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October 30, 2020

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A special event for Black History Month: The Krios

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

  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 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


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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LIDC at SOAS Volunteering Fair

07/10/2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On 7 October, LIDC will attend SOAS Volunteer Fair. If you're a SOAS student, please drop by our virtual booth to learn more about LIDC and the Action against Stunting Hub. We will tell you about the interdisciplinary research we do, how we engage with the NGO community and answer your questions about our popular internship programme.

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September 30, 2020


LIDC and Royal Veterinary College’s Freshers Fair


LIDC is excited about the new academic year at our member institution Royal Veterinary College. Although we are not able not be there  – in person or virtually – on 30 September, we do look forward to meeting new students as soon as it is possible to do so. We've created a short video to present LIDC and the work we do to new students at RVC. This will be on your website during induction, but you can also watch…

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LSHTM, Recent events

LIDC at LSHTM Welcome Week

24/09/2020 @ 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

22/09/2020 @ 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: …

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August 26, 2020

LIDC event, Recent events

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

26/08/2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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

09/07/2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

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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