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April 23, 2020

LIDC event

Covid-19: Are we leaving the poorest and most vulnerable behind?

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Online

While some countries in Asia and Europe have started lifting their Covid-19 lockdowns, many low-income countries are perhaps at the very start of calamity. Fragile health systems will easily become overwhelmed. Washing hands is difficult without soap and running water. If the alternative is to let the family go hungry, then people will go to work even during lockdown. Watch a recording of the online event here:   The needs of the most vulnerable In LIDC’s upcoming online seminar on…

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LIDC event

SDG3 on a shoestring: How Doctors with Africa CUAMM stretches scarce resources to provide healthcare and perform research in Africa

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Online

Online event on Thursday 16th April  @1pm – 2.15pm. Registration via this link is mandatory. LIDC looks forward to welcoming Francesca Tognon, MD, Researcher in the Operational Research Unit of Doctors with Africa Cuamm. She is a Public Health Expert at Doctors with Africa CUAMM, an NGO that works for health system strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa. Doctors with Africa - CUAMM is an LIDC member organisation working for health system strengthening in Africa. Since the outbreak of #Covid-19 it has…

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The Action Against Stunting Hub

Covid-19 and Maternal Health: Are we facing a new normal?

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us on April 16th at 11AM for a webinar about Covid-19 and Maternal Health. The event will focus on maternal and child health in the context of unsteady health systems. We will focus on the emerging evidence about clinical implications of Covid-19, and the variability in how maternity care is being amended within and between countries, including differences in the guidelines issued by WHO and specific country guidelines. We will also explore how this variation might relate to…

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The Action Against Stunting Hub

Covid-19 and Maternal Health: are we facing a new normal?

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online

Please join The Action Against Stunting Hub on April 16th at 11AM for a webinar about Covid-19 and Maternal Health. The event will focus on maternal and child health in the context of unsteady health systems. We will focus on the emerging evidence about clinical implications of Covid-19, and the variability in how maternity care is being amended within and between countries, including differences in the guidelines issued by WHO and specific country guidelines. We will also explore how this…

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3ie - LIDC

Don’t let the magician distract you with tricks: designing evaluations to inform action in new settings

April 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Online

Speaker: Calum Davey, LSHTM Time: 12:30 -13:30 GMT In this webinar, Calum Davey (LSHTM) will share the results of a wide-ranging interdisciplinary review on how to learn more from evaluations. Start Date: 1 April 2020 End Date: 1 April 2020 Watch a recording of the event here:   Abstract Interventions differ from one another and contexts vary and change. So, what can we learn from the evaluation of complicated interventions? In this talk, Calum Davey at the Centre for Evaluation…

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March 19, 2020

LIDC event

LIDC Online Research Seminar: The Challenge of Global Vision Impairment – Can We Meet SDGs 3 & 10?

Photo: Andrew Bastawrous/LSHTM
March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Online

In this Research Seminar, we’re looking at eye care through the lens of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3 and 10 and exploring the impact of poor eye care on global development. We want to know why so many people around the world are still unable to see properly, and how this relates to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 3 (Access to Quality and Essential Health Services) and SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality).   VIEW…

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February 27, 2020

LIDC event

Education in emergencies: Unknowns, evidence gaps and research needs

February 27
London International Development Centre

LIDC hosted a roundtable panel discussion on the challenges of delivering education to children affected by conflict and crises. The event convened a panel of high-profile speakers from organisations including UNESCO, UNICEF and the World Food Programme, The World Bank, Plan International, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Queen Rania Foundation. Representatives of policy and practitioner networks, such as The Asia-Pacific Regional Network on Early Childhood, as well as members of LIDC’s academic community, Imperial College London, The…

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LIDC event, Recent events

Delivering Justice: Realities & Challenges in Pursuit of SDG 16

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Meeting Room, London International Development Centre

Sustainable Development Goal 16’s vision of a peaceful society with citizens accessing justice and governance being effective and accountable is not only compelling on its own merits but impacts on the success of many of its sister Goals, such as health, education and reducing inequality. Through the lens of access to justice and research programmes in Africa and elsewhere, this seminar offers insights into the less popular face of Goal 16, and challenges, ranging from accusations of “Litigation Tourism” to…

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January 29, 2020

LIDC and Nature Food, Recent events

Beyond Foresight to the Frontier of Food: The Global Food Landscape in 2050

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM

In the past decade, concerns about the resilience and sustainability of global food systems have raced up national and global agendas. A new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights how climate change is imperilling the four pillars of food security: availability, access, use, and stability. What’s more, the UK government recently announced its plan to conduct the first major review of the nation’s food system, to ensure that the food industry is ‘fit for the future’. At the same…

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3ie - LIDC

Public good provision and deliberative democracy: Evidence from Malawi

January 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Rose Room, LSHTM

Dr. Annemie Maertens will present the results of a public goods game with farmer clubs in Malawi to determine the socio-political conditions that increase cooperation. This paper explores the conditions in which community-driven development programmes are most likely to succeed in assisting smallholder farmers. By experimentally varying the degree of democracy in the farmer clubs, while continuing to measure the strength of social ties, the team found out whether democratically run clubs contribute more than clubs with leader driven decision-making,…

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