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CAN CHILD MALNUTRITION IN AFRICA BE SUSTAINABLY ADDRESSED?

18/11/2019

Poverty, food insecurity, and poor nutrition and health are eroding quality of life and limiting economic productivity in Africa. In 2016, when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era started, Africa accounted for just over 60% of global poverty. Today, it…

Applying a decolonial lens to research structures, practices and norms in higher education: What does it mean and where to next?

13/11/2019

In recent years, commentators have challenged ethnocentric and racialised paradigms of knowledge rooted in colonial histories and power politics. This reflects movements to decolonise curricula, pedagogy and theoretical thinking in higher education. However, we have given much less attention to…

TECH CENTRES IN GHANA: EXPLORING POTENTIAL GROWTH AND RISKS

31/10/2019

Africa’s population is growing and will continue to do so. Ghana alone has an estimated population of 30.4 million people and faces problems such as pollution and access to quality healthcare. As a result, it makes an interesting place to…

FORTIFIED AGAINST MALNUTRITION

30/10/2019

With soaring rates of nutrient deficiency worldwide, there is an urgent need to improve the health outcomes of the world’s population through innovative and cost-effective means. MICRONUTRIENT DEFICIENCY Micronutrient malnutrition affects high and low to middle income countries alike. Women…

HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT WORKS? LOOKING TOWARDS A COURSE IN EVALUATION

28/10/2019

WHAT IS EVALUATION ANYWAY? This year, I was the lucky recipient of an LIDC bursary to attend the Short Course: Evaluation From Innovation to Impact. This course runs in London from 4 – 8 November  and “aims to provide students…

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Interview with Alessandro Bini, Director, Somali Cash Consortium

27/09/2019

We were excited to chat to Alessandro Bini, the Director of the Somali Cash Consortium, which provides humanitarian cash transfers to vulnerable populations in Somalia. Alessandro told us about the project to date, and how it will shape the future…

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Four global development news stories you need to know about

17/09/2019

At LIDC, we’re always on the lookout for the most interesting news, innovations and research in international development. Here’s our pick of the latest developments to keep an eye on. 1) Brexit: how will it impact on international development goals?…

Five Inspirational People Shaping Humanitarian Research

19/08/2019

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 five exceptional researchers from our member institutions who have made…

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Big Data and Development: New opportunities and new threats

13/08/2019

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. These devices record transactions, movements and communications, among many other…

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How Can Climate Change Education Help Achieve Sustainable Development?

25/07/2019

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 (CCE)? Small changes to the Earth’s climate are a natural…

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