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Meet LIDC’s member number 6,000


LIDC is proud to announce that we have reached 6,000 members. We are delighted that so many have signed up to become a part of our diverse, dynamic and ever-growing community of students, development professionals and researchers.   In April…

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The Mayor with a Master Plan


  She never planned to go into politics. Ebola changed that. “When you see you have the opportunity to make a difference, you do”, says Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, OBE. In 2017, she beat her opponents at the ballot box and became…

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Inspiring Women: LIDC in conversation with Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE, Mayor of Freetown


LIDC recently had the opportunity to talk to the dynamic Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE. She has received numerous plaudits for her work advocating for and empowering fellow Sierra Leoneans. In 2015, she was awarded an Ebola Gold Medal by then-president of…

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How do we transform Science into Policy? Prof. Claire Heffernan speaks at India’s IPHG Conclave


How do we communicate messages about science in such as way that stakeholders and policy-makers are encouraged and empowered to engage more with scientific research? LIDC’s Director, Professor Claire Heffernan (seen here addressing a UK All Party Parliamentary Group), is…

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Join the Largest Global Development Research Network


Are you a student or recent graduate looking for a professional network to help kickstart your career in global development? London International Development Centre (LIDC) invites you to benefit from our membership programme. Becoming a member connects you with over…

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IPCC Report on Climate Change: Why we must all respond, by Prof. Claire Heffernan


The UN IPCC report on Climate Change is unequivocal. The time to act is now. LIDC Director, Professor Claire Heffernan, issued the following response: The United Nations warned on 9 August that global warming is dangerously close to being out…

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LIDC hosted public engagement training for PhD students and Postdocs


How do you spark an interest in the research you are conducting? In May, PhD students and early-career researchers selected from our members learned the ropes of public engagement – including by using socks as props.   History. Politics. Epidemiology.…

Open Letter From Students And Alumni

Open letter from LIDC Students and Alumni on the proposed cuts to international development research funding


“Research is not a disposable item, yet it is being treated like one.   Being a key global player is central to the UK’s post-Brexit policy agenda. Britain is currently at the forefront of efforts to tackle societal challenges via…

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Statement on the £120m UKRI funding cut


Evidence-based intervention is key to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The drastic UKRI budget cuts – announced on 11 March – are jeopardising our chances to obtain these goals. The pandemic has crystalised the need for global research…

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Calling artists in our member colleges


LIDC is launching its very own Artist in Residence programme to communicate our research through the eyes of an emerging artist. The artist will join us for a period of 6 months – 1 year to develop their talent within…

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