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Big Data and Development: New opportunities and new threats

The term 'Big Data' refers to the troves of data that the world's population creates thanks to its ever growing use of electronic devices such as computers and mobile phones. ...
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Climate Change Education

How Can Climate Change Education Help Achieve Sustainable Development?

Human activity is rapidly causing permanent change to the Earth’s climate. However, improving education on climate change is an effective way to combat this issue. What is Climate Change Education ...
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Five Inspirational People Shaping Humanitarian Research

On 19th of August, World Humanitarian Day recognises humanitarian workers and those who have given their lives to humanitarian causes worldwide. To mark this occasion, we have decided to highlight ...
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‘Decolonisation Dilemmas: Challenges for University Leadership’ with Dr. Max Price

On 26 May, we were delighted to host a special lecture with Max Price, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT) between 2008 - 2018. In his lecture, Max ...
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Climate refugees: undefined and unprotected

As millions of people have to migrate because of the effects of climate change, their status remains uncertain. International Law does not address so-called ‘climate refugees’ or ‘climate migrants’, leaving ...
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Resistance to change? Re-framing policy in the global fight against AMR

A challenge without borders A drug-resistant superbug can travel from one side of the globe to another in the time taken for an unwitting passenger to take an international flight. ...
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Why the Current Conflict in Libya Needs Attention

It is no secret that the North African state of Libya has faced immense instability in recent years. Lately, there has been increasing concern that the new wave of conflict ...
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Growth Beyond GDP: Why Inclusive Growth Matters

The past few decades have been marked by rapid economic growth across countries globally. Living standards have improved remarkably and poverty has declined. Yet, if you ask the average person ...
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More people than ever have smartphones, but large divides in access persist across 11 emerging economies

As smartphone access increases in the emerging and developing world, more people are going online for the first time. This new access has brought with it a wealth of economic ...
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Building Security and Development in an Uncertain World Requires Integrated Approaches – and Ideas

“We need to develop an unflinching ability to look at reality no matter the costs,” Rory Stewart, MP, told guests during his keynote at the sixth annual Conflict, Security and ...
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