Blog

Stories and insights from UKCDR’s team, members and wider community. Interested in joining the conversation? Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

You can read more about the latest UKCDR activities by visiting Our work.

Blog Post

How to “leave no one behind”

How can we ensure everyone benefits from technology? (Image: Theophilos Papadopoulos) Fifteen years is a long time in the world of technology. Futurologists predict that by...

10 August 2015

Blog Post

Sharing disaster knowledge: scientists and locals

There are a number of ways to improve dialogue between disaster experts and local communities (Image: Sam Carpenter, HFP, 2012) Enabling those people directly affected by...

10 June 2015

Blog Post

UK international development research

What is the impact of research carried out to support international development and humanitarian relief efforts? What are the social returns on investment from this...

26 May 2015

Blog Post

Integrating biodiversity and poverty alleviation

Today is International Day for Biological Diversity 2015. This year’s theme, ‘Biodiversity for Sustainable Development’, reflects a broader shift in thinking about...

22 May 2015

Blog Post

Private sector, meet poverty

It’s hard not to be optimistic in a place like Vevey. An hour round the lake from Geneva, the town nestles amongst terraced vineyards, with snow covered mountains reflecting...

7 May 2015

Blog Post

World Health Day

Happy World Health Day to all! This year’s World Health Day is focussed on the important issue of food safety and foodborne illness. However I thought it was also a good...

7 April 2015

Blog Post

UKCDS goes to Sendai

Last week in Japan, the new UN agreement for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) was adopted giving birth to the Sendai Framework for DRR (SFDRR): 2015-2030. It was a privilege...

27 March 2015

Blog Post

Disasters, science and 2015

Sendai, Addis, New York and Paris: 2015 is the year of global agreements. This year decisions will be made on how the world tackles the challenges of climate change,...

11 March 2015

Blog Post

Complexity and International Development

Over the past year, we’ve been grappling with questions around how complexity science can play a role in international development research. For example, we explored...

24 February 2015