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LIDC in conversation with Persia Educational Foundation – Films from Iranian Women: Women, Life, Freedom –


Ahead of a festival of films by Iranian women co-curated by the Persian Educational Foundation (PEF) and Film Buzz in June 2023,  Human Rights Academic and Advocate, Dr Tahirih Danesh sat down with LIDC’s Charine John to discuss the motivation…

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City researcher launches book on women’s health, communications and development


The panel “How Women and Health NGOs Use Communications Strategically to Advocate for Gender Equality and Reproductive Health” was held on 19 April to mark the launch of Dr Carolina Matos’ book Gender, communications and reproductive health in international development.…

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Global experts discuss action to tackle stunting and reach Zero Hunger


Text: João Pedro Costa Photo: João Pedro Costa. Graphic Facilitator Eleanor Beer live drew the second Action Against Stunting Hub.    The second Action Against Stunting Day on 8 September 2022 attracted leading experts and policy-makers within stunting and nutrition.…

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Meet ‘Seeds of Science’: A new free and inclusive peer-reviewed scientific journal for researchers globally


Scientists from low and middle-income countries (LMICs)  face many challenges when it comes to publishing their research in academic journals. First among these challenges is cost. Many journals ask for expensive publishing fees which can be many times the yearly…

This image shows how the 'one size fits all' approach does not drive forward our work on inclusion. It shows that giving the same bike, without regard to their physicality, means that some cannot reach the pedals, some have to crouch, and others cannot use the bike at all! What they need are bikes adjusted to allow each of them the chance to ride comfortably.

Diversity work: Time to get our hands dirty


Written by Clare Matysova, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Diversity work has been described as “messy, even dirty, work” involving “sweaty concepts, concepts that come out of the effort to transform…


Starting a research project during a pandemic and a war: lessons from project dldl/ድልድል


LIDC member Dr Romina Istratii  is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at SOAS University of London. Here she describes the challenges of setting up project dldl/ድልድል (which means ‘bridge’ in Tigrigna), a project dedicated to the development and strengthening of religio-culturally…



LIDC Future Leaders: Episode 2 – Eniola John-Phillips


For the second in our ‘Future Leaders’ series, we spoke to Eniola John Philips. Eniola is currently based in Nairobi, Kenya, where she works with Shelter Afrique. We met Eniola through LIDC’s Communication and Digital Media internship programme which she…

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How smallholder farmers are helping to make fruit & vegetables more accessible to consumers in neglected markets


  2021 is the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s ‘International Year of Fruit and Vegetables’ so we were delighted to have this chance to discuss interventions and technologies that can both assist smallholder farmers to gain access to markets and help…

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De-colonising Global Health: Vaccine Equity, and why the world’s media looks away from Africa’s success stories


In this episode, we had the pleasure of talking to the accomplished and dynamic Dr. Ifeanyi M. Nsofor, Senior New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute and Senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity at George Washington University. He’s also a…

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