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A Conversation with UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Emi Mahmoud

Sudanese-American slam poet Emi Mahmoud has supported UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s work and advocacy since 2016. Born in Khartoum, Sudan, before later moving to Yemen and the United States, ...
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A Conversation About the Current State of Vaccines with Heidi Larson

Heidi J. Larson, PhD, is Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where she is a Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision ...
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girls' education

Global Campaigns for Gender Equality in Education: Whose Voices?

Malala Day is an occasion to celebrate an inspiring campaigner for gender equality and girls' education. Of course this issue has gained support in development circles in the last few ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine Burton

Our first Alumni Spotlight focuses on Jasmine Burton, a Rotary Global Scholar who graduated from LSHTM with an MSc in Public Health. Jasmine founded  Wish for WASH, LLC, (W4W) a social ...
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Research project

How a naïve e-mail got me into a PhD programme

Imagine… As a freshly minted Bachelors student in Dutch and German languages and cultures, you move from Belgium to the Netherlands to complete your Masters programme in Linguistics. You socialise ...
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fieldwork

Fieldwork’s Unspoken Challenge: Reverse Culture Shock

Fieldwork comes with the territory in the international development profession. Some LIDC members have been working and living around the world for most of their lives. Others may have set off on their first foray into ...
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Making a Case for Project Managers on Research Grants

This year alone UK Research and Innovation (formally Research Councils UK) is operating with a combined budget of £6 billion[i]. However, dedicated Project Managers on research grants are still seen ...
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Do Low-Cost Private Schools Really Deliver High-Quality Education in Lagos, Nigeria?

SDG 4 outlines a vision for free quality schooling, but it is a challenging goal to achieve given the continued growth of private schools across the globe. EQUIPPPS believes that ...
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It’s Time to Stand #WithRefugees

Are you wondering why your news and social media feeds are today teeming with disheartening or, more hopefully, uplifting posts about refugees? Well, that’s because today is World Refugee Day ...
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The Rohingya: A Humanitarian Crisis

Many observers have described the flight of the Rohingya population from the Rakhine state in Myanmar as a rapid mass exodus. It’s estimated that more than 600,000 people have fled the violence, ...
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