to meet students and present LIDC to incoming students. We look forward to answering your questions about interdisciplinary research, our popular internship programme and to talk about how students can best benefit from their LIDC membership (free of charge for City students).

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LIDC Webinar with LSHTM and RVC: Why One Health?

13/10/2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Discussions on One Health and the control of infectious diseases globally Covid-19 has shown what can happen when insufficient attention is paid to the relationship between health and disease at the human, animal and environment interfaces. In response to the need to develop a holistic treatment of health hazards and a systemic change of perspective in risk hazard, two LIDC member colleges - the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Royal Veterinary College - both paragons of…

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