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New knowledge for the SDGs: How to secure funding for international development research


Five years ago, the world’s leaders stood united behind a new blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. By 2030, we should have reached the ambitious set of goals and targets, known as the Sustainable Development…

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Covid-19 update from LIDC


LIDC is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, members and visitors. The outbreak of Covid-19 is unprecedented and developing rapidly. Our response must also be rapid. To minimise the spread of Covid-19 and protect LIDC’s staff, members and…

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Update from our event ‘Beyond Foresight to the Frontier of Food: The Global Food Landscape in 2050’


An audience of over 230 people joined us on the 29th January for LIDC’s and Nature Food’s event: ‘Beyond Foresight to the Frontier of Food: The Global Food Landscape in 2050’. The below distinguished panelists shared their vision for the…

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Our Top 10 for 2019


2019 has been a busy and exciting year for LIDC. In no particular order, here are our top 10 highlights! 1) Launch of the UKRI GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub In January, we announced the launch of the UKRI GCRF…

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Highlights from the ‘Global Migration Crisis’ Debate


Introduction On 4th November, students, staff and visitors gathered in LSHTM’s John Snow Lecture Theatre to debate the ‘global migration crisis’. The event was part of the 17th annual ESRC Festival of Social Science. Dr Elaine Chase, Associate Professor in Education,…

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Tackling the Rise of Childhood Stunting in Africa: High-level Parliamentary Roundtable


On 3 July, LIDC and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Africa (APPG for Africa) jointly held a high-level parliamentary roundtable on tackling the rise of child stunting in Africa. The event took place in the IPU room at the Houses…

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Become an NGO member of LIDC


Since our inception in 2008, LIDC has deeply valued its strong and fruitful relationships with non-government organisations around the world. As such, we are delighted to announce that non-government organisations can join LIDC as members for a fee of £350…

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LIDC – IOE Grantsmanship Seminar: A Round Up


On 16 May, LIDC and our core member institution, UCL Institute of Education (IOE), welcomed over 30 attendees to our Grantsmanship Seminar, which took place at the IOE. The Seminar aimed to highlight current grant opportunities, particularly in international development…

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HDCA Conference 2019: Recruitment of student volunteers


The IOE is seeking committed, enthusiastic student volunteers to help ensure the smooth running of the 2019 Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) conference, which will take place at UCL and SOAS. The conference will be attended by scholars in…

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Interview with Dr. Ana Antunes-Martins


This week, we were delighted to catch up with Dr. Ana Antunes-Martins who has recently joined LIDC as Research Programme Manager. Ana discussed her new role, as well as her previous experience in programme management at the Medical Research Council…

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