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UK research: lead the charge towards new targets

A lot of targets will require a lot of work, but research can help (Image: Roger Smith) As most of our readers will probably know, this week has been a biggie for global...

28 September 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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