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Coronavirus and the Disruption of Free School Meals

In this article, the GCRF Challenge Leaders for Education and Food Systems seek to to explore the impact of coronavirus-related school closures on children’s access to food.

17 September 2020

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COVID-19: a course-correction for safer cities

Dr Jaideep Gupte, Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Challenge Leader for Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure explores how COVID-19 is reinforcing the world’s need to ‘think’, ‘make’ and ‘live’ our urban environments differently over the next 10 years.

2 April 2020

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Making Research Safe

One year ago today, five UK research funders – The Department for International Development (DFID), the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the...

18 October 2019

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What does resilience mean for pastoral communities?

Pastoralism is the most important food production system in dryland environments, supporting some 500 million people globally. Contemporary pastoralists face significant challenges, and although 'resilience-building’ features prominently in development strategies, ‘resilience’ is itself a surprisingly complex issue.

2 August 2018

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Fighting Ethics Dumping through Equitable Partnerships

When research is conducted in low-income settings, it cannot be taken for granted that participants are aware of their rights, or protected from harm. |This blogpost considers ‘ethics dumping’, the practice of exporting unethical research practices to countries that may not have the resources to stop exploitation, following the ground-breaking adoption of the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-poor Settings in June by the European Commission.

27 July 2018