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Black History Month

For this October’s Black History Month, the UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR) are launching a series looking at race in international development research....

2 October 2020

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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