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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

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ResUp CatchUp

Knowledge managers, science communicators and policy influencers – all came together for the first ever (and long awaited) ResUp MeetUp Symposium last week. I attended on...

17 February 2015

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“Leapfrogging” for development

This week, UKCDS is hosting an event in partnership with LCEDN and the SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub, exploring the opportunities for bioenergy as a force for growth in low- and...

27 January 2015

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Who, what, where?

**The full report is now available to view here** The term ‘capacity strengthening’ may once have been a fresh new buzzword to describe technical assistance activities,...

8 January 2015

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UKCDS getting into the Christmas spirit

Christmas is a time for giving, a time for receiving and a time for sharing. So from now until 6 January we will be giving away FREE copies of our book, Science and Innovation...

4 December 2014

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Joining food forces across continents

Members of the HLPD Bureau and expert group at a recent meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Image: Kediija Seid) There’s a really exciting initiative that UKCDS (UK...

1 December 2014

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A farewell blog from UKCDS Director Andrée Carter

Andrée Carter is stepping down as Director of UKCDS After over seven years of dedicated service, the founding UKCDS Director is off to pastures new – 11.5 acres in the...

29 October 2014

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Disaster risk reduction

Dr Julie Calkins, disaster risk reduction consultant at UKCDS, describes her current work with the post-2015 process. Today is the final session of the UN’s open-ended...

13 October 2014

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Why we do what we do, & what we do in agriculture

UKCDS is a member of the Tropical Agriculture Association, and for the summer edition of their journal, Agriculture for Development, Alex Gwyther explained UKCDS’ work on...

4 September 2014